AFC Divisional Playoffs Fact and Figures

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Below are some stats provided by the league for this weekend's AFC Divisional round games.

INDIANAPOLIS AT NEW ENGLAND SATURDAY,

SAN DIEGO AT DENVER SUNDAY

IN AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS–AFC SOUTH (12-5) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS–AFC EAST (12-4)

SERIES

COLTS

PATRIOTS

LEADER (REG. SEASON)

45-28

STREAKS (REG. SEASON)

Past 3, 4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

(REG. & POSTSEASON)

Pagano: 0-1

Belichick: 13-8

COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD

1-1

18-8

VS. COMMON OPP.

(REG. SEASON)

Ind.: 3-2 (Cin. 0-1; Den. 1-0; Hou. 2-0; Mia. 0-1)

NE: 3-2 (Cin; 0-1; Den. 1-0; Hou. 1-0; Mia. 1-1)

PLAYOFF RECORD

20-21

24-17

LAST WEEK

W 45-44 vs. Chiefs

Bye (Wk. 17: W 34-20 vs. Bills)

LAST GAME

(REG. SEASON)

11/18/12: Colts 24 at Patriots 59. New England QB Tom Brady passes for 331 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 to TE Rob Gronkowski (4, 24). Patriots WR Julian Edelman scores on 68-yard PR-TD & 2-yard TD catch.

LAST GAME AT SITE

(REG. SEASON)

11/18/12

LAST PLAYOFF

1/21/07: Patriots 34 at Colts 38. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 349 yards & adds 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush). Colts overcome 21-3 deficit as RB Joseph Addai scores game-winning TD run with 1:00 remaining.

BROADCAST

CBS (8:15 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf, Allie LaForce (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Tony Boselli (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Ind.), 86 (NE).  XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Ind.), 86 (NE).

STAT LEADERS

PASSING

Luck: 343-570-3,822-23-9-87.0

Brady: 380-628-4,343 (3C)-25-11-87.3

RUSHING

Richardson: 188-563-3.0-3

Ridley: 178-773-4.3-7

RECEIVING

Hilton: 82-1,083-13.2-5

Edelman: 105-1,056-10.1-6

OFFENSE

341.8

384.5 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

+13 (3L)

+9 (3C)

DEFENSE

357.1

373.1

SACKS

Mathis: 19.5 (1L)

Cha. Jones: 11.5 (T3C)

INTs

Butler: 4

Ryan (R): 5 (T1C)

PR

Hilton: 9.4

Edelman: 10.7

KR

Reed: 24.6

Blount: 29.1

PUNTING

McAfee: 46.0

Allen (R): 45.9

KICKING

Vinatieri : 139 (34/34 PAT; 35/40 FG)

Gostkowski: 158 (1L) (44/44 PAT; 38/41 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 4th time in postseason. Colts defeated Patriots, 38-34, in AFC Championship Game on 1/21/07. 

NE is 2-1 in 3 playoff meetings vs. Colts. Patriots lead all-time series (incl. playoffs) 47-29.

