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October 25, 2010

7 Awesome Stats from NFL Week 7


Week 7 of the NFL season has nearly come and gone. Let's look back at 7 feats of statistical awesomeness.

1. Washington cornerback DEANGELO HALL tied an NFL single-game record with four interceptions, including a 92-yard interception-return touchdown, in the Redskins’ 17-14 win at Chicago.  Hall is the 19th player in NFL history with four interceptions in a game and the first to accomplish the feat since 2001 (DELTHA O’NEAL, October 7).

2. Tennessee wide receiver KENNY BRITT had seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the Titans’ 37-19 win over Philadelphia and Atlanta wide receiver RODDY WHITE had 11 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 39-32 victory against Cincinnati.  This marks the fifth time in NFL history that two receivers each recorded at least 200 receiving yards and two TD catches on the same day.

3. Cleveland linebacker DAVID BOWENS had two interception-return touchdowns (30 and 64 yards) in the Browns’ 30-17 victory at New Orleans.  Bowens joins KEN NORTON (10/22/1995) and DERRICK JOHNSON (1/3/2010) as the only linebackers since 1970 to record two interception-return touchdowns in a game.

Also in the win at New Orleans, Cleveland punter REGGIE HODGES had a 68-yard run on a fake punt, the longest rush by a punter since 1970.

4. Cincinnati wide receiver TERRELL OWENS had one touchdown catch in the Bengals’ 39-32 loss at Atlanta.  Owens now has 150 career touchdowns (147 receiving, three rushing) and became only the fifth player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

5. St. Louis running back STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 110 yards in the Rams’ 18-17 loss at Tampa Bay.  Jackson now has 7,324 career rushing yards and passed Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (7,245) for the most rushing yards in franchise history.

6. Baltimore safety ED REED had two interceptions in the Ravens’ 37-34 overtime win over Buffalo.  Reed has nine career games with at least two interceptions, passing New Orleans safety DARREN SHARPER (eight) for the most such games among active players.

7. The TENNESSEE TITANS, who defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 37-19, have won 12 consecutive regular-season games against the NFC, the fourth-longest interconference winning streak since 1970.  The 2005-09 New England Patriots won 17 consecutive interconference regular-season games, the longest such streak since 1970.

1 comment:

Josh Dhani said...

Don't also forget that this is the most amount of interceptions in a day that have been returned for a touchdown in a single NFL Day. The record was 8. Now it is 9! Cool stuff.