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NFL Week 2: Seven From Sunday


A look at seven statistical highlights from 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.

Green Bay’s Rodgers passed for 480 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Packers’ 38-20 win over Washington. In San Diego’s 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 is only 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 the most in any two-week span in NFL history.

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 as JAMES JONES had 11 catches for 178 yards and RANDALL COBB totaled nine receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Manning has nine touchdown passes this season, tied with CHARLEY JOHNSON (1965) and DREW BREES (2009) for the most through the first two weeks of the season. Manning is the only player in NFL history to have nine passing touchdowns and no interceptions through the first two weeks of a season.

The game also marked the first 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 Giants’ ELI MANNING had 450 passing yards.

Hopkins is the first rookie wide receiver to catch a touchdown pass in overtime since SANTONIO HOLMES (December 31, 2006).

Minnesota rookie CORDARRELLE PATTERSON opened the game with a 105-yard kickoff-return touchdown, tied for the longest in team history (PERCY HARVIN, 9/30/12). Patterson’s 105-yard kickoff-return is tied for the fourth-longest by a rookie in NFL history, trailing RANDALL COBB (108 yards, 9/8/11), NOLAND SMITH (106 yards, 12/17/67) and ROY GREEN (106 yards, 10/21/79).

Source: NFL Media