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Statistical recap of Week 10 in the NFL

SPRINTING SAINTS: The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS defeated Buffalo 47-10 in Week 10 to improve to 7-2.

The Saints, who have won seven consecutive games after starting 0-2, are the second team in the Super Bowl era to win its next seven games immediately following an 0-2 start. The other team to accomplish the feat – 1993 Dallas Cowboys – won the Super Bowl in that season.

New Orleans, led by running backs MARK INGRAM (131 rushing yards, three touchdowns) and rookie ALVIN KAMARA (106 rushing yards, one touchdown), rushed for 298 yards and a franchise-record six touchdowns in the victory. New Orleans became the fifth team – and the first since 1957 (Cleveland Browns, November 24, 1957) – in NFL history (including the postseason) to rush for at least 295 yards and six touchdowns in a single game.

The teams with at least 295 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns in a single game in NFL history (including the postseason):

TEAM DATE RUSHING YARDS RUSHING TDS
New Orleans November 12, 2017 298 6
Cleveland November 24, 1957 330 6
Los Angeles Rams November 18, 1951 371 6
New York Giants November 19, 1950 423 6
Chicago December 8, 1940* 382 7
*NFL Championship

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CAREER DAY FOR CLAYBORNAtlanta defensive end ADRIAN CLAYBORN recorded a career-high six sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in the Falcons’ 27-7 win against Dallas last week.

Clayborn’s six sacks are a single-game franchise record (CHUCK SMITH, five on October 12, 1997) and are tied for the second-most in a game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS(seven on November 11, 1990) had more sacks in a single game.

The players with the most sacks in a single game since 1982:

PLAYER TEAM DATE SACKS
Derrick Thomas^ Kansas City November 11, 1990 7
Adrian Clayborn Atlanta November 12, 2017 6
Osi Umenyiora New York Giants September 30, 2007 6
Derrick Thomas^ Kansas City September 6, 1998 6
Fred Dean^ San Francisco November 13, 1983 6
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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15,000 FOR FITZ: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had 10 catches for 113 yards in the Cardinals’ loss to Seattle in Week 10.

Fitzgerald, who has 15,066 career receiving yards, became the sixth player in NFL history with at least 15,000 career receiving yards.

The players with the most career receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER RECEIVING YARDS  
Jerry Rice^ San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle 22,895  
Terrell Owens San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati 15,934  
Randy Moss Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee, San Francisco 15,292  
Isaac Bruce Los Angeles/St. Louis, San Francisco 15,208  
Tony Gonzalez Kansas City, Atlanta 15,127  
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona 15,066  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Fitzgerald, who was 34 years, 70 days old when he reached 15,000 receiving yards, became the second-youngest player in NFL history to accomplish the milestone, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (33 years, 72 days old).

The youngest players to reach 15,000 career receiving yards:

PLAYER AGE WHEN REACHING 15,000 RECEIVING YARDS
Jerry Rice^ 33 years, 72 days
Larry Fitzgerald 34 years, 70 days
Randy Moss 35 years, 244 days
Terrell Owens 36 years, 279 days
Isaac Bruce 36 years, 307 days
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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ROAD WARRIORNew England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 266 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 125.4 passer rating in the Patriots’ 41-16 win at Denver on Sunday Night Football last week.

Brady, who has won 86 career regular-season road starts, surpassed PEYTON MANNING (85) for the most regular-season road victories by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

The starting quarterbacks with the most regular-season road victories in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) ROAD WINS  
Tom Brady New England 86*  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 85  
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 73  
Dan Marino^ Miami 65  
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 64*  
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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SUPER-CAMCarolina quarterback CAM NEWTON threw four touchdown passes and rushed for 95 yards, including a long of 69 yards, in the Panthers’ 45-21 win against Miami on Monday Night Football last week.

Newton, who also threw for five touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards on December 20, 2015, is the only quarterback in NFL history with two career games with at least four touchdown passes and 95 rushing yards.

