Passing yards, rushing attempts, sacks, losing streaks — all of these and more are among some standout numbers from the past NFL season.

A lot of wacky stuff happens during the 17-week circus that we call the NFL regular season, some of which we can relay using numbers that are either amazing, unbelievable or both. Here’s a look at some of the strangest, wildest and most interesting statistics from the 2016 campaign.

1. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan averaged 9.3 yards per pass attempt — the highest qualified mark in the NFL this century. And Ryan’s 117.1 passer rating was the fifth-highest in NFL history.

2. For the first time in NFL history, two teams — the 49ers and Browns — lost 13 consecutive games in the same season.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.