Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/26/12

Ten teams laced up the cleats on Saturday night in the third week of preseason play.  This is the week when team’s begin to really take shape, and roles are determined.  

Here are some numbers in the box scores that stood out:

7/108/2 - These numbers are not a new date on the calendar.  Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown had seven receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night against the Bills.  

Brown can be identified as the young promising Steelers wide receiver WITH a contract extension.  Fellow promising teammate Mike Wallace continues his holdout.

10 - Number of losses for the AFC East in preseason play.  Three teams in the division (Buffalo, New York and Miami) have yet to win a game.  The Patriots have the lone win for the division, the only division with a SINGLE winless team.

48 - The combined number of points scored by the New Orleans Saints and the Houston Texans in the first half on Saturday night.  These teams are stacked with fantasy options, but defense and special teams will be the keys to success in the postseason, as both teams found out last season.

3 - Number of touchdowns that Terrelle Pryor accounted for on the evening.  I do not think Pryor is capable of usurping Carson Palmer’s role as starting quarterback at this time, but he has to play a role in Oakland’s offense this season.  

Pryor completed three passes for 137 yards and rushed the ball five times for 90 yards.  That sounds like instant offense to me.

25.0 - Passer rating for Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young against the Steelers, the lowest rating of any quarterback that threw a pass on Saturday.  

Rudy Carpenter, a quarterback who will not make the Dallas Cowboys roster did not complete any of his five pass attempts and still finished with a better rating (39.6)

42.5 - Kickoff return average for Houston Texans return man Trindon Holliday.

2 - Number of fumbles by Houston Texans return man Trindon Holliday.  One of these fumbles was returned for a touchdown in the first quarter.

53 - Number of rushing yards for the Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins.  The Colts averaged just under two yards per carry on 27 carries.

If Andrew Luck receives this kind of run support during the regular season, the Colts will have a great opportunity to pick up some additional talent because they will be drafting in the Top 5 against next season.



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