14 Fascinating Facts about the NFL’s Week 6

Mitch Trubisky

This week proved that there’s nothing weirder than a regression towards normalcy. Check out these 14 fascinating facts about the NFL’s week 6: As always, sources are included. If a fact doesn’t have a source, I did it (no doubt sacrificing sleep while pouring over dusty old score reports for your factual enjoyment).

1. Mitch Trubisky completed only 8 passes in his first win as Chicago’s starter. Jordan Howard picked up the slack with 36 carries

Mitch Trubisky
He can actually move his scowl as much as an entire yard off of his face, throwing off defenders

2. It was senior day in Arizona. The Cards scored 38 points after monster days from 32-year-old Adrian Peterson, 37-year-old Carson Palmer, and 34-year-old Larry Fitzgerald

3.  The Broncos defense entered Sunday night’s tilt allowing under 51 rushing yards per game. The Giants underwhelming RB platoon ran on the Broncos for 148 yards, led by a 117-yard ground performance by Orleans Darkwa (ESPN)

4.  Kansas City did not get a first down until there were two minutes left in the second half (NY Times)

5. Brady earned his 187th career win, breaking a three-way tie for first between him, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning

6. Watson became the first-ever rookie quarterback to throw three touchdowns in three straight games (NY Times)

7. The 49ers are the first team in NFL history to lose 5 straight games by 3 points or fewer (ATN Podcast)

49ers
Time to cash in the Faustian bargain you made in the 1980s. Bill Walsh is an American hero and should Rest in Peace

8. Only nine times in the past 25 years have the Packers started a quarterback who wasn’t Favre or Rodgers. They are most likely going to top that mark this season, alone (ESPN)

9. Le’Veon Bell has had 30+ touches in three of his six games (ATN Podcast)

10. Before their home game against Detroit, this weekend, New Orleans had made one defensive touchdown since 2013. They had three on Sunday (ATN Podcast)

11. In fantasy, the Saints D/ST has scored 14 or more points in three straight weeks. This is a team that averaged less that 3 fantasy points per game in 2016 (Tristan Cockroft)

12. DeShaun Watson has as many touchdown passes in 6 games as Brock Osweiler had all last season (15) (ESPN)

13. Arizona’s offense scored three touchdowns in their first three possessions. This is the first time they have done that since 2006 (ESPN)

Kurt Warner
You heard it here: Carson Palmer is as good as Kurt Warner… was at the very end of his career

14. Ryan Fitzpatrick’s scoring strike to Cameron Brate was the first Harvard-to-Harvard touchdown pass in NFL history (SomethingAwful)

 

 

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