BY Steve Rudman 10:14AM 01/15/2011

Number 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. 9-15, 2011

  • 1
    Number of playoff games the Seahawks have won on the road over the course of their 34-year history. It happened on Dec. 31, 1983 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, where Seattle beat the Dolphins 27-20.
  • 35
    In millions of dollars, the amount that the Yankees will pay former Mariner set-up man Rafael Soriano to serve as Mariano Rivera’s set-up man in 2011. Soriano led the American League in saves in 2011 with 45. The Mariners dealt Soriano to Atlanta on Dec. 7, 2006, for Horacio Ramirez.
  • 103
    Average rushing yards for Marshawn Lynch in Seahawks wins over the St. Louis Rams and Boise State. In Seattle’s first 15 games, Lynch averaged 33.2 yards per game.
  • 374
    Average total yards amassed by the Seahawks in victories over the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints. In their first 15 contests, the Seahawks averaged just 295.5 yards per game.
  • 38
    The number of wins for Boise State the past three seasons. The Broncos were just announced as Washington’s opponent for the 2013 home opener.
  • 8
    Pro Bowl appearances for Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Cortez Kennedy (second most in franchise history) when he played for the Seahawks from 1990-00. Former Dallas offensive lineman Larry Allen made 11 Pro Bowl appearances and was a six-time All-Pro and he’s not yet in the Hall of Fame. Tim Brown, Chris Hanburger, Maxie Baughan, Chris Doleman all made nine Pro Bowl appearances, and they aren’t in the Hall, either.
  • 40
    Number of times that a University of Washington basketball player has been selected Pac-10 Player of the Week since the league began handing out the award in 1984. Isaiah Thomas became the 40th Monday as a Washington player earned the accolade for the second straight week (Matthew Bryan-Amaning). This is the first time Washington has won in successive weeks.


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