How the Stats Lie About These 10 NFL Players

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How the Stats Lie About These 10 NFL Players
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In the NFL, sometimes stats can be the most misleading aspect of the game. We see a guy catch a bunch of touchdowns and assume he has reached a pedestal of greatness. A player hits double-digit sacks, and we are ready to crown him the next Reggie White.

But what if we look beyond the numbers?

There are many factors that go into a list of statistics, for better or worse. Did someone play great because he was in a contract year? Have injuries prevented someone from playing to his full potential? And what about the guys with no supporting cast around them?

Whatever the case may be, sometimes we have to go beyond the stats and realize that there is more to players than meets the eye.

Let's examine the 10 most egregious cases in which statistics are clearly lying about players.

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