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Patrick Peterson Pro-Football-Reference.com has a stat called Approximate Value that the site uses as an (admittedly vague and imperfect) measure of overall player performance. Last year, do you know who led all non- quarterbacks in Approximate Value? If you don't know that I'm about to say Patrick Peterson, you're probably not paying very close attention! That seems wrong on its surface, but if you think about it for a second, isn't Peterson a viable candidate for best non-quarterback in football? He dramatically grew as a defensive player during the season, starting off as a liability and finishing as a guy who followed the opposing team's no. 1 receiver around the field. He won two games with punt returns and nearly sealed a third. He now has as many punt- return touchdowns in his career as any other active player besides Devin Hester — pretty impressive for a 22-year-old. At the very least, considering he makes a relative pittance and has his entire career ahead of him, Peterson has to be in the discussion for most valuable non-quarterback property in the league. taken from Grantland
Six quarterbacks passed for at least 4,600 yards. Prior to 2001, only four had ever done that in NFL history. (Eight reached that mark between 2001 and 2010, but three of those pivots were those who accomplished the feat again in 2011.)
Crazy how much football has changed so recently. Quarterbacks like Brees, Brady and Manning have really opened the door to this new high powered fun to watch era of football.
In 2002, the Houston Texans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-6. What makes the game stand out is that the Texans amassed just 47 yards of offense. Their 3 TDs came via interceptions and fumbles. No team has ever won a game with so few yards of offense.
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