7 Awesome Stats from NFL Week 9

Week 9 of the NFL season has nearly come and gone. Let's look back at 7 feats of statistical awesomeness.

1. Minnesota quarterback BRETT FAVRE had a career-high 446 passing yards in the Vikings’ 27-24 overtime win against Arizona. It marked the first 400-yard game for Favre since December 5, 1993 (402 at Chicago). That span of 16 years, 337 days between 400 yard passing games is the longest in NFL history.

2. San Diego quarterback PHILIP RIVERS had 295 passing yards and tied his career-high with four touchdown passes in the Chargers’ 29-23 win at Houston. Rivers now has 2,944 passing yards, the second-most passing yards through a team’s first nine games of a season in NFL history (DREW BREES, 2,985 in 2008).

3. Indianapolis quarterback PEYTON MANNING had 287 passing yards and one touchdown in the Colts’ 26-24 loss at Philadelphia. Manning started his 200th consecutive game, joining BRETT FAVRE as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to start 200 consecutive games. Manning is the only quarterback in NFL history to start the first 200 games of his career.

4.  Philadelphia quarterback MICHAEL VICK rushed for 74 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles’ 26-24 win against Indianapolis. Vick now has 4,215 career rushing yards and joins RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (4,928 rushing yards) and Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (4,239 rushing yards) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to record at least 4,200 rushing yards.

5. New Orleans tight end JEREMY SHOCKEY had one reception, which resulted in a touchdown, in the Saints’ 34-3 victory at Carolina.  Shockey now has 500 career catches and became the eighth tight end in NFL history to reach 500 receptions.

6. The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, who defeated the Indianapolis Colts 26-24, have won 12 consecutive games after a bye, the longest such winning streak in NFL history. Since the bye was instituted in 1990, Philadelphia has an NFL-best 18-4 (.818) record after a bye.

7. Arizona’s MICHAEL ADAMS recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the Cardinals’ 27-24 loss at Minnesota. It marked the fourth opponent fumble recovery touchdown for Arizona this season, tying the NFL all-time single-season record.  The last team to return four opponent fumbles for touchdowns was the 1999 Kansas City Chiefs.
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