COLTS: Overcame 28-point deficit (38-10; 45-44) last week, 2nd-largest comeback win in NFL playoff history…Have won 3 of past 4 on road in Divisional Playoffs…Clinched AFC South title for 8th-time since 2003…Have made 11 postseason appearances since 2002, most in NFL…Last week, QB ANDREW LUCK (4) tied for 2nd-most TD passes in postseason game in franchise history (PEYTON MANNING, 5 on 1/4/04). Luck’s 443 pass yards last week were 2nd most in playoff game in club annals (Manning, 458 on 1/9/05). Completed 17 of 24 passes (70.8 pct.) for 314 yards with 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 118.1 rating in 2nd-half last game. Will make 2nd career start vs. NE (1st in postseason). Has 8,196 career passing yards & is 1st player in NFL history with 8,000 passing yards in his 1st 2 seasons…RB DONALD BROWN totaled 102 scrimmage yards with 2 TDs (1rush, 1 rec.) last week. Had career-high 8 TDs (6 rush, 2 receiving) in 2013 reg. season. RB TRENT RICHARDSON will play in 1st career game vs. NE…WR T.Y. HILTON had 13 catches last week, tied for 2nd-most receptions in postseason game in NFL history. His 224 receiving yards vs. KC, were 3rd-most receiving yards in playoff game all-time. Had career-best in catches (82) & receiving yards (1,083) in 2013. Hilton is 6th player in NFL history to register 10 100-yard receiving games in the 1st 2 seasons of a career…TE COBY FLEENER posted 5 catches for 46 yards with TD vs. Chiefs last week. Fleener had career-highs in catches (52), receiving yards (608) & TDs (4) this season…LB ROBERT MATHIS has 5.5 career postseason sacks, 2nd-most by Colt since 1982 (DWIGHT FREENEY, 9). Mathis (111 career; 19.5 in 2013) has most sacks in career by Colt & in single-season since 1982. Has 5 career sacks vs. NE (all regular season). LB JERRELL FREEMAN led team with 126 tackles in 2013. Ranked 2nd on team with career-best 5.5 sacks…S ANTOINE BETHEA has 4 career postseason INTs. Posted team-best 9 tackles last week. Has 3 career INTs vs. Patriots (all reg. season). S LA RON LANDRY has 2 INTs in 2 career postseason games…CB DARIUS BUTLER was selected in 2nd round by NE in 2009 NFL Draft. Butler has 4 INTs in each of past 2 seasons. Led team with 15 passes defensed. CB VONTAE DAVIS has 2 career INTs vs. NE…K ADAM VINATIERI owns NFL-postseason record in made FGs (49) & points (205). Spent 10 seasons with Patriots (1996-2005)…Club had 1 player selected to 2014 Pro Bowl (LB Mathis).

PATRIOTS: With win, Patriots will advance to 3rd straight AFC Championship Game…Club is 14-4 (.778) at home in postseason, 2nd-best all-time (min. 10 games)…Patriots are 10-6 (.625) in Divisional Playoffs…Posted 8-0 record at home in 2013…NE is 2-0 all-time at home in postseason vs. Colts…Head coach BILL BELICHICKQB TOM BRADY (17) have most postseason wins by QB-head coach duo…Belichick (18) has 3rd-most playoff wins all-time, trailing only HOFers TOM LANDRY(20) & DON SHULA (19)…Brady’s 17 postseason wins are most playoffs wins by QB in NFL history. Brady has most completions (553), attempts (887) & passing yards (5,949) in NFL playoff history. Brady (42) needs 3 TD passes to surpassBRETT FAVRE (44) for 2nd-most postseason TD passes all-time. Has 17-7 (.708) playoff record, 3rd-best postseason record as starting QB in NFL history (min. 15 starts). Brady is 11-3 (.786) as starter at home in postseason. Has 11 division titles, most by starting QB in NFL history. Brady has 10-4 (.714) record vs. Ind. (incl. playoffs) with 27 TDs vs. 12 INTs & 98.8 rating…In Week 17, RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT totaled 334 yards (189 rush, 145 KR), most in game by Patriot in franchise history. Joined LE SEAN MC COY as only players in NFL to register at least 180 rushing yards & 2 rushing TDs in game this season. Has 4 rush TDs in past 2 games. Rushed for 127 yards with TD in only career meeting vs. Ind. (w/ TB on 10/3/11). RB SHANE VEREEN had 5 catches for 83 yards (16.6 avg.) with 2 TDs in Div. playoffs last year (vs. Hou.)…WR JULIAN EDELMAN (105) joined TROY BROWNWES WELKER as only Patriots to have 100+ receptions in season. Posted 1st season of career with 1,000 receiving yards (1,056). WR DANNY AMENDOLA will play in 1st career postseason game…DE CHANDLER JONES had career-high 11.5 sacks in 2013…LB DON’T’A HIGHTOWER had team-best 97 tackles this season…DT CHRIS JONES led all AFC rookies with 6 sacks…CB AQIB TALIB led team with 13 passes defensed. CB LOGAN RYAN led NFL rookies with 5 INTs…S DEVIN MC COURTY has 1 career INT vs. Colts…Club had 4 players selected to 2014 Pro Bowl (QB Brady, G LOGAN MANKINS, CB Talib, WR MATTHEW SLATER).

