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Five Fun Facts About Knowshon Moreno Of The Broncos!

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 31, 2014

Knowshon Moreno came out of college known as a very good running back and he has more than proven his worth in the NFL. He is a threat to break a long run whenever the ball is handed to him. He can fight for the tough yardage too when needed. And as far as catching the ball out of the backfield, he can do that too. Here is a look at five fun facts about Knowshon Moreno.

How Many Yards?

As a high school senior in New Jersey, Knowshon Moreno carried the ball 153 times for 1,629 yards and 28 touchdowns. That’s an average of 10.65 yards per carry!

Who Was The First?

The first player to tackle Knowshon Moreno in the NFL was Tank Johnson of the Bengals in 2009. It came on a five yard run in the first quarter of Denver win and was his first time carrying the ball in the NFL.

The Same Team?

Knowshon Moreno’s first 100 yard rushing game in the NFL came in a 49-29 Denver win over the Chiefs in 2010. His second career 100 yard game came just three weeks later and was also against the Chiefs, this time in a losing effort.

Just One… But A Good One

Knowshon Moreno only topped the 100 yard rushing mark once during the 2013 season that saw his Broncos make it to the Super Bowl. That happened in a November loss to the Patriots when he carried the ball 37 times for 224 yards, an average of 6.05 yards per carry.

Four Digits… At Last!

Knowshon Moreno had his first 1,000 yard rushing season in the NFL in 2013 when he ran for 1,038 yards on 241 attempts for a 4.3 yards per carry average. In the four previous seasons, the most yards he had in a season was the 947 he’d had as a rookie in 2009.

Five Fun Facts About Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch!

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 30, 2014

Fans sure have latched on to Marshawn Lynch in recent years, and it is not too difficult to see just why that is. He runs hard, has a good speed, is adept at catching balls out of the backfield and gives his all each time he steps on the field. Another trait of his that the fans love is that he is extremely hard to tackle. Watching Marshawn Lynch run the ball is the quickest way to be turned into a Marshawn Lynch fan. Here are five fun facts about this great player.

First Games Ever

In his first NFL game, a Bills loss to the Broncos in 2007, Marshawn Lynch gained 90 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown. In his first game with the Seahawks, a Seattle win over Chicago, he gained 44 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown.

A Now Familiar Face

Prior to joining the Seahawks in 2010, Marshawn Lynch played against Seattle one time while playing for the Bills. In that Bills victory, he carried the ball 18 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 18 yards.

A Long Wait

Marshawn Lynch went 18 games in a row without breaking the 100 yard rushing mark to start his stint with the Seahawks. He joined the team before Week 5 of the 2010 season and had his first 100 yard rushing game for Seattle in the eighth game of the 2011 season when he gained 135 yards in a loss to the Cowboys.

The First To Throw One To Him

The first QB to throw a TD pass to Marshawn Lynch in the NFL was Trent Edwards of the Bills. The first Seahawks QB to throw a TD pass to him was Tarvaris Jackson.

10 Straight

During the 2011 NFL season, Marshawn Lynch set a new Seattle team record for most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. He did it for 10 straight games which broke the previous record of nine that had been set by Shaun Alexander in 2005.

Russell Wilson Fun Fact Graphic – NFL Firsts!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 29, 2014

Seahawks - Russell Wilson NFL Firsts

Five Fun Facts About Demaryius Thomas Of The Broncos

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on

Demaryius Thomas has proven to have the speed and route running to be one of the better receivers in the league. He also has great hands too, allowing him to catch the short screen, the quick slant, and of course the deep bomb. Here is a look at five fun facts about this awesome wide receiver!

The Most Ever!

In a game against Duke in 2008, Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught nine passes for 230 yards. This was his best game in college and was the second most receiving yards in a single game in school history ever.

Two Smart Pass Catchers

Coming out in the 2010 NFL Draft, Demaryius Thomas had the second highest score on the pre-draft Wonderlic test given to all college players heading to the NFL. The only player to score higher than him on the test was future teammate Eric Decker.

Whoops!

Demaryius Thomas fumbled the ball three times as a rookie while catching 22 passes and returning 16 kickoffs. The next season in 2011, he wouldn’t fumble the ball at all.

His First Game Ever

Demaryius Thomas caught his very first TD pass in his very first NFL game. He and Kyle Orton teamed up for a 21 yard touchdown in that 2010 win over the Seahawks. He finished the game with eight catches for 97 yards which were both the most on the team that day.

The First Long One

When Demaryius Thomas hauled in an 80 yard touchdown pass in overtime of a playoff victory over the Steelers on January 8, 2012, it was the longest TD reception of his career and his first of 50 yards or more. It was thrown to him by Tim Tebow.

