Week 11 notable nuggets

A look at some of the notable nuggets from Week 11 with the help of the NFL Network research desk and @NFLFootballInfo, including Ronde Barber and Ray Lewis reaching some historic milestones.

Ravens 37, Panthers 13

A number of career milestones for the Ravens in Week 11. Derrick Mason became the 13th player in NFL history to reach 900 receptions, and T.J. Houshmandzadeh became the 53rd player in NFL history to reach 600 receptions. Along with Anquan Boldin, the Ravens are the third team in NFL history to have three players with 600-plus receptions.

Ray Lewis recorded his 30th career interception to become the eighth linebacker in NFL history to reach that mark. Lewis now has 38.5 sacks and 30 INT in his career, only the second NFL player with 30-plus sacks and 30-plus INTs (Rodney Harrison had 30.5 sacks and 34 INT).

Ed Reed (1,338) passed Deion Sanders (1,331) for the third-most interception-return yards in NFL history.  Rod Woodson holds the NFL record with 1,483 interception-return yards.

Cowboys 35, Lions 19

Cowboys rookie Bryan McCann, who had franchise-record 101-yard interception return for a TD last week, had a 97-yard punt return for a TD in Week 11 to become the first rookie in NFL history with touchdowns of 97-plus yards in consecutive weeks.

The Lions extended their own NFL record with their 26th consecutive road loss.

Jaguars 24, Browns 20

Maurice Jones-Drew had 133 yards rushing and 87 receiving for a career-high 220 yards from scrimmage. Here’s his career-long 75-yard reception.

Bills 49, Bengals 31

The Bills outscored the Bengals 35-0 in the second half after trailing 31-14 at halftime, the first time since at least 1950 a team led by 17 or more points at halftime but lost by 13 or more points. It’s the third time in franchise history the Bills have won after facing a halftime deficit of 17 or more points, including the playoffs.

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 21 for 34 with 316 yards, with four TDs and two INTs. He now has two four-touchdown games, both this season, becoming the first Bills QB with two such games in a season since Jim Kelly had three four-touchdown games in 1994. Fitzpatrick helped Steve Johnson to a career-high three TDs … here’s video of his third of the day.

Packers 31, Vikings 3

The Packers’ 28-point win at Metrodome was their second-largest margin of victory in Minnesota in franchise history (they won 42-13 at Minnesota in 1964 under Vince Lombardi).

Jets 30, Texans 27

 The Jets have won three straight games, with all three game-winning scores coming in the final 0:10 of regulation or overtime. They’re just the third team since 1983 to win three consecutive games in that fashion (joining 1998 Cardinals and 2006 Titans).

Santonio Holmes joins Mike Brown as only players since 1983 with a game-winning TD in the final 0:10 of the four quarter or OT in back-to-back games.

Buccaneers 21, 49ers 0

Ronde Barber recorded his 40th career interception, becoming the only player in NFL history with at least 25 sacks (26) and 40 interceptions.

Steelers 35, Raiders 3

Ben Roethlisberger had his first career game with three-plus passing TDs and a rushing TD. Here’s his 16-yard rushing TD.

Falcons 34, Rams 17

Dome Sweet Dome: The Falcons improved to 21-6 in games played in domes since 2008, including 7-0 this season.

Patriots 31, Colts 28

Bill Belichick notched his 171st career win (including playoffs) to tie Joe Gibbs for 11th all-time.

Tom Brady picked up his 25th consecutive home win as starter to tie Brett Favre (1995-98) for most consecutive home wins as starter since 1970.

Peyton Manning connected with Reggie Wayne on an 11-yard TD pass, their 65th career TD connection to tie Kelly and Andre Reed for the fourth-most touchdowns by a QB-WR duo in NFL history. Manning now has 63 career games with three-plus TD passes, passing Dan Marino for second-most all-time behind Favre (72).

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