Statitudes Statitudes

  Posted: Wednesday September 04, 2002 2:00 PM

1 -- NFL players from Shippensburg (Pa.) University to play in the league: Packers center Rob Davis. Emmitt Smith
In 12 seasons, Emmitt Smith has rushed for 16,187 yards.
4 -- No. 1 overall draft choices the Texans will face this season: Bills QB Drew Bledsoe, Browns DT Courtney Brown, Browns QB Tim Couch and Colts QB Peyton Manning.
6 -- Victories needed by the Bears to become the first team in NFL history with 650 wins. Chicago has a 644-457-42 all-time record.
14 -- Undefeated preseason teams that have made it to the playoffs since 1990. The Falcons and Jets were unbeaten this year.
33 -- Consecutive years that Monday Night Football has been aired, tops among TV's longest continuously running prime-time entertainment series.
43 -- Percentage of women that make up the NFL's fan base. More than 375,000 women attend NFL games on an average weekend.
98 -- Points needed by Morten Andersen to pass Gary Anderson for first all-time in points scored. In 20 seasons, Andersen has scored 2,036 points.
107 -- Regular-season victories for the 49ers during the past 10 years, including eight 10-win seasons, five NFC West championships and one Super Bowl victory.
156 -- Black coaches on 2002 NFL staffs, representing 28 percent of all coaches, compared to 2001's total of 150. In 1980, there were only 14 black coaches in the league; all were assistants.
386 -- Consecutive games in which the 49ers have not been shut out -- an NFL record -- dating to Oct. 9, 1977, against the Falcons.
540 -- Yards needed by Emmitt Smith to pass Walter Payton to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher. In 12 seasons, Smith has rushed for 16,187 yards.
.600 -- Winning percentage for the Dolphins in Week 1 (21-14-1). Miami has won an NFL-best 10 consecutive openers, the second-longest streak all-time (Dallas, 17, 1965-81).
.814 -- Kurt Warner's winning percentage, tops among active QBs with at least 10 starts (35-8). Chris Weinke is the worst, .067 (1-14).
31,612 -- League-high total air miles to be traveled (preseason and regular season) by the Redskins. The Bengals will fly the least, 7,004.
269,500 -- New seats in the NFL this year: Detroit's 65,000-seat Ford Field; 69,500-seat Reliant Stadium in Houston; New England's 68,000-seat Gillette Stadium; and 67,000-seat Seahawks Stadium in Seattle.