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UPS AND DOWNS

Aug. 01, 1996
Aug. 01, 1996

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Aug. 1, 1996

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UPS AND DOWNS

PASSER RATING, FIRST EIGHT GAMES VERSUS LAST EIGHT GAMES
(MINIMUM: 224 PASSES)

This is an article from the Aug. 1, 1996 issue

Biggest Improvement in Second Half of Season

First Last
8 games 8 games Diff.

1 Brett Favre, PACKERS 86.7 114.3 +27.6
2 Warren Moon, VIKINGS 78.7 104.3 +25.6
3 Mark Brunell, JAGUARS 74.8 93.8 +19.0
4 John Elway, BRONCOS 79.6 95.1 +15.5
5 Jim Everett, SAINTS 80.1 93.8 +13.7
6 Rick Mirer, SEAHAWKS 58.4 70.2 +11.8
7 Jeff George, FALCONS 84.1 95.2 +11.1
8 Jim Kelly, BILLS 77.4 85.2 +7.8
9 Dave Brown, GIANTS 69.3 77.0 +7.7
10 Stan Humphries, CHARGERS 76.5 84.1 +7.6

Biggest Decline in Second Half of Season

First Last
8 games 8 games Diff.

1 Gus Frerotte, REDSKINS 83.5 46.9 -36.6
2 Jeff Hostetler, RAIDERS 90.3 61.9 -28.4
3 Jeff Blake, BENGALS 93.2 71.7 -21.5
4 Steve Bono, CHIEFS 88.7 69.3 -19.4
5 Troy Aikman, COWBOYS 103.2 84.6 -18.6
6 Erik Kramer, BEARS 101.0 85.8 -15.2
7 Chris Miller, RAMS 80.5 67.9 -12.6
8 Steve Young, 49ERS 98.2 85.0 -12.3
9 Trent Dilfer, BUCCANEERS 66.1 54.2 -11.0
10 Rodney Peete, EAGLES 73.0 63.8 -9.2

RUSHING YARDAGE, FIRST EIGHT GAMES VERSUS LAST EIGHT GAMES

Biggest Improvement in Second Half of Season

First Last
8 games 8 games Diff.

1 Curtis Martin, PATRIOTS 500 987 +487
2 Aaron Hayden, CHARGERS 0* 470 +470
3 Scottie Graham, VIKINGS 48 358 +310
4 Rodney Thomas, OILERS 376 571 +195
5 Glyn Milburn, BRONCOS 40 226 +186
6 Greg Robinson, RAMS 0* 165 +165
7 Jerry Ellison, BUCCANEERS 28 190 +162
Ray Zellars, SAINTS 0 162 +162
9 Vaughn Dunbar, JAGUARS 100 261 +161
10 Terrell Davis, BRONCOS 487 63 +143

Biggest Decline in Second Half of Season

First Last
8 games 8 games Diff.

1 Natrone Means, CHARGERS 718 12 -706
2 Robert Smith, VIKINGS 537 95 -442
3 Derrick Moore, PANTHERS 534 206 -328
4 William Floyd, 49ERS 237 0* -237
5 Terry Kirby, DOLPHINS 312 102 -210
6 Leroy Hoard, BROWNS 378 169 -209
7 Charlie Garner, EAGLES 389 199 -190
8 Emmitt Smith, COWBOYS 979 794 -185
9 Roosevelt Potts, COLTS 246 63 -183
10 Jerome Bettis, RAMS 408 229 -179

RECEPTIONS, FIRST EIGHT GAMES VERSUS LAST EIGHT GAMES

Biggest Improvement in Second Half of Season

First Last
8 games 8 games Diff.

1 J.J. Stokes, 49ERS 3 35 +32
2 Johnny Mitchell, JETS 7 38 +31
3 Irv Smith, SAINTS 10 35 +25
4 Bill Brooks, BILLS 15 38 +23
5 Jimmy Smith, JAGUARS 0 22 +22
6 Cris Carter, VIKINGS 51 71 +20
7 Pete Mitchell, JAGUARS 11 30 +19
8 Frank Wycheck, OILERS 11 29 +18
9 Ernie Mills, STEELERS 11 28 +17
Alexander Wright, RAMS 3 20 +17

Biggest Decline in Second Half of Season

First Last
8 games 8 games Diff.

1 William Floyd, 49ERS 47 0* -47
2 David Meggett, PATRIOTS 37 15 -22
3 Kimble Anders, CHIEFS 38 17 -21
Herschel Walker, GIANTS 26 5 -21
5 Todd McNair, OILERS 40 20 -20
6 Terrell Davis, BRONCOS 34 15 -19
7 Andre Reed, BILLS 21 3 -18
8 Will Moore, PATRIOTS 30 13 -17
9 Charles Johnson, STEELERS 27 11 -16
10 Michael Haynes, SAINTS 28 13 -15
Willie Jackson, JAGUARS 34 19 -15

Statistics compiled by the Elias Sports Bureau