Russell Wilson Setting Records Like It's His Job

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Dec 03, 2013



HE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 13

 

KEEPING IT CLOSEThrough Week 13, there have been 96 games decided by seven points or fewer, tied for the second-most through the first 13 weeks of a season in NFL history.

 

 

The most games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 13:

 

MOST GAMES DECIDED BY

SEVEN POINTS OR FEWER

SEASON

THROUGH WEEK 13

2012

97

2013

96

2011

96

2003

96

2002

95

2006

93

 

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SCORING HIGHSNFL teams have combined for 8,929 points in 2013, the most points through 13 weeks in NFL history. The previous high was 8,776 points last season. 

 

That record total equates to 46.51 points per game. If the current average stays at this pace, it would rank as the highest of any season in history (1948, 46.48 points per game).

 

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400-CLUBThrough Week 13, there have been 19 individual 400-yard passing performances, including PEYTON MANNING’s 403 yards on Sunday against Kansas City.

 

The 19 individual 400-yard passing games are already the most ever for a full season (18 in 2011).

 

The most individual 400-yard passing games in a single season in NFL history:

                                     

SEASON

INDIVIDUAL 400-YARD PASS. GAMES IN SINGLE SEASON

2013

19*

2011

18

2012

15

2004

13

1986

13

*Through Week 13

 

 

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PATRIOT WAYOn Sunday, the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS defeated Houston 34-31 and are now guaranteed to finish the year with a winning record for the 13th consecutive season, the longest such active streak and tied for the sixth-longest all-time. New England is the first team to accomplish the feat since the San Francisco 49ers (1983-1998) posted a winning record in 16 consecutive seasons.

 

The teams with the most consecutive winning seasons in NFL history:

 

TEAM

YEARS

CONSEC. WINNING SEASONS

Dallas Cowboys

1966-1985

20

San Francisco 49ers

1983-1998

16

Oakland Raiders

1965-1980

16

Chicago Bears

1930-1944

15

Green Bay Packers

1934-1947

14

New England Patriots

2001-2013

13*

Cleveland Browns

1957-1969

13

*Active streak

 

 

 

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YOUNG LUCKIndianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK threw for 200 yards in the Colts’ 22-14 win over Tennessee. Luck (7,167) surpassed DREW BLEDSOE (7,049) and ANDY DALTON (7,067) for the fourth-most passing yards in the first two seasons of a career in NFL history.

 

The quarterbacks with the most passing yards in the first two seasons of a career in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

MOST PASS YARDS IN FIRST TWO SEASONS OF CAREER

Cam Newton

 Carolina

2011-12

7,920

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

1998-99

7,874

Dan Marino

Miami

1983-84

7,294

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

 2012-13

7,167*

Andy Dalton

Cincinnati

 2011-12

7,067

*Through 12 games in 2013

 

 

 

      

 

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SEATTLE SLINGERSeattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON completed 22 of 30 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns for a 139.6 passer rating in the Seahawks’ 34-7 win over New Orleans on Monday night.

 

Wilson (22 in 2013; 26 in 2012) is now one of only four players in NFL history to pass for at least 20 touchdowns in each of their first two seasons.

 

Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (20 in 1983; 48 in 1984), PEYTON MANNING (26 in 1998 and 1999) and ANDY DALTON (20 in 2011; 27 in 2012) also accomplished the feat.

 

Wilson (48) also surpassed Dalton for the third-most touchdown passes in a quarterback’s first two seasons in NFL history.

 

The quarterbacks with the most passing touchdowns in their first two seasons in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

SEASONS

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS IN FIRST TWO SEASONS

Dan Marino^

1983-84

68

Peyton Manning

 1998-99

52

Russell Wilson

2012-13

48*

Andy Dalton

2011-12

47

Jeff Garcia

1999-2000

42

*Through 12 games in 2013

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 


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