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Cold, Hard Football Facts for Dec 09, 2013


from NFL Media Services


A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 8, the 14th week of the 2013 season.


  • The DENVER BRONCOS and INDIANAPOLIS COLTS each clinched a playoff berth today. The Broncos, who defeated Tennessee 51-28, secured a playoff spot. With the Titans’ loss, the Colts clinched the AFC South division title.


  • The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Minnesota Vikings 29-26 in a game that featured six different lead changes in the fourth quarter. That is the most fourth-quarter lead changes in a single game in NFL history.


  • The DENVER BRONCOS became the first team in NFL history to have four players score at least 10 touchdowns in the same season. The four Broncos with at least 10 touchdowns this season are KNOWSHON MORENO (12), DEMARYIUS THOMAS (11), JULIUS THOMAS (11) and WES WELKER (10). All four scored a touchdown today.


Quarterback PEYTON MANNING threw four touchdown passes, his seventh game this season with at least four touchdown passes. That is the most such games in a single season in NFL history.


Kicker MATT PRATER converted a 64-yard field goal, the longest field goal in NFL history.


  • The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS overcame a 16-point deficit in today’s 27-26 win over Cleveland. The Patriots, who have erased deficits of 10 and 24 points in their previous two games, are thefirst team since the 2000 Kansas City Chiefs to win three in a row by overcoming a 10+ point deficit in each game.


  • Philadelphia running back LE SEAN MC COY rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 34-20 win over Detroit. McCoy set the single-game franchise record with 217 rushing yards, surpassing the previous mark of 205 yards by Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE VAN BUREN on November 27, 1949.


McCoy leads the NFL this season with 1,305 rushing yards and can become the first Eagle to lead the league in rushing since Van Buren in 1949.


  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had 12 catches for 96 yards and one touchdown in the Cardinals’ 30-10 win over St. Louis. Fitzgerald, who has 10 touchdowns this year, is the ninth player in NFL history to record at least five seasons with 10 or more touchdown receptions. He joins JERRY RICE (nine), RANDY MOSS (nine), MARVIN HARRISON (eight),TERRELL OWENS (eight), CRIS CARTER (six), LANCE ALWORTH (five), BOB HAYES (five) and ART POWELL (five).


  • Cleveland wide receiver JOSH GORDON had seven catches for 151 yards and a touchdown in the Browns’ 27-26 loss at New England. Gordon has 774 receiving yards in his past four games, the most in any four-game span in a single season in NFL history. The previous mark was 746 yards by Detroit’s CALVIN JOHNSON set earlier this season.



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