Bit of a shorter post this week, mainly because I watched a whopping 5 minutes of football last week. But here are a few tidbits that I found interesting last week, as well as a few teams that are surprising this year.
Surprise of the Year #1:
As most fans are aware of, the NFL has placed a “point of emphasis” on several penalties this year, and they have seemed to be entirely too frequent. I was absolutely shocked when I saw the actual difference from this year to last: Games are averaging 17 penalties this year, as opposed to 14 last year. That’s it? 3 penalties a game? I can live with that. But maybe not Percy Harvin, who managed to score 3 TD’s on Monday night only to have all 3 called back by penalties.
Stat of the Week #1:
Despite starting the season 0-2, through 5 games the Colts were leading their division and the #3 seed in the AFC.