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The Week that Was - Week 11

Posted Nov 20, 2013

The Week that Was - Week 11



THE WEEK THAT WASWEEK 11

 

TURNAROUND TEAMS: In Week 11, the CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-3) defeated New England 24-20 on Monday Night Football and the OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-6) earned a 28-23 victory over Houston. Carolina (7-9 in 2012) and Oakland (4-12 in 2012) matched their 2012 win totals and joined Arizona (6-4; 5-11 in 2012), Detroit (6-4; 4-12 in 2012), Kansas City (9-1; 2-14 in 2012), New Orleans (8-2; 7-9 in 2012) and Philadelphia (6-5; 4-12 in 2012) as the teams to accomplish the feat so far this season.

 

The teams that have matched or exceeded their 2012 win totals:

 

TEAM

2012 RECORD

2013 RECORD

Detroit

4-12

6-4

Kansas City

2-14

9-1

Philadelphia

4-12

6-5

Arizona

5-11

6-4

New Orleans

7-9

8-2

Carolina

7-9

7-3

Oakland

4-12

4-6

 

-- NFL --

 

SO CLOSE: Through Week 11, 108 of 162 games (66.7 percent) have been within seven points in the fourth quarter, the most such games through Week 11 of a season in NFL history (107 in 2008, 2007 and 2004).

 

The most games within seven points at any time during the fourth quarter through Week 11:

 

SEASON

MOST GAMES WITHIN SEVEN POINTS IN FOURTH QUARTER

2013

108

2008

107

2007

107

2004

107

2011

106

1978

106

 

-- NFL --

 

SCORING HIGHS: NFL teams have combined for 7,581 points in 2013, the most points through 11 weeks in NFL history. The previous high was 7,368 points last season. 

 

That record total equates to 46.8 points per game. If the current average stays at this pace, it would rank as the highest of any season in history (1948, 46.48 points per game).

 

Teams have combined to score 844 touchdowns, the most at this point in NFL history (812 in 2002). Of the 844 touchdowns, 508 have been TD passes, the most through the first 11 weeks of any season. The previous high was 492 in 2010.

 

-- NFL --

 

400-CLUB: Through Week 11, there have been 18 individual 400-yard passing performances, including CARSON PALMER’s 419 yards on Sunday against Jacksonville.

 

The 18 individual 400-yard passing games are already tied for the most ever for a full season (18 in 2011).

 

The most individual 400-yard passing games in a single season in NFL history:

                                     

SEASON

INDIVIDUAL 400-YARD PASS. GAMES IN SINGLE SEASON

2013

18*

2011

18

2012

15

2004

13

1986

13

* Through Week 11

 

 

-- NFL --

 

TDS GALORE: Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER threw four touchdown passes in the Steelers’ 37-27 win over Detroit. That marked the 19th individual four-touchdown performance this season, the second-most through the first 11 weeks of an NFL season (20 in 2004).

 

The most individual four-touchdown games through Week 11 of any season:

                                     

SEASON

MOST INDIVIDUAL FOUR TD GAMES THROUGH WEEK 11

2004

20

2013

19

2007

17

Many tied

14

 

-- NFL --

 

MONDAY NIGHT MAGIC: On Monday night, TOM BRADY completed 29 of 40 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown. Brady now has 42 touchdown passes on Monday Night Football and tied Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (42) for the third-most TD passes in Monday Night Football history.

 

The quarterbacks with the most career touchdown passes on Monday Night Football:

 

 

PLAYER

TD PASSES ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

GAMES

Dan Marino

74

38

Brett Favre

69

38

Tom Brady*

42

18

Steve Young

42

25

Peyton Manning*

36

17

Joe Montana

36

20

* Active

 

 

 

Brady (4,021) also became the sixth player in NFL history to reach 4,000 career completions.

 

The quarterbacks to reach 4,000 career completions:

 

PLAYER

4,000 COMPLETIONS IN CAREER

Brett Favre

6,300

Peyton Manning*

5,368

Dan Marino

4,967

Drew Brees*

4,312

John Elway

4,123

Tom Brady*

4,021

* Active

 


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