Posted by: Tom Duch | January 12, 2010

Elite 8

A lot of dominating performances in Week 1 of the NFL playoffs including some great picking by yours truly. Three teams won by double digits, two of those by 19+.

Here are the top 10 stats from last weeks playoff games according to Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback on ESPN.

Stats of the Week No. 1: Green Bay scored 45 points, gained 493 yards, and lost.

Stats of the Week No. 2: Baltimore won a game in which it passed for just 34 yards.

Stats of the Week No. 3: Losing twice to the Jets in a six-day period, the Bengals were outscored 61-14.

Stats of the Week No. 4: Losing twice to the Cowboys in a six-day period, the Eagles were outscored 58-14.

Stats of the Week No. 5: For the first time in 31 years, New England lost a playoff game at home.

Stats of the Week No. 6: Quarterback ratings in the wild-card round varied from 154.1 for Kurt Warner (158.3 is the maximum) to 10.0 for Joe Flacco (if every pass a quarterback throws falls incomplete, his rating is 39.6).

Stats of the Week No. 7: Philadelphia set a team record for points scored in a season, and finished fifth in the NFL in points scored — yet closed with only 14 points in its final two games.

Stats of the Week No. 8: Warner had more touchdown passes (five) than incompletions (four).

Stats of the Week No. 9: Cincinnati has not won a postseason game since 1991, the longest drought in the league.

Stats of the Week No. 10: Possession results in the Green Bay at Arizona game: Green Bay — interception, fumble, punt, missed field goal, touchdown, field goal, touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, end of regulation, fumble. Arizona — touchdown, touchdown, field goal, fumble, touchdown, touchdown, touchdown, punt, touchdown, missed field goal, touchdown.

Playoff Picks-

Week 1: 3-1 picking winners, 2-2 against spread

Stay tuned for Divisional Round picks…

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