Seven From Sunday
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 10
A look at seven
statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on
Sunday, November 11, the 10th week of the 2018 season.
- Four quarterbacks – Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER (158.3), Cleveland’s
BAKER MAYFIELD (151.2), New Orleans’
DREW BREES (150.4) and Chicago’s MITCHELL TRUBISKY (148.6) – have
recorded a passer rating of at least 145 (minimum 20 attempts) through Sunday
The four quarterbacks with a 145+ passer rating (minimum 20
attempts) in Week 10 are the most in a single week in NFL history, surpassing the
previous high of three which occurred four different times, most recently in Week
3 of the 2017 season.
- The NEW ORLEANS
SAINTS defeated Cincinnati, 51-14, at Paul Brown Stadium, marking the
team’s eighth consecutive win. The Saints have scored at least 40 points in
five games this season and joined the 2013 Denver Broncos and 2000 St. Louis
Rams as the only teams in NFL history to score 40 or more points in five of its
first nine games of a season.
Saints quarterback DREW BREES completed 22 of 25 (88 percent) for 265 yards with three
touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 150.4 passer rating and added a rushing
touchdown in the win. Brees, who has 509 career touchdown passes, surpassed
Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (508)
for the second-most passing touchdowns in league annals. Only PEYTON MANNING (539) has more career
New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA had 102 scrimmage yards
(56 rushing, 46 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns in the Saints’ win.
Kamara, who played in his 25th career game on Sunday, recorded his ninth
game with at least two touchdowns since entering the league in 2017. Only
Pro Football Hall of Famers CURTIS
MARTIN (10) and STEVE VAN BUREN (10)
and EDGERRIN JAMES (10) have more
multi-touchdown games in their first 25 career games in league history.
Saints wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS had eight catches for 70
yards and two touchdowns on Sunday. Thomas has 274 catches in 40 career games
and surpassed ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (266)
for the most receptions by a player in his first 40 career games in NFL history.
Thomas (78) is tied
with Minnesota’s ADAM THIELEN (78)
for the league lead in catches this season. Thomas and Thielen joined JULIO JONES (80 catches in 2015) and
Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN
HARRISON (75 in 2002) as the only players in NFL history with at least
75 catches in their team’s first nine games of a season.
- Kansas City quarterback PATRICK
MAHOMES completed 21 of 28 passes (75 percent) for 249 yards with two
touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 125.4 passer rating in the Chiefs’
26-14 victory over Arizona.
Mahomes, who leads
the NFL with 31 touchdown passes this season, surpassed Pro Football Hall of
Famer LEN DAWSON (30 touchdown
passes in 1964) for the most touchdown passes in a single season in franchise
- Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK completed 21 of 29 passes (72.4 percent) for 285 yards
with three touchdowns and one interception for a 123.5 passer rating in the
Colts’ 29-26 victory against Jacksonville.
Luck has thrown at
least three touchdown passes in each of his past six games and is one of
three quarterbacks in NFL history to record at least six consecutive games with
three or more touchdown passes in a single season, joining TOM BRADY (10 consecutive games in
2007) and PEYTON MANNING (eight in
2004). Brady and Manning were each named Associated Press Most Valuable Player
in those respective seasons.
Colts tight end ERIC EBRON had three catches for 69
yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in the victory. Ebron
joined New England’s ROB GRONKOWSKI (two
receiving, one rushing on December 4, 2011 vs. Indianapolis) as the only
tight ends in NFL history to record at least two touchdown catches and one
rushing touchdown in a single game.
- Cleveland rookie quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD threw three touchdown passes and rookie running back
NICK CHUBB had 209 scrimmage yards
(176 rushing, 33 receiving) with two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in
the Browns’ 28-16 win over Atlanta.
17 of 20 passes (85 percent), including his first 13 pass attempts of the game,
for 216 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 151.2 passer
rating in the win. Mayfield is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history
to record a passer rating of at least 150 on 20 or more pass attempts in a
Chubb scored on a
92-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, the longest rushing touchdown in
franchise history and the second-longest touchdown run by a rookie in NFL
history. Only the Steelers’ BOBBY
GAGE (97 yards in 1949) has a longer touchdown run as a rookie.
- Buffalo running back LE
SEAN MC COY rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills’ 41-10
victory at the New York Jets.
McCoy has 10 career
games with at least 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, joining ADRIAN PETERSON (17) as the only active
players with at least 10 such games.
Bills quarterback MATT BARKLEY passed for 232 yards with two touchdowns and zero
interceptions for a 117.4 passer rating in his Buffalo debut.
passer rating is the second-highest by a Bills quarterback making his team
debut behind only Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM KELLY’s 119.8 rating on September 7, 1986 (minimum 20
- Other notable performances from Sunday
- Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had six catches for 50
yards in the Cardinals’ Week 10 loss at Kansas City.
has 15,952 career receiving yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer TERRELL OWENS (15,934) for the
second-most receiving yards in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer
JERRY RICE (22,895) has more career
- New England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 254 yards in the
Patriots’ loss at Tennessee.
Brady appeared in his 300th career game (including the
postseason), joining Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (326) as the only quarterbacks in league annals to
appear in 300 career games.
- Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY had 160 scrimmage yards
(120 rushing, 40 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in the Rams’ 36-31 win against
Gurley has scored at least one
touchdown in each of the Rams’ first 10 games this season and joins Pro
Football Hall of Famers O.J. SIMPSON (14
games in 1975), LENNY MOORE (14 in
1964) and ELROY “CRAZY LEGS” HIRSCH (10
in 1951) as the only players in league annals to score a touchdown in each of
their team’s first 10 games of a season.
- Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES had seven receptions for
107 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons’ loss at Cleveland.
who has 10,094 career receiving yards, reached 10,000 receiving yards in his
104th career game, surpassing CALVIN
JOHNSON (115) for the fewest games in NFL history to reach the milestone.
has 45 career games with at least 100 receiving yards, tied with Pro
Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (45)
for the most such games by a player in his first eight career seasons.
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