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MiamiSportsGen
09-15-2009, 04:57 PM
If there's anything we can take from week one of the NFL regular season it's that plenty of teams came to play with "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" on their hands. If you combine all the fumbles that occurred during the week one match-ups you end up with a total of 48 (yes, forty eight). That's an average of 3.0 fumbles per game.

Here's a breakdown of the total fumbles from each game:
Rams @ Seahawks = 4 fumbles
Redskins @ Giants = 5 fumbles
49ers @ Cardinals = 2 fumbles
Cowboys @ Buccaneers = 4 fumbles
Lions @ Saints = 3 fumbles
Jaguars @ Colts = 1 fumble
Jets @ Texans = 4 fumbles
Vikings @ Browns = 3 fumbles
Broncos @ Bengals = 2 fumbles
Eagles @ Panthers = 4 fumbles
Ravens @ Chiefs = 3 fumbles
Dolphins @ Falcons = 4 fumbles
Titans @ Steelers = 3 fumbles
Bills @ Patriots = 3 fumbles
Chargers @ Raiders = 3 fumbles
*Let it be noted that the Packers-Bears game did not involve a fumble. They actually wore their gloves.

At this rate, we can expect 816 recorded fumbles by the end of the regular season, and over 1,000 if you include the playoffs. As useless as this information may be, it's hard to believe the amount of players that were screamed at by coaches this past week.

I guess we can all sit back and eat some popcorn (make sure it's extra buttery as to make them slip out of your fingers) as professional football players make it a point to cough up valuable opportunities left and right. Then again, maybe we should give the defenders some darn credit.

Either way it's pretty damn ridiculous.

Original story at MiamiSportsGeneration.com (http://www.miamisportsgeneration.com)

Clipse
09-15-2009, 06:13 PM
If there's anything we can take from week one of the NFL regular season it's that plenty of teams came to play with "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" on their hands. If you combine all the fumbles that occurred during the week one match-ups you end up with a total of 48 (yes, forty eight). That's an average of 3.0 fumbles per game.

Here's a breakdown of the total fumbles from each game:
Rams @ Seahawks = 4 fumbles
Redskins @ Giants = 5 fumbles
49ers @ Cardinals = 2 fumbles
Cowboys @ Buccaneers = 4 fumbles
Lions @ Saints = 3 fumbles
Jaguars @ Colts = 1 fumble
Jets @ Texans = 4 fumbles
Vikings @ Browns = 3 fumbles
Broncos @ Bengals = 2 fumbles
Eagles @ Panthers = 4 fumbles
Ravens @ Chiefs = 3 fumbles
Dolphins @ Falcons = 4 fumbles
Titans @ Steelers = 3 fumbles
Bills @ Patriots = 3 fumbles
Chargers @ Raiders = 3 fumbles
*Let it be noted that the Packers-Bears game did not involve a fumble. They actually wore their gloves.

At this rate, we can expect 816 recorded fumbles by the end of the regular season, and over 1,000 if you include the playoffs. As useless as this information may be, it's hard to believe the amount of players that were screamed at by coaches this past week.

I guess we can all sit back and eat some popcorn (make sure it's extra buttery as to make them slip out of your fingers) as professional football players make it a point to cough up valuable opportunities left and right. Then again, maybe we should give the defenders some darn credit.

Either way it's pretty damn ridiculous.

Original story at MiamiSportsGeneration.com (http://www.miamisportsgeneration.com)
Nice observation. That is pretty ridiculous. Here's hoping it was just "1st game jitters" concerning us.

MiamiSportsGen
09-18-2009, 01:01 PM
This is pretty old now, but to respond to R&R - Yes, let's hope it's just week one jitters. I don't expect that there will be over 800 fumbles by the end of the regular season. In fact, I would bet against it.

With that said, it was just so weird to see people dropping balls everywhere. The idea for this story actually came from my girlfriend, whom does not watch a lot of football. She said: "Wow. Is there a problem with people and fumbling? I've never seen so many people fumble."

And she had a point. Looked at all the stats and BAM, 48 total fumbles. Crazy stuff.