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  Posted: Friday January 11, 2002 2:38 AM

0 -- No. 6 seeds that have advanced to the Super Bowl or even a conference championship game. Ahman Green
Ahman Green is one of the NFL's premier all-purpose backs. AP
1 -- 49ers quarterbacks who have thrown at least 30 touchdown passes in consecutive seasons -- Jeff Garcia. The third-year starter threw for 32 scores this season and 31 in 2000.
2 -- Touchdowns needed by Oakland's Jerry Rice to tie Emmitt Smith and Thurman Thomas for most career playoff touchdowns with 21. Rice has caught a pass in a postseason-record 23 consecutive games.
2-0 -- The Jets' record in two playoff games against the Raiders. New York won 27-23 in the 1968 AFL Championship Game and 17-14 in a 1983 AFC playoff.
3 -- No. 4 seeds that have advanced to the Super Bowl from the AFC in the past four seasons (2000 Ravens, 1999 Titans, 1997 Broncos). Miami is the fourth seed this postseason.
4 -- Consecutive seasons that at least five new teams have won division titles. Oakland is the only division champion to repeat from last year.
4.4 -- Average yards per play allowed by the Ravens' defense, the lowest in the league.
5 -- Teams in NFL history that did not allow an offensive touchdown in the Super Bowl, including last year's Ravens. Three of the previous four teams repeated as champions -- the 1972-73 Dolphins, 1974-75 Steelers and 1988-89 49ers. Only the 1971-72 Cowboys failed to repeat.
8 -- Games played against playoff-bound teams by the Jets and Bucs, the most in the NFL.
10 -- First-year head coaches to take their teams to the playoffs since 1990, including the Jets' Herman Edwards this season.
10-0 -- Green Bay's all-time record in postseason games at Lambeau Field.
11 -- Times in NFL history that two teams have faced each other in the regular season and playoffs in consecutive games. There will be two such rematches this weekend -- Bucs-Eagles and Raiders-Jets. The team that wins the first game is 5-6 in the rematches.
12-4 -- San Francisco's regular-season record, making it the first wild-card team to win at least 12 games and open the playoffs on the road.
61 -- Yards by Jets tailback Curtis Martin on 33 carries in his past two games against the Raiders, on Dec. 10, 2000, and last week.
+87 -- Miami's league-leading fourth-quarter point differential. The Dolphins' opponent this weekend, the Ravens, were second in the NFL at plus-58.
1,981 -- Total yards gained by Packers running back Ahman Green this season, 1,387 rushing and 594 receiving. He is the third player in NFL history to lead his team in rushing and receiving for two consecutive seasons, joining Roger Craig (1987-88) and Marshall Faulk (1998-99).
1989 -- The last time an NFC wild-card team made it as far as the conference championship game, when the Rams lost to the 49ers 30-3. The 1975 Cowboys are the only wild-card team to advance to the Super Bowl from the NFC, compared to seven from the AFC.
$17,000 -- Playoff shares for division winners Philadelphia and Oakland for wild-card weekend. The six wild-card teams will have playoff shares of $12,500.

All stats through end of regular season

 


 
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