As Sunday kickoffs approach, here’s one interesting fact per game


Every week, the research staff at Football Night In America puts together extensive notes and research for every game.  Every Sunday morning (ideally), I review those notes.  Carefully (ideally).

In order to ensure that I review the notes, I’ll try (ideally) to post one intriguing fact per game, every Sunday morning.

Rams at Bears:  Michael Bush has had 25 or more carries five times in his career.  His team has never lost when that’s happened, and he has rushed for 684 yards in those five games combined.

Bill at Browns:  Trent Richardson became the first rookie to run for more than 100 yards and score a rushing and receiving touchdown since Samkon Gado in 2005.

Bucs at Cowboys:  Tony Romo has never lost to Tampa, winning all three times he has faced them.  In those three games combined, Romo has thrown 11 touchdown passes, zero interceptions, and has generated a passer rating of 144.8.

Jaguars at Colts:  With his next rushing touchdown, Maurice Jones-Drew will become the all-time leader in franchise history.  He’s currently tied with Fred Taylor at 62.

Jets at Dolphins:  Reggie Bush, who has a 6.8-yard rushing average against the Jets, has three straight 100-yard rushing games at home.

49ers at Vikings:  Move over Joe Montana and Steve Young.  Alex Smith has thrown 216 passes without an interception, a franchise record.

Chiefs at Saints:  Lost in the Saints’ 0-2 start is the fact that Drew Brees is now only two games behind matching John Unitas with a touchdown pass in 47 straight games.

Lions at Titans:  Matthew Stafford has 2,504 passing yards since December 2011, most in the league.

Bengals at Redskins:  Since 2005, only Devin Hester has more punt-return touchdowns than Adam Jones.  (Making Hester’s total more impressive is the fact that he didn’t enter the NFL until 2006.)

Eagles at Cardinals:  Darnell Dockett has 28.5 sacks since 2007, the most of any defensive tackle in the league.

Falcons at Chargers:  Philip Rivers is 200 passing yards away from 25,000 for his career.

Texans at Broncos:  The Texans are the only team to start each of the last three seasons 2-0, but the Broncos are 2-0 at home all-time against the Texans.

Steelers at Raiders:  Darren McFadden has 15 receptions so far this season, tying him with Reggie Wayne for the AFC lead.

Patriots at Ravens:  With 21 passing yards, Tom Brady will pass his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, who had 40,551 in his career.

Packers at Seahawks:  Marshawn Lynch has rushed for more than 100 yards at home in six straight games, with 712 yards rushing and six touchdowns.