THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 9

NFL Communications

THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 9

Week That Was 2017 Regular Week 09 English

​THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 9

SURGING SAINTS: The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS defeated Tampa Bay 30-10 last week to improve to 6-2.

The Saints, who have won six consecutive games after starting 0-2, are the third team in the Super Bowl era to win its next six games immediately following an 0-2 start. The other two teams to accomplish the feat – 1993 Dallas Cowboys and 2007 New York Giants – both won the Super Bowl in that season.

New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES completed 22 of 27 passes (81.5 percent) for 263 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 131.9 passer rating in the Saints’ win. Brees has 225 career passing touchdowns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the most in NFL history by a quarterback at a single stadium.

The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes at a single stadium in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

STADIUM

TD PASSES

 

Drew Brees

New Orleans

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

225

 

Tom Brady

New England

Gillette Stadium

221

 

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, Minnesota

Lambeau Field

214

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

-- NFL --

YOUTH MOVEMENT: Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ passed for four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 51-23 win against Denver in Week 9. Wentz, who leads the NFL with 23 touchdown passes, has the most passing touchdowns by an Eagles quarterback through the team’s first nine games of a season, passing the mark set by Pro Football Hall of Famer NORM VAN BROCKLIN (20) in 1960.

Wentz, who is 24 years old, has the fourth-most touchdown passes in his team’s first nine games of a season by a quarterback at the age of 25 or younger.

The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in their team’s first nine games of a season at the age of 25 or younger:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

AGE

TD PASSES IN 1ST 9 GAMES OF SEASON

 

Dan Marino^

Miami

1984

23

27

 

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

2014

25

26

 

Bobby Layne^

Detroit

1951

24

24

 

Carson Wentz

Philadelphia

2017

24

23

 

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh

2007

25

22

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Wentz is the only quarterback in NFL history at the age of 25 or younger with at least 20 touchdown passes (23) and five or fewer interceptions (five) in his team’s first nine games of a season.

-- NFL --

STAFFORD REACHES 200: Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD completed 26 of 33 passes (78.8 percent) for 361 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 132.4 passer rating in the Lions’ 30-17 win at Green Bay on Monday Night Football.

Stafford, who is 29 years old, passed for his 200th and 201st career touchdowns on Monday night and became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to reach 200 career touchdown passes before his 30th birthday.

The quarterbacks in NFL history to reach 200 career passing touchdowns before the age of 30: ​

PLAYER

TEAM

AGE AT TIME OF 200TH TD PASS

Dan Marino^

Miami

28 years, 2 days

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

28 years, 242 days

Brett Favre^

Green Bay

29 years, 36 days

Matthew Stafford

Detroit

29 years, 272 days

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

-- NFL --

AGELESS WONDER: Arizona running back ADRIAN PETERSON had a career-high 37 carries for 159 yards in the Cardinals’ 20-10 win at San Francisco in Week 9.

Peterson, who has 19 career games with at least 150 rushing yards, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famers ERIC DICKERSON (18) and EMMITT SMITH (18) for the fourth-most games with at least 150 rushing yards in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers BARRY SANDERS (25), JIM BROWN (22) and WALTER PAYTON (20) have more such games in their careers.

The players with the most career games with at least 150 rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES WITH 150+ RUSHING YARDS

 

Barry Sanders^

Detroit

25

 

Jim Brown^

Cleveland

22

 

Walter Payton^

Chicago

20

 

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota, Arizona

19

 

Eric Dickerson^

Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis

18

 

Emmitt Smith^

Dallas

18

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Peterson, who is 32 years old, is the third-oldest player in NFL history with at least 150 rushing yards in a game, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famers JOHN RIGGINS (35 years old, 165 rushing yards) and JOHN HENRY JOHNSON (34 years old, 200 rushing yards).

The oldest players with at least 150 rushing yards in a game in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

DATE

AGE

RUSHING YARDS

John Riggins^

Washington

October 14, 1984

35

165

John Henry Johnson^

Pittsburgh

October 10, 1964

34

200

Adrian Peterson

Arizona

November 5, 2017

32

159

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

-- NFL --

MATTY ICE AT 150: Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 313 yards with two touchdowns in the Falcons’ Week 9 loss at Carolina.

