As Week 13 turns to Week 14 in the NFL, here are some notes around the league.
The Ravens became the first team in NFL history to record at least 2,490 passing and rushing yards through 12 games. Their victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, combined with the New England Patriots loss to the Houston Texans, pushes them to the top of the AFC.
The Ravens three-point win over the 49ers ended their streak of dominance over recent opponents. In their previous three games, the Ravens became the first team in NFL history to win three consecutive games by 34 or more points.
Lamar Jackson is on pace to throw for 3,400 yards. The last QB to win the NFL MVP Award to throw for under 3,500 yards was Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans in 2003.
Since taking over for Marcus Mariota at QB, Ryan Tannehill has led the Titans to wins in five of six games. When Tannehill took over on October 20, the Titans ranked 19th in Red Zone TD Percentage (53.3). Over their last six games, Tennessee has scored TDs on just under 88 percent of their Red Zone visits to vault to first entering Week 14 (71.8).
Derrick Henry continues to show why he is one of the NFL’s most dominant running backs. Henry has averaged 165.0 rushing yards per game over his last three games.
New York Jets
Entering their game against 0-11 Cincinnati, the Jets had posted three consecutive games with 34 points (first time accomplishing that since 2008). However, San Darnold and company managed just six points in a 22-6 loss to the Bengals.
The Jets became the first team in NFL history to suffer losses against teams 0-7 and 0-11 in the same season. While that looks like a damning stat (and it is), since the NFL extended the season to 16 games in 1978, they were just the fourth team to play such teams.
Faced 0-7 & 0-11 Opponents, Same Season, Since 1978
|2019||New York Jets||Lost at 0-7 Dolphins||Lost at 0-11 Bengals|
|2011||Tennessee Titans||Won vs 0-7 Colts||Lost at 0-13 Colts|
|2001||Tampa Bay Bucs||Won at 0-7 Lions||Won vs 0-11 Lions|
|1980||Los Angeles Rams||Won vs 0-8 Saints||Won at 0-11 Saints|
Los Angeles Chargers
This Sunday, the Chargers found another fascinating way to lose a close game. A pass interference call with three seconds remaining, allowed Denver to kick a game-winning 53-yard field goal.
Despite being four games under .500, the Chargers have a +3 point differential. The last team to finish as many as four-game under .500 with a positive point differential was the 2011 Miami Dolphins (6-10, +16).
If the Chargers continue on their trend, they might have a chance to equal their own record. Since 1978 the record for most games under .500 to finish with a positive point differential was the 2001 San Diego Chargers, who finished six games under (5-11, +11).
The Dallas Cowboys have lost six of their last nine games after starting the season 3-0 and lead the NFC East with a 6-6 record. The Eagles loss at Miami on Sunday dropped their record to 5-7.
In NFL history, only five teams have won their division with a record of .500 or worse.
Won Division, .500 Record or Worse, NFL History
|2010||New Orleans Saints||7-9|