Week 11 begins with the second Thursday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bears. Not only in this game, or in week 11, but for the rest of the season, almost anything can happen (except Michael Vick being shut down, apparently). As this article is about things to expect and look back on, let's start with an enjoyable look at same crazy NFL statistics.
Philip Rivers leads the NFL with 2944 passing yards. Number two? Kyle Orton. Number five? Eli Manning. Number 11? Tom Brady.
The NFL's leading rusher isn't anyone picked in the first six rounds of almost all fantasy leagues: Arian Foster. Number three? Ahmad Bradshaw.
The same can be said about the league's leading receiver. His name is Brandon Lloyd, and Kyle Orton throws to him. It's very possible he'll be the first wideout to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving this year, but is it as surprising that after Roddy White, Terrell Owens is closest to that feat?
Washington's DeAngelo Hall has six interceptions on the season...and four of them came in one game. Jay Cutler threw them.
16 players have gotten more sacks than Dwight Freeney, and 19 have gotten more than Mario Williams. Clay Matthews, the sophomore on the Packers, has 10.5 sacks and currently leads the league. Second place? Cameron Wake of the Dolphins.
Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs has nine receiving touchdowns on the year. Eight of them have come in the past two games. He's not alone, however. Calvin Johnson, Antonio Gates, and...Hakeem Nicks (GASP) have also reached this feat.
Peyton Hillis and Arian Foster are in the top five of offensive touchdowns (excluding QBs). Foster is number one. Dez Bryant has 7 TDs to Miles Austin's 3.