Interesting Statistics After Week 9 Part 2
Finishing our interesting Statistics (Part 1 Here), we now go to full offense and wins after Week 9, the individual efforts from star players and rookies that are carving their names in NFL history by spectacular performances and of course record breaking games and streaks, Touchdowns, rushing yards, passing yards and completions, If it’s interesting is here, we start with:
A Rookie making history. Marcus Mariota got in the triumph before the Saints, four touchdown passes and did not throw a single Interceptions. Along with his debut performance in the NFL where he also scored four TDs and no interceptions against the Buccaneers, he is the very first rookie quarterback to have two games with that performance.
Passing and Rushing Touchdowns. Cam Newton reached his 15th game where he threw at least two touchdown passes and ran for another. He joins Steve Young (17) and Frank Tarkenton (16) as the only players who have had 15 such outstanding games.
Visiting and winning. Steelers with their victory away to Bengals Andy Dalton got his win number 23 as visitors so far in his career to tie the likes of Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan as the most victories for a visiting team in their first five seasons in the Super Bowl era.
The 100 Touchdown mark. Andrew Luck managed to throw two touchdown passes in the win over Broncos and thus reached 101 touchdown passes in his career. Luck reached the mark of 100 touchdowns in 55 games placing him in the fourth place for the fastest quarterbacks to reach 100 TDs. The group includes Dan Marino (44), Kurt Warner (50) and Johnny Unitas (53) at the top of the list.
125 Again. Adrian Peterson had a terrific performance on Sunday where he got 125 yards and a touchdown. This was the 28th time that Peterson achieves a set of 125+ yards, the sixth best amount of such games in NFL history. Other such performances from Barry Sanders (46), Jim Brown (41), Walter Payton (38), Eric Dickerson (36) and Emmitt Smith (34) to occupy the first 5 places.