Prior to the Super Bowl on Sunday I was bored out of my mind with the 5 hour pre-game show so I decided to look at some stats from the 2010 NFL season. Several things came to me while looking over the final numbers. What stood out the most to me were the players that had huge statistical seasons, almost out of nowhere.
Yes, studs like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers had great seasons. So did running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson. Wide receivers Roddy White and Reggie Wayne were fantastic also. These are premier players and you expect these guys to perform to very high levels. Below are some players and their numbers that were surprising.
Josh Freeman threw 25 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
Matt Cassel threw 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
Arian Foster had a combined yardage total was 2218 yards and he scored 18 touchdowns. He had 66 receptions.
Peyton Hillis had a combined yardage total was 1648 yards and he scored 13 touchdowns. He had 61 receptions.
LeSean McCoy had 78 receptions.
Jamaal Charles rushed for 1467 yards on 230 carries. He rushed for 6.4 yards per carry.
Jahvid Best had 58 receptions.
LeGarrette Blount rushed for 1007 yards.
Brandon Lloyd had 1448 receiving yards and scored 11 times.
Dwayne Bowe scored 15 touchdowns.
Steve Johnson scored 10 touchdowns.
Mike Williams scored 11 touchdowns as a rookie.
Marcedes Lewis scored 10 touchdowns and had 58 receptions.
Rob Gronkowski scored 10 touchdowns as a rookie.
Brandon Pettigrew had 71 receptions.
Tags: Aaron Rodgers Adrian Peterson Arian Foster Brandon Lloyd Brandon Pettigrew Chris Johnson Dwayne Bowe Jahvid Best Jamaal Charles Josh Freeman LeGarrette Blount LeSean McCoy Marcedes Lewis Matt Cassel Mike Williams Peyton Hillis Reggie Wayne Rob Gronkowski Roddy White Steve Johnson Tom Brady