2016 Arizona Cardinals: 10 stats that defined the season

Now that the offseason is here, NFL Research is compiling 10 key stats for each team.

Here are 10 statistics that defined the 2016 Arizona Cardinals:

Stat #1

The Cardinals were 6-1 when scoring more than 24 points in 2016. They were 1-7-1 when scoring fewer than 24 points.

Stat #2

Carson Palmer's passer rating dropped by 17.4 points in 2016.

Stat #3

David Johnson led the NFL with 20 total TDs and 2,118 scrimmage yards.

Stat #4

David Johnson was the 10th player (12th occurance) in NFL history with 20+ TD and 2,000+ scrimmage yards in a season.

Stat #5

David Johnson's 15 straight games with 100+ scrimmage yards (Weeks 1-16) tied Barry Sanders' single-season NFL record (1997 season).

Stat #6

Larry Fitzgerald led the NFL with 107 receptions. Fitzgerald became the first player to lead the league in receptions in his age-33-or-older season since Jerry Rice in 1996.

Stat #7

The Cardinals had the No. 2 total defense in the NFL, allowing 305.2 yards per game in 2016.

Stat #8

The Cardinals ranked 4th in passing defense this season, allowing only 210.3 pass yards per game.

Stat #9

The Cardinals led the NFL in sacks with 48.

Stat #10

The Cardinals finished tied for fourth in the NFL with 28 takeaways in 2016.

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