Wildest NFL Stats From Week 15

Historic Defensive Effort

Rayshawn Jenkins became the first player in NFL history to record at least 18 tackles and two interceptions in a single game. His last interception was a walk-off pick-6 in overtime to give the Jaguars a 40-34 victory over the Cowboys.

Two Brady Firsts

Entering Week 15, Tom Brady was 89-0 in home games he led by 17 or more points. On Sunday, the Buccaneers held a 17-0 lead before falling to the Bengals, 34-23. It also marked the first time Brady has lost eight games in a season in his career.

Interception Machine

Dak Prescott missed six weeks of the NFL season yet remains tied for third in the NFL in interceptions thrown (11). Prescott currently holds an NFL-worst interception rate of 3.9 percent.

Manning, Warner … Goff?

Jared Goff is the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 25,000 passing yards. He did it in 97 games, tying Kurt Warner and Peyton Manning. Matthew Stafford (90) and Dan Marino (92) are the only two players to do it faster.

Week Of Comebacks

Three teams – Minnesota (down 33 point), Cincinnati (17) and Jacksonville (17) – each overcame deficits of at least 17 points to win in Week 15. It marks the first time in NFL history three teams came back to win after trailing by 17 or more points in the same week.

Comeback Kirk

Since 2015, NFL teams are 2-103 when trailing by 20 or more at halftime. The two comebacks were led by Kirk Cousins.

Accuracy Wizard

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 36-of-41 pass attempts (87.8 percent) for 336 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Mahomes’ 87.8 completion percentage is the highest in a single game among players with at least 40 attempts in NFL history. Mahomes also became the first player to finish a game with at least 20 consecutive completions since Drew Brees on Dec. 16, 2019 (22).

Ground and Air Attack

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts recorded 376 total yards (315 passing, 61 rushing) against the Bears with three rushing touchdowns. Hurts became the third quarterback ever with at least 300 passing yards and three rushing touchdowns in a single game, joining Dak Prescott (Sept. 20, 2020) and Jack Kemp (Oct. 26, 1963).

Pacing With Greats

Since entering the NFL in 2019, A.J. Brown has seven career games with at least 150 receiving yards, the fifth-most such games by a player in his first four seasons in NFL history. Only Lance Alworth (10 games), Randy Moss (8), Jerry Rice (8) and Justin Jefferson (8) have more.

Runs In Family

Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. Watt recorded 1.5 sacks in the Steelers’ 24-16 win at Carolina. Watt has 76 sacks in 84 career games and became the third-fastest player since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, to reach 75 career sacks. Only Reggie White (65 games) and J.J. Watt (82) reached the mark in fewer games

Not Just Social Media QB

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert passed for 313 yards in a 17-14 win over Tennessee. Herbert has 4,019 passing yards this season and became the first player in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards in each of his first three career seasons.

Chasing Lamar

Bears quarterback Justin Fields had 95 rushing yards on Sunday and leads all quarterbacks with exactly 1,000 rushing yards this season. Fields is the third quarterback ever with at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season, joining Lamar Jackson (1,206 in 2019 and 1,005 in 2020) and Michael Vick (1,039 in 2006).

Lucky 13

Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons registered his 13th sack of the season and had a fumble recovery against the Jaguars. Parsons, who led all rookies with 13 sacks in 2021, is the third player since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, with at least 13 sacks in each of his first two seasons, joining Aldon Smith and Reggie White

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