With two weeks of football in the books, the numbers don’t lie. We’re in the heart of an offensive explosion.
A few factoids from our very own Jon Zimmer, lead editor of NFL media publications:
- Through two weeks of play, three of the top six NFL pass catchers are running backs. Chargers RB Mike Tolbert leads all players with 17 receptions. Bears RB Matt Forte and Saints RB Darren Sproles are tied for third with 15 catches each.
- We’ve witnessed 172 touchdowns and 15,771 net passing yards so far in 2011, the most after two weeks of any season in NFL history.
And two gems from Michael Signora, NFL vice president of football communications:
- Since realignment in 2002, 29 of 32 teams have made the playoffs. The three who’ve missed out? The Bills, the Lions and the Texans — and each stand at 2-0.
- The 1,502 points scored through Week 2 stand as the most after two weeks in NFL history.
– Marc Sessler