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Published: Dec. 20, 2019 at 12:16 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for 2019 Week 16

Deshuan Watson has averaged 316.0 pass yards per game, Tom Brady has a 54.1 completion percentage and Carson Wentz has 100.5 passer rating while Dak Prescott has 119.6. See what the numbers have to say with these mind-boggling stats for Week 16.

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  • The Texans can clinch their 4th AFC South title in the last 5 seasons Saturday with a win over the Buccaneers and their 30th-ranked pass defense. Deshaun Watson is 3-0 this season vs teams currently ranked in the bottom 10 in pass defense, and has averaged 316.0 pass yards per game to go along with 10 touchdown passes and a 129.5 passer rating in those games. 7

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    The Texans can clinch their 4th AFC South title in the last 5 seasons Saturday with a win over the Buccaneers and their 30th-ranked pass defense. Deshaun Watson is 3-0 this season vs teams currently ranked in the bottom 10 in pass defense, and has averaged 316.0 pass yards per game to go along with 10 touchdown passes and a 129.5 passer rating in those games.

  • Since Week 9, Tom Brady has a 54.1 completion percentage, has averaged 5.4 yards per pass attempt, and has a 75.7 passer rating — all rank last among 26 QBs to make 5+ starts in that span. Conversely, the Bills have allowed 14.3 PPG since Week 9, the fewest in the NFL in that span.
23-year-old Josh Allen hopes to join Lamar Jackson (22), Deshaun Watson (24), and Patrick Mahomes (24) as the next QB to beat the Patriots in 2019, which would mark the first time in the Bill Belichick era (since 2000) that 4 QBs under the age of 25 beat New England in a single season. One key road block for Allen: In the Tom Brady era (since 2001), QBs in their 1st or 2nd NFL season are 1-29 on the road vs the Patriots. 6

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    Since Week 9, Tom Brady has a 54.1 completion percentage, has averaged 5.4 yards per pass attempt, and has a 75.7 passer rating — all rank last among 26 QBs to make 5+ starts in that span. Conversely, the Bills have allowed 14.3 PPG since Week 9, the fewest in the NFL in that span. 23-year-old Josh Allen hopes to join Lamar Jackson (22), Deshaun Watson (24), and Patrick Mahomes (24) as the next QB to beat the Patriots in 2019, which would mark the first time in the Bill Belichick era (since 2000) that 4 QBs under the age of 25 beat New England in a single season. One key road block for Allen: In the Tom Brady era (since 2001), QBs in their 1st or 2nd NFL season are 1-29 on the road vs the Patriots.

  • Styles will clash when Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz square off with 1st place in the NFC East on the line in Week 16. Per Next Gen Stats, Wentz has 14 TD, 0 INT, and a 100.5 passer rating on pass attempts of fewer than 10 air yards this season. Conversely, Prescott has been successful throwing the ball down the field, with 15 pass TD (6th-most in NFL) and a 119.6 passer rating (5th-highest among qualified QBs) on passes of 10+ air yards in 2019. 5

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    Styles will clash when Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz square off with 1st place in the NFC East on the line in Week 16. Per Next Gen Stats, Wentz has 14 TD, 0 INT, and a 100.5 passer rating on pass attempts of fewer than 10 air yards this season. Conversely, Prescott has been successful throwing the ball down the field, with 15 pass TD (6th-most in NFL) and a 119.6 passer rating (5th-highest among qualified QBs) on passes of 10+ air yards in 2019.

  • Lamar Jackson ranks 1st (112.8) and Baker Mayfield ranks last (78.7) in passer rating among QBs to start every game this season. This is the 5th time in the last 30 seasons that such QBs (based on rank entering the week) will meet head-to-head in Week 10 or later. In each of the previous 4 instances, the QB ranked 1st won the game and went on to win NFL MVP that season. 4

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    Lamar Jackson ranks 1st (112.8) and Baker Mayfield ranks last (78.7) in passer rating among QBs to start every game this season. This is the 5th time in the last 30 seasons that such QBs (based on rank entering the week) will meet head-to-head in Week 10 or later. In each of the previous 4 instances, the QB ranked 1st won the game and went on to win NFL MVP that season.

  • Michael Thomas has 133 receptions this season. Not only is that just 11 shy of breaking Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison’s single-season NFL record (143 in 2002) with 2 games to go, but it is also 34 more than DeAndre Hopkins, who ranks 2nd in the NFL with 99 receptions. That 34-reception margin between the players ranked 1st and 2nd league-wide would be the 2nd-largest in a single season in NFL history. Hall of Famer Don Hutson had 74 receptions in 1942, 47 more than 2nd-ranked Pop Ivy of the Chicago Cardinals. 3

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    Michael Thomas has 133 receptions this season. Not only is that just 11 shy of breaking Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison’s single-season NFL record (143 in 2002) with 2 games to go, but it is also 34 more than DeAndre Hopkins, who ranks 2nd in the NFL with 99 receptions. That 34-reception margin between the players ranked 1st and 2nd league-wide would be the 2nd-largest in a single season in NFL history. Hall of Famer Don Hutson had 74 receptions in 1942, 47 more than 2nd-ranked Pop Ivy of the Chicago Cardinals.

  • Russell Wilson has 86 career QB wins, tied with Tom Brady for the most in NFL history in a player’s first 8 seasons. Good news for Wilson: the Cardinals rank last in the NFL in both total defense and pass defense this season, and Wilson is 5-0 with 12 TD and 0 INT vs teams currently ranked in the bottom 10 in total defense and/or pass defense this season. 2

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    Russell Wilson has 86 career QB wins, tied with Tom Brady for the most in NFL history in a player’s first 8 seasons. Good news for Wilson: the Cardinals rank last in the NFL in both total defense and pass defense this season, and Wilson is 5-0 with 12 TD and 0 INT vs teams currently ranked in the bottom 10 in total defense and/or pass defense this season.

  • Good news for those hoping for some deep passes on Monday Night Football. According to Next Gen Stats, Kirk Cousins (131.0) and Aaron Rodgers (122.7) rank 1st and 2nd in passer rating on passes of 20+ air yards this season. Bad news for those rooting for the Vikings: Kirk Cousins is 0-8 in his career on Monday Night Football, while Aaron Rodgers has won his last 5 MNF games. 1

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    Competition for 1st

    Good news for those hoping for some deep passes on Monday Night Football. According to Next Gen Stats, Kirk Cousins (131.0) and Aaron Rodgers (122.7) rank 1st and 2nd in passer rating on passes of 20+ air yards this season. Bad news for those rooting for the Vikings: Kirk Cousins is 0-8 in his career on Monday Night Football, while Aaron Rodgers has won his last 5 MNF games.