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NFL Facts That Will Make Any Fan An Expert

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Impressive your friends and family with these facts on the National Football League!

During the 2020-21 NFL season, seven of 32 teams in the NFL fired their head coach.

Tom Brady is playing in his tenth Super Bowl on February 7, 2021. The ten Super Bowls represent 18% of all Super Bowls in NFL history and 48% of all Super Bowl since he was drafted in the league.

Derrick Henry rushed for over 2000 yards in 2020 as a member of the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are now the only franchise in NFL history with two different players to rush for over 2000 yards in a single season.

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When Don Hutson – wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers – retired from the NFL in 1945, he had 99 receiving touchdowns, 62 more than the next closest player. He led all players with 99 receiving touchdowns until 1989.

Four quarterbacks in NFL history have thrown for 70,000 yards or more (Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Brett Favre) for a total of 303330 yards, which is the equivalent to 277.4 KMs.

The 2020 NFL regular season was the first in history to have at least one game on each day of the week.

Despite owning the worst winning percentage in league history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have more Super Bowl appearances than seven teams, and more Super Bowl wins than 12 NFL franchises.

Two teams in NFL history have had an undefeated regular season – the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the 2007 New England Patriots. The Miami Dolphins won the Super Bowl that year while the New England Patriots were upset by the New York Giants.

The 2004 Indianapolis Colts are the only team in NFL history to have three wide receivers catch over 1000 yards and catch at least ten receiving touchdowns.

Matthew Stafford is the only quarterback in NFL history with over 45,000 yards passing and no wins in the playoffs.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots Super Bowl in 2017 was the first and only Super Bowl – as of January 2021 – to go into overtime.

Peyton Manning has won the most league MVPs – winning five in his career.

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Jim Brown is the only player in NFL history to average over 100 yards rushing per game.

Eric Dickerson rushed for 2105 rushing yards in 1984, which remains the single-season record 37 years later (one of the longest-standing records in NFL history).

When Jerry Rice set the record for receiving touchdowns in a season (22), he only played 12 games. Randy Moss would break that record in 2007 with 23 receiving touchdowns in 16 games.

The 2021 NFL playoffs were the first year to feature seven teams from each conference.

The NFL is the richest sports league in the world – making over $11 billion USD in revenue in 2019. It is the only league in the world to make over $10 billion in revenue in a single year.

The new stadium in Los Angeles – home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers – opened in 2020. The stadium's total cost was between $5-6 billion – making it the most expensive stadium ever built.

After the Raiders moved from Oakland to Las Vegas after the 2019 NFL season, no teams in the NFL share a stadium with a Major League Baseball team.

Despite the increase in offence – especially over the last ten years – the 1950 Los Angeles Rams have the NFL record for most points per game in a season – averaging 38.83 in 1950.

Alvin Kamara rushed for six touchdowns in a game on December 25, 2020 – tying the NFL record, which was set (and never matched until Kamara) by Ernie Nevers in 1929.

Brandon Marshall set the NFL record with 21 catches in a game. However, it came in a losing effort.

The record by a player for interceptions in a season was set by Dick "Night Train" Lane in 1952. Since 1982, no player in the NFL has finished a season with more than ten interceptions in a season.

There you have it! Some NFL facts that will make you an expert.

posted Jan 28, 2021 by Divya Bharti

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With the new NFL season quickly approaching, predictions are already being made as to who will be the big winner and losers this season. This conversation is also obviously including the coaches. 

Considering the number of teams who had a rather dismal season last run out, there are a number of coaches who now find themselves teetering on the edge of possibly being fired. Here is a list of the coaches in the hot seat

Matt Nagy

The coach who is unfortunately leading the race to be the first fired this season is Bears head honcho, Matt Nagy. The Bears have gone 8-8 over the past two seasons, and many believe Nagy still has his job simply because they got good results against poor opponents. 

Beating the Texans, Vikings and Jags stalled his potential firing, but now that they have secured the services of Justin Fields, one of the most highly rated QB’s to be drafted, if the Bears don’t reach the playoffs, at a minimum, Nagy will almost definitely be shown the door. 

 

Vic Fangio

Currently sitting with a combined record of 12-20 during his time at the Broncos, Fangio is another coach finding himself closer to the chopping block. The Broncos have been abysmal, and with the Aaron Rodgers trade gone, their only light at the end of the tunnel has been extinguished. 

The Broncos don’t have a world class QB at their disposal, they have a young offense that most definitely needs more time, and a depleted defense. No play-off or post-season games for Fangio since he took charge, he needs a huge turnaround if he still wants to be in Denver at the end of this upcoming season.

 

Kliff Kingsbury

Another coach who is now out of excuses considering which plates they have acquired is Kliff Kingsbury. The Cardinals have signed big name players JJ Watt and AJ Green, adding much needed experience and leadership to the team. 

Kingsbury also has to shoulder the blame for the shoddy Cardinals performances in the 4th quarter of games, as well as how they fell apart in the second half of last season. He almost definitely only has this upcoming season to prove his critics wrong. 

 

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy put himself in hot water right off the bat at the Cowboys. After being fired from his last position, he claimed to have embraced stats and analytics, using them to shape his coaching style.

Fast forward to his first press conference, and it all turned out to be a lie. While the Cowboys themselves have the ability to make the play-offs, it doesn’t matter how good your crew is if your captain stears you into a rock. 

 

Zac Taylor

The Bengals are already viewed as one of the weaker franchises in the league, and head coach Zach Taylor had a season where the pass protection collapsed regularly, and a season where superstar Joe Burrow was injured. 

Now that both those problems have been fixed, this is his last chance at showing that he can make the Bengals a formidable force in the league again, and that they can reach the heights of post-season and the play-offs regularly. 

 

David Culley

What can you say about David Culley and the Texans that hasn’t been said already? The franchise is unstable at best, and their choices for coaching staff and starting teams has been questionable for ages. 

There also doesn’t seem to be any upside right now at the Texans. The replacement head coach has already been picked in a way in the form of Josh McCown, therefore Culley staying or leaving might not actually make a difference, but you never know, he could just get the sack. 

 

Brian Flores

Brain Flores and the Dolphins are also finding themselves under pressure this season. Project Tua hasn’t quite gone to plan just yet, and sitting with a record of 15-17 across his two seasons at the Dolphins, something has to change

They have added Jaylen Waddle to their set up, teaming up with his college QB Tua again. Many are hoping that this is the spark that will start the Tua Revolution, and while Flores’s job isn’t on the line to the same degree as others on this list, this upcoming season could be his last chance. 

 

Mike Zimmer

A team that has been perpetually disappointing for a few years now are the Vikings. A record of 64-47 is most definitely not bad, but they haven’t created anything and the higher ups at the franchise could be getting frustrated. 

While they may not have the worst 2021-22 season, they will be expected to build on their performances over the past few years. And if they don’t, a change of staff could be on the horizon. 

While some coaches on this list may be able to keep their hands on their job for a season longer, there are certainly some that are almost definitely on their last legs. Unless they lead their teams to success and turn their fortunes around, they could soon be without a job. 

 

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