Published: November 14th, 2010 | Tags: Brett Favre, Bryan McCann, Chris Johnson, David Garrard, Gary Kubiak, George Blanda, John Jefferson, Kordell Stewart, Louis Delmas, Matt Ryan, Michael Jackson, Mike Thomas, Santonio Holmes, Tim Tebow
With an assist from the NFL Network researchers and the crew @NFLfootballinfo, here’s a look at some of the most notable statistics from Week 10:
Things haven’t gotten any better for the Lions on the road. The Lions broke their own NFL record in Week 10 by losing their 25th straight road loss, a streak dating back to 2007. The Lions also lost 24 straight games from 2001-03.
David Garrard and Mike Thomas delivered Week 10’s most memorable play, connecting on a 50-yard game-winning TD on the final play of regulation, the fifth-time that’s happened since 2000. Dating back to 1983, it was the second-longest game-winning TD pass on the final play of regulation. As for Thomas, he tied his career high in receptions (eight) and posted his first 100-yard game (149) and the TD was the longest of his career.
Brett Favre has his share of NFL records, good and bad. With three interceptions in Week 10, it marked Favre’s 39th game with three-plus interceptions, leaving him one game shy of George Blanda for most all-time.
When Santonio Holmes scored the game-winning TD with 16 seconds left in overtime, it represented the third latest touchdown in regular season overtime history. In 1996, Michael Jackson scored with 10 seconds left to defeat the Rams, and in 1978 John Jefferson scored with no time remaining, in overtime, to lift the Chargers over the Chiefs.
The Jets, who won 23-20 in OT at Detroit’s Ford Field last week, are the first team in NFL history to win road games in overtime in consecutive weeks.
Never fear, we have some Tim Tebow numbers to chew on. Tebow had a 3-yard TD pass and a 1-yard TD run, becoming the third Broncos rookie with a rush TD and pass TD in same game (the last was Gary Kubiak in 1983). Tebow also joined Matt Ryan (2008) and Kordell Stewart (1995) as only rookie QBs with a passing touchdown on their first career pass attempt since 1991.
The Broncos led 35-0 in the second quarter, and are the first team since at least 1950 to have a first half lead of 35-plus points and a first half deficit of at least 35 points in two separate games in the same season (the Broncos trailed 38-0 in the first half vs. the Raiders in Week 7).
The 101-yard interception return by Cowboys rookie Bryan McCann was the longest interception return in franchise history. McCann is the second rookie in the Super Bowl era with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown. The other is Detroit’s Louis Delmas, who had a 101-yard INT-TD last season.
Chris Johnson had 17 rushes for 117 yards and a touchdown, and now has now has 4,072 career rushing yards to become the seventh player in NFL history to reach 4,000 rushing yards in his first 40 career games. He is now one of four players in NFL history to rush for at least 4,000 yards and average at least 5.0 yards per carry in his first 40 games.