Alabama Football: 10 Startling Statistics of the Tide's Season Thus Far

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Alabama Football: 10 Startling Statistics of the Tide's Season Thus Far
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Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have put up some impressive numbers thus far in 2012.

With top-ranked Alabama sitting at 5-0 and currently enjoying a bye this week, a look at the Crimson Tide’s body of work to this point reveals a team that has been mostly dominant in all three phases this season. 

There have been periods of struggle sprinkled in, but for the most part, Nick Saban’s club has been balanced and efficient on offense. 

The defense—which is ranked in the top five in the four major defensive categories—has, at times, resembled last season’s historic unit. 

The Tide's special teams’ unit—which failed them in last season’s lone blemish—has proven to be a strength a year later. 

So which numbers posted by the team thus far should raise eyebrows for Tide fans? 

Some of them serve as evidence to the Alabama’s fast start, while others may hint that improvement is still needed over the second half of the season. 

Here are the 10 most startling statistics of the Tide’s season thus far. 

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