THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 10

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THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 10

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THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 10

SPRINTING SAINTS: The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS defeated Buffalo 47-10 in Week 10 to improve to 7-2.

The Saints, who have won seven consecutive games after starting 0-2, are the second team in the Super Bowl era to win its next seven games immediately following an 0-2 start. The other team to accomplish the feat – 1993 Dallas Cowboys – won the Super Bowl in that season.

New Orleans, led by running backs MARK INGRAM (131 rushing yards, three touchdowns) and rookie ALVIN KAMARA (106 rushing yards, one touchdown), rushed for 298 yards and a franchise-record six touchdowns in the victory. New Orleans became the fifth team – and the first since 1957 (Cleveland Browns, November 24, 1957) – in NFL history (including the postseason) to rush for at least 295 yards and six touchdowns in a single game.

The teams with at least 295 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns in a single game in NFL history (including the postseason):

TEAM

DATE

RUSHING YARDS

RUSHING TDS

New Orleans

November 12, 2017

298

6

Cleveland

November 24, 1957

330

6

Los Angeles Rams

November 18, 1951

371

6

New York Giants

November 19, 1950

423

6

Chicago

December 8, 1940*

382

7

*NFL Championship

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CAREER DAY FOR CLAYBORN: Atlanta defensive end ADRIAN CLAYBORN recorded a career-high six sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in the Falcons’ 27-7 win against Dallas last week.

Clayborn’s six sacks are a single-game franchise record (CHUCK SMITH, five on October 12, 1997) and are tied for the second-most in a game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (seven on November 11, 1990) had more sacks in a single game.

The players with the most sacks in a single game since 1982:

PLAYER

TEAM

DATE

SACKS

Derrick Thomas^

Kansas City

November 11, 1990

7

Adrian Clayborn

Atlanta

November 12, 2017

6

Osi Umenyiora

New York Giants

September 30, 2007

6

Derrick Thomas^

Kansas City

September 6, 1998

6

Fred Dean^

San Francisco

November 13, 1983

6

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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15,000 FOR FITZ: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had 10 catches for 113 yards in the Cardinals’ loss to Seattle in Week 10.

Fitzgerald, who has 15,066 career receiving yards, became the sixth player in NFL history with at least 15,000 career receiving yards.

The players with the most career receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

 

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle

22,895

 

Terrell Owens

San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati

15,934

 

Randy Moss

Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee, San Francisco

15,292

 

Isaac Bruce

Los Angeles/St. Louis, San Francisco

15,208

 

Tony Gonzalez

Kansas City, Atlanta

15,127

 

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

15,066

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Fitzgerald, who was 34 years, 70 days old when he reached 15,000 receiving yards, became the second-youngest player in NFL history to accomplish the milestone, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (33 years, 72 days old).

The youngest players to reach 15,000 career receiving yards:

PLAYER

AGE WHEN REACHING 15,000 RECEIVING YARDS

Jerry Rice^

33 years, 72 days

Larry Fitzgerald

34 years, 70 days

Randy Moss

35 years, 244 days

Terrell Owens

36 years, 279 days

Isaac Bruce

36 years, 307 days

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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ROAD WARRIOR: New England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 266 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 125.4 passer rating in the Patriots’ 41-16 win at Denver on Sunday Night Football last week.

Brady, who has won 86 career regular-season road starts, surpassed PEYTON MANNING (85) for the most regular-season road victories by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

The starting quarterbacks with the most regular-season road victories in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

ROAD WINS

 

Tom Brady

New England

86*

 

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

85

 

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

73

 

Dan Marino^

Miami

65

 

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

64*

 

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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SUPER-CAM: Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON threw four touchdown passes and rushed for 95 yards, including a long of 69 yards, in the Panthers’ 45-21 win against Miami on Monday Night Football last week.

Newton, who also threw for five touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards on December 20, 2015, is the only quarterback in NFL history with two career games with at least four touchdown passes and 95 rushing yards.

Philadelphia’s RANDALL CUNNINGHAM, who threw four touchdown passes and had 124 rushing yards on November 4, 1990, is the only other quarterback in NFL history to accomplish the feat in a single game.

