Josh Gordon, Adrian Peterson and Alshon Jeffery: Week 13 Statistical Heroes
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 1, the 13th week of the 2013 season. From NFL Media Services
- Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING passed for 403 yards and five touchdowns in the Broncos’ 35-28 win at Kansas City. Manning has won his first 10 division starts with the Broncos and joins KURT WARNER (11) as the only players since the 1970 merger to win their first 10 division starts with a team.
Manning leads the NFL with 4,125 passing yards, the most ever through the first 12 games of a season. He recorded his 13th career 4,000-yard season, extending his record for the most in NFL history. DREW BREES ranks second with seven 4,000-yard seasons.
The game marked Manning’s eighth career game with at least five touchdown passes, tied with Brees for the most in NFL history.
Manning’s 41 touchdown passes are tied for the second-most (TOM BRADY, 2007) through the first 12 games of a season. Manning had 44 touchdown passes through the first 12 games of the 2004 season.
- Cleveland’s JOSH GORDON had 10 catches for 261 yards with two touchdowns and Chicago’s ALSHON JEFFERY recorded 12 catches for 249 yards with two touchdowns marking the first time in NFL history two players had at least 10 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns on the same day.
Gordon and Jeffery each have two 200-yard receiving games in 2013 and are among the eight different players in NFL history to have multiple 200-yard receiving games in a single season.
Gordon, who had 14 catches for 237 yards and a touchdown last week, is the first player in NFL history to have 200 receiving yards in consecutive games.
- Minnesota running back ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 211 yards in the Vikings’ 23-20 overtime win over Chicago. Playing in his 101st career game, Peterson became the third fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 rushing yards (10,057), trailing Pro Football Hall of Famers ERIC DICKERSON (91 games) and JIM BROWN (98).
Peterson is one of only five players in NFL history to rush for at least 10,000 yards in his first seven seasons, joining Dickerson (11,226), LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (10,650), BARRY SANDERS (10,172) and EMMITT SMITH (10,160).
- The Vikings-Bears contest is the third game in NFL history to have a 200-yard rusher (Minnesota’s ADRIAN PETERSON, 211 rushing yards) and a 200-yard receiver (Chicago’s ALSHON JEFFERY, 249 receiving yards).
The previous two instances occurred on September 16, 2007 (Cleveland’s JAMAL LEWIS, 216 rushing and Cincinnati’s CHAD JOHNSON, 209 receiving) and January 3, 2010 (Kansas City’s JAMAAL CHARLES, 259 rushing and Denver’s JABAR GAFFNEY, 213 receiving).
- Philadelphia quarterback NICK FOLES threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions in the Eagles’ 24-21 win over Arizona. This season, Foles has 19 touchdown passes and no interceptions, the second longest streak to start a season for the most touchdown passes before throwing an interception (PEYTON MANNING, 20 in 2013 for Denver).
- Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one in the Panthers’ 27-6 win over Tampa Bay. In his third season, Newton has 10 games with at least two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. That total is the most such games by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.
- Houston wide receiver ANDRE JOHNSON had eight catches for 121 yards in the Texans’ 34-31 loss to New England. Playing in his 150th career game, Johnson recorded his 900th catch (900) and reached the milestone in the second-fewest games in NFL history. MARVIN HARRISON, who finished his career with 1,102 receptions, accomplished the feat in 149 games.
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