Here’s a look back at some of the numbers that helped define this past weekend’s NFL games won by the 49ers, Seahawks, Patriots and Broncos.
1. It should come as no surprise that the 49ers and Seahawks scored first in their games this past weekend. Seattle and San Francisco tied for the league lead this season by each scoring first in 12 games. The Seahawks were 10-2 in such games, the 49ers were 11-1.
2. The Saints and Chargers were both scoreless at halftime in their contests. In 98 games since 1966, only 15 teams won after being held scoreless in the first two quarters. The last win by a team having zero points at halftime of a playoff game was on January 8, 2011 when the Jets defeated the Colts, 17-16 after being scoreless in the first half. For the Saints, they had never been held scoreless in the first half in 15 previous playoff contests.
3. The Seattle Seahawks had only 102 yards passing in their win over New Orleans. Playoff teams with under 110 yards passing have won 48 and lost 51.