Published: December 6th, 2010 | Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders, Bart Starr, Calvin Johnson, Drew Brees, Ernie Kellerman, Jamaal Charles, Jason Garrett, Jim Brown, Joe Haden, Maurice Jones-Drew, Peyton Manning
Raiders 28, Chargers 13
The Chargers lost their first December game since Dec. 31, 2005 when they lost 23-7 vs. the Broncos, snapping an NFL record streak of 18 consecutive wins in December.
Bears 24, Lions 20
Calvin Johnson had a 46-yard touchdown catch and now has 12 touchdowns in 12 games, the first Lion since Barry Sanders (1991) to record at least 12 touchdowns in the team’s first 12 games.
Cowboys 38, Colts 35 (OT)
The Colts have lost three straight games in a single season for first time since 2002. For those not wanting to do the math, that’s eight seasons ago.
Peyton Manning had his fourth career four-interception game, but for the first time did it in back to back games. It was also the second consecutive game he had an interception returned for a touchdown, another career first.
The Cowboys scored 30-plus points in three of four games under interim coach Jason Garrett, who improved to 3-1.
Falcons 28, Buccaneers 24
The Falcons have won six straight (longest win streak since 2003-04) and are 10-2 for the first time since their 1998 Super Bowl season.
Evidence the ball is bouncing the right way for the Falcons: They are 7-1 this season in games decided by seven points or fewer.
Saints 34, Bengals 30
The Saints have nine wins this season, giving them back-to-back winning seasons for first time since 1991-92 under Jim Mora.
Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and has 21,932 yards since joining the Saints in 2006, the most passing yards by a quarterback over any five-year span in NFL history. It also marked his 36th 300-yard passing game since 2006, also the most by a player over any five-year period in league annals.
Vikings 38, Bills 14
Adrian Peterson has rushed for 1,123 yards and 11 touchdowns this year and is the fourth player in NFL history to rush for at least 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first four seasons. He joins LaDainian Tomlinson (eight seasons) and Hall of Famers Earl Campbell (four) and Eric Dickerson (four) on the short list.
Packers 34, 49ers 16
Aaron Rodgers has 177 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, spanning five games, the longest streak in his career. Rodgers is the first Green Bay quarterback to not throw an interception in five consecutive starts since Hall of Famer Bart Starr in 1966.
Chiefs 10, Broncos 6
The Chiefs improved to 6-0 at home this season (best home start since 2003 when they were 8-0 at home) and are the only team that has allowed 20 points or fewer in each home game this season.
Jamaal Charles is averaging 6.2 yards per carry (1,137 yards on 182 attempts) this season and aims to join Hall of Famer Jim Brown (291 attempts, 1,863 rushing yards, 6.4 yards per carry in 1963) as the only players in NFL history to have at least 1,100 rushing yards and average 6.2-plus yards per carry in a single season.
Browns 13, Dolphins 10
Rookie CB Joe Haden had his fourth straight game with an interception, the first Browns player to do that since Ernie Kellerman in 1968.
Jaguars 17, Titans 6
The Jaguars outrushed Titans 258-57, the second most rushing yards in franchise history on a franchise record 53 rushing attempts. Maurice Jones-Drew has 1,177 rushing yards this season and joins Fred Taylor as the only players in franchise history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons.