Published: September 19th, 2010 | Tags: Andre Johnson, Antonio Brown, Antonio Gates, Brett Favre, Chad Ochocinco, Chris Johnson, Clay Matthews, Curly Lambeau, David Garrard, Doak Walker, Donovan McNabb, Elvis Grbac, Jahvid Best, Joe Flacco, LeSean McCoy, Lynn Chandois, Mark Sanchez, Marvin Harrison, Matt Schaub, Michael Vick, Mike McCarthy, Mike Shanahan, Mike Tomlin, Mike Williams, Randy Moss, Shannon Sharpe, Troy Polamalu, Vinny Testeverde, Wes Welker
With Week 2 almost in the books, here’s a look at a few key statistics and notable numbers from Sunday’s action courtesy of George Li on the NFL Network research desk:
Clay Matthews recorded three sacks for the second straight game, becoming the first player in franchise history with three-plus sacks in back-to-back games. Here’s the video of Matthew’s third sack.
The Packers improved to 4-0 in home openers under Mike McCarthy, who joins Curly Lambeau as the only Packers head coaches to win four straight home openers.
The Dolphins opened a season with road wins in each of their first two games for the first time since 1977, when they won at Buffalo and San Francisco.
Brett Favre threw three interceptions, more than he had in nine homes games with the Vikings last season (including the playoffs). Here’s a video look at Favre’s four-turnover day.
The Bears are off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2006, despite converting just one of 11 third-down attempts.
On the flip side, the Cowboys are 0-2 for the first time since 2001 when they started 0-4 and finished 5-11 in Dave Campo’s second season as head coach.
The balanced Falcons finished with 223 passing yards and 221 rushing yards while dominating time of possession (39:13 to 20:47).
The Cardinals failed to convert a third- (0-8) or fourth-down (0-1) attempt.
Mike Williams finished with two receptions for 54 yards and a TD, the first rookie in franchise history with a receiving TD in each of his first two games. Check out his 35-yard touchdown here.
LeSean McCoy had 16 rushes for 120 yards for his his first career 100-yard game. His three TDs set a career-high and tied the franchise record. You can see all three of McCoy’s TDs.
Michael Vick picked up his first win as a starter since Week 14 of the 2006 season. And … the Vick highlights.
The Lions have lost 33 of the last 35 games and are 0-2 for the third consecutive season.
Lions rookie Jahvid Best recorded three more TDs, becoming the fourth rookie since 1960 with at least two TDs in his first two games. His 154 receiving yards were the most by a Lions RB since at least 1950 (he joins Doak Walker as the only Lions rookie RBs with 100-plus receiving yards in a game).
The Bengals won their eighth straight games against the AFC North.
Chad Ochocinco became the 30th player in NFL history to reach 700 receptions. Here’s No. 700.
Joe Flacco threw four interceptions to tie a franchise record held by Vinny Testaverde and Elvis Grbac.
The Steelers are off to their third 2-0 start in four seasons under Mike Tomlin.
Antonio Brown’s 89-yard kick return TD was the first kick return TD by the Steelers on an opening kickoff since Lynn Chandnois on Nov. 30, 1952.
The Steelers improved to 18-3 when Troy Polamalu has an interception. Polamalu’s interception of Vince Young came in the end zone.
Chris Johnson had his streak of 12 straight 100-yard rushing games — the second-longest in NFL history — end with 16 rushes for 34 yards.
The Broncos won their 11th straight home opener, tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history.
Antonio Gates had two TDs and now has 62 career scores, which ties with him for second all-time among tight ends with Shannon Sharpe. Gates was split wide for his second touchdown of the game.
The Jaguars tied a franchise record with six turnovers, including four interceptions from David Garrard, which tied his career high.
The Raiders outgained the Rams in total yards 404 to 210.
Mark Sanchez set career highs in touchdowns (three) and passer rating (124.3). He completed 21-of-30 passes for 220 yards.
Wes Welker has six or more receptions in 28 of his last 32 games. Welker finished with six receptions for 38 yards and a TD.
Randy Moss recorded his 150th career TD, becoming the fourth player in NFL history to reach that number (Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and LaDainian Tomlinson). It was Moss’ 48th receiving TD in 50 games with Patriots, the most receiving TDs by a player in his first 50 games with a new team in NFL history.
Matt Schaub and Donovan McNabb combined for 923 passing yards, the second-most all-time by opposing QBs in a single game. Here’s a highlights package of Schaub’s crazy game, and the McNabb highlights.
Schaub completed 38 of 52 passes for 497 yards with three TDs and an INT, breaking his own franchise single-game record for most passing yards.
Andre Johnson has 602 receptions in 104 career games, the second-fastest to 600 receptions in NFL history (Marvin Harrison, 102 games).
The Redskins finished with 17 rushes for 18 yards, the second lowest total ever recorded by a team in Mike Shanahan’s 246 games as a head coach.