The Week That Was - Week 14

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The Week That Was - Week 14

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THE WEEK THAT WASWEEK 14

KEEPING IT CLOSE: Close contests remain a staple of the 2015 season as eight games were decided by seven points or fewer in Week 14, including the New York Giants’ 31-24 victory over Miami on Monday Night Football.

Through Week 14, there have been 108 games decided by seven points or fewer, the most through the first 14 weeks of a season in NFL history.

The most games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 14: 

MOST GAMES DECIDED BY

SEVEN POINTS OR FEWER

SEASON

THROUGH WEEK 14

2015

108

2012

105

2011

103

2002

102

2013

102

 

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​TDs GALORE: There have been 687 touchdown passes this season, tied for the most through the first 14 weeks in NFL history (2014). 

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GREAT GREEN BAY: The GREEN BAY PACKERS defeated Dallas 28-7 in Week 14, the 750th total victory in franchise history. The Packers are 750-565-37 and joined the CHICAGO BEARS (757-571-42) as the only teams in NFL history to reach 750 total wins. 

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SUPER STAFFORD: Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 245 yards and two touchdowns against St. Louis, bringing his career total to 25,123.

Stafford reached 25,000 career passing yards in his 90th NFL game, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (92) for the fewest games to reach the milestone. 

The quarterbacks to reach 25,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history: 

PLAYER

FEWEST GAMES TO REACH 25,000 PASS YARDS

Matthew Stafford

90

Dan Marino

92

Peyton Manning

97

Kurt Warner

97

Aaron Rodgers

98

 

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SOARING SEAHAWK: Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON passed for 292 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions for a 139.6 passer rating in the Seahawks’ 35-6 win at Baltimore. 

Wilson has passed for at least three touchdowns with no interceptions in four consecutive games, tied for the longest streak in NFL history with TOM BRADY (2007), PEYTON MANNING (2013-14) and AARON RODGERS (2014). 

The players with the most consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions: 

PLAYER

TEAM

YEAR(S)

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 3+ TD PASSES AND 0 INTs

Tom Brady

New England

2007

4

Peyton Manning

Denver

2013-14

4

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

2014

4

Russell Wilson

Seattle

2015

4*

* Active streak

 

 

 

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COOL BREES: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints’ 24-17 win at Tampa Bay. Brees has 93 career 300-yard passing games, tied with PEYTON MANNING for the most in NFL history.

Brees has 421 career touchdown passes and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (420) for the fourth-most in NFL history.

The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in NFL history: 

PLAYER

YEARS

CAREER TD PASSES

Peyton Manning*

1998-present

539

Brett Favre

1991-2010

508

Tom Brady*

2000-present

425

Drew Brees*

2001-present

421

Dan Marino

1983-1999

420

* Active

 

 

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MARCUS MARIOTA: Tennessee rookie quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA had a 41-yard touchdown reception in the Titans’ loss at the New York Jets. 

Mariota, who has scored touchdowns of at least 40 yards via passing (long of 61 yards), rushing (long of 87 yards) and receiving (long of 41 yards) this year, is the fifth player to accomplish the feat in a single season and the first since Pro Football Hall of Fame running back WALTER PAYTON in 1983.

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RISING ROOKIE: St. Louis rookie running back TODD GURLEY rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams’ 21-14 win over Detroit. The performance marked Gurley’s fifth game with at least 125 rushing yards, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (seven in 1983) for the most such games by a rookie in NFL history.

The rookies with the most games with at least 125 rushing yards: 

PLAYER

TEAM

YEAR

GAMES WITH 125+ RUSH YARDS AS A ROOKIE

Eric Dickerson

Los Angeles Rams

1983

7

Todd Gurley

St. Louis

2015

5*

Doug Martin

Tampa Bay

2012

5

Mike Anderson

Denver

2000

5

Curtis Martin

New England

1995

5

Rueben Mayes

New Orleans

1986

5

Billy Sims

Detroit

1980

5

* Through Week 14

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WONDROUS WILLIAM: Pittsburgh cornerback WILLIAM GAY returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown in the Steelers’ 33-20 win over Cincinnati. 

Gay has now scored a touchdown on each of his last five interceptions, surpassing TEDY BRUSCHI (four), CHARLES TILLMAN (four), and CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN (four) for the longest such streak in NFL history. 

The players with the most consecutive interceptions returned for a touchdown in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

YEAR(S)

CONSECUTIVE INTs RETURNED FOR TD

William Gay

Pittsburgh

2013-present

5*

Tedy Bruschi

New England

2002-03

4

Captain Munnerlyn

Carolina

2012

4

Charles Tillman

Chicago

2012-13

4

* Active streak

 

 

 

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