Like many sports fans I love numbers and of course numbers equal stats. So what better way to break down the most anticipated element of the 1st week of NFL action. The focus was on the top 5 rookie Quarterbacks. Those QB’s being Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Branden Weeden, Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson. So let’s let the numbers speak for themselves and see how these rookies did in their first NFL games.
Robert Griffin III (Redskins)
Completion Percentage: 73.1%
Passing Yards: 320
Rushing Yards: 42
Win (Defeated the Saints 40-32)
Andrew Luck (Colts)
Completion Percentage: 51.1%
Passing Yards: 309
Rushing Yards: 9
Loss (Defeated 41-21 by the Bears)
Branden Weeden (Browns)
Completion Percentage: 34.3%
Passing Yards: 118
Rushing Yards: 25
Loss (Defeated by the Eagles 17-16)
Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins)
Completion Percentage: 55.6%
Passing Yards: 219
Rushing Yards: -1
Loss (Defeated by Texans 30-10)
Russell Wilson (Seahawks)
Completion Percentage: 52.9%
Passing Yards: 153
Rushing Yards: 20
Loss (Defeated by the Cardinals 20-16)
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On Thursday it was announced that Jon Jones would not be Facing Dan Henderson. Lyoto Machida was set to be the replacement. On Friday that all changed again, Machida passed on the fight with only4 weeks to prepare for the September 22nd show. Former UFC Champion Vitor Belfort will now face Jon Jones in the Main Event of UFC 152 in Toronto.
The UFC has done away completely with the UFC 151 event. It will now be an event that never happened. The Toronto show will keep the title of UFC 152. Henderson pulling out was bad enough for the UFC now they have replaced his replacement for that fight.
Belfort is still a good fighter but not going to have a chance at defeating the defending Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Belfort is not a big draw in the US and will likely not spark any interest in the US market for this PPV. Jon Jones recently complained in an interview how he did not want to fight Machida again because of their lack of being able to generate big numbers on PPV. Jones needs to face reality, that reality is he himself is not a big PPV draw. This show will have horrible numbers that the UFC and Jones will just have to deal with.
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Tagged bad, bad situation, champion, draw, drawing power, former, horrible, jon jones, light heavyweight, lyoto machida, not a ppv draw, numbers, on fight, passing, ppv, pulling out, toronto, ufc 152, ufc show, vitor belfort