The Numbers Behind The Numbers: NFL Week 2

Eli Manning 7 INT After Week 2 2013Each Monday, during the 2013 NFL season, will provide NFL fans with 10 interesting, yet sometimes overlooked stat lines from the Sunday that was. Below is the Week 2 addition of The Numbers Behind The Numbers.


Eli Manning threw 4 INT in the New York Giants 41-23 loss to the Denver Broncos. After 2 games, Manning leads the NFL with 7 INT, while his New York team leads the league with a whopping 10 total turnovers.

The Chicago Bears overcame 4 turnovers and a Cordarrelle Patterson 105-yard opening kick return, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 31-30.

RB James Starks had 20 rushes for 132 yards, in the Green Bay Packers 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins.

In the Miami Dolphins 24-20 victory, over the Indianapolis Colts, both WR Mike Wallace and FB Charles Clay eclipsed 100 yards receiving for the game (Wallace-115, Clay-109).

Amid the Dallas Cowboys 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, WR Dez Bryant caught 9 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.

The Oakland Raiders posted nearly twice as many rushing yards than passing yards (226 rush, 114 pass), in their 19-9 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Despite defeating the St. Louis Rams 31-24, the Atlanta Falcons only rushed for a total of 36 yards.

In their 33-30 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the San Diego Chargers ran 21 more plays than the Eagles, while winning the time of possession battle by more than 20 minutes.

After committing 13 penalties in Week 1, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tallied 10 more penalties, during their 16-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks combined for 22 penalties (SF-12, SEA-10), in the Seahawks 29-3 win over the 49ers.