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99 Stats Until Kickoff (#96) When was the last time your team won an overtime game on the road

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Last season there were 21 regular-season overtime games in the NFL. Of those 21, the home team won 11 of them. There was also an overtime game in the playoffs; that was won by the away team (Baltimore) as they knocked the Denver Broncos out of the playoffs on their home field on a Justin Tucker 47-yard field goal in double overtime.

One of the more interesting overtime games last season was on December 2. The Seattle Seahawks were on the road facing the Chicago Bears. The Seahawks won the game 23-17 in Chicago in overtime. It was the first victory in a five-game winning streak that propelled the Seahawks to an 11-win season and a spot in the playoffs.

But another reason that game was noteworthy was that it was the first overtime win on the road for the Seahawks in almost 10 years. Prior to that win in Chicago, the last time Seattle won an overtime game on the road was December 29, 2002 when they beat the Chargers 31-28 in an overtime game in San Diego.

The current longest drought for a road overtime win belongs to the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona has not won an overtime game on the road since December 2, 2001.

With that in mind, here is the last time each team won an overtime game on the road.

Last overtime game won on the road, team
12-2-2001: Arizona

10-23-2003: New England

1-10-2004: Carolina
10-10-2004: Minnesota
10-24-2004: Philadelphia

10-16-2005: Jacksonville
10-30-2005: Chicago
11-27-2005: St. Louis

12-10-2006: Tennessee

10-29-2007: Green Bay
11-18-2007: Cleveland
12-9-2007: San Diego

9-14-2008: San Francisco

10-4-2009: Cincinnati

9-26-2010: Atlanta
10-17-2010: Miami
11-28-2010: Pittsburgh
12-26-2010: Washington

11-20-2011: Dallas
11-27-2011: Denver
12-24-2011: Oakland

1-22-2012: New York Giants
9-23-2012: Kansas City
9-23-2012: New York Jets
10-14-2012: Buffalo
10-14-2012: Detroit
10-28-2012: Indianapolis
11-18-2012: Tampa Bay
11-22-2012: Houston
12-2-2012: Seattle
12-23-2012: New Orleans

1-12-2013: Baltimore

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99 Stats Until Kickoff (#95) When was the last time your team returned a kick for a TD?

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Returning a kick for a touchdown (either a kick-off or a punt) can be a rare event in the typical NFL season. Just last year, there were 14 kick-offs returned for TD (regular-season and playoffs) and 18 punts returned for scores.

In 2012, the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos each had a pair of TDs via kick-off return, and the Broncos, Buffalo and Tennessee each had two punt returns for touchdowns.

For some teams, however, getting a score via special teams (specifically, a kick-off or punt return) has not come that often. For example, with regards to kick-offs returned for TD, the St. Louis Rams have not had one since October 9, 2005, the longest current drought for a kick-off return for touchdown in the league.

On punts, the Detroit Lions’ punt return team has not returned a punt for TD since November 14, 2004, the longest current wait for a punt return score in the NFL.

Following is a by-team list of the last time each team returned a kick-off and punt for a touchdown.

Team, last kick-off return for TD, last punt return for TD
Arizona KO: 11-7-2010; P: 11-27-2011
Atlanta KO: 1-15-2011; P: 1-2-2011
Baltimore KO: 11-11-2012; P: 11-18-2012
Buffalo KO: 10-21-2012; P: 11-15-2012
Carolina KO: 11-20-2011; P: -22-2006
Chicago KO: 10-16-2011; P: 1-13-2011
Cincinnati KO: 11-15-2009; P: 9-16-2012
Cleveland KO: 12-20-2009; P: 12-9-2012
Dallas KO: 9-15-2008; P: 11-11-2012
Denver KO: 1-12-2013; P: 1-12-2013
Detroit KO: 10-10-2012; P: 11-14-2004
Green Bay KO: 9-8-2011; P: 9-9-2012
Houston KO: 10-4-2009; P: 9-11-2011
Indianapolis KO: 12-30-2012; P: 11-25-2012
Jacksonville KO: 11-4-2007; P: 12-19-2010
Kansas City KO: 11-22-2009; P: 9-13-2010
Miami KO: 11-15-2012; P: 9-9-2012
Minnesota KO: 9-30-2012; P: 9-30-2012
New England KO: 10-21-2012; P: 11-18-2012
New Orleans KO: 11-15-2009; P: 9-8-2011
New York Giants KO: 12-9-2012; P: 12-6-2009
New York Jets KO: 10-8-2012; P: 9-9-2012
Oakland KO: 10-16-2011; P: 12-21-2008
Philadelphia KO: 11-23-2008; P: 12-2-2012
Pittsburgh KO: 9-19-2010; P: 12-4-2011
San Diego KO: 12-30-2012; 12-23-2012
San Francisco KO: 9-11-2011; P: 9-11-2011
Seattle KO: 11-25-2012; P: 11-4-2007
St. Louis KO: 10-9-2005; P: 11-27-2011
Tampa Bay KO: 11-7-2010; P: 12-27-2009
Tennessee KO: 9-23-2012; P: 12-30-2012
Washington KO: 10-31-2010; P: 11-21-2010

