Found November 29, 2012 on
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Last week: 16 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.12 (19th)
DVOA: -0.8% (17th)
Weighted DVOA: -3.2% (18th)
Tier 4: Young teams that could make the playoffs, but won’t do much once they get there
MLB Jasper Brinkley: 8 solo tackles, 5 stops, allowed 2 catches for 11 yards on 3 attempts
RE Jared Allen: 1 quarterback hit and 3 quarterback hurries on 33 pass rush snaps, 1 batted pass, 1 penalty, 6 solo tackles, 5 stops, 1 missed tackle
LE Brian Robison: 1 quarterback hit and 4 quarterback hurries on 29 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackles, 2 assists, 1 stop
QB Christian Ponder: 22 of 43 for 159 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception, 2 batted passes, 5 drops, 1 throw away, 68.8 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 21 of 46 drop backs (2 sacks, 6 of 19, 1 interception, 1 throw away, 1 drop)
LT Matt Kalil: Allowed 6 quarterback hurries on 47 pass block snaps, run blocked for 22 yards on 3 attempts
RT Phil Loadholt: Allowed 1 quarterback hit and 4 quarterback hurries on 47 pass blo...
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