As the days turn darker, so make the minds of many NFL fans. Week Six in the NFL saw further separation from the phonies to phenomenal as the season nears the halfway point.
Saying goodbye to Week Six and hello to Week Seven brings us another entry into Five Interesting Stats. (*courtesy of NFL.com research).
Big Ben Owns Browns – Ben Roethlisberger improved to 13-0 at home in his career against Cleveland. Roethlisberger’s 22 TD in those 13 games featured winning 11 of them by double-digits.
|Career at home vs Cleveland|
|Steelers Double-Digit Wins||11|
Jimmy Doesn’t Lose Twice in a Row – After a poor performance against the Dolphins in Week Five, Jimmy Garappolo and San Francisco rebounded against the Rams. Garappolo threw for 268 yards and three TD passes in the Niners 24-16 victory. In his career, Garappolo improved to 6-0 with a 72 percent completion percentage and 16 TD in the ensuing game following a loss.
|Career following a loss|
The Lock of the Broncos – *In Denver’s 18-12 victory over Bill Belichick’s Patriots in New England, QB Drew Lock threw two INTs. Lock joined Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner (11/18/01) as the only QB to throw multiple INT and win a road game against Belichick’s Patriots.
|Opposing QB with multiple INT|
|Won at NE in Belichick Era|
|Date||Pass Yds||TD/INT||Final Score|
|Drew Lock, DEN||10/18/2020||189||0/2||18-12|
|Kurt Warner, STL||11/18/2001||401||3/2||24-17|
Seahawks Undefeated – Russell Wilson and Seattle did not play in Week Six, as they place their perfect record on the line against Arizona this Sunday. Despite starting 5-0, the Seahawks allow the most yards ( and own the smallest point differential of any previous team to start 5-0.
|Most Yards Allowed|
|Teams to Start 5-0 Since Merger|
|2020 Seattle Seahawks||2356||471.2||34|
|2018 Kansas City Chiefs||2309||461.8||46|
|2013 Denver Broncos||2083||416.6||91|
|2011 Green Bay Packers||1878||375.6||62|
Oh, Henry! – Titans RB Derrick Henry continued his exceptional season, running for 212 yards and two TD in the Titans 42-36 OT win against Houston. In his last eight games (postseason included), Henry has 1,176 yards rushing and ten rushing TD. Sunday’s game marked the second straight game Henry rushed for over 200 yards against Houston over that span.
|Last 8 Games|
|200-YD Rushing Games||2|