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Added November 11th, 2014 by Ian

1,000-yard rushers a dying breed in NFL

It looks like running backs who rush for 1,000 yards a season in the NFL are becoming a dying breed these days. Between the years 2000 and 2012 there was an average of 17 running backs per season who reached the 1,000-yard mark. However, that number dropped to 13 last year and it will probably fall even more this campaign. In could reach even as low as 10, which is the number of running backs who reached the mark back in 1994.

After 10 weeks of the current season it looks like six players should reach 1,000 yards without any problem, but after that it’s up in the air.

DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys has already reached the plateau with 1,233 yards so far. He broke the 100-yard barrier in nine of the Cowboys first 10 games and reached the 1,000 yard mark in game number eight.

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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian

Most quarterbacks who pass for 400 Yards lose the game

Here’s a bit of an odd statistic from the NFL. It seems that most quarterbacks who pass for 400 yards or more in a single game end up losing the contest. It used to be considered a good achievement to toss for 300 yards, but now 400 seems to be the new benchmark. In the 2013 season the 400-yard passing mark was reached by quarterbacks on 24 occasions. So far in 2014 it’s been achieved eight times. Times have changed as just three quarterbacks managed to hit 400 yards back in 2003.

However, in the eight 400-yard passing games this season the quarterbacks’ combined record is 3-5. The latest took place on November 1 when the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning tossed for 438 yards, but lost the game 43-21 in New England to the Patriots and Tom Brady. However, the top three passing performances of the season so far resulted in the three wins. This includes Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning beating the Arizona Cardinals and Matt Ryan of the beating the New Orleans Saints. Also Manning has gone 11-3 in games in which he’s passed for 400 yards.

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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian

Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco shot finger off while cleaning four guns

Former baseball star Jose Canseco said he shot his finger off the other day while cleaning a gun. However, a couple of days later he admitted that he was actually trying to clean four guns at once. He and his fiancé Leila Knight then appeared on the Inside Edition television show to talk about the incident. Canseco said he heard the gun go off and then put it on the table and didn’t think that anything had happened. Then he took a look down at his hand and noticed that one of his fingers was blown off.

Canseco complained about the way Inside Edition dealt with the incident since they didn’t mention that he was trying to clean four guns and they didn’t really tell the full story. The former slugger claimed that he was traumatized by the incident since his fiancé was in the kitchen with him while he was cleaning the guns and he realized that she could have been seriously injured. He said he broke down crying when he realized what had happened, but Inside Edition edited all of those parts out of their report.

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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian

Bill Belichick of Patriots complains about weathermen

Bill Belichick, the famous head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots has taken to blaming meteorologists for some of his team’s performances. Meteorologist is just the fancy word for weathermen for those who weren’t sure who he was upset with. At a press conference before the Patriots 43-21 win over the visiting Denver Broncos on November 2. Belichick was asked if he was going to prepare himself for the forecasted wet and cold weather conditions.

The coach told the media that his team has to prepare for just about anything when playing in New England, but so far in the 2014 season none of the predicted weather forecasts for their games have been anywhere close to the real conditions. He said that last week’s weather forecast called 100 per cent for rain, but the only water he saw was on the team’s refreshment table. He added that there’s nothing anybody can do about the weather and it can change dramatically during the course of a game and the players need to be prepared.

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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian

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