Stats blather, injury updates, and other thoughts from a quiet Tuesday afternoon at Dove Valley:
Topic 1: Deceptive rankings:
The league rushing tables say that Broncos running back Tatum Bell ranks ninth in the league with 295 yards so far this season. But with the Broncos having their bye week early this year, their players will be at a little bit of a disadvantage when it comes to league rankings.
Right now, Buffalo’s Willis McGahee leads the league with 389 rushing yards. St. Louis’ Stephen Jackson is second with 367 yards, while Atlanta’s Warrick Dunn ranks third with 365. But if the statistics were based off yardage per game, none would be in the league’s top three, and Bell would be tied for second with Kansas City’s Larry Johnson at 98.3 yards per game.