November 10, 2014 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 10
1. The ARIZONA CARDINALS defeated the St. Louis Rams by a score of 31-14 and have improved to 8-1 for the first time since 1948 and third time in franchise history (1925, 1948 and 2014). This is the first time the Cardinals have owned the best record in the NFL after nine games since 1966.
2. The BALTIMORE RAVENS earned a 21-7 win against the Tennessee Titans, improving their record to 6-4. The AFC North is the first division in which every team is at least two games above .500 at any point in the season since the 1935 NFL Western Division.
3. Seattle running back MARSHAWN LYNCH rushed for 140 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in the Seahawks’ 38-17 win against the New York Giants. He joins SHAUN ALEXANDER (three times) and CURT WARNER as the only players in franchise history to rush for at least four touchdowns in a game.
Quarterback RUSSELL WILSON passed for 172 yards and added 107 rushing yards with one touchdown, marking his third 100-yard rushing performance this season. The Seahawks are the first team in NFL history to have a running back rush for at least four touchdowns and a quarterback with more than 100 rushing yards in the same game.
Wilson joins MICHAEL VICK (2004 and 2006) as the only quarterbacks with at least three 100-yard rushing games in a season in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).
Dallas running back DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 100 yards in the Cowboys’ 31-17 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium. Murray, who has nine 100-yard rushing games in 2014, is the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in nine of his team’s first 10 games to begin a season.
4. Cowboys wide receiver DEZ BRYANT also became the first player with at least 150 receiving yards (158) and two touchdowns in the 11-game history of the NFL International Series in London.
Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING passed for 340 yards and five touchdowns in the Broncos’ 41-17 win at Oakland, extending his own NFL-record streak of consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes to 15 games.
5. Manning has also thrown a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS (47) for the third-longest streak in NFL history.
Manning’s first touchdown of the game was a 51-yard pass to running back C.J. ANDERSON. The scoring play marked Manning’s 44th career touchdown pass of at least 50 yards, eclipsing BRETT FAVRE for the most such TD passes of any quarterback in the Super Bowl era.
Broncos tight end JULIUS THOMAS had two touchdown catches and leads all NFL players with 12 TDs this season. He is the first tight end in NFL history with back-to-back 12-touchdown seasons.
6. Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD threw a game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to running back THEO RIDDICK with 29 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Lions’ 20-16 win against the Miami Dolphins. Detroit has scored the game-winning points inside of the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter to win in regulation in each of its past three games, becoming the first team to do so since the 1994 New York Giants.
Stafford, who passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, has 19,953 career passing yards in 70 games, the most of any player in NFL history in his first 70 games. Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO, who passed for 19,179 yards in his first 70 games, previously had the most of any player. Stafford’s 122 career touchdown passes are tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS for the fourth-most of any player through 70 career games.
7. New York Jets quarterback MICHAEL VICK passed for 132 yards with two touchdowns and added 39 rushing yards in a 20-13 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Vick now has 6,006 career rushing yards and is the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 6,000.