Noteworthy nuggets from Week 7

A look at Week 7 through some of the most notable numbers of the week, with an assist from George Li of the NFL Network research desk:

Seahawks 22, Cardinals 10

The Seahawks’ 4-2 start is their first winning record through six games since 2006 when they also started 4-2.

Raiders 59, Broncos 14

The Raiders had 52 rushes for 328 yards, 5 TDs, and 6.3 yards per rush (5 rush TDs ties franchise record; third-most rush yards in franchise history, most since having franchise-record 356 rush yards vs. Seahawks in 1987)

Patriots 23, Chargers 20

The Chargers suffered their fourth loss this season when outgaining their opponent by 150-plus total yards (that’s the most such losses by a team through the first seven games of a season since at least 1950; no other team has as many as three such games through the first seven games of season).

Falcons 39, Bengals 32

Atlanta QB Matt Ryan is 16-1 in his career at home as a starter, and has won 12 straight home starts.

Ravens 37, Bills 34 OT

The Bills were 11 for 17 (65 percent) in third-down conversions, while the Ravens were two for 11 (18 percent).

This is the Bills’ first 0-6 start since 1985 (fourth 0-6 start in franchise history).

Buffalo’s Ryan Fitzpatrick is the first Bills QB with 3-plus pass TDs in two straight games since Jim Kelly in 1990.

Steelers 23, Dolphins 22

The Steelers have allowed six TDs in six games this season.

Hines Ward, who had seven receptions for 131 yards and a TD, had his 184th consecutive game with a reception, passing Art Monk for fourth-longest streak all-time.

Browns 30, Saints 17

The Browns defeated a defending Super Bowl champion for the third straight season (won 2008 vs. Giants, 2009 vs. Steelers, 2010 vs. Saints). It’s actually the eighth time this has happen. The last team to do it was the Chargers, from 2005-07.

Browns LB David Bowens, with two INT return TDs, is the third linebacker since 1950 with two INT return TDs in a game, joining Derrick Johnson in 2009 vs. Broncos and Ken Norton in 1995 vs. Rams.

Punter Reggie Hodges’ 68-yard run on a fake punt was the longest run by a punter since the 1970 merger.

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