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS–AFC WEST (10-7) AT DENVER BRONCOS–AFC WEST (13-3)

SERIES

CHARGERS

BRONCOS

LEADER (REG. SEASON)

58-49-1

STREAKS (REG. SEASON)

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

(REG. & POSTSEASON)

McCoy: 1-1

Fox: 5-3

COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD

1-0

5-3

VS. COMMON OPP.

(REG. SEASON)

SD: 8-4 (Dal. 1-0; Hou. 0-1; Ind. 1-0; Jax. 1-0; KC 2-0; NYG 1-0; Oak. 1-1; Phi. 1-0; Ten. 0-1; Was. 0-1)

Den.: 11-1 (Dal. 1-0; Hou. 1-0; Ind. 0-1; Jax. 1-0; KC 2-0; NYG 1-0; Oak. 2-0; Phi. 1-0; Ten. 1-0; Was. 1-0)

PLAYOFF RECORD

11-16

18-17

LAST WEEK

W 27-10 at Bengals

Bye (Wk. 17: W 34-14 at Raiders)

LAST GAME

(REG. SEASON)

12/12/13: Chargers 27 at Broncos 20. San Diego rookie WR Keenan Allen catches 2 second-quarter TDs from QB Philip Rivers. Chargers RB Ryan Mathews rushes for 127 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

(REG. SEASON)

12/12/13

LAST PLAYOFF

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BROADCAST

CBS (2:40 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Tim Ryan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (SD), 86 (Den.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (SD), 86 (Den.).

STAT LEADERS

PASSING

Rivers: 378-544-4,478 (2C)-32 (3C)-11-105.5 (2C)

Manning: 450-659-5,477 (1L)-55 (1L)-10-115.1 (1C)

RUSHING

Mathews: 285-1,255 (2C)-4.4-6

Moreno: 241-1,038-4.3-10 (2C)

RECEIVING

Gates (TE): 77-872-11.3-4

D. Thomas: 92 -1,430 (3C)-15.5-14 (1C)

OFFENSE

393.3 (2C)

457.3 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

-4

0

DEFENSE

366.5

356.0

SACKS

Liuget: 5.5

Phillips: 10

INTs

Gilchrist, Weddle: 2

3 tied: 3

PR

Allen (R): 8.3

Holliday: 8.5

KR

Woodhead: 21.8

Holliday: 27.7 (3C)

PUNTING

Scifres: 43.2

Colquitt: 44.5

KICKING

Novak: 144 (3L) (42/42 PAT; 34/37 FG)

Prater: 150 (2L) (75/75 PAT; 25/26 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 1st time in postseason. Broncos lead all-time series 58-49-1.

