The 2019 NFL season is now 19 percent complete, and some incredible statistics have already emerged. Here are 10 numbers that define an intriguing campaign to this point.
Minus-117: The Miami Dolphins points differential total after three weeks, which is the worst in NFL history this early in a season. The NFL record low for a full season is minus-287 for the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
0: Touchdowns the New England Patriots have allowed on defense. They’re the first team in modern NFL history to surrender zero offensive touchdowns in the first three weeks of a season.
2.6: Turnovers per game in the NFL this season. Last year’s league-wide mark of 2.8 was tied for the lowest in NFL history.
5.7: Yards per play in NFL games this season. Last year’s league-wide mark of 5.6 was the highest in NFL history.
15.0: Penalties per game in the NFL this season. That’d be the highest rate in modern NFL history.
8: Sacks recorded thus far by Tampa Bay linebacker Shaquil Barrett, tying an NFL record set by Mark Gastineau in 1984. Gastineau went on to record 22 sacks that year, a mark which stood as the single-season record until Michael Strahan had 22.5 in 2001.
31: Touchdown passes thrown by Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and Lamar Jackson, all of whom have yet to throw a single interception.
94.3: The league-wide passer rating. Last year’s league-wide mark of 92.9 was the highest in NFL history.
2,154: Receiving yards Los Angeles Chargers wideout Keenan Allen is on pace to compile in 2019. That’d of course be a record, and by a significant margin. No receiver has ever hit the 2,000-yard mark in one season.
6,373: Passing yards Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on pace to compile in 2019. That’d of course be a record, and by a significant margin. No quarterback has ever come close to the 6,000-yard mark in one season.