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By PFW staff

Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Arizona at New Orleans

AZ 14th OFF; NO 25th DEF

AZ 28th RUN; NO 21st VS. RUN

AZ 12th PASS; NO 26th VS. PASS

AZ 11th PTS; NO 20th PTS ALLOWED

NO 1st OFF; AZ 20th DEF

NO 6th RUN; T AZ 17th VS. RUN

NO 4th PASS; AZ 23rd VS. PASS

NO 1st PTS; AZ t-14th PTS ALLOWED

AZ t-24th TO/TA; NO 3rd TO/TA

AZ HAS 3 SACKS OR MORE IN 6 OF ITS LAST 9 GAMES INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.

KURT WARNER HAS A TD-INT RATIO OF 12-1 IN HIS LAST 3 PLAYOFF GAMES.

AZ SCORED 20 POINTS OFF 3 GB TURNOVERS LAST WK.

LARRY FITZGERALD HAS 9 TDS IN 5 CAREER PLAYOFF GAMES.

AZ WAS 6-2 ON THE ROAD IN THE REGULAR SEASON.

NO HAS LOST 2 IN A ROW AT HOME.

NO ALLOWED AVERAGE OF NEARLY 140 RUSHING YDS IN LAST 11 GAMES.

NO HAS ONLY HOSTED 2 PLAYOFF GAMES SINCE 1993 SEASON.

JEREMY SHOCKEY WAS HELD TO 49 YARDS OR LESS IN ALL BUT 2 GAMES THIS SEASON.

 

Baltimore at Indianapolis

BAL 13th OFF; IND 18th DEF

BAL 5th RUN; IND 24th VS. RUN

BAL 18th PASS; IND 14th VS. PASS

BAL 9th PTS; IND 8th PTS ALLOWED

IND 9th OFF; BAL 3rd DEF

IND 32nd RUN; BAL 5th VS. RUN

IND 2nd PASS; BAL 8th VS. PASS

IND 7th PTS; BAL 3rd PTS ALLOWED

IND 13th TO/TA; BAL 4th TO/TA

IND HAS WON 7 STRAIGHT VS. BAL.

IND HAS LOST 6 OF ITS LAST 9 PLAYOFF OPENERS.

IND HAS NOT WON A PLAYOFF GAME SINCE SUPER BOWL XLI.

JOHN HARBAUGH IS 4-1 IN THE PLAYOFFS AS BAL'S HEAD COACH.

THE TEAMS MET IN WEEK 11, WITH BAL WINNING 17-15.

DALLAS CLARK WAS HELD TO 1 CATCH AND 3 YDS IN FIRST MATCHUP WITH BALTIMORE.

IND HELD RAY RICE TO 71 YDS ON 20 CARRIES IN WEEK 11.

PEYTON MANNING TARGETED PIERRE GARCON 8 TIMES IN WEEK 11, WITH GARCON CATCHING 6 PASSES FOR 108 YDS.

BAL RAN 52 TIMES AND ATTEMPTED JUST 10 PASSES LAST WEEK AT NE.

RAY RICE AND WILLIS MCGAHEE COMBINED FOR 221 YARDS AND 3 TDS ON 42 CARRIES LAST WEEK.

BAL HELD NE TO 196 YDS ON 63 PLAYS.

IND SURRENDERED 126.5 YDS PER GAME ON THE GROUND IN THE REGULAR SEASON.

IND SCORED 35 TDS IN 53 RED-ZONE TRIPS THIS SEASON, 2ND-BEST IN THE NFL.

 

Dallas at Minnesota

DAL 2nd OFF; MIN 5TH DEF

DAL 7th RUN; MIN 2ND VS. RUN

DAL 6TH PASS; MIN 19TH VS. PASS

DAL 14TH PTS; MIN 10TH PTS ALLOWED

MIN 5TH OFF; DAL 9th DEF

MIN 13TH RUN; DAL 4TH VS. RUN

MIN 8TH PASS; DAL 20TH VS. PASS

MIN 2ND PTS; DAL 2ND PTS ALLOWED

MIN T-8TH TO/TA; DAL t-13th TO/TA

FELIX JONES' 73-YARD TD RUN LAST WEEK WAS THE LONGEST IN DAL PLAYOFF HISTORY.

JONES HAD 91 RUSHING YARDS IN WEEK 17 AND 178 FROM SCRIMMAGE IN THE WILD-CARD PLAYOFF GAME VS. PHI.

DAL HAD 27 FIRST DOWN TO PHI'S 17. IN THE FIRST HALF, THE EGDE WAS 21-5, DAL.

