November 17, 2014 Louisville, Ky. (Analyzed Sports)
Seven from Sunday – Week 11
1. The ARIZONA CARDINALS defeated Detroit 14-6 and improved to 9-1 on the season, the best record in the NFL. The Cardinals are 9-1 for the second time in franchise history joining the 1948 Chicago Cardinals.
Arizona is 6-0 at home this season, the first time since 1970 the team has won its first six home games to start a season.
2. Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS completed 22 of 36 passes (61.1 percent) for 341 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 120.3 passer rating in the Packers’ 53-20 win over Philadelphia.
Rodgers has thrown 322 consecutive passes at home without an interception, the longest streak in NFL history.
He has thrown 29 consecutive touchdowns at home without an interception, the longest streak in NFL history.
The Packers, who scored 30 points in the first half, are the first team in NFL history to score at least 28 points in the first half of four consecutive home games.
3. Tampa Bay rookie wide receiver MIKE EVANS had seven catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 27-7 win at Washington. At 21 years, 87 days old, Evans is the youngest player in NFL history with a 200-yard receiving game.
The performance marked Evans’ third consecutive game with at least seven catches, 100 receiving yards and a touchdown catch. He is the first rookie in NFL history to accomplish the feat.
4. Houston defensive end J.J. WATT had five tackles, one sack, a forced fumbled, a fumble recovery and a touchdown catch in the Texans’ 23-7 win at Cleveland. Watt is the second player in NFL history with two touchdown catches, an interception-return touchdown and a fumble-return touchdown in a season, joining Philadelphia’s JAY ARNOLD in 1938. He is the only NFL player to register a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and touchdown reception in the same game since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
Running back ALFRED BLUE rushed for 156 yards, which is tied for the most ever by a Texans rookie (STEVE SLATON, 156 yards vs. Indianapolis on November 16, 2008), and set a single-game club record for carries (36), surpassing the previous mark set by teammate ARIAN FOSTER (33 attempts in two different games).
5. Cincinnati rookie running back JEREMY HILL rushed for 152 yards on 27 carries (5.6 average) in the Bengals’ 27-10 win at New Orleans. Hill, who rushed for 154 yards in Week 9 against Jacksonville, is the second rookie in franchise history with two 150-yard rushing games, joining PAUL ROBINSON (1968).
6. San Francisco rookie linebacker CHRIS BORLAND had 12 tackles and two interceptions in the 49ers’ 16-10 win at the New York Giants. Borland is the first rookie linebacker in franchise history with two interceptions in a game.
He also joins KEN NORTON, JR. (October 22, 1995) as the only 49ers linebackers with two interceptions in a game over the past 40 years.
7. Denver wide receiver DEMARYIUS THOMAS had seven catches for 103 yards in the Broncos’ loss at St. Louis. Thomas now has at least 100 receiving yards in seven consecutive games, tied for the second-longest streak in NFL history with CHARLEY HENNIGAN (1961) and Pro Football Hall of Famer MICHAEL IRVIN (1995). CALVIN JOHNSON holds the NFL record with eight consecutive 100-yard receiving games in 2012.