Week 12: Inside the numbers

Ed Reed had a NFL record 108-yard INT return on Sunday. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

Ed Reed had a NFL record 108-yard INT return on Sunday. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

A quick glance at some of the most interesting numbers and stats, as well as the best and worst performances, from Week 12:

  • Ravens S Ed Reed broke his own NFL record with a 108-yard INT return against the Eagles, which is the new record for longest INT return in NFL history. It bested his 106-yard return on Nov. 7, 2004 against the Browns.
  • Week 12 extended some marks of futility. The Rams have lost 13 of their last 15 games. The Lions have lost 12 straight games and 18 of the last 19 overall. The Chiefs have lost seven straight, and 19 of the last 20.
  • The Bears outrushed the Rams 201-14 in Sunday’s 27-3 win behind a career-high 132 rushing yards and two TDs from rookie Matt Forte. The Bears improved to 3-0 when Forte rushes for 100-plus yards. … Kyle Orton set a franchise record with 185 consecutive pass attempts without an INT, breaking Eric Kramer’s mark (174 in 1995).
  • The Bills dropped 54 points on the Chiefs, the second-most in franchise history and four points shy of the franchise record of 58 points set in 1966 vs. the Dolphins. … The 54 points allowed by the Chiefs is the most ever allowed in franchise history.
  • Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez posted his 25th career 100-yard game, passing Kellen Winslow for most in NFL history by a tight end.
  • Yet another NFL record, although a bit more obscure, for Brett Favre. He won his first career game at LP Field, making it the 32nd different stadium he has won at. That surpasses Dan Marino for most different stadiums with a win in NFL history. Here’s the Favre video highlights.
  • Here’s one Patriots record Tom Brady doesn’t own: Matt Cassel became the first QB in franchise history to post back-to-back 400-yard games with 415 yards and three TDs. He’s the first NFL player to hit that plateau since Billy Volek did it for the Titans in 2004. … The Patriots had 500-plus total yards in back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history.
  • With the Titans falling to the Jets, the Giants now have the longest current winning streak in the NFL at six games. The victory at Arizona is the Giants’ 14th in their last 15 road games including the playoffs. On the flipside, it’s the Cardinals’ first home loss this season (4-1 at home) and snaps a seven-game home win streak for Arizona.
  • In a win over the Panthers, Falcons RB Michael Turner put up a career-high four rushing touchdowns, which ties T.J. Duckett (Dec. 12, 2004 vs. Raiders) for the franchise record. Turner has 12 rushing TDs in six home games this season. He also posted his eighth career 100-yard game and fifth this season.
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