They say you can make the numbers do anything you want them to do.
So we’ll take advantage of their generosity and take a crack at making predictions on how each team will do in terms of their key skill performers and what their numbers could look like by season’s end in 2013.
Call us Stat-trodamus
Just a few ground rules. For clarity sakes, touchdowns mean total touchdowns scored by the player (rushing, receiving and returns). For instance, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice runs for a dozen touchdowns and catches three passes for scores, that’s 15 touchdowns. If Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws 30 touchdown passes and runs for eight scores that would be eight touchdowns for Wilson.
By the way, while we’re forecasting what the team’s 32 quarterbacks will do in terms of passing yards and scores through the air, we won’t be so bold as to predict numbers of interceptions and fumbles and how many times each would be sacked.
So sit back, take some notes and thank us for giving you a heads up on what kind of final stats you could be looking at this upcoming season...