DAL, PHI COMBINED FOR NFL POSTSEASON-RECORD 228 PENALTY YARDS.

DAL RAN 70 PLAYS TO PHI'S 52 AND POSSESSED THE BALL ALMOST 40 MINUTES.

WADE PHILLIPS WON HIS 1ST PLAYOFF GAME AFTER LOSING HIS FIRST 4.

DAL WON ITS FIRST PLAYOFF GAME SINCE DEC. 28, 1996 — AN 0-6 STREAK.

DAL HELD PHI TO 18 OFFENSIVE PLAYS AND ONLY 140 TOTAL YARDS IN THE FIRST HALF.

DAL HAD AT LEAST 4 SACKS FOR 4TH STRAIGHT GAME.

MICHAEL VICK'S TD PASS WAS LONGEST EVER AGAINST DAL IN PLAYOFF GAME.

TONY ROMO BECAME THE 7TH DAL QB TO WIN A PLAYOFF GAME, JOINING ROGER STAUBACH, TROY AIKMAN, DON MEREDITH, CRAIG MORTON, DANNY WHITE AND STEVE BEUERLEIN.

PERCY HARVIN WAS NAMED NFL OFFENSIVE MVP ON 41 OF 50 BALLOTS.

HARVIN'S 60 CATCHES TIED IND'S AUSTIN COLLIE FOR TOPS AMONG ROOKIES AND WERE 2ND MOST MY MIN ROOKIE (RANDY MOSS, 69, 1998).

HARVIN'S 2,081 TOTAL YARDS BROKE THE MIN FRANCHISE MARK HELD BY HERSCHEL WALKER IN 1990 (2,051 YARDS).

BRETT FAVRE PASSED FOR 321 YARDS VS. CHI IN WEEK 16 (36 IN THE 1ST HALF) AND 316 IN WEEK 17 VS. NYG.

MIN HAS A FIRST-ROUND BYE FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2000.

SIDNEY RICE HAD 537 YARDS RECEIVING HIS FIRST 2 SEASONS BUT 1,312 THIS SEASON.

VISANTHE SHIANCOE SET MIN RECORD FOR TIGHT ENDS WITH 11 RECEIVING TDS.

ADRIAN PETERSON FINISHED 5TH IN THE NFL WITH 1,383 YARDS RUSHING BUT HAD ONLY 3 100-YARD GAMES. HE HAD 18 TDS — ALL RUSHING.

MIN HAD RANKED 1ST IN RUSH DEFENSE EACH OF THE PREVIOUS 3 SEASONS BEFORE FINISHING 2ND TO GB THIS SEASON.

MIN HAD 6 RECEIVERS WITH AT LEAST 40 RECEPTIONS, WHICH IS ONLY THE 2ND TIME EVER A TEAM HAS DONE THAT, JOINING THE 1983 DALAS COWBOYS.

 

N.Y. Jets at San Diego

NYJ 20th OFF; SD 16th DEF

NYJ 1st RUN; SD 20th VS. RUN

NYJ 31st PASS; SD 11th VS. PASS

NYJ 17th PTS; SD 11th PTS ALLOWED

SD 10th OFF; NYJ 1st DEF

SD 31st RUN; NYJ 8th VS. RUN

SD 5th PASS; NYJ 1st VS. PASS

SD 4th PTS; NYJ 1st PTS ALLOWED

NYJ t-16th TO/TA; SD 6th TO/TA

NYJ 6-2 WHEN MARK SANCHEZ DOES NOT COMMIT A TURNOVER INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.

NYJ HAVE WON THEIR LAST 4 ROAD GAMES.

NYJ HAD MORE THAN 200 YDS PASSING IN JUST 4 GAMES THIS SEASON.

NYJ HAVE HELD TEAMS TO 15 POINTS OR LESS IN EACH OF LAST 7 GAMES.

PHILIP RIVERS HAD MORE THAN 200 YDS PASSING IN 14 OF 16 GAMES THIS SEASON.

PHILIP RIVERS THREW AT LEAST 1 TD PASS IN ALL BUT 1 HOME GAME THIS SEASON.

SD RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 100 YDS IN JUST 4 GAMES THIS SEASON.

SD HAD AT LEAST 1 SACK IN EVERY GAME THIS SEASON.

SD HAS ALLOWED 99 RUSHING YDS OR MORE IN ALL BUT 2 GAMES THIS SEASON.

SD 6-2 AT HOME THIS SEASON.

 

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