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 Giants:  Eli Manning has thrown for 200-plus yards in 23 straight games, the second-longest streak in NFL history.

Eagles at Steelers:  Ben 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 49ers:  Aldon Smith has 18.5 sacks in his last 17 games.

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

Texans at Jets:  J.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.