With help from the Sultan of Stats, Santo Labombarda of the Elias Sports Bureau, here are a few numbers to mull during the Bengals bye week.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is eight games into his rookie season, so here are some digits of other quarterbacks after their first eight NFL starts.
They are culled from some of his Bengals predecessors (Ken Anderson, Boomer Esiason, Jeff Blake, Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton), as well some fellow overall No. 1 picks from the previous decade (Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray) as well as some big-time players still flinging, such as Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers.
Also, from next week's foe in Pittsburgh. It may not be the Battle of Ohio when the Bengals play the Steelers, but it is the first Buckeye Battle when Burrow (Athens) meets fellow Ohio quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (Findlay) at Heinz Field.
(All numbers from first eight NFL starts, courtesy of Elias)
- 11-5 _ Touchdown passes and interceptions for Joe Burrow.
- 11-5 _ Boomer Esiason's TD passes and interceptions
- 12-7 _ Tom Brady's TD passes and interceptions
- 10-8 _ Drew Brees' TD passes and interceptions
- 10-8 _ Andrew Luck's TD passes and interceptions
- 10-4 _ Ben Roethlisberger's TD passes and interceptions
- 91.4 _ Burrow's passer rating
- 83.3 _ Esiason's passer rating
- 66.7 _ Ken Anderson's passer rating
- 85.0 _ Andy Dalton's passer rating
- 66.3 _ Carson Palmer's passer rating
- 85.8 _ Kyler Murray's passer rating
- 92.7 _ Baker Mayfield's passer rating
- 87.1 _ Cam Newton's passer rating
- 79 _ Luck's passer rating
- 104.1 _ Roethlisberger's passer rating
- 67 _ Burrow's completion percentage
- 65 _ Brady's completion percentage
- 64 _ Aaron Rodgers' completion percentage
- 70 _ Roethlisberger's completion percentage
- 63.6 _Murray's completion percentage
- 57 _ Luck's completion percentage
- 6.9 _ Burrow's yards per attempt
- 6.6 _ Esiason's yards per attempt
- 7.3 _ Jeff Blake's yards per attempt
- 6.0 _ Palmer's yards per attempt
- 6.6 _ Dalton's yards per attempt
- 6.6 _ Brady's yards per attempt
- 6.4 _ Brees' yards per attempt
- 7.6 _ Rodgers' yards per attempt
- 8.2 _ Roethlisberger's yards per attempt
- 6.8 _ Murray's yards per attempt
- 7.1 _ Mayfield's yards per attempt
- 8.3 _ Newton's yards per attempt
- 2,272 _ Burrow's passing yards
- 2,404 _ Luck's passing yards