NFL: What To Look For- Wk7

Fifty-one of 90 (56.7 percent) games this season have been decided by eight points or fewer.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR - WEEK 7

CRAZY EIGHTS : Fifty-one of 90 (56.7 percent) games this season have been decided by eight points or fewer, the second highest percentage through Week 6 since the adoption of the two-point conversion in 1994. If the trend continues this weekend, the 2010 season could feature the highest percentage of games decided by eight-or-fewer points through Week 7 since 1994 . In 1999, 59.0 percent of games were decided by eight-or-fewer points, the most in that time span.

The seasons with the most games decided by eight-or-fewer points through Week 7 (since 1994) :

SEASON

GAMES DECIDED BY EIGHT-OR-FEWER POINTS

TOTAL GAMES

PERCENTAGE

1999

59

100

59.0

1998

49

94

52.1

1995

50

96

52.1

2000

51

100

51.0

2002

52

102

51.0

*2010

51

90

56.7

  • Through Week 6

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LAMBEAU LEGEND : Minnesota quarterback BRETT FAVRE will return to Lambeau Field this Sunday when the Vikings take on Green Bay onSunday Night Football. Favre, who has started 118 games at Lambeau in his career, is currently tied with Pro Football Hall of FamerJOHN ELWAY (118 games at Denver's Mile High Stadium) for the most starts by a quarterback at a stadium in NFL history. With a start this weekend, Favre will pass Elway for the most starts by a quarterback at a stadium in NFL history.

Last season, Favre became the second quarterback to win 90 games at one stadium since 1970 when the Vikings defeated the Packers, 38-26. Only Elway, who won 95 games at Mile High Stadium, has reached the 90-win mark at an NFL venue during that span.

The quarterbacks to win the most career games at one stadium (since 1970) :

QUARTERBACK

STADIUM

NO. OF WINS

John Elway

Mile High Stadium

95

Brett Favre

Lambeau Field

*90

Terry Bradshaw

Three Rivers Stadium

67

Dan Marino

Sun Life Stadium

60

Phil Simms

Giants Stadium

59

*Active

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FITZ FOR 550 : Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD has amassed 549 receptions for 7,368 yards and 61 touchdowns in his seven NFL seasons.

With one reception this Sunday, Fitzgerald can become the youngest player (27 years, 54 days) to reach 550 receptions when the Cardinals face Seattle.

With 132 receiving yards, he can also become the second-youngest player to record 7,500 receiving yards . Minnesota wide receiver RANDY MOSS currently holds the record in both categories.

The youngest players to reach 550 receptions and 7,500 receiving yards :

PLAYER

AGE AT 550 REC.

PLAYER

AGE AT 7,500 YDS.

Randy Moss

27 years, 247 days

Randy Moss

26 years, 255 days

Andre Johnson

28 years, 148 days

Jerry Rice

28 years, 51 days

Tony Gonzalez

28 years, 302 days

Lance Alworth

28 years, 85 days

Herman Moore

28 years, 335 days

James Lofton

28 years, 136 days

Anquan Boldin

29 years, 50 days

Andre Johnson

28 years, 155 days

Note: Fitzgerald (549 receptions; 7,368 yards) will be 27 years, 54 days old this Sunday.

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IT'S T.O. TIME : Cincinnati wide receiver TERRELL OWENS, who aims for his third consecutive 100-yard game, has 50 career 100-yard receiving games, tied with Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver DON MAYNARD for the fourth-most in NFL history. With 100 or more receiving yards Sunday against Atlanta, Owens can pass Maynard for fourth in NFL annals.

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