5 NFL Stats to Know Through Week 15
Another week is in the books, and we are that much closer to the end of the 2018 NFL season. An awful lot of things got settled during the last slate of games, and there probably isn’t enough time to go over them all.
The Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago Bears both clinched postseason berths this week, after wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers respectively. The Chargers haven’t been in the postseason since 2013, while you have to go all the way back to 2010 for the last playoff appearance by the Bears.
The Baltimore Ravens are still very much in the hunt for January football themselves, after a 20-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Ravens dropped 242 rushing yards on the Buccaneers, their fifth consecutive game with at least 190 team rushing yards. They are the first team to manage this since the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1976.
A division title was theirs for the taking, but the Dallas Cowboys stumbled to a 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Cowboys hadn’t been shutout since Week 11 of the 2003 season. After a huge game in Week 14, Derrick Henry was at it again with 170 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants on Sunday. Henry is only the 5th player since 2002 with back to back games with at least 170 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, and the first since Ladainian Tomlinson in 2006. Ricky Williams, Deuce McAllister and Clinton Portis are the only others to achieve this feat.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the other key stats -- both traditional as well as our advanced statistics -- to have emerged from Week 15.