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.
- Niners WR Isaac Bruce moved up to second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list, and became the fifth player to record 1,000 career receptions.
- The Dolphins, at 10-15, have a nine win turnaround from last seasons 1-15 record – tied for second most in NFL history.
- Browns RB Jamal Lewis became the 24th player in NFL history to eclipse 10,000 yards rushing, and is currently the fifth active player on the exclusive list.
- The Redskins swept the Eagles for first time since 2005. However, a 10-3 victory couldn’t keep the Redskins from being eliminated from playoff contention, while the Eagles are still alive.
- 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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