BY Steve Rudman 08:58PM 01/02/2011

Numbers Crunch

Numbers can fascinate and amuse, and be used to start and settle all manner of sporting debates. But numbers can also tell stories. Here you’ll find the numbers that best reflect the pulse of sports in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Jan. 2-8, 2011

  • 25
    Points for UW freshman Terrence Ross in an 87-69 win over Oregon. Most points by a UW freshman since Isaiah Thomas had 25 at Arizona State on Jan. 31, 2009 (Thomas had 27 as a freshman against Morgan State on Dec. 30, 2008).
  • 3-1
    Assists-to-turnover ratio for Abdul Gaddy, lost for the season on Wednesday when he tore his ACL during a UW hoop practice (49 assists, 16 turnovers). The ratio led the Pac-10 Conference.
  • 183.1
    In millions of dollars, the amount of money that former Mariner third baseman Adrian Beltre will have made once he completes his his new six-year, $96 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
  • 39.4
    Percentage of the team’s total tackles made last season by graduating Washington linebackers Mason Foster and Victor Aiyewa, and graduating safety Nate Williams. The trio made 349 of Washington’s 887 tackles.
  • 141
    Rushing yards by the Seahawks in their 16-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday night — this after averaging 85.5 yards per game through the season’s first 15 games (Marshawn Lynch had 75 and quarterback Charlie Whitehurst 30).
  • 0
    Number of teams that had qualified for the NFL playoffs with a losing record before the Seahawks accomplished the feat Sunday night with a 7-9 record. Only two other teams have ever made it to the postseason at 8-8, the 1985 Cleveland Browns and 2008 San Diego Chargers.
  • 10
    The Seahawks could have matched the NFL record for most losses by 15 points or more, but not only avoided that ignominy, but actually beat St. Louis 16-6 in the final game of the regular season. Seahawks entered the game having lost 9 games by 15 or more points. They avoided joining the 1976 Buccaneers and 1981 Colts, both with 10 15+-point losses in their respective seasons.
  • 0
    Number of times the Seahawks featured a 100-yard rusher in 2010. It marks the first time since the strike-shortened 1982 season, and just the third time in franchise history (also 1977) that the Seahawks fail to have at least one 100-yard rushing performance.

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