Five Fun Facts About Richard Sherman Of The Seattle Seahawks

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 28, 2014

Richard Sherman has proven himself as one of the best defensive backs in the National Football League. He also does a great job of interacting with the crowd and getting the fans involved too. It is easy to see that he leaves it all out on the field. No one could ever say that Richard Sherman doesn’t try his best each and every game. Here are five fun facts about this great defensive back.

7 TD Receptions!

Before switching to defensive back as a college senior at Stanford, Richard Sherman played three seasons as a wide receiver. He caught seven touchdowns during that time, three as a freshman and four as a sophomore. He caught them from three different quarterbacks: Trent Edwards (1), T.C. Ostrander (4), and Tavita Pritchard (2).

Smarty Pants!

Richard Sherman was the Salutatorian of his high school senior class, graduating second overall. He graduated in 2010 from Stanford with a degree in Communication. He then returned to college for his final year of eligibility and in the process got his start on his Master’s Degree.

The 5th Round?

The Seahawks drafted Richard Sherman in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 154th overall pick. There were 34 defensive backs chosen ahead of him that year in the draft.

The First Ever!

The first quarterback Richard Sherman ever had an interception off of during his career was Andy Dalton of the Bengals in 2011.

His First NFL Touchdown!

Richard Sherman scored his first NFL touchdown on December 9, 2012 when he picked off John Skelton of the Cardinals and returned it 19 yards for the score in a 58-0 Seattle victory.

Five Fun Facts About Peyton Manning

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 27, 2014

Peyton Manning has had a long and successful career in the NFL. For years with the Indianapolis Colts, he was statistically one of the best quarterbacks the league had ever seen. Then after sitting out the 2011 season due to a neck injury, he seemed to pick up where he left off after joining the Denver Broncos. Here are five fun facts about this truly great quarterback.

A Spring Birthday

Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976. Other NFL players who share his March 24th birthday include Danny Trevathan, Renaldo Nehemiah, Mike Doss, Scott Brunner, Jeremy Cain, Aaron Brooks, Rolland Lawrence, Vaughan Johnson, Woody Bennett, Mike Vanderjagt, Max Runager, Mike Adams, and Larry Wilson.

His First Game Ever

In his first NFL game, a 24-15 Colts loss to the Dolphins, Peyton Manning completed 21 of 37 passes for 302 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.

A Couple Of Rushing Touchdown Droughts

Peyton Manning scored nine rushing touchdowns between 1998 and 2002. He then failed to score a rushing touchdown during the 2003, 2004, and 2005 seasons. He then scored eight rushing touchdowns between 2006 and 2008, before not scoring another until 2013 with the Broncos.

The First With A New Team

The first touchdown pass Peyton Manning threw with the Denver Broncos came in Week 1 of the 2012 season in a win over the Steelers. It happened in the third quarter when he connected on a 71 yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas.

The First To Pick Him Off

The first player to get an interception off of Peyton Manning after he became the quarterback of the Broncos was William Moore of the Falcons. He returned it to the one yard line and running back Michael Turner scored for Atlanta a few plays later.


New York Knicks Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 22, 2014

Knicks - Team Facts

Five Fun Facts About Pierre Thomas Of The New Orleans Saints

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on January 20, 2014

Pierre Thomas has been a reliable player for the New Orleans Saints for a number of years. He is a hard runner who can power through the line when needed and even break away from would be tacklers too. He has been a valuable part of the organization for a number of years.

Early Bloomer!

Pierre Thomas played four years at running back for the University of Illinois. His best season was his sophomore year when he accumulated 893 yards.

Unexpected Touchdown

The first TD Pierre Thomas ever scored in the NFL came on special teams when he returned a fumble five yards for the score in a 2007 Saints win over the Seahawks.

The Very First Carry

In a Saints loss to the Panthers in 2007, Pierre Thomas gained three yards on the very first rushing attempt of his career. This was also the only carry he had during the game.

Century Mark

The first 100 yard game Pierre Thomas had in the NFL came in the last game of his rookie season in 2007. In a Saints loss to the Bears, Thomas carried the ball 20 times for 105 yards. This was also his first 100 yard receiving game as he caught 12 passes that day for 121 yards.

A Half Dozen

Six of the first 12 touchdowns Pierre Thomas scored in the NFL were scored in the fourth quarter.

Peyton Manning Touchdown Record Infographic!

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on

Peyton Manning TD Passes 2013


2014 NFC Championship Game – What Won The Game Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on January 19, 2014

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