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99 Stats Until Kickoff (#91) When was the last time your team was shutout in a game?

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Since 2000, there have been 105 shutouts in the NFL. Last season there were six, with Miami, Kansas City, the New York Giants, Tampa Bay, Arizona and the New York Jets being held scoreless in a game in 2012.

For the Giants, their shutout on December 16 by the score of 34-0 to the Atlanta Falcons was their first shutout since December 1, 1996, a stretch of over 16 years. Prior to last season, it was the third longest timeframe without being shutout in the league.

The Denver Broncos are the NFL franchise that has the longest time span since their last shutout. The last time the Broncos were shutout was November 22, 1992, when they lost 24-0 to the Raiders. With the addition of Peyton Manning at QB last season, you have to wonder if that streak will continue to grow as long as Manning is at the helm. Manning’s Colts were never shutout in a regular-season game during his career in Indianapolis. They did lose one playoff game in January 2003 to the New York Jets, 41-0.

The fewest shutouts since 2000 was four in 2004, while the most shutouts in a season since 2000 were 15 in the 2006 regular season.

Following is the last time each of the NFL teams was shutout in a regular season game.

Year, team (date of shutout)

1992: Denver Broncos (11/22)
1993: Indianapolis Colts (12/2)
1999: San Diego Chargers (10/31)

2002: New Orleans Saints (1/6); Baltimore Ravens (9/15); Carolina Panthers (11/24); Chicago Bears (12/29)

2003: Dallas Cowboys (11/16); Houston Texans (12/7)

2004: Atlanta Falcons (12/5)

2006: Green Bay Packers (11/19); Pittsburgh Steelers (11/26); New England Patriots (12/10)

2007: Minnesota Vikings (11/11)

2008: Buffalo Bills (12/28)

2009: Cincinnati Bengals (1/3); Jacksonville Jaguars (10/11); Detroit Lions (10/18); Cleveland Browns (11/16)

2010: Philadelphia Eagles (1/3); San Francisco 49ers (11/21); Tennessee Titans (11/28)

2011: Seattle Seahawks (9/18); Oakland Raiders (10/23); Washington Redskins (10/30); St. Louis Rams (12/24)

2012: New York Jets (9/30); Arizona (12/9); Tampa Bay (12/16); N.Y. Giants (12/16); Kansas City (12/16); Miami Dolphins (12/30)

Following are the number of times since 2000 that each team has been shutout.

11: Cleveland
8: Miami
7: Cincinnati
6: Oakland
5: Buffalo, N.Y. Jets, St. Louis, Washington
4: Dallas, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Tampa Bay
3: Arizona, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tennessee
2: Atlanta, Carolina, Green Bay, Jacksonville, New England
1: Baltimore, Houston, Minnesota, New Orleans, N.Y. Giants
0: Denver, Indianapolis, San Diego

Just in case you were wondering, the defensive team with the most shutouts since 2000 are the Baltimore Ravens with nine. The Seahawks, Steelers and Patriots have each won with eight shutouts since 2000, and Tampa Bay have seven shutouts. Five different teams have not had a defensive shutout in this century: Arizona, Detroit, Minnesota, Philadelphia and Washington. (Note: the New Orleans Saints got their first shutout of this century when they shutout Tampa Bay 41-0 on December 16.)

