October 26, 2015 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
Seven from Sunday: NFL Week 7
- The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS joined the CINCINNATI BENGALS, DENVER BRONCOS and GREEN BAY PACKERS as the only teams in the NFL with a 6-0 record this season. New England defeated the New York Jets 30-23 while the Bengals, Broncos and Packers all had a bye. The 2015 season has tied 2009 for the most 6-0 teams with four. The CAROLINA PANTHERS, who host the Philadelphia Eagles tonight onSunday Night Football, can be the fifth team to reach 6-0 this season which would set a new record.
- Miami quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL completed 18 of 19 passes (94.7 percent) for 282 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 158.3 passer rating – the highest attainable mark – in the Dolphins’ 44-26 win over Houston.
Tannehill completed his first 18 passes of the game and, combined with his seven completions in a row to end last week’s game at Tennessee, set an NFL record with 25 consecutive completions (DONOVAN MC NABB, 24 in 2004).
Dolphins running back LAMAR MILLER had a 54-yard touchdown reception and an 85-yard TD run – both in the second quarter. Miller joins CHRIS JOHNSON (September 20, 2009) as the only players in NFL history with an 85+ yard touchdown run and 50+ yard TD catch in a single game. Miller is the only player to accomplish the feat in a single quarter.
- New England quarterback TOM BRADY completed 34 of 54 passes (63 percent) for 355 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 94.3 passer rating in the Patriots’ win over the Jets. Brady (55,312) surpassed 55,000 career passing yards and is only the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach the mark. He joins BRETT FAVRE, PEYTON MANNING, Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO and DREW BREES as the only quarterbacks with at least 55,000 passing yards.
The performance marked the 17th time in his career that Brady had at least 350 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, the most such games in NFL history.
Brady also started his 213th game for the Patriots, passing BRUCE ARMSTRONG (212) for the most starts in team history.
- Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 251 yards in the Falcons’ 10-7 win at Tennessee. Ryan (30,168) surpassed 30,000 career passing yards in his 117th career game, the fifth-fastest in NFL history. The only quarterbacks to reach 30,000 passing yards in fewer games are Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (114), KURT WARNER (114), PEYTON MANNING (115) and AARON RODGERS (116).
Falcons running back DEVONTA FREEMAN rushed for 116 yards and has rushed for 621 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Freeman (23 years old) is only the fourth player at age 23 or younger to rush for at least 600 yards and nine touchdowns in his team’s first seven games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (1958 and 1959), ERIC DICKERSON (1983) and EMMITT SMITH (1992).
- St. Louis rookie running back TODD GURLEY rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams’ 24-6 win over Cleveland. Gurley, who rushed for 146 and 159 yards in his previous two games, is the first rookie since 2005 (CADILLAC WILLIAMS) to rush for at least 125 in each of his first three career starts.
- The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS defeated Buffalo 34-31 at London’s Wembley Stadium in the second of three 2015 International Series games in the United Kingdom. The Jaguars scored four touchdowns in the second quarter via four different methods: passing (quarterback BLAKE BORTLES to wide receiver ALLEN ROBINSON, 10 yards), fumble return (defensive end CHRIS CLEMONS, six yards), interception return (linebacker TELVIN SMITH, 26 yards) and rushing (running back T.J. YELDON, 28 yards).
Jacksonville is the first team since Seattle in 2012 (December 9) to score a touchdown via passing, rushing, fumble return and interception return in a single quarter.
- The WASHINGTON REDSKINS overcame a 24-point deficit (24-0) to defeat Tampa Bay 31-30. Redskins quarterback KIRK COUSINS threw the game-winning touchdown pass (six yards) to tight end JORDAN REED with 0:24 remaining. The 24-point deficit is the largest overcome in a victory in franchise history.