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Statistical look at all the happenings in Week 12 of NFL

ELECTRIC EAGLE: Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ threw three touchdown passes in the Eagles’ 31-3 win against Chicago last week.

Wentz, who leads the NFL with 28 touchdown passes, has the third-most touchdown passes by a first or second-year quarterback through his team’s first 11 games of a season in NFL history.

The first or second-year quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes through his team’s first 11 games of a season:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

PASSING TDS IN TEAM’S 1ST 11 GAMES

Dan Marino^

Miami

1984

30

Kurt Warner^

St. Louis

1999

29

Carson Wentz

Philadelphia

2017

28

Derek Carr

Oakland

2015

24

Jeff Garcia

San Francisco

2000

24

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Philadelphia owns the best record in the NFL at 10-1 and Wentz is the fourth first or second-year quarterback to start 10-1 or better through his team’s first 11 games of a season in the Super Bowl era.

The first or second-year quarterbacks to start 10-1 or better in his team’s first 11 games of a season in the Super Bowl era:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RECORD THROUGH TEAM’S FIRST 11 GAMES

Dan Marino^

Miami

1984

11-0

Carson Wentz

Philadelphia

2017

10-1

Dak Prescott

Dallas

2016

10-1

Russell Wilson

Seattle

2013

10-1

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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FLYING FALCONAtlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES had 12 receptions for 253 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 34-20 win over Tampa Bay in Week 12.

Jones has three career games with at least 250 receiving yards and is the only player in NFL history to have multiple 250+ yard receiving games.

Jones has 563 receptions in 90 career games and passed ANQUAN BOLDIN (558) for the most catches by a player in his first 90 games in NFL history.

The players with the most receptions in their first 90 games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

RECEPTIONS IN 1ST 90 CAREER GAMES

Julio Jones

Atlanta

563

Anquan Boldin

Arizona

558

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

554

Jones has 8,649 receiving yards and passed Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (8,502) for the most receiving yards by a player in his first 90 games in NFL history.

The players with the most receiving yards in their first 90 games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

RECEIVING YARDS IN 1ST 90 CAREER GAMES

Julio Jones

Atlanta

8,649

Lance Alworth^

San Diego

8,502

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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TOM TERRIFICNew England quarterback TOM BRADY threw four touchdown passes and one interception for a 114.1 passer rating in the Patriots’ 35-17 win against Miami last week.

Brady has 27 career games with at least four touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions, surpassing PEYTON MANNING(26) for the second-most in NFL history. Only DREW BREES (28) has more such games.

The players with the most games with at least four touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions in NFL history:

PLAYER

 TEAM(S)

GAMES WITH AT LEAST 4 TD PASSES & 1 OR FEWER INTS

Drew Brees

 San Diego, New Orleans

28*

Tom Brady

 New England

27*

Peyton Manning

 Indianapolis, Denver

26

*Active

 

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DYNAMIC DUONew Orleans running backs ALVIN KAMARA (188 scrimmage yards, two touchdowns) and MARK INGRAM (36 scrimmage yards) combined for 224 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in the Saints’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week.

Kamara (1,094 scrimmage yards, nine touchdowns) and Ingram (1,055 scrimmage yards, eight touchdowns) are the seventh pair of teammates – and first running back duo – to each have at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns in a team’s first 11 games in the Super Bowl era.

The teammates with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns in their team’s first 11 games of a season:

TEAM

SEASON

PLAYER

SCRIMMAGE YDS

TDS

PLAYER

SCRIMMAGE YDS

TDS

New Orleans

2017

Alvin Kamara

1,094

9

Mark Ingram

1,055

8

Green Bay

2014

Jordy Nelson

1,066

9

Eddie Lacy

1,007

9

Indianapolis

2000

Edgerrin James

1,586

14

Marvin Harrison^

1,066

8

St. Louis

2000

Marshall Faulk^

1,447

15

Isaac Bruce

1,185

9

Indianapolis

1999

Edgerrin James

1,547

9

Marvin Harrison^

1,118

12

Dallas

1995

Emmitt Smith^

1,643

20

Michael Irvin^

1,169

8

Dallas

1966

Dan Reeves

1,088

14

Bob Hayes^

1,002

10

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the month of November, Kamara became the third rookie in NFL history to total at least 500 scrimmage yards, three rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns in a calendar month, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers GALE SAYERS (October, 1965) and CHARLEY TAYLOR (November, 1964).

The rookies with at least 500 scrimmage yards, three rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns in a calendar month:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

MONTH

SCRIMMAGE YDS

RUSH TDS

REC. TDS

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

2017

November

594

3

3

Gale Sayers^

Chicago

1965

October

520

3

5

Charley Taylor^

Washington

1964

November

596

3

3

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 

 

 

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BIG GAME BROWNPittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ 31-28 win against Green Bay on Sunday Night Football last week.

Through 11 games this year, Brown has five games with at least 10 receptions and 100 yards, tied for the fourth-most such games in a single season in NFL history. Brown, who also had five such games in 2015, is the first player to accomplish the feat in multiple seasons.

The players with the most games with at least 10 receptions and 100 yards in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER

 TEAM

SEASON

GAMES WITH 10 CATCHES & 100 REC. YARDS

Andre Johnson

 Houston

2008

7

Calvin Johnson

 Detroit

2012

6

Wes Welker

 New England

2009

6

Antonio Brown

 Pittsburgh

2017

5*

Antonio Brown

 Pittsburgh

2015

5

Marvin Harrison^

 Indianapolis

2002

5

Jimmy Smith

 Jacksonville

1999

5

*Through 11 games

 

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 

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WONDERFUL WILSONSeattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a touchdown in the Seahawks’ 24-13 win at San Francisco last week.

With the victory, Wilson improved to 23-4 (.852) in his career in games following an in-season loss, the best record by a starting quarterback since the 1970 merger (minimum 15 such starts).

The quarterbacks with the best record following an in-season loss since 1970 (minimum 15 such starts):

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

WINS

LOSSES

TIES

PCT.

Russell Wilson

Seattle

23

4

0

.852

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

23

5

0

.821

Tom Brady

New England

42

10

0

.808

Jeff Hostetler

NY Giants, LA/Oakland Raiders, Washington

24

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