Latest in Sports

September 3, 2011

NFL Preseason Standouts


With Week 1 of the NFL season fast approaching, we thought we'd take a look at some of the standout players during the preseason. 

Listed below are the final preseason leaders in the American and National Football Conferences. Rookie running back KENDALL HUNTER of the San Francisco 49ers was the NFL preseason rushing leader with 231 yards.  Wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN of the Pittsburgh Steelers led the league in receiving yards with 230.  The top passer was Detroit Lions quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD with a 154.7 rating.

The Arizona Cardinals finished the 2011 preseason with the top-ranked offense, averaging 403.3 yards per game.  The Chicago Bears led the league in defense with a 255.0 yards-per-game average.

2011 NFL PRESEASON LEADERS

Individual
Team

Touchdowns
Green-Ellis, NE, AFC
4

Total Offense
Arizona, NFC
403.3

3 tied, NFC
3


Denver, AFC
366.3







Rushing Yards
(R) Hunter, SF, NFC
231

Points
Detroit, NFC
114

2 tied, AFC
192


New England, AFC
105







Rushing TDs
Green-Ellis, NE, AFC
4

Rushing Yds.
Minnesota, NFC
155.8  

(R) Ingram, NO, NFC
3

Per Game
Houston, AFC
135.8  







Longest run
(R) D. Scott, NYG, NFC
97T

Rushing TDs
New England, AFC
8
from scrimmage
(R) Ar. Smith, Cle., AFC
81T


New Orleans, NFC
6







Passer Rating
Stafford, Det., NFC
154.7

Pass Attempts
Atlanta, NFC
173

Roethlisberger, Pit., AFC
146.6


New England, AFC
155







Passing Yards
McGee, Dal., NFC
610 

Completions
2 tied, NFC
92

Henne, Mia., AFC
446 


New England, AFC
89







Passing TDs
3 tied, NFC
5

Passing Yards
Arizona, NFC
291.5

3 tied, AFC
4

Per Game
Denver, AFC
254.3







Receptions
Hernandez (TE), NE, AFC
16

Passing TDs
Detroit, NFC
11

A. Brown (RB), Det., NFC
12


Cleveland, AFC
7







Receiving Yards
A. Brown, Pit., AFC
230

Fewest Sacks
Detroit, NFC
3

Fitzgerald, Arz., NFC
183

Allowed
Tennessee, AFC
4







Receiving TDs
A. Brown, Pit., AFC
3

Most 2-point
New Orleans, NFC
2

Two tied, NFC
3

Conversions
3 tied, AFC
1







Longest Rec.
West, GB, NFC
97T

Total Defense
Chicago, NFC
255.0

Riley, Den., AFC
89


Houston, AFC
269.5







Punt Return
Banks, Was., NFC
30.5

Pts. Allowed/Game
Tennessee, AFC
10.5
Average
(R) Rogers, Buf., AFC
17.7


Minnesota, NFC
11.0







Kickoff Return
Karim, Jax., AFC
41.5

Rushing Yds.
Atlanta, NFC
72.0  
Average
(R) Baldwin, Sea., NFC
40.2

Allowed/Game
NY Jets, AFC
80.3  







Punting Average
B. Fields, Mia., AFC
51.6

Rushing TDs
2 tied, AFC
0

Paulescu, SF, NFC
50.0

Allowed
Philadelphia, NFC
0







Points
Gano, Was., NFC
38

Passing Yards
Chicago, NFC
133.5

2 tied, AFC
29

Allowed/Game
Houston, AFC
150.5







Field Goals
Gano, Was., NFC
10

Passing TDs
2 tied, AFC
2

2 tied, AFC
8

Allowed
Many tied, NFC
2







Interceptions
Grimes, Atl., NFC
3

Interceptions
2 tied, AFC
7

Many tied, AFC
2


Atlanta, NFC
6







Sacks
English, Cle., AFC
4

Sacks
Philadelphia, NFC
19

(R) Ald. Smith, SF, NFC
3.5


Houston, AFC
15







*(R) denotes rookie









No comments: