Inside the numbers: Week 16

A quick look at the broken records, best and worst performances, and key statistics from Week 16:

  • Drew Brees posted his 9th 300-yard game of the season with 351 yards passing against the Lions (highlights), the second-most in a single season in NFL history. Brees now needs 402 passing yards to tie Dan Marino’s record of 5,084 set in 1984.
  • The Browns were held scoreless in Cincy, and have not scored an offensive touchdown in five games. That streak is tied for the longest in NFL history since 1954, when it began being tracked, joining the 2000 Ravens and the 1991 Colts.
  • The Cardinals trailed 31-0 at the half during an eventual 47-7 loss to the Patriots, joining the 1984 Vikings and 1960 Bears as the only teams in NFL history to trail by at least 28 points at the half on three occassions in a single season. The slumping Cardinals, who have lost four of their last five, have lost nine straight games on the East Coast, including an 0-5 mark this season.
  • The Titans have allowed 14 points or fewer in 11 of 15 games this season.
  • The Dolphins, at 10-15, have a nine win turnaround from last seasons 1-15 record — tied for second most in NFL history.
  • Despite making the Pro Bowl roster, Brett Favre has struggled down the stretch. After losing to the Seahawks, the Jets have dropped three of four games and Favre has thrown just one touchdown over that span compared to six interceptions.
  • Six games on Sunday had a game-time temperature of 32 degrees or below (three other games were played in a dome).

    Cardinals at Patriots — 30 degrees

    Steelers at Titans — 29 degrees

    Bengals at Browns — 18 degrees

    Dolphins at Chiefs — 10 degrees

    Bills at Broncos — 17 degrees

    Jets at Seahawks — 31 degrees
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