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WHAT TO LOOK FOR - A LOOK BACK

Posted Oct 28, 2013

WHAT TO LOOK FOR - A LOOK BACK



WHAT TO LOOK FORA LOOK BACK

 

 

MILE-HIGH POINTS: The DENVER BRONCOS defeated Washington 45-21 and have scored 343 points (42.9 points per game) through the first eight weeks of 2013, the most points at this point of a season in NFL history.

 

Denver became the third team in NFL history to score at least 30 points in each of its first eight games. The 2007 New England Patriots and 2000 St. Louis Rams also accomplished the feat.

 

The teams with at least 30 points in each of their first eight games of a season in NFL history:

   

TEAM

YEAR

MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 30 POINTS

Denver Broncos

2013

8*

New England Patriots

2007

8

St. Louis Rams

2000

8

* Active Streak

 

 

 

-- NFL --

 

PERFECT DEFENSE: The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-0) defeated Cleveland 23-17 to remain undefeated and sit atop the AFC West. Kansas City’s defense has allowed 17 points or fewer in each of its first eight games and became the fourth team since 1970 to accomplish the feat.

 

The teams to allow 17 points or fewer in each of their first eight games of a season since 1970:

 

TEAM

YEAR

CONSECUTIVE GAMES ALLOWING 17 POINTS OR FEWER 

Atlanta Falcons

1977

9

Kansas City Chiefs

2013

8*

Miami Dolphins

1971

8

Minnesota Vikings

1970

8

* Active streak

 

 

 

-- NFL --

 

STREAKING PATSThe NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS defeated division rival Miami 27-17 on Sunday. The Patriots have now won 14 consecutive home games against AFC East opponents and are the fifth team since 1970 to win at least 14 consecutive home games against division opponents.

 

The most consecutive home wins against division opponents since 1970:

 

TEAM

YEARS

STREAK

Green Bay Packers

1994-1998

18

Buffalo Bills

1988-1992

17

Dallas Cowboys

1991-1995

16

Miami Dolphins

1971-1975

16

New England Patriots

2009-present

14*

* Active streak

 

 

 

-- NFL --

 

THE NEW 30: San Francisco head coach JIM HARBAUGH (30-9-1) guided the 49ers to a 42-10 win over Jacksonville in an International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Since being hired in 2011, Harbaugh has won 30 regular-season games and became the fourth-fastest head coach to reach the milestone since 1970

 

The head coaches who made their debut since the merger with the fewest games to reach 30 wins:

 

COACH

TEAM

YEARS

FEWEST GAMES TO REACH 30 WINS

George Seifert

San Francisco

1989-1991

36

Chuck Knox

Los Angeles Rams

1973-1975

38

Ted Marchibroda

Baltimore Colts

1975-1977

38

Jim Harbaugh

San Francisco

2011-present

40

Joe Gibbs

Washington

1981-1983

41

Red Miller

Denver

1977-1979

41

 

This weekend’s contest was the 14th international regular-season game in NFL history and the eighth played in the United Kingdom.

 

The regular-season games played in the United Kingdom:

 

Date

Visiting Team

Score

Home Team

Score

Attendance

October 28, 2007

New York Giants

13

Miami Dolphins

10

81,176

October 26, 2008

San Diego Chargers

32

New Orleans Saints

37

83,226

October 25, 2009

New England Patriots

35

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7

84,254

October 31, 2010

Denver Broncos

16

San Francisco 49ers

24

83,941

October 23, 2011

Chicago Bears

24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

18

76,981

October 28, 2012

New England Patriots

45

St. Louis Rams

7

84,004

September 29, 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers

27

Minnesota Vikings

34

83,518

October 27, 2013

San Francisco 49ers

42

Jacksonville Jaguars

10

83,559

 

-- NFL --

 

LARRY LEGEND: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had four catches for 48 yards with one touchdown in the Cardinals’ 27-13 win over Atlanta. Fitzgerald, who now has 800 career catches, became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 800 receptions (30 years and 57 days old).

 

The youngest players to reach 800 career receptions:

 

PLAYER

TEAMS

AGE

YEARS     

DAYS

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

30

57

Jason Witten

Dallas

30

238

Andre Johnson

Houston

31

165

Torry Holt

St. Louis

31

208

Randy Moss

Minnesota, Oakland, New England

31

256

Tony Gonzalez

Kansas City

31

285

 

Fitzgerald, who has played 148 career games, also reached the milestone in the sixth-fewest games in NFL history. Former Indianapolis wide receiver Marvin Harrison recorded his 800th catch in his 131st game, the fewest of any NFL player.

 

The players to record 800 receptions in the fewest games in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES

Marvin Harrison

Indianapolis

131

Andre Johnson

Houston

137

Torry Holt

St. Louis

142

Anquan Boldin

Arizona, Baltimore, San Francisco

146

Wes Welker

Miami, New England, Denver

146

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

148

 

-- NFL --

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON MNF: One more note to keep in mind for tonight’s Monday Night Football game between the Seahawks and Rams…

 

ABOVE AVERAGE: Nine teams in 2013 are averaging at least 25 points per game, which is on pace to tie for the most in a season in NFL history (2008 and 2012).

 

2013 POINTS PER GAME LEADERS

POINTS PER GAME*

 

MOST TEAMS TO AVG. 25 POINTS

PER GAME IN A SEASON

Denver Broncos

42.9

 

Chicago Bears

30.4

 

2012

9

Green Bay Packers

30.3

 

2008

9

Dallas Cowboys

28.8

 

2009

8

New Orleans Saints

28.0

 

2007

8

San Francisco 49ers

27.3

 

1975

8

Seattle Seahawks**

27.3

 

1967

8

Detroit Lions

27.1

 

 

 

Indianapolis Colts

26.7

 

2013

9*

* Through Week 8

 

 

* Through Week 8

 

** Play at St. Louis on Monday night

 

 

 

 


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