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Week 11 NFL Recap

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THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 11

CLOSE GAMES: There have been 123 games within one score in the fourth quarter through Week 11, the most such games in the first 11 weeks of a season in NFL history. Three teams – DETROIT, the NEW YORK GIANTS and WASHINGTON – have had all of their games within one score in the fourth quarter this season.

The most games within one score in the fourth quarter through Week 11 in NFL history:
GAMES WITHIN ONE SCORE IN 4TH QUARTER THROUGH WEEK 11
2016
123
2013
114
2007
113
2004
113
2015
112
Additionally, there have been 96 games decided by eight points or fewer and 90 games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 11, both the most such games in the first 11 weeks of a season in league annals.
The Lions are the first team in NFL history to have each of its first 10 games decided by seven points or fewer.
The most games decided by eight points or fewer through Week 11 in NFL history:

SEASON
GAMES DECIDED BY EIGHT POINTS OR FEWER THROUGH WEEK 11
2016
96
2015
89
1988
86
2012
85
The most games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 11 in NFL history:

GAMES DECIDED BY SEVEN POINTS OR FEWER THROUGH WEEK 11
2016
90
2015
84
1988
81
2011
79

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FOURTH-QUARTER COMEBACKS: Through Week 11, there have been 47 games in which a team that trailed in the fourth quarter came back to win, tied for the second-most such games in the first 11 weeks of a season in NFL history. Three teams – DETROIT, MIAMI and OAKLAND – overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to win in Week 11.
All six of the Lions’ wins in 2016 have featured a fourth-quarter comeback. Last week, Detroit tight end ERIC EBRON rushed for the game-winning touchdown on his first career carry in the Lions’ 26-19 win over Jacksonville, becoming the first player to score a fourth-quarter game-winning touchdown on his first NFL carry since 1995 (CASEY WELDON). Detroit is first team in NFL history to have six wins when trailing in the fourth quarter in the team’s first 10 games of a season.
Miami quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL led two touchdown drives with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter in the Dolphins’ 14-10 victory at Los Angeles. In Mexico City, Oakland quarterback DEREK CARR threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes in the Raiders’ 27-20 win over Houston at Estadio Azteca.
The most games won by a team that trailed in the fourth quarter through Week 11:
SEASON
GAMES WON WHEN TRAILING IN 4TH QUARTER THROUGH WEEK 11
1989
50
2016
47
2015
47
2012
46
2011
45
1999
45

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DOMINANCE IN DALLAS: Rookie quarterback DAK PRESCOTT passed for 301 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 127.2 passer rating in the Cowboys’ 27-17 win over Baltimore. Prescott became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards and multiple touchdowns with no interceptions in consecutive games.
Prescott joined CHARLIE CONERLY (1948), Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (1983) and RUSSELL WILSON (2012) as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to throw multiple touchdown passes in five consecutive games.
The rookie quarterbacks with multiple touchdown passes in five consecutive games:
PLAYER
SEASON
TEAM
GAMES
TD PASSES IN STREAK
Dak Prescott
2016
Dallas
5*
13
Russell Wilson
2012
Seattle
5
11
Dan Marino^
1983
Miami
5
12
Charlie Conerly
1948
New York Giants
5
12
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
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MINNEAPOLIS 100: Minnesota’s XAVIER RHODES had a 100-yard interception-return touchdown and CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had a 104-yard kickoff-return touchdown in the Vikings’ 30-24 win over Arizona. The Vikings became the first team since the 1962 Dallas Cowboys to have a 100+ yard interception-return touchdown and a 100+ yard kickoff-return touchdown in the same game.
Minnesota is the fourth team in NFL history with two scoring plays of at least 100 yards in the same game.
The teams with two touchdowns of at least 100 yards in the same game:
DATE
TEAM
PLAYER
YARDS
PLAYER
YARDS
Nov. 20, 2016
Minnesota
Xavier Rhodes
100 (INT)
Cordarrelle Patterson
104 (KR)
Dec. 20, 2009
Cleveland
Josh Cribbs
100 (KR)
Josh Cribbs
103 (KR)
Nov. 1, 2009
Miami
Ted Ginn Jr.
100 (KR)
Ted Ginn Jr.
101 (KR)
Oct. 14, 1962
Dallas
Amos Marsh
101 (KR)
Mike Gaechter
100 (INT)

Rhodes’ 100-yard interception-return touchdown was the longest in Vikings history. Patterson, who is in his fourth season in the NFL, is the first player in league history with four touchdowns of 100+ yards.
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TERRIFIC TOM: New England quarterback TOM BRADY threw for 280 yards with four touchdowns passes and no interceptions in the Patriots’ 30-17 win at San Francisco. With the win, Brady has 199 career victories (including the postseason), which ties Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE for the second-most in NFL history. Brady needs one win to tie PEYTON MANNING (200) for the most wins all-time.
The quarterbacks with the most career regular-season and postseason wins in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
CAREER WINS
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis, Denver
200
Tom Brady*
New England
199
Brett Favre^
Atlanta, Green Bay, NY Jets, Minnesota
199
John Elway^
Denver
162
*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brady has 21 career games with at least four touchdown passes and no interceptions, the most in NFL history. He has recorded two such performances in 2016.
The most games with at least four touchdown passes and zero interceptions in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
MOST CAREER 4+ TD, 0 INT GAMES
Tom Brady*
New England
21
Drew Brees*
San Diego, New Orleans
19
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis, Denver
18
Aaron Rodgers*
Green Bay
13
Brett Favre^
Atlanta, Green Bay, NY Jets, Minnesota
12
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
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PROLIFIC PASSERS: Washington quarterback KIRK COUSINS passed for 375 yards with three touchdowns with no interceptions and Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS threw for 351 yards with three touchdowns without an interception in the Redskins’ 42-24 victory over the Packers on Sunday Night Football.
Cousins and Rodgers became the seventh pair of opposing quarterbacks in NFL history to both throw for at least 350 yards with three or more touchdowns and no interceptions in the same game.
DATE
WINNING TEAM
QUARTERBACK
PASS YARDS
TDS
LOSING TEAM
QUARTERBACK
PASS YARDS
TDS
11/20/16
Washington
Kirk Cousins
375
3
Green Bay
Aaron Rodgers
351
3
10/20/13
Cincinnati
Andy Dalton
372
3
Detroit
Matthew Stafford
357
3
12/23/12
New Orleans
Drew Brees
446
3
Dallas
Tony Romo
416
4
12/20/09
Pittsburgh
Ben Roethlisberger
503
3
Green Bay
Aaron Rodgers
383
3
10/10/04
Minnesota
Daunte Culpepper
396
5
Houston
David Carr
372
3
9/26/04
Indianapolis
Peyton Manning
393
5
Green Bay
Brett Favre
360
4
9/24/95
Houston
Chris Chandler
352
4
Cincinnati
Jeff Blake
356
3

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RECORD-SETTING RECEIVER: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had eight catches for 76 yards in the Steelers’ 24-9 win at Cleveland. This season, Brown leads the NFL with 77 receptions.
Brown, who has 603 career receptions, reached 600 catches in his 96th career game, the fewest games to reach the milestone in NFL history.
The players to reach 600 career receptions in the fewest games in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
GAMES
Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh
96
Anquan Boldin
Arizona, Baltimore, San Francisco, Detroit
98
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
102
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.