The quarterbacks with at least four touchdown passes and 95 rushing yards in a single game in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

DATE

TD PASSES

RUSHING YARDS

Cam Newton

Carolina

November 13, 2017

4

95

Cam Newton

Carolina

December 20, 2015

5

100

Randall Cunningham

Philadelphia

November 4, 1990

4

124

Newton, who has 4,002 career rushing yards, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing yards, joining MICHAEL VICK (6,109), Cunningham (4,928) and Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (4,239).​

The quarterbacks with at least 4,000 career rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CARRER GAMES

RUSHING YARDS

 

Michael Vick

Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York Jets, Pittsburgh

143

6,109

 

Randall Cunningham

Philadelphia, Minnesota, Dallas, Baltimore

162

4,928

 

Steve Young^

Tampa Bay, San Francisco

169

4,239

 

Cam Newton

Carolina

103

4,002

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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MATTY ICE: Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN completed 22 of 29 passes (75.9 percent) for 215 yards with two touchdowns for a 104.8 passer rating in the Falcons’ Week 10 win against Dallas.

Ryan, who has 40,073 passing yards in 151 career games, reached 40,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history, surpassing the previous record held by DREW BREES (152).

The quarterbacks to reach 40,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES TO 40,000 CAREER PASSING YARDS

 

Matt Ryan

Atlanta

151

 

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

152

 

Dan Marino^

Miami

153

 

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

154

 

Philip Rivers

San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers

159

 

Carson Palmer

Cincinnati, Oakland, Arizona

160

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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DAK ATTACK: Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT rushed for a touchdown in the Cowboys’ loss at Atlanta last week.

Prescott, who has 39 touchdown passes and 11 rushing touchdowns in 25 career games, is one of four quarterbacks since 1970 to account for at least 50 touchdowns in his first 25 career games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DAN MARINO (62 touchdowns) and KURT WARNER (60) and DAUNTE CULPEPPER (55).

The quarterbacks to account for at least 50 touchdowns in their first 25 career games since 1970:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

PASSING TDS

RUSHING TDS

TOTAL TDS

 

Dan Marino^

Miami

1983-84

60

2

62

 

Kurt Warner^

St. Louis

1998-2000

59

1

60

 

Daunte Culpepper

Minnesota

1999-2001

43

12

55

 

Dak Prescott

Dallas

2016-17

39

11

50

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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BIG PLAY BRISSETT: Indianapolis quarterback JACOBY BRISSETT connected on two touchdown passes – a 61-yarder to wide receiver CHESTER ROGERS and a 60-yarder to wide receiver DONTE MONCRIEF – in the Colts’ Week 10 loss to Pittsburgh.

Brissett, who threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver T.Y. HILTON in Week 9, is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to throw touchdown passes of at least 60 yards to three different receivers over a two-game span.

The quarterbacks with touchdown passes of at least 60 yards to three different receivers in a two-game span:

QUARTERBACK

TEAM

SEASON

WEEKS

RECEIVERS (YARDS)

Jacoby Brissett

Indianapolis

2017

9-10

T.Y. Hilton (80), Chester Rogers (61), Donte Moncrief (60­)

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

2014

12-13

Donte Moncrief (79), Coby Fleener (73), T.Y. Hilton (73)

Eli Manning

New York Giants

2009

13-14

Brandon Jacobs (74), Hakeem Nicks (68), Domenik Hixon (61)

Trent Dilfer

Cleveland

2005

1-2

Braylon Edwards (80), Frisman Jackson (68), Steve Heiden (62)

Jim Kelly^

Buffalo

1989

3-4

Andre Reed^ (78), Thurman Thomas^ (74), Don Beebe (63)

Dave Ryan

Detroit

1946

7-8

John Greene (88), Billy deCorrevont (72), Bob Cifers (70)

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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RIVERS RISING: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS completed 21 passes with two touchdowns in the team’s overtime loss to Jacksonville last week.

Rivers, who has 4,005 career completions, became the eighth quarterback in league annals to record 4,000 career completions.

The players with at least 4,000 career completions in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER COMPLETIONS

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

6,300

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

6,125

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

6,051*

Tom Brady

New England

5,475*

Dan Marino^

Miami

4,967

Eli Manning

New York Giants

4,287*

John Elway^

Denver

4,123

Philip Rivers

San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers

4,005*

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer


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