Statistics and Facts Coming From Week 14
December 16, 2015 in Sports News
Each week of play leaves us interesting NFL statistics you should know. This time we present the 10 most interesting statistics of week 14.
The close games continue. This time eight games were decided by seven points or less, including Monday night. Through week 14 there has been 108 games decided by this margin, the most in league history in this time.
Air attack. This season 687 touchdown passes have been thrown and with them an NFL record is tied, for the highest number of touchdowns until this week. In 2014 we had the same number in 14 weeks.
The 750 club. The Packers defeated the Cowboys last Sunday 28-7 and thus got their 750th win. Their victory record is 750-656-37 and next to the Bears with 757-571-42, are the only teams to reach that number of games won.
Super Stafford. With his performance last Sunday against the Rams, Matt Stafford reached 25.123 yards passing in his 90th game in the NFL. Lions quarterback became the fastest player to reach the mark of 25,000 passing yards, surpassing Dan Marino who got there in 92 games.
Great Seahawk. With his performance against Ravens, Russell Wilson managed to get five touchdown passes without an interception and his team has reached 4 games with at least 3 consecutive touchdowns without being intercepted, the longest streak, he tied with Tom Brady (2007), Peyton Manning (2013 -14) and Aaron Rodgers (2014).
Cool Brees. On Sunday he threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns against the Buccaneers, to reach his game number 93 with 300+ passing yards per reception. Thus tied Peyton Manning with as many of these games in NFL history.
Mariota again. Last Sunday the Titans quarterback had a 41 yard reception for a touchdown. With this he becomes the fifth player in history to have at least 40 touchdowns yards throwing (61 yards), per carry (87 yards) and receiving (41 yards) in a single season. The first to get it since Walter Payton in 1983.
Rookie spirit. Todd Gurley had a great day getting 140 rushing yards against the Lions last Sunday and because of this, he reaches game number five with at least 125 yards rushing. At this time he is 2 games away to tie Eric Dickerson with the highest number of games with at least 125 yards as a rookie.
On Sunday William Gay returned an interception for a touchdown against Bengals. Now Gay has returned each of his last five interceptions for touchdowns, passing Tedy Bruschi (four), Charles Tillman (four) and Captain Munnerlyn (four) for the longest streak of its kind in the history of the NFL.
The Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached 11,441 rushing yards and 100 career touchdowns (95 rushing and five reception) in 117 games. He joins the likes of Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and LaDainian Tomlinson as the only ones to get at least 10,000 rushing yards and 100+ total touchdowns in the first 117 games of their careers.