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NFL Fun Stats – Playoff Edition 2.0

Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers must win a playoff game in 2015 to avoid a loser label.

Bo Marchionte

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NFL Fun Stats is put together to provide a wide range of number-oriented morsels for those who crave the delicacy and geek-dom of NFL statistics, news and notes. If you’re not quoting one note each week, I’m not doing my job. Here are your water cooler nuggets.

 

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  • Playoff game won by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in his last four attempts. In his career he has played four games at Lambeau Field with an overall record of 2-2. The year Rodgers help guide Green Bay to the Super Bowl the team finished 4-0, without a single game at home. Take away the Super Bowl season and Rodgers’ playoff record is 2-4 overall.

 

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  • Losses by the Dallas Cowboys with Tony Romo in the playoffs when they score 21 or more points. Dallas is a perfect 2-0.

 

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  • Trips to the playoffs and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has only twice failed to win at least one game. The two seasons occurred in 2009-10, when Brady was one and done in the playoffs.

 

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  • Career interceptions have been thrown by Tom Brady in the post-season. Seven of those interceptions have been thrown to the Baltimore Ravens’ defense over a course of three games. That averages out to 32% of his post-season picks have been surrendered to the Baltimore. Brady is 1-2 overall against the Ravens in the playoffs, the same team New England hosts this weekend.

 

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  • Losses by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos in the playoffs. He acquired that record playing for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 years. The question now becomes – Will Manning be undefeated against his former team the Colts? Denver hosts Indianapolis this weekend.

 

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  • Quarterbacks have repeated as Super Bowl Champions. The list includes Bart Starr, Bob Griese, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, John Elway and Tom Brady. Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson has the opportunity to join this exclusive list if he can help lead his team to back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

 

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  • Of the seven quarterbacks from the list above have played for more than one NFL team. That is Joe Montana who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.

 

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  • Different quarterbacks from the University of California have appeared in the Super Bowl. The most by any college. The list of former Golden Bears includes Minnesota Vikings Joe Kapp, Dallas Cowboys-Denver Broncos Craig Morton, St. Louis Rams Vince Ferragamo and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers. Their overall record is 1-4.

 

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  • Quarterbacks from Delaware have graced the Super Bowl stage. Oakland Raiders Rich Gannon and current Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Their overall record is 1-1.

 

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  • Three Super Bowls were won by Alabama Crimson Tide quarterbacks. Green Bay Packers Bart Starr won Super Bowls I and II and the New York Jets Joe Namath won Super Bowl III.

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  • Of the last Super Bowls featured a quarterback who was 25-years old. San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson both appeared in the game at age 25. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck can continue the trend if they lead their team to Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona on February 1st. Newton turns 26 on May 11, 2015 and Luck turns 26 years old in September 12, 2015.

Bo Marchionte is an NFL writer for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade. His background includes being staff for the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game as a talent evaluator for player personnel along with an internship scouting with the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the Canadian Football League. Bo’s draft background includes working for the NFL Draft Bible and currently owns and operates College2Pro.com. He has done radio spots on NBC, Fox Sports and ESPN and their affiliates in different markets around the country. Bo covers the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers along with other colleges in the northeast.

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