NFL Week 2: Seven From Sunday
SEVEN FROM SUNDAYWEEK 2
A look atseven statistical highlightsfrom games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 15, the second week of the 2013 season.
- Three quarterbacks (AARON RODGERS,MICHAEL VICK,PHILIP RIVERS) each passed for at least 400 yards and did not throw an interception today. That is themost such performances in a week in NFL history.
Green Bays Rodgers passed for 480 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Packers 38-20 win over Washington. In San Diegos 33-30 victory over Philadelphia, the Chargers Rivers had 419 yards, three touchdowns with no interceptions. The Eagles Vick finished with 428 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
There have been five 400-yard, 0-interception individual performances through the first two weeks which isonly one behind the record for an entire season. There were six such performances in the 2010 and 2012 seasons.
This season, there have been six individual 400-yard passing performances. That is themost in any two-week span in NFL history.
- Green Bay quarterbackAARON RODGERSpassed for 480 yards and running backJAMESSTARKSrushed for 132 yards in the Packers win. The Packers are thefirst team in NFL history with a 450-yard passer and 125-yard rusher in the same game.
Rodgers completed 34 of 42 passes (81.0 percent) for 480 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 146.0 passer rating. Starks rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown. Green Bay also had two 100-yard receivers asJAMES JONEShad 11 catches for 178 yards andRANDALL COBBtotaled nine receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown.
- Denver quarterbackPEYTON MANNINGpassed for 307 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos 41-23 win over the New York Giants. Manning (60,256) became thethird quarterback in NFL history to reach 60,000 career passing yards, joiningBRETT FAVRE(71,838) and Pro Football Hall of FamerDAN MARINO(61,361). Manning, who accomplished the feat in his 226th game, is thefastest to reach the milestone.
Manning has nine touchdown passes this season, tied withCHARLEY JOHNSON(1965) andDREW BREES(2009) for themost through the first two weeks of the season. Manning is theonly player in NFL history to have nine passing touchdowns and no interceptions through the first two weeks of a season.
The game also marked thefirst time in NFL history that the starting quarterbacks each passed for at least 400 yards in the previous week. In Week 1, Peyton Manning passed for 462 yards and the GiantsELI MANNINGhad 450 passing yards.
- New Orleans quarterbackDREW BREESpassed for 322 yards in the Saints 16-14 win at Tampa Bay. The performance marked Brees seventh consecutive 300-yard passing game, passing Pro Football Hall of FamerSTEVE YOUNG(1998) andKURT WARNER(2000) andRICH GANNON(2002) for thesecond-longest streak in NFL history. Brees (2011-12) also holds the NFL record with nine consecutive 300-yard passing games.
- Houston rookieDE ANDRE HOPKINScaught a three-yard touchdown pass in overtime in the Texans 30-24 win over Tennessee. Houston is thefirst team since the 1970 merger to win each of its first two games of the season on the games final play.
Hopkins is the first rookie wide receiver to catch a touchdown pass in overtime sinceSANTONIO HOLMES(December 31, 2006).
- ChicagosDEVIN HESTERreturned five kickoffs for a franchise-record 249 yards in the Bears 31-30 win over Minnesota. Hesters 249 yards are thethird-most in NFL history in a game for a player who had five kickoff returns or fewer. DetroitsWALLY TRIPLETThad 294 yards on four returns (October 29, 1950) and SeattlesLEON WASHINGTONhad 253 yards on four returns (September 26, 2010).
Minnesota rookieCORDARRELLE PATTERSONopened the game with a 105-yard kickoff-return touchdown, tied for the longest in team history (PERCY HARVIN, 9/30/12). Pattersons 105-yard kickoff-return istied for the fourth-longest by a rookie in NFL history, trailingRANDALL COBB(108 yards, 9/8/11),NOLAND SMITH(106 yards, 12/17/67) andROYGREEN(106 yards, 10/21/79).
- San Diego tight endANTONIO GATEShad eight catches for 124 yards in the Chargers 33-30 win at Philadelphia. Gates (652) is thefifth tight end in NFL history to reach 650 career receptionsand his 20 100-yard receiving games are thefourth-most by a tight end who began his career since 1960.
Source: NFL Media