When you look at playoff games, there have been only 21 shutouts in playoff games since 1966 when the Super Bowl was first introduced. The last playoff shutout was in 2005 when the Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Giants 23-0 in an NFC first-round contest. The most shutouts in a playoff season were in 1985 when there were three. Two of those shutouts were wins by the Chicago Bears, who shutout the Giants and L.A. Rams on their way to winning the 1986 Super Bowl.

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99 Stats Until Kickoff (#57) SIX STATS you might not know about… winning 13 or more games in the NFL regular season

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1. The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos last season each won 13 games. They became the 65th and 66th teams to win 13 or more games in an NFL regular season since 1960. Of those 66 teams with 13-plus wins, one team won 16 games (New England, 2007), five won 15 games (San Francisco, 1984; Chicago, 1985; Minnesota, 1998; Pittsburgh, 2004; and Green Bay, 2011), 20 teams won 14 games, and 40 teams won 13 games.

2. The last year that no NFL team won 13 or more games in the regular season was in 2002. Prior to that, no teams won 13 or more in 1993.

3. Thirty-three of the 66 teams that won 13 or more regular season games went on to play in the Super Bowl that season. Eighteen of those teams won the Super Bowl. The last team to win 13 or more regular season games and win the Super Bowl that same year was New Orleans in 2009. Prior to that it was the 2004 New England Patriots.

4. There have been six Super Bowls where the match-up was between two teams that had both won 13 or more games in the regular season: 2004-New England/Philadelphia; 1999-St. Louis/Tennessee; 1998-Denver/Atlanta; 1991-Washington/Buffalo; 1990-New York Giants/Buffalo; 1984-San Francisco/Miami.

5. Of the 26 teams that have won 14 or more games in a regular season, 10 won the Super Bowl… six lost in the Super Bowl… three lost in the Conference Championship game… seven lost in the Divisional Playoff game.

6. The most teams to win 13 or more regular season games in a season is four, accomplished twice: 2007 (New England, Indianapolis, Dallas and Green Bay) and 1999 (Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee and St. Louis).

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99 Stats Until Kickoff (#49) Houston Texans double-digit points streak ends at 61 games

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On December 23 of last year, the Minnesota Vikings surprised the Houston Texans by defeating them 23-6 in a game played in Houston. But an even bigger surprise from that contest was that the Texans could muster only a pair of field goals in the 23-6 loss.

This was the first game since September 13, 2009 that the Texans scored less than 10 points in an NFL regular-season game, a streak of 61 games. The New Orleans Saints currently hold the active streak with 73 games straight where they have scored 10 or more points in a game.

Following are the teams that have the longest active streak of games where they have scored 10 or more points in a game.

Active streak of scoring 10-plus points in a game, Team
73 games: New Orleans Saints
62 games: New England Patriots
47 games: Atlanta Falcons
35 games: Green Bay Packers
23 games: Minnesota Vikings; Washington Redskins
20 games: Cincinnati Bengals
18 games: Pittsburgh Steelers
16 games: Denver Broncos

There were 47 times in the 2012 regular season where a team scored less than 10 points. The Kansas City Chiefs topped that list with six games. Here are the number of times this past season each team scored less than 10 points in a game:

6: Kansas City
5: New York Jets
4: Arizona
3: Jacksonville, Philadelphia, San Diego
2: Buffalo, Chicago, Miami, Oakland, St. Louis, Tennessee
1: Baltimore, Carolina, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, New York Giants, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay
0: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay, Minnesota, New England, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Washington

Notice the nine teams above which were not held to less than 10 points this past season. Of those nine, seven qualified for the playoffs. The other five 2012 playoff teams each were held under 10 points in only one game.

Here’s a few more interesting notes:

* The last time a playoff team scored less than 10 points in a playoff game was last season when the New York Giants defeated the Atlanta Falcons 24-2 in an NFC first-round game last year.

* The last time a Super Bowl team scored less than 10 points in the big game was Super Bowl XXXV when the Baltimore Ravens beat the Giants, 34-7 on January 28, 2001.

* The Washington Redskins last season scored 10 or more points in each of their 16 games last year. It was the first season since 1999 that the Redskins went the whole season without scoring under 10 points in a game.

“99 Stats Before Kickoff” (Stats you need to know before the start of the 2013 NFL season) is available from e-book publisher Smashwords. Go to www.smashwords.com to download a copy, including a pdf version which can be viewed on your home computer. Cost is $2.99