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One interesting fact per game, for Week Five


Every Sunday, I manage to muddle through pages of research from the Football Night in America staff in search of one interesting fact per game that I can share with you, the loyal (we hope) PFT audience.

OK, so this is only the third Sunday I’ve done it.  But I don’t currently plan to stop.

Key word:  “Currently.”

Dolphins at Bengals:  Last week, Ryan Tannehill came within a yard of Cam Newton’s rookie single-game passing yardage record of 432.

Packers at Colts:  The Packers are 23-0 when Aaron Rodgers starts at quarterback and generates a passer rating in excess of 115.0.

Ravens at Chiefs:  The Ravens are 25-2 when Joe Flacco generates a passer rating of more than 100.

Browns at GiantsEli Manning has thrown for 200-plus yards in 23 straight games, the second-longest streak in NFL history.

Eagles at SteelersBen Roethlisberger needs 507 passing yards to surpass Terry Bradshaw (27,989) for the franchise record.

Falcons at Redskins:  The Falcons are 27-0 when Matt Ryan has a passer rating of 100 or more, including 4-0 this year.

Seahawks at Panthers:  Cam Newton is the only player in NFL history with 25 or more passing touchdowns and 15 or more rushing touchdowns in his first 20 NFL games.

Bears at Jaguars:  The Jags are 24-9 at home against NFC teams, but they’ve been outscored so far at home this year by a pair of AFC teams, 54-17.

Broncos at Patriots:  With his next 300-yard passing game, Tom Brady will tie Warren Moon at 49 for seventh-most in NFL history.

Titans at Vikings:  Since entering the NFL in 2007, Adrian Peterson has the most rushing yards (7,084) and rushing touchdowns (66).

Bills at 49ersAldon Smith has 18.5 sacks in his last 17 games.

Chargers at SaintsAntonio Gates is 74 yards from passing Ozzie Newsome on the all-time tight end reception yardage record.

Texans at JetsJ.J. Watt is the first player to have at least 1.5 sacks in each of team’s first four games since Kevin Greene in 1998.

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7 Responses to “One interesting fact per game, for Week Five”
  1. mrbullgator says: Oct 7, 2012 10:43 AM

    Mike Florio is 3-0 when he uses a passer rating over 100 stat

  2. Pantego Panther says: Oct 7, 2012 11:05 AM

    Love these statistics..I know you say ‘currently’ going to stop, but I hope that you continue to do this.

  3. hart6399 says: Oct 7, 2012 11:38 AM

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are 345-0 when they score more points than the other team. Florio….the Tim Kjurkjjan of football.

  4. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 7, 2012 11:43 AM

    This “one-interesting-fact-per-game-for-week-X” is actually pretty cool . Thanks Florio for passing along a few nuggets — be great if this continued to be a permanent fixture during the season.

  5. wayne1693 says: Oct 7, 2012 12:29 PM

    Love the Fact-Per-Game! Re: Adrian Peterson, it just shows how mind-boggling it is that a past rusher scored over 30 TDs in one Season!

  6. seanatch says: Oct 7, 2012 12:43 PM

    One interesting quarterback fact for each game…

  7. realfann says: Oct 7, 2012 2:44 PM

    Surprising that you find the piggybacking on the work of others difficult given your practice at it.

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