CHARGERS: Last week, SD registered 1st postseason win since 1/3/09…Have won 6 of past 8 at Den…QB PHILIP RIVERShas 4-4 career postseason record. In 4 career postseason road games, Rivers has completed 66 of 107 passes (61.7 pct.) for 911 yards with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 95.2 passer rating. For career, Rivers is 10-6 (.625) as starter vs. Broncos with 27 TDs vs. 12 INTs & 98.8 passer rating. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 120 passer rating in win vs. Den. on 12/12/13. Rivers (4,478) is 6th player in NFL history to register 5 4,000-yard seasons. Has passed for 32,369 career yards & 221 TDs, trailing only HOFer DAN FOUTSfor most in Chargers history…RB RYAN MATHEWS has 5 100-yard rush games in 7 career contests against Broncos. Had 127 rush yards with TD in last game at Den. Mathews (1,255) is 1st Charger to reach 1,200 rush yards since LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON in 2007 (1,474). Led AFC with 534 rush yards in December. RB DANNY WOODHEAD posted 1st postseason rush TD of career vs. Cin. Ranked 2nd in NFL in receptions (76) & receiving yards (605) among RBs in 2013. RB RONNIE BROWN had 58-yard rush TD last week, 1st career postseason rush TD…TE ANTONIO GATES has 6 career TD catches vs. Den. In 2013, Gates (77 catches, 872 receiving yards) posted 6th season with at least 70 catches & 800 receiving yards. TE LADARIUS GREEN registered 1st postseason TD catch last week. Averaged 22.1 yards per catch in 2013…Rookie WR KEENAN ALLEN tied career-best with 2 TD receptions in last game at Den. Allen (71 catches for 1,046) totaled most receptions & receiving yards by Chargers rookie. Led NFL rookies in catches & receiving yards. WR EDDIE ROYAL had career-high 8 TD receptions this season. Royal was selected in 2nd round of 2008 NFL Draft by Broncos & spent 4 seasons in Den. (2008-11)…S ERIC WEDDLE has 2 career INTs vs. Den. Weddle led club with 103 tackles in 2013…LB THOMAS KEISER had INT in last game vs. Den. LB MELVIN INGRAM had INT in 1st career postseason game last week… Club had 2 players selected to 2014 Pro Bowl (QB Rivers, S Weddle).

BRONCOS: Have 13-4 (.765) postseason record at home, tied for 4th-best all-time (minimum 10 games)…Club is 8-5 (.615) all-time in Divisional Playoffs…Won AFC West for 13th time & 1st time in 3 straight seasons…Den. (606) had most points by team in season in NFL history…QB PEYTON MANNING (5,679) has 4th-most career postseason passing yards in NFL history. Manning (32) is tied with HOFer DAN MARINO for 4th-most postseason TD passes in NFL history. Manning (5,477) set NFL’s single-season passing-yard record & registered 55 TD passes, most in season in NFL history. Manning is 1st player to set both single-season passing yardage & TD records in same season since Dan Marino in 1984. Manning has passed for 712 yards (356 per game) with 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 94.3 rating in 2 career postseason meetings vs. SD…RB KNOWSHON MORENO(1,038) has reached 1,000 rush yards for 1st time in career. Rookie RB MONTEE BALL averaged 6.6 yards per carry in December (45 att., 297 yards) with 1 rush TD…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS had career-best 3 TD receptions against Chargers on 11/10/13. Thomas is 1st Bronco to have 2 1,400-yard seasons. Set franchise postseason record with 204 receiving yards & became 7th player in NFL history to reach 200 receiving yards in playoff game on 1/8/12 vs. Pit. WR ERIC DECKER has 3 TD catches in past 5 vs. SD. Had career-high in receptions (87) & receiving yards (1,288) in 2013. WR WES WELKER had 69 receptions for 686 yards with 4 TDs in 9 career postseason games. Welker (69) needs 2 catches to surpass HOFers FRED BILETNIKOFF (70) & ART MONK (69) for 8th-most catches in NFL playoff history…TE JULIUS THOMAS (12) has most TD rec. by Broncos TE in season in franchise history. Has 7 catches for 145 yards (20.7 avg.), incl. 74-yard TD catch in 2 career games vs. Chargers. Den. became 1st team in NFL history to have 5 players score at least 10 TDs in same season (D. Thomas 14, Moreno 13, J. Thomas 12, Decker 11 & Welker 10)...CB CHAMP BAILEY has 2 career postseason INTs, incl. 100-yard INT-TD return on 1/14/06 vs. NE (tied for 2nd-longest return in postseason history)…LB DANNY TREVATHAN led team with career-high 124 tackles this season…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS spent 9 seasons with SD & has 2nd-most sacks in team annals (69.5). Phillips (10) reached double-digits sacks for 3rd time in career…Club had 5 players selected to 2014 Pro Bowl (QB Manning, K MATT PRATER, WR D. Thomas, TE J. Thomas, G LOUIS VASQUEZ).

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