Philadelphia’s RANDALL CUNNINGHAM, who threw four touchdown passes and had 124 rushing yards on November 4, 1990, is the only other quarterback in NFL history to accomplish the feat in a single game.

The quarterbacks with at least four touchdown passes and 95 rushing yards in a single game in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM DATE TD PASSES RUSHING YARDS
Cam Newton Carolina November 13, 2017 4 95
Cam Newton Carolina December 20, 2015 5 100
Randall Cunningham Philadelphia November 4, 1990 4 124

Newton, who has 4,002 career rushing yards, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing yards, joining MICHAEL VICK (6,109), Cunningham (4,928) and Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (4,239).​​

The quarterbacks with at least 4,000 career rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CARRER GAMES RUSHING YARDS  
Michael Vick Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York Jets, Pittsburgh 143 6,109  
Randall Cunningham Philadelphia, Minnesota, Dallas, Baltimore 162 4,928  
Steve Young^ Tampa Bay, San Francisco 169 4,239  
Cam Newton Carolina 103 4,002  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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MATTY ICEAtlanta quarterback MATT RYAN completed 22 of 29 passes (75.9 percent) for 215 yards with two touchdowns for a 104.8 passer rating in the Falcons’ Week 10 win against Dallas.

Ryan, who has 40,073 passing yards in 151 career games, reached 40,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history, surpassing the previous record held by DREW BREES (152).

The quarterbacks to reach 40,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) GAMES TO 40,000 CAREER PASSING YARDS  
Matt Ryan Atlanta 151  
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 152  
Dan Marino^ Miami 153  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 154  
Philip Rivers San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers 159  
Carson Palmer Cincinnati, Oakland, Arizona 160  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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DAK ATTACK: Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT rushed for a touchdown in the Cowboys’ loss at Atlanta last week.

Prescott, who has 39 touchdown passes and 11 rushing touchdowns in 25 career games, is one of four quarterbacks since 1970 to account for at least 50 touchdowns in his first 25 career games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DAN MARINO (62 touchdowns) and KURT WARNER (60) and DAUNTE CULPEPPER (55).

The quarterbacks to account for at least 50 touchdowns in their first 25 career games since 1970:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS PASSING TDS RUSHING TDS TOTAL TDS  
Dan Marino^ Miami 1983-84 60 2 62  
Kurt Warner^ St. Louis 1998-2000 59 1 60  
Daunte Culpepper Minnesota 1999-2001 43 12 55  
Dak Prescott Dallas 2016-17 39 11 50  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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BIG PLAY BRISSETTIndianapolis quarterback JACOBY BRISSETT connected on two touchdown passes – a 61-yarder to wide receiver CHESTER ROGERS and a 60-yarder to wide receiver DONTE MONCRIEF – in the Colts’ Week 10 loss to Pittsburgh.

Brissett, who threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver T.Y. HILTON in Week 9, is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to throw touchdown passes of at least 60 yards to three different receivers over a two-game span.

The quarterbacks with touchdown passes of at least 60 yards to three different receivers in a two-game span:

QUARTERBACK TEAM SEASON WEEKS RECEIVERS (YARDS)
Jacoby Brissett Indianapolis 2017 9-10 T.Y. Hilton (80), Chester Rogers (61), Donte Moncrief (60­)
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2014 12-13 Donte Moncrief (79), Coby Fleener (73), T.Y. Hilton (73)
Eli Manning New York Giants 2009 13-14 Brandon Jacobs (74), Hakeem Nicks (68), Domenik Hixon (61)
Trent Dilfer Cleveland 2005 1-2 Braylon Edwards (80), Frisman Jackson (68), Steve Heiden (62)
Jim Kelly^ Buffalo 1989 3-4 Andre Reed^ (78), Thurman Thomas^ (74), Don Beebe (63)
Dave Ryan Detroit 1946 7-8

John Greene (88), Billy deCorrevont (72), Bob Cifers (70)

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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