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NFL number crunch: Looking between the lines of Week 12

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) leaps after sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Houston. The Saints were held without a touchdown for the first time since Dec. 24, 2005.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) leaps after sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Houston. The Saints were held without a touchdown for the first time since Dec. 24, 2005. The Associated Press

Taking a magnifying glass to Sunday’s box scores:

0: Successful third-down conversions by the 49ers in nine attempts in their 19-13 loss to the Cardinals.

1: Teams with an 11-0 record (Panthers).

0: Touchdowns by the Saints, who were last held without such a score Dec. 24, 2005.

2: Raiders receivers who finished with more than 100 receiving yards in the team’s 24-21 win over the Titans (Amari Cooper 115, Seth Roberts 113).

3: Interceptions thrown by Nick Foles of the Rams in their 31-7 loss to the Bengals.

4: Consecutive losses by the Falcons, who started the season 5-0.

11: Raiders penalties (for 94 yards) in their 24-21 win over the Titans.

13: Teams within one win of a .500 record.

13: Tackles by the Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu, who also had an interception in his team’s 19-13 win over the 49ers.

15: Team-high rushing yards by the Giants’ Shane Vereen in his team’s 20-14 loss to the Redskins.

82: Combined age of Colts’ quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (40) and kicker Adam Vinatieri (42).

125: Edge in rushing yards by the Jets (137) over the Dolphins (12) in New York’s 38-20 win.

142: Receiving yards by Odell Beckham, Jr., of the Giants’ in their 20-14 loss to the Redskins.

160: Receiving yards by Jeremy Maclin in the Chiefs’ 30-22 win over the Bills.

201: Receiving yards by Markus Wheaton in the Steelers’ 39-30 loss to the Seahawks.

407: Raiders’ total yards in their 24-21 win over the Titans.

456: Passing yards by Ben Roethlisberger in the Steelers’ 39-30 loss to the Seahawks.

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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