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Behind the hype

A fan's guide to the names, numbers behind the headlines

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Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2001 1:44 PM

 
Head-to-Head
   
Getting Defensive 
Inside The Numbers 
Quarterbacks 
Running backs 
Wide receivers 
Tight ends 
Defensive ends 
Defensive tackles 
Linebackers 
Defensive backs 
Punters 
Kickers 
 
By B. Duane Cross, CNNSI.com

Tired of hearing about Trent Dilfer returning to Tampa, Fla.? Weary of watching Kerry Collins answer questions about his resurgence? And how many features on the Ravens' defense can one fan stomach?

While Super Bowl XXXV will be won in the trenches, the numbers leading up to Jan. 28 do not lie. Baltimore and New York both were 12-4 this season. The Ravens have the more potent rushing offense; the Giants prosper more through the air. Still, both teams score slightly more than 20 points per game (Ravens 20.8 vs. Giants 20.5).

For the tired, huddled masses yearning to go beyond the nonstop chatter, here's a statistical look at how the teams and key players performed this season:

Getting Defensive
Baltimore 
  New York 


 
Regular Season 
12-4  Record  12-4 
35  Quarterback sacks  45 
23  Interceptions  20 
26  Fumble recoveries  11 
49  Takeaways  31 
Back to the top
Inside The Numbers
Baltimore    New York 


 
Regular Season 
313.4  Offense per game  336.0 
137.4  Rushing yards per game  125.6 
175.9  Passing yards per game  210.4 
20.8  Points per game  20.5 
+23  Takeaways / Giveaways  +7 
247.9  Yards allowed per game  284.1 
60.6  Rushing yards allowed per game  72.3 
187.3  Passing yards allowed per game  211.9 
10.3  Points allowed per game  15.4 
Back to the top
QBs Head-to-Head
Trent Dilfer     Kerry Collins 


 
Regular Season 
11  Games  16 
134  Completions  311 
226  Attempts  529 
1,502  Passing Yards  3,610 
12  Touchdowns  22 
11  Interceptions  13 
76.6  QB Rating  83.1 
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RBs Head-to-Head
Jamal Lewis    Tiki Barber 


 
Regular Season 
16  Games  16 
309  Rushing Attempts  213 
1,364  Rushing Yards  1,006 
4.4  Average yards per carry  4.7 
Rushing TDs 
Back to the top
WRs Head-to-Head
Qadry Ismail    Amani Toomer 


 
Regular Season 
15  Games  16 
67  Receptions  78 
655  Receiving Yards  1,094 
13.4  Average yards per catch  14.0 
Receiving TDs 
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TEs Head-to-Head
Shannon Sharpe    Pete Mitchell 


 
Regular Season 
16  Games  14 
67  Receptions  25 
810  Receiving Yards  245 
12.1  Average yards per catch  9.8 
Receiving TDs 
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DEs Head-to-Head
Rob Burnett    Michael Strahan 


 
Regular Season 
15  Games  16 
39  Tackles  51 
10  Assists  15 
10 1/2  QB sacks  9 1/2 
Back to the top
DTs Head-to-Head
Sam Adams    Keith Hamilton 


 
Regular Season 
13  Games  16 
24  Tackles  43 
Assists  14 
QB sacks  10 
Back to the top
LBs Head-to-Head
Ray Lewis    Jessie Armstead 


 
Regular Season 
16  Games  16 
112  Tackles  76 
25  Assists  26 
QB sacks 
Back to the top
DBs Head-to-Head
Rod Woodson    Shaun Williams 


 
Regular Season 
16  Games  16 
68  Tackles  68 
Assists  17 
Interceptions 
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Ps Head-to-Head
Kyle Richardson    Brad Maynard 


 
Regular Season 
16  Games  16 
86  Punts  78 
40.2  Punting average  41.2 
55  Longest punt  64 
35  Punts inside the 20  26 
Back to the top
Ks Head-to-Head
Matt Stover    Brad Daluiso 


 
Regular Season 
16  Games  14 
35  Field goals made  17 
39  Field goals attempted  23 
51  Longest field goal made  46 
81  Kickoffs  56 
Kickoff touchbacks 
Back to the top

 
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