Noteworthy nuggets from Week 8

A look back at some of the most interesting numbers and statistics to come out of Week 8, with an assist from the crew on the NFL Network research desk:

Patriots 28, Vikings 18

The Patriots have won 13 straight home games, the longest active home win streak in the NFL.

Tom Brady picked up his 24th consecutive home win as starter, the second-longest streak since 1970. He trails only Brett Favre, who had a streak of 25 straight wins from 1995-98 with the Packers.

Purple People Eaters? The Vikings have now recorded zero sacks in three straight games for the first time in franchise history.

Raiders 33, Seahawks 3

The Raiders have won the past two games by a combined 75 points, the first time that’s happened since 1967. It’s the third time in franchise history Raiders have won by 30-plus points in back-to-back games.

The Raiders have posted 500-plus total yards in back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history.

Chargers 33, Titans 25

The Chargers allowed a blocked punt for a safety, their fourth blocked punt allowed of the season, which ties for third-most in season since 1970.

Philip Rivers recorded his 21st straight game with a passing touchdown, breaking the franchise record held by Dan Fouts.

Dolphins 22, Bengals 14

Because we give kickers love too, it’s noteworthy that Dan Carpenter was 5-for-5 on field goals for second straight week to become the fourth player in NFL history with five or more  FG in back-to-back games.

49ers 24, Broncos 16

Brandon Lloyd put himself in an elite, if not obscure, category. With seven receptions for 169 yards and a TD, Lloyd is now the sixth player since 1970 to have 800-plus receiving yards and 20.0 yards-per-reception or more through a team’s first eight games of a season. The last to do it were Jerry Rice and Webster Slaughter in 1989.

Packers 9, Jets 0

To demonstrate how rare this win was for the Packers, their nine points is the fewest in a road win since 1954, when they won 7-6 vs. the Colts under head coach Lisle Blackbourn.

LaDainian Tomlinson became the seventh player in NFL history to reach 13,000 rushing yards, and joined Walter Payton as only players in NFL history with 13,000-plus rushing yards and 4,000-plus receiving yards.

Chiefs 13, Bills 10 (OT)

The Chiefs continue to get it done on the ground. The Chiefs had 45 rushes for 274 yards, posting 200-plus yards in three straight games for the first time since 1978 and the second time in franchise history.

Jaguars 35, Cowboys 17

With a 1-6 start, the Cowboys have tied for the worst start through seven games of any team that won their division the previous season. The 2004 Panthers, 2005 Packers and 2009 Titans also started 1-6.

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