Quick Look At The NFL So Far In Week 7
Who had a good Sunday ? Not the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals Fans. At the end of the year, both teams should play each other just for bragging rights. .
Bengal fans.. we feel for you. Five passes. 3 Interceptions. Andy Dalton today was just not your day and its not ALL your fault. When you can’t RUN (11 rushes/4yards) your forced to throw the ball. Jaguars Fan don’t get too excited. You played one of the worst teams in the NFL. Should have been a BLOW OUT!
Week 7 brought us a handful of historic performances. Aaron Rodgers threw for five touchdowns — and ran for one, too — in Green Bay’s win over Oakland. Marvin Jones hauled in four touchdowns but tallied less than 100 receiving yards in Detroit’s loss to Minnesota. The 49ers and Redskins played just the fifth 9-0 game in NFL history and the quickest game (2 hours 36 minutes) since 2009! Here’s what we learned so far:
Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 429 yards with five touchdowns, including the 350th of his career, and no interceptions for a 158.3 rating, the highest attainable mark, and added a rushing touchdown in the Packers’ 42-24 win over Oakland. Appearing in his 172nd career game, Rodgers surpassed DREW BREES (180 games) as the fastest quarterback to reach 350 career touchdown passes in NFL history.
Rodgers is the third player with at least 400 passing yards, five touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown in a single game in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer NORM VAN BROCKLIN (Week 1, 1951) and MARK RYPIEN (Week 11, 1991). He is also the third player in the Super Bowl era with five passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a single game, joining Rypien and MARK MALONE (Week 1, 1985).
Rodgers now has 22 career games with at least four touchdown passes, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (21 games) for the fifth-most such games in NFL history.
Minnesota quarterback KIRK COUSINS passed for 337 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 141.1 rating in the Vikings’ 42-30 win at Detroit.
Cousins, who passed for 306 yards with a 138.6 passer rating in Week 5 and had 333 passing yards and a 138.4 rating in Week 6, is the first quarterback to record at least 300 passing yards and a passer rating of 135 or higher in three consecutive games in NFL history.
Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 364 yards and four touchdowns with one interception in the loss. Stafford, who has 40,277 career passing yards in 147 career games, is the first player in NFL history to reach 40,000 career passing yards in 150 games or fewer.
Lions wide receiver MARVIN JONES JR. had four touchdown receptions in Week 7. Jones, who also had four touchdown catches in Week 8 of the 2013 season with Cincinnati, is the fourth player to have at least four touchdown receptions in two career games in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (two games) as well as STERLING SHARPE (two) and BOB SHAW (two).
Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON passed for 143 yards and rushed for 116 yards with a touchdown in the Ravens’ 30-16 win at Seattle.
Jackson, who has 576 rushing yards in 2019 and had 695 yards as a rookie in 2018, is the second quarterback in NFL history with at least 500 rushing yards in each of his first two seasons, joining CAM NEWTON (2011-12).
In his Ravens debut, cornerback MARCUS PETERS registered a 67-yard interception return for a touchdown. It marked the fifth interception-return touchdown of his career, tied for the third-most by a player in his first five seasons in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers KEN HOUSTON (nine) and LEM BARNEY (six) had more.
Peters, who had a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown with the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4, is the first player in NFL history to record an interception return for a touchdown for two different teams in a single season.
Minnesota running back DALVIN COOK had 149 scrimmage yards (142 rushing, seven receiving) and two rushing touchdowns in the Vikings’ 42-30 win at Detroit, while Jacksonville running back LEONARD FOURNETTE totaled 145 scrimmage yards (131 rushing, 14 receiving) in the Jaguars’ 27-17 win at Cincinnati.
Three players – Cook (945 scrimmage yards), Carolina running back CHRISTIAN McCAFFREY (923) and Fournette (918) – each have at least 900 scrimmage yards through Week 7. It marks the fourth time that at least three players have had at least 900 scrimmage yards through the first seven weeks of a season in NFL history.
The other three seasons with at least three players totaling 900 or more scrimmage yards through the first seven weeks: 1983 (four players – Pro Football Hall of Famers ERIC DICKERSON and WALTER PAYTON as well as WILLIAM ANDREWS and JOE CRIBBS), 2002 (four – Pro Football Hall of Famers MARSHALL FAULK and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON as well as PRIEST HOLMES and RICKY WILLIAMS) and 2003 (three – AHMAN GREEN, Holmes and JAMAL LEWIS).
The SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS earned a 9-0 win at Washington in Week 7 and advanced to 6-0 for the first time since 1990, when they began the season 10-0. The 49ers held the Redskins to 154 net yards of offense in the win.
San Francisco is the sixth team since 1990 and the first since the 2005 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (Weeks 13-15) to allow seven or fewer points and 200 or fewer net yards of offense in three consecutive games.
Arizona linebacker CHANDLER JONES had a career-high four sacks along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the Cardinals’ 27-21 win at the New York Giants.
Jones is the fifth player with four sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in a single game since 2000, joining ADRIAN CLAYBORN (2017), AARON DONALD (2018), JUSTIN HOUSTON (2013) and SIMEON RICE (2003).
Chicago wide receiver CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Bears’ Week 7 loss. It marked the seventh career kick return touchdown for Patterson, tied for the third-most in NFL history. Only JOSH CRIBBS (eight) and LEON WASHINGTON (eight) had more.