October 19, 2014 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 7
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played on Sunday, October 19, the seventh week of the 2014 NFL season.
1. The DETROIT LIONS overcame a 14-point deficit en route to a 24-23 come-from-behind win against New Orleans. It marked the 10th time an NFL team has come back from a deficit of at least 14 points to win in 2014, already tied for the second-most such comebacks through Week 7 of any season since at least 1970.
Wide receiver COREY FULLER caught the game-winning five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD with 1:48 remaining in the fourth quarter, marking his first career touchdown catch.
2. Dallas running back DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys’ 31-21 win against the New York Giants and became the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his team’s first seven games to start a season, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (six games in 1958).
3. Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 255 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 154.5 passer rating in the Packers’ 38-17 win against Carolina. The performance marked Rodgers’ fourth consecutive game with at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions, tied for the longest such streak in a single season in NFL history (TOM BRADY, 2007).
Rodgers is the only player in NFL history with at least 18 touchdown passes and one or zero interceptions through his team’s first seven games to begin a season.
4. Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 105.7 passer rating in the Colts’ 27-0 win against Cincinnati. Luck has passed for at least 300 yards in five consecutive games, tying PEYTON MANNING (2009) for the longest such streak in franchise history.
Wide receiver REGGIE WAYNE had four catches for 15 yards and became the ninth player in NFL history with 14,000 career receiving yards.
AHMAD BRADSHAW, who had three catches for 36 yards and one touchdown against the Bengals, leads all NFL running backs with six TD catches this season. He is the first running back with six touchdown catches in his team’s first seven games of a season since San Diego’s GARY ANDERSON in 1986.
The Colts improved to 5-2, earning the 500th total victory in franchise history. Indianapolis’ all-time record is 500-444-7.
5. Buffalo rookie wide receiver SAMMY WATKINS had career-highs in catches (nine) and receiving yards (122) with two touchdowns, including the game-winning two-yarder with one second remaining in the fourth quarter of the Bills’ 17-16 win against Minnesota.
Watkins is the first rookie with at least 100 receiving yards and a game-winning touchdown catch with one second or less remaining in the fourth quarter of a game since 2009 (Tennessee wide receiver KENNY BRITT vs. Arizona on November 29, 2009).
Buffalo cornerback LEODIS MC KELVIN recorded interceptions on consecutive defensive plays, becoming the first Bills player to do so since KIRBY JACKSON on October 29, 1989 against Miami.
6. Miami quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL completed 25 of 32 passes (78.1 percent) for 277 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a career-high 123.6 passer rating in the Dolphins’ 27-14 win at Chicago.
Tannehill, who also rushed for 48 yards, is the third player in NFL history with at least 275 passing yards, a completion percentage of 78.0 or better and 45+ rushing yards in a single game. He joins KEN ANDERSON (November 3, 1974) and JEFF GARCIA (December 14, 2003) and as the only players to accomplish the feat.
7. Kansas City running back JAMAAL CHARLES rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs’ 23-20 win at San Diego. Charles now has 6,113 career rushing yards, surpassing PRIEST HOLMES (6,070) for the most in franchise history.
ANDY REID improved his career record in games following a bye week to 14-2 (.875), the
most victories of any NFL head coach in games following a bye week.
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