Lions’ Offense Roaring
The Lions have scored 25 or more points in five straight games for the first time since 1954. Detroit, which has won five of its last six games, moved to 6-7. Over the last four seasons, at least one 6-7 team has gone on to make the playoffs.
Purdy Good Start
Brock Purdy became the first Mr. Irrelevant to score a rushing touchdown since RB John Tuggle in 1983, and is the first rookie in the Super Bowl era with at least two touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown and a passer rating of 125 or higher in his first career start.
Jalen Hurts is the first QB in NFL history to rush for 10 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. Hurts, who has 3,157 yards passing with 22 touchdowns through the air and another 10 on the ground this season, is also the fourth quarterback ever with at least 3,000 yards passing, 20 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season, joining Kyler Murray (2020), Cam Newton (2011 and 2015) and Kordell Stewart (1997).
Traveling Sack Artist
Haason Reddick, who registered 11 sacks with Carolina in 2021 and 12.5 sacks with Arizona in 2020, is the first player to record at least 10 sacks in three consecutive seasons with three different teams since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.
Week 14 was the first week in the last 45 seasons in which there were multiple game-winning touchdown drives of at least 95 yards (Rams, Cowboys) where the touchdown was scored inside the final two minutes of regulation.
Patrick Mahomes recorded his 24th career game with at least 300 yards passing and three touchdown passes, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (23 games) for the most such games by a player in his first six seasons in NFL history.
Travis Kelce, who has recorded at least 1,000 yards receiving in each of the past seven seasons (2016-22), is the first tight end in NFL history with seven career seasons of at least 1,000 yards receiving. He also became the fastest tight end ever to reach 10,000 career receiving yards.
Young Stars, Part 1
Trevor Lawrence, who is 23 years and 66 days old, became the youngest player in NFL history with at least 350 yards passing, three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown in a game, surpassing Kyler Murray (23 years and 79 days old on October 25, 2020).
Young Stars, Part 2
Ja’Marr Chase, who is 22 years and 285 days old and has 2,276 yards receiving and 20 touchdown receptions since entering the NFL in 2021, joined Hall of Famer Randy Moss as the only players under the age of 23 with at least 2,000 yards receiving and 20 touchdown receptions in NFL history.
Justin Jefferson, who has exactly 1,500 yards receiving this season, is the first player in NFL history with at least 1,400 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons. He recorded 1,400 receiving yards as a rookie in 2020 and 1,616 yards receiving in 2021.
Cowboys Are Back
Dallas has won 10 games in back-to-back years for the first time since 1995-96. The Cowboys won 10 or more games every year from 1991-1996, including three Super Bowl wins.
Taste of Losing
Brady will finish with at least seven losses for the first time since 2002. The 2002 Patriots went 9-7 and it remains the only season Brady has ever missed the playoffs as a starter in his 23-year career.
Danny Dimes? More Like Danny Wheels
Over the past four games, Daniel Jones (161) has more yards rushing than Saquon Barkley (152). Jones is currently on pace to run for 716 yards this season. If accomplished, he would become only the 12th quarterback in NFL history to run for 700 or more yards in a season.
The Jets lost to Buffalo on Sunday but you can’t blame it on their defense. They have now gone eight straight games without an opponent having a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher or a 100-yard receiver.
Is There a Sixth Way?
Tyreek Hill scored a 57-yard touchdown on a fumble recovery against the Chargers. He is the only player in the Super Bowl era to score touchdowns of at least 50 yards five different ways: receiving, rushing, kick return, punt return and fumble return.