Dallas Cowboys: Inside the numbers for Week 13

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt York/AP/Shutterstock (13621881be) Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) gets past Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) in the first half of an NFL football game in Las Vegas Colts Raiders Football, Las Vegas, United States – 13 Nov 2022

Dallas Cowboys: Inside the numbers for Week 13

The Dallas Cowboys (8-3) battle the Indianapolis Colts (4-7-1) in an NFC-AFC matchup this Sunday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Here is a look inside some of the numbers the Colts will bring into this week’s showdown.

5 – This is where Indianapolis running back Jonathan Taylor ranks in rushing yards per game this season. Taylor, who has missed three games this season, is averaging 86.6 yards per outing in the nine games he has played. He has a total of 779 yards on 171 carries with four touchdowns and three fumbles.

11 – This is the number of turnovers the Colts’ defense has forced this season. With four interceptions, third lowest in the league, and seven fumble recoveries, Indianapolis has forced just 11 turnovers, above only the Saints in turnovers forced. With the offense turning the ball over 21 times, the Colts are on the wrong side of the turnover differential by 10.

24.4 – This is how many yards Indianapolis kick returner Isaiah Rodgers is averaging per return this season, which is good enough for top 10 in the league. In 12 games, Rodgers has returned 16 kickoffs for 390 yards.

71 – As a franchise, the Colts are the 11th oldest in the NFL, now 12 games into their 71st season. They have been around since 1953 and boast an overall record of 547-488-8. But it is a fractured history, spending the first 31 years in Baltimore (222-194-7) and the last 40 in Indianapolis (325-294-1). In the 70 previous seasons, the franchise has three NFL championships in Baltimore (1958, 1959, 1968) along with one Super Bowl title (Super Bowl 5 in 1970) and one Super Bowl in Indianapolis (Super Bowl 41 in 2006).

121 – This is the number of tackles Indianapolis linebacker Zaire Franklin has through 12 games this season. Franklin, who is averaging just over 10 tackles a game, leads the Colts and is second in the NFL, just one behind Seattle linebacker Jordyn Brooks.

Franklin, who has just one sack and one forced fumble, has played 781 total snaps on defense this season, just three shy of perfect attendance.

211 – This is how many games Indianapolis head coach Jeff Saturday started in the NFL. Saturday, who played 10 years with the Colts and one more with the Packers, is second in the coaching ranks in games played, behind only Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel. Vrabel played in 206 regular season games and another 20 in the postseason during his 14-year career. Saturday (1-2) will be coaching in just his fourth game with the Colts after taking over for Frank Reich, who was fired after a Week 9 loss.

62,377 – This is the seventh most regular season passing yards in NFL history, and it belongs to current Colts’ quarterback Matt Ryan. He trails only Tom Brady (87,571), Drew Brees (80,358), Peyton Manning (71,940), Brett Favre (71,838), Ben Roethlisberger (64,088), and Phillip Rivers (63,440). In his 15th season and his first in Indianapolis, Ryan has thrown for 2,642 yards and 11 touchdowns in his nine starts.

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