Broncos Have Won 17 Straight Regular Season Games

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Oct 15, 2013



SIX-AND-WHOA!: The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs both improved to 6-0 yesterday. Since 1990, when the 12-team playoff format was adopted, 27 of the 29 (93.1 percent) previous teams to start 6-0 made the playoffs.

The Broncos won 35-19 over Jacksonville and the Chiefs defeated Oakland 24-7.

With Denver and Kansas City both leading the AFC West at 6-0, this is only the second time since the divisional structure was implemented in 1933 that two teams in the same division started 6-0.

In 1934, the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears, then members of the NFL’s Western Division, each started 10-0. Chicago finished 13-0 before losing the 1934 NFL Championship game by a score of 30-13 to the New York Giants. The Lions (10-3) finished second in the Western Division.

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DENVER DOMINANCEDenver has won 17 consecutive regular-season games, tied with the 1933-34 Chicago Bears for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.

The 2008-09 Indianapolis Colts, who were also quarterbacked by PEYTON MANNING, won an NFL-record 23 consecutive regular-season games.

The longest regular-season winning streaks in NFL history:

 

TEAM

YEARS

WIN STREAK

Indianapolis Colts

2008-09

23

New England Patriots

2006-08

21

New England Patriots

2003-04

18

Denver Broncos

2012-13

17*

Chicago Bears

1933-34

17

* Active streak

 

 

 

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COLT CLUBIndianapolis wide receiver REGGIE WAYNE (1,001) caught five receptions against San Diego on Monday Night Football to become the ninth player in NFL history with 1,000 career catches.

 

The Colts can also become the first team in NFL history to have two players with 1,000 receptions each with the franchise. MARVIN HARRISON, who played his entire 13-year career with Indianapolis, ranks third in NFL history with 1,102 catches.

 

The top 10 players with the most catches in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

YEARS

CATCHES

Jerry Rice

49ers, Raiders, Seahawks

1985-2004

1,549

 

Tony Gonzalez*

Chiefs, Falcons

1997-2013

1,275

 

Marvin Harrison

Colts

1996-2008

1,102

 

Cris Carter

Eagles, Vikings, Dolphins

1987-2002

1,101

 

Tim Brown

Raiders, Buccaneers

1988-2004

1,094

 

Terrell Owens

49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, Bengals

1996-2010

1,078

 

Isaac Bruce

Rams, 49ers

1994-2009

1,024

 

Hines Ward

Steelers

1998-2011

1,000

 

Reggie Wayne*

Colts

2001-2013

996

 

Randy Moss

Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, Titans, 49ers

1998-2012

982

 

* Active

 

 

 

 

 

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SACK ATTACKIndianapolis linebacker ROBERT MATHIS has 9.5 sacks, tied for the most in the NFL in 2013 (JUSTIN HOUSTON).

The players with the most sacks through a team’s first six games:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

YEAR

SACKS

Keith Millard

Minnesota Vikings

1989

12

Kevin Greene

Carolina Panthers

1998

11

Michael Strahan

New York Giants

2001

10.5

Many tied

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10

 

 

 

 

Robert Mathis

Indianapolis Colts

2013

9.5*

 

 

 








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