We've been going crazy over all these other stats: we're 6-0, our offense is top 10, defense is no 1, no 3rd down conversions given up in the 2nd half in the last 5 games, outscoring our opponents 76-10 in the second. we've left out one very amazing stat: we have not given up 100 yards rushing all year. Not a 100 yard rusher like that ravens streak, but 100 yards AS A TEAM.
consider this quote from a brian howell column:
So far, no team the Broncos have played has rushed for 100 yards. The Broncos are the only team in the league that has held every opponent under 100.
That’s impressive, considering four of the six teams the Broncos have played average more than 100 yards per game on the ground — Dallas (161.0), New England (116.3), Cincinnati (113.2) and Cleveland (103.7).
how awesome is that? doesn't that just give you a warm feeling inside? Yeah i know its probably cause our opponents haven't been running the ball that much in the 4th quarter cause they're usually behind and whatnot but we held the cowboys down didn't we? THEY still ran the ball in the 4th quarter. You know what else this stat says? we don't give up big runs. why did the ravens finally lose their streak of 39 games without a 100 yard rusher? benson had a long 28 yd TD run and like 5 double-digit yardage runs. thats around 78 yards right there! we don't give up those kind of runs.
PS how awesome is our team that we have so much to be talking about and miss a stat like this?