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THE WEEK THAT WAS - WEEK FIVE

Posted Oct 8, 2013

THE WEEK THAT WAS - WEEK FIVE



THE WEEK THAT WASWEEK 5

 

STILL ALIVE: After Week 5, there are 17 teams with a .500 or better record. Twenty teams are in or within one game of first place of their respective divisions, tied with 2005, 2010 and 2012 for the most through Week 5 since realignment in 2002.

 

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HIGH 5-0: In Week 5, the DENVER BRONCOS, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS and NEW ORLEANS SAINTS all improved to 5-0. Since 1990, when the 12-team playoff format was adopted, 36 of the 40 (90 percent) previous teams to start 5-0 made the playoffs.

 

Denver won its 16th consecutive regular-season game, the longest active streak in the NFL.

 

Kansas City became the first team in NFL history to start 5-0 after losing at least 14 games in their previous season.

 

New Orleans is 5-0 for the first time since 2009 when the team went on to win Super Bowl XLIV

 

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SO CLOSE: Week 5 continued the trend of exciting finishes and close games. Five of the 14 games in Week 5 were decided by seven points or fewer, bringing the season total to 38. That is the fifth-most through Week 5 in NFL history (41 in 1999). 

 

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COMEBACKS GALORE: In Week 5, four teams came back from fourth-quarter deficits to win. There have been 25 fourth-quarter comebacks so far in 2013, the fourth-most through Week 5 of any season in NFL history.

 

The most fourth-quarter comebacks through the first five weeks of a season:

 

SEASON

FOURTH-QUARTER COMEBACKS

2011

28

1999

26

1989

26

2013

25

2012

24

 

On Monday Night Football, rookie quarterback GENO SMITH led the New York Jets to a 30-28 win over Atlanta. New York trailed 28-27 with 1:54 remaining and Smith drove the Jets 55 yards to the Falcons 25 yard line to set up NICK FOLK’s game-winning 43-yard field goal as time expired.

 

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400-CLUB: Week 5 featured three 400-yard passing performances – TONY ROMO, 506 yards; PEYTON MANNING, 414 yards; PHILIP RIVERS, 411 – bringing the season total to 13. The 13 individual 400-yard passing games are the most through the first five weeks of any NFL season.

 

The most individual 400-yard passing games through Week 5 in NFL history:

                                     

SEASON

INDIVIDUAL 400-YARD PASS. GAMES

2013

13

2011

10

2010

7

2002

4

1989

4

1985

4

 

The 920 combined passing yards between Manning and Romo were the fifth-most in a single game in NFL history.

 

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PASS FRENZY: There were eight 300-yard passing performances in Week 5, bringing the season total of such games to 47. The 47 individual 300-yard passing games are the second-most through the first five weeks of any NFL season.

 

The most individual 300-yard passing games through Week 5 in NFL history:

                                     

SEASON

INDIVIDUAL 300-YARD PASS. GAMES

2011

50

2013

47

2012

46

2009

31

2010

26

2002

26

 

Teams have combined for 247 touchdown passes through Week 5, the most TD passes through the first five weeks of any season in NFL history. The previous high was 241 in 2011.

 

SEASON

MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES

2013

247

2011

241

2012

234

2002

226

1985

217

 

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SCORES GALORE: The DENVER BRONCOS defeated Dallas 51-48 on Sunday, bringing their season total to 230 points. That is the most points in a team’s first five games in NFL history.

 

The teams with the most points in the first five games of a season:

 

TEAM

YEAR

POINTS

Denver Broncos

2013

230

St. Louis Rams

2000

217

Chicago Bears

1941

209

Dallas Cowboys

1966

193

Dallas Cowboys

1968

193

 

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MANNING THE RECORD BOOKS: Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING led the Broncos to their 16th consecutive regular-season win and joined New England’s TOM BRADY as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to win at least 16 consecutive regular-season games multiple times in a career.

 

Manning and Brady’s winning streaks of at least 16 regular-season games as starters:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

STREAK DATE

STREAK

Tom Brady

New England Patriots

12/17/2006-9/14/2009

21

Tom Brady

New England Patriots

10/5/2003-10/24/2003

18

 

 

 

 

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts

11/2/2008-12/17/2009

23

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos

10/15/2012-present

16*

*Active

 

 

 

 

Manning (61,371) passed for 414 yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (61,361) for the second most career passing yards in NFL history.

 

The quarterbacks with the most career passing yards in NFL history:

 

MOST CAREER PASSING YARDS

Brett Favre

71,838

Peyton Manning

 61,371*

Dan Marino

61,361

John Elway

51,475

Warren Moon

49,325

*Active

 

 

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CHARLES IN CHARGE: Oakland safety CHARLES WOODSON recorded an interception and returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown in the Raiders’ 27-17 win over San Diego. Woodson now has 13 combined return touchdowns off of turnovers (11 interceptions and two fumble recoveries), tying for the most in NFL history.

 

The most returned touchdowns scored off opponents’ turnovers in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

TEAMS

MOST RETURNED TDS OFF TURNOVERS

Charles Woodson

Oakland, Green Bay

13

Rod Woodson

Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Baltimore, Oakland

13

Darren Sharper

Green Bay, Minnesota, New Orleans

13

 

 

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NFL SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH “A CRUCIAL CATCH” CAMPAIGN

 

The NFL and NFL Players will support October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their fifth-annual national screening initiative and fundraising campaign. In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the initiative, called “A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives,” reminds women 40 and older about the importance of having an annual mammogram. 

 

Throughout the month, NFL Breast Cancer Awareness games will feature footballs with pink ribbon decals, on-field pink ribbon stencils and many pink items, including cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline caps, pins, helmet decals, eye shield decals, captains’ patches, sideline towels and quarterback towels.

 

To mark its fifth anniversary, this year’s campaign will highlight inspiring stories of individuals impacted by the “A Crucial Catch” campaign. All stories will be available on www.nfl.com/pink.


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