Best RB Single Season Performance

Today, just like most days, I was perusing random football statistics. I came across something (I don’t even remember what it was now) and started wondering if Reggie White’s 1987 season was the best season for a defensive end of all-time. Then I wondered if 1987 harbored both the greatest season by a defensive end of all-time and the greatest season by a wide receiver, with Jerry Rice. Then I started to ponder if it was possible to pin down the greatest single season for each position.

For whatever reason, I started looking at running backs first. This was either a good idea or a bad idea depending on how you want to look at it, because there have been several incredible seasons by running backs that could be argued as the single greatest ever. I started by putting together a list, including all of the 2,000-yard rushing seasons, the top five rushing TDs in a season, top five all-purpose TDs in a season, and top ten yards from scrimmage in a season.

Barry Sanders, my favorite running back of all-time

There was obviously some overlap in these groups, so I conveniently ended up with a list of 20 seasons.

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Colts Chronicle Update

I haven’t put up a link to the Colts Chronicle in a couple of days but it’s not because I haven’t been writing. I have a handful of posts up over there to link you to…

Some quick hitter thoughts from the ninth:
http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/quick-hitters.html/

My predictions for the Week 1 games (I’m 0-1 so far, lol):
http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/predictions-for-week-1.html/

The Colts injury report for this week’s game against the Texans:
http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/injury-report-week-1.html/

My full prediction of all 256 regular season games, plus the playoffs:
http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/full-season-prediction.html/

Finally (and most importantly) the preview to tomorrow game against the Texans:
http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/colts-texans-preview-week-1.html/

Ok, off to go watch my Vols upset the Ducks! :)

Colts Captains and Umpire Rule

Two more posts for Colts Chronicle.

Captains announced:

http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/colts-captains-announced.html/

Alteration in the new umpire alignment and the rules that go with it:

http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/huge-news-for-peyton-co.html/

Final Colts 53-Man Roster Prediction for 2010

It’s up over at Colts Chronicle. Here’s the link:

http://www.coltschronicle.com/2010/09/final-53-man-roster-prediction.html/

Friday 5 – Playoffs? Playoffs?!

For today’s Friday 5, I’m going to kill two birds with one stone.  I’m going to give you our playoff predictions in Friday 5 format.  I’ll be going round by round, plus a special bonus prediction for the Pro Bowl!  It’s not the Friday 4, after all.

First, I’ll give you Weller’s official playoff prediction:

“Colts win.”

Thanks, Weller.  Now that we have that out of the way, I’ll provide a tiny bit more detail (and Weller, you should stop reading now.)

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Colts Down the Patriots

Suck

Belichick blew it tonight

I was planning on writing another Rookie Review tonight after the Colts-Patriots game, but this was too good to pass up.  I’ll be up front here, I hate the Patriots.  Actually, more specifically, I hate Bill Belichick and I hate Tom Brady.  I don’t hate them as much as Weller does, but they cheated my Rams out of a Super Bowl and I don’t tolerate cheaters.

Anyway, tonight was the annual Manning-Brady Bowl that is usually too hyped up for just two players.  There are 42 other guys on the field.  Let’s give them a bit of credit, too.  Tonight, however, the game didn’t disappoint.  It look like it was going to be the Brady-Moss show through three quarters (try as I might, I just can’t hate Randy Moss.  He’s just so good).  Moss put up 179 yards and 2 TDs against a depleted Colts secondary.  But it wasn’t quite enough…

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Fantasy Football

I know that to some (okay, most) of you out there the fact that I’m writing a post in mid-June about fantasy football may seem ridiculous and Bryan would agree with you. But to me, simply having just finished a fantasy draft, knowing that fantasy leagues all over the country are beginning to be organized and the simple fact that I have a fantasy team already means that the actual NFL season is less than three months away. The excitement that this induces cannot be captured by any word (or set of words) currently in existence in any human language, but I wouldn’t necessarily rule out Shyriiwook. Wow, I’m a nerd. Anyway, the point is that the NFL season is rapidly approaching and so I signed up for an early fantasy league. Continue reading

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