Published: December 7th, 2008 | Tags: Week 14
Here’s a quick glance around the NFL at some of the most interesting numbers and stats, as well as the best and worst performances, from Week 14:
- The Giants saw a lot of Eagles RB Brian Westbrook in Sunday’s 20-14 loss. Westbrook had 39 total touches (a career-high that tied the franchise single-game record) for 203 total yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns (highlights). It was Westbrook’s fifth career game with 200-plus total yards, and pushed him past Harold Carmichael (9,042) to set the franchise record for all-time yards from scrimmage with 9,085 yards. It was also Westbrook’s 18th career 100-yard rushing game, and the 12th time in his career he’s had a rushing TD and receiving TD in same game.
- Houston QB Matt Schaub passed for a career-high and franchise record 414 yards in Sunday’s 24-21 win as the Texans rolled up 549 total yards, the most in franchise history. Schaub went 28-of-42, with two touchdowns (highlights) and one interception.
- Bears rookie RB Matt Forte finished with 107 total yards (highlights) in the 23-10 win over the Jaguars, breaking Gale Sayers’ team rookie record for total yards from scrimmage in a season with 1,476. Sayers had 1,374 yards in 1965.
- The Colts had little trouble with the Bengals on Sunday in winning their sixth straight game, becoming just the second team in NFL history to win six consecutive games in five straight seasons (49ers, 1989-95) .
- Titans rookie RB Chris Johnson rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, his fourth career 100-yard game. Johnson now has 1,094 yards rushing this season, joining Eddie George and Earl Campbell as the only rookies in team history to break the 1,000-yard mark.
- The Lions set a franchise record with their 14th straight loss, while also becoming the sixth team in NFL history to start a season 0-13. Good news for the Lions: Three of the previous five teams to start 0-13 won the next game. The Lions have now lost 20 of their last 21 games overall.
- With a win over the Rams, the Cardinals clinched their first division title since 1975 and will host a playoff game for the first time since 1947. The 33-year span between division titles is the longest in the NFL since 1970.
- Joey Porter posted two more sacks in the Dolphins’ 16-3 win over the Bills, giving him a league-leading 16.5 on the season.