Ryan, who played his 150th career game on Sunday, has 39,858 career passing yards, the most by a player in NFL history in his first 150 games.

The quarterbacks with the most passing yards in their first 150 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

PASSING YARDS

Matt Ryan

Atlanta

39,858

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

39,297

Dan Marino^

Miami

39,285

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

39,164

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

38,212*

*Through 148 career games

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Ryan’s 3,465 career completions are the second most in NFL history by a player in his first 150 career games, trailing only DREW BREES (3,494).

The quarterbacks with the most completions in their first 150 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

COMPLETIONS

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

3,494

Matt Ryan

Atlanta

3,465

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

3,269

Carson Palmer

Cincinnati, Oakland, Arizona

3,196

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

3,162*

*Through 148 career games

-- NFL --

CLIMBING THE LEADERBOARDS: New York Giants quarterback ELI MANNING passed for 220 yards with two touchdowns in the team’s Week 9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Manning, who has 50,034 career passing yards in 14 seasons with the Giants, became the seventh quarterback in NFL history with at least 50,000 passing yards.

The quarterbacks with at least 50,000 passing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER PASSING YARDS

 

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

71,940

 

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

71,838

 

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

68,325

 

Tom Brady

New England

64,123

 

Dan Marino^

Miami

61,361

 

John Elway^

Denver

51,475

 

Eli Manning

New York Giants

50,034

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had five catches for 70 yards in the Cardinals’ 20-10 victory at San Francisco last week.

Fitzgerald, who has 14,953 career receiving yards in 14 seasons with the Cardinals, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer TIM BROWN (14,934) for the sixth-most receiving yards in NFL history.

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

14,953

 

Tim Brown^

Los Angeles/Oakland, Tampa Bay

14,934

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI converted both of his field-goal attempts, including a 53-yarder, and both extra-point attempts in the Colts’ 20-14 win at Houston in Week 9.

Vinatieri, who has 2,442 career points, surpassed GARY ANDERSON (2,434) for the second-most points scored in NFL history.

The players with the most points scored in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER POINTS

 

Morten Andersen^

New Orleans, Atlanta, New York Giants, Kansas City, Minnesota

2,544

 

Adam Vinatieri

New England, Indianapolis

2,442

 

Gary Anderson

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minnesota, Tennessee

2,434

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

-- NFL --​​

RISING ROOKIES: Through the first nine weeks of the season, rookies have accumulated 12,146 yards from scrimmage, the second-highest total by rookies through Week 9 since 1970.

The seasons with the most yards from scrimmage by rookies through Week 9 since 1970 (excluding 1987 season):

SEASON

MOST SCRIMMAGE YARDS BY ROOKIES THROUGH WEEK 9*

2014

12,504

2017

12,146

2013

11,105

1983

10,829

2012

10,321

*Excludes 1987 season

The rookies with the most scrimmage yards in 2017:

PLAYER

TEAM

SCRIMMAGE YARDS

Kareem Hunt

Kansas City

1,131

Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville

732

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

652

Christian McCaffrey

Carolina

589

Joe Mixon

Cincinnati

488

Rookies have also totaled 91 touchdowns through Week 9, the second-most through the first nine weeks of a season since 1970.

The seasons with the most touchdowns by rookies through Week 9 since 1970 (excluding 1987 season):

SEASON

MOST TOUCHDOWNS BY ROOKIES THROUGH WEEK 9*

2014

96

2017

91

1983

88

2013

85

1971

75

*Excludes 1987 season

The rookies with the most touchdowns in 2017:

PLAYER

TEAM

TOTAL TDS

Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville

7

Kareem Hunt

Kansas City

6

Corey Clement

Philadelphia

5

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

5

Evan Engram

New York Giants

4

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Pittsburgh

4

  

Click to Download File

THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 9