NFL Week Six: Five Interesting Stats

by | Oct 22, 2020 | General, NFL Football | 0 comments

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.

Ben Roethlisberger
Career at home vs Cleveland
W-L13-0
TD/INT22/11
Comp. Pct.65.6
Pass Yards3,274
Steelers PPG28.2
Steelers Double-Digit Wins11

Big Ben and the Steelers improved to 17-0 at home against Cleveland since drafting him in 2004.

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.

Jimmy Garappolo
Career following a loss
W-L6-0
Pass YPG271
Completion Pct.72
TD/INT16/5
Passer Rating117.1

Garappolo threw for 268 yards and three TD in the Niners win over the Rams.

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
DatePass YdsTD/INTFinal Score
Drew Lock, DEN10/18/20201890/218-12
Kurt Warner, STL11/18/20014013/224-17

Drew Lock joined Kurt Warner as the only QB to throw multiple INT against Bill Belichicks Patriots on the road and win.

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
YPGPoint Differential
2020 Seattle Seahawks2356471.234
2018 Kansas City Chiefs2309461.846
2013 Denver Broncos2083416.691
2011 Green Bay Packers1878375.662

Derrick Henry rushed for 212 yards and two TD as the Titans stayed undefeated.

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.

Derrick Henry
Last 8 Games
Rushing Yards1,176>>
YPG5.4
Rushing TD10
200-YD Rushing Games2
>>Includes Postseason

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