LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS pt.7

By Eric D. Graham BASN columnist
Updated: October 4, 2011

NORTH CAROLINA, (BASN)–1. Reggie Bush only carried the football 36 times last year for the New Orleans Saints.

2. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons led the Pittsburgh Steelers with 132 tackles last season,

3. Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco stands 6-6 and weighs 244 pounds.

4. Michigan’s junior QB Denard “Shoelace” Robinson averaged 328.6 yards per game last season as a sophomore.

5. After 15 years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy Reid is the longest tenured coach in the NFL.

6. Since the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV following the 2000 season, the Steelers have eliminated the Ravens from the playoff three times-most recently in 2008 and 2010, seasons in which Pittsburgh advanced to the Super Bowl.

7. This year Marvin Lewis, who has mediocre (60-67-1) record, will surpass Paul Brown (1968 to 1975) and Sam Wyche (1984 to 1991) as the longest-serving coach in Bengals history.

8. Miami’s Cameron Wake finished third in the NFL with 14 sacks last season.

9. In two of the last three seasons the Steelers have either celebrated a Super Bowl victory or mourned a Super Bowl defeat.

10. LeSean McCoy became the Philadelphia Eagles’ first 1,000 rusher since Brian Westbrook in 2007.