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Week 6: NFL by the numbers

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan shouts to a fan during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Perhaps the fan was inquiring why Ryan’s team is the most penalized in the NFL.
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan shouts to a fan during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Perhaps the fan was inquiring why Ryan’s team is the most penalized in the NFL. The Associated Press

A mathematical look at Week 6:

▪ 583: Penalty yards against the Bills in six games this season.

▪ 503: Passing yards by the Chargers’ Philip Rivers in San Diego’s 27-20 loss to Green Bay.

▪ 196: Receiving yards by the Cardinals’ John Brown, who had 10 catches in Arizona’s 25-13 loss to Pittsburgh.

▪ 57: Rushing yards by the Chiefs (minus Jamaal Charles) in Kansas City’s 16-10 loss to Minnesota.

▪ 14: Receptions by the Chargers’ Keenan Allen (for 157 yards) in San Diego’s 27-20 loss to Green Bay.

▪ 4: Combined penalties in the Redskins-Jets game, or about 16 fewer than this season’s per-game average.

▪ 3: Week 6 games that featured previous Super Bowl pairings: Chiefs-Vikings, Steelers-Cardinals and 49ers-Ravens.

▪ 3: Combined wins by Seattle and Baltimore – Sports Illustrated’s preseason Super Bowl picks.

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