Matt McGloin Makes NFL History In First Career Start

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Nov 17, 2013



SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 11
by 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, November 17, the 11th week of the 2013 season.

 

  • Arizona wide receiver MICHAEL FLOYD had a 91-yard touchdown reception in the Cardinals’ 27-14 win at Jacksonville. The Cardinals, who had an 80-yard touchdown run by running back ANDRE ELLINGTON in Week 8, are the first team since the 1962 Denver Broncos to have a 90-yard touchdown reception and 80-yard touchdown run in the first 10 games of a season.

 

With the victory, Arizona improved to 6-4 in BRUCE ARIANS’ first season as the team’s head coach. He is the first Cardinals head coach to win at least six of his first 10 games since CHARLEY WINNER in 1966 (7-2-1).

 

  • Tampa Bay running back BOBBY RAINEY, playing in his 10th career NFL game, rushed for 163 yards with two touchdowns and had a receiving touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 41-28 win over Atlanta. Rainey is the first player since EDGERRIN JAMES (November 21, 1999) to record at least 150 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in a single game in a player’s first 10 games to begin a career. Rainey and James both accomplished the feat in their 10th career NFL game.

 

  • Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER threw four touchdown passes in the Steelers’ 37-27 win over Detroit. That marked the 19th individual four-touchdown performance this season, the second-most through the first 11 weeks of an NFL season (20 in 2004). With two games remaining in Week 11, the 2013 season can surpass that mark.

 

  • Oakland rookie quarterback MATT MC GLOIN threw three touchdown passes and was not intercepted in the Raiders’ 28-23 win at Houston. McGloin, who was making his first career NFL start, is the first undrafted rookie quarterback to throw at least three touchdown passes without an interception in a single game in the common draft era (since 1967).

 

  • Washington linebacker LONDON FLETCHER played in his 250th consecutive game in the Redskins’ 24-16 loss at Philadelphia. Fletcher is the fourth player in NFL history to play in 250 consecutive games, joining punter JEFF FEAGLES (352), quarterback BRETT FAVRE (299) and defensive end JIM MARSHALL (282).

Fletcher started his 209th consecutive game, surpassing DERRICK BROOKS for the longest streak by a linebacker in NFL history.

 

  • Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD threw two touchdown passes in the Lions’ loss at Pittsburgh. Stafford (101) reached 100 career touchdown passes in his 55th game, the fourth-fewest to accomplish the feat in NFL history. The only three to reach 100 career touchdown passes in fewer games are DAN MARINO (44 games), KURT WARNER (50) and JOHNNY UNITAS (53).

 

Stafford, who passed for 362 yards against the Steelers, has 16,005 career passing yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer BOBBY LAYNE (15,710) for the most in franchise history. Stafford needed 55 games to surpass Layne’s mark, which was set in 97 games.

 

  • Atlanta tight end TONY GONZALEZ had six catches in Atlanta’s loss at Tampa Bay. Gonzalez has 53 receptions in 2013, extending his NFL record streak to 16 consecutive seasons with at least 50 catchesGonzalez (16) and Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (17) are the only players in NFL history with at least 16 career 50-catch seasons.

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