Seven From Sunday
October 22, 2017
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 7
A look at seven statistical highlights from games
played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 22, the seventh week
of the 2017 season.
rookie safety EDDIE JACKSON had a 76-yard interception-return
touchdown and a 75-yard fumble-return touchdown in the Bears’ 17-3 win
Jackson is the first
player in NFL history with multiple defensive touchdowns of at least 75 yards
in a single game.
He is the only
rookie in NFL history with two 75-yard defensive touchdowns in a single season.
- There were three
touchdowns of at least 45 yards scored by rookies on Sunday – a 76-yard
interception-return touchdown by Chicago Bears safety EDDIE JACKSON, a 75-yard fumble-return touchdown by Jackson and a
46-yard run by Green Bay Packers running back AARON JONES.
Rookies have scored 16 touchdowns of at least 45
yards this season, the most such scores through the first seven weeks of a
season since 1970.
- New Orleans quarterback
DREW BREES completed 27 of 38 passes
(71.1 percent) for 331 yards with one touchdown and rushed for a touchdown in
the Saints’ 26-17 win at Green Bay.
Brees threw his 500th career touchdown pass (including the
postseason) and is the fourth player
in NFL history to reach 500 career touchdown passes (including the postseason),
joining PEYTON MANNING (579), Pro
Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE
(552) and TOM BRADY (532 entering
quarterback DAK PRESCOTT completed
16 of 25 passes (64 percent) for 234 yards with three touchdowns and no
interceptions for a 134 passer rating in the Cowboys’ 40-10 win at San
Francisco. He also added a touchdown run.
Prescott has seven career games with at least three
touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions. In a player’s first two
seasons, only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO had more (nine).
Jacksonville Jaguars, led by defensive ends YANNICK NGAKOUE (2.5 sacks) and CALAIS CAMPBELL (two), recorded 10 sacks in the team’s 27-0 win at
The Jaguars, who recorded 10 sacks in Week 1, are the first team in NFL history to record at
least 10 sacks in two of the team’s first seven games of a season.
Jacksonville is the third
team with at least 10 sacks in multiple games in a single season, joining the
1984 Chicago Bears (two games) and the 1967 Oakland Raiders (two).
Campbell, who has 10
sacks in his first season with Jacksonville, has the most sacks by a player in his first seven games with a team since
the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982.
- Minnesota defensive end
EVERSON GRIFFEN recorded two sacks
in the Vikings’ 24-16 win against Baltimore.
Griffen, who has at least one sack in each of the Vikings’
seven games this season, is the sixth
player to record a sack in each of his team’s first seven games of a season
since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982.
- Pittsburgh rookie wide
receiver JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER had a 31-yard
touchdown catch in the Steelers’ 29-14 win against Cincinnati. Smith-Schuster,
who doesn’t turn 21 years old until November 22, has three career touchdown receptions, the most in NFL history by a
player before his 21st birthday.
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