Numbers and statistics are a huge part of measuring performance and marking milestones in the NFL. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from Week 7 of the NFL season.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning moved to the top of the list in all-time touchdown passes as he threw for four touchdowns and 318 yards in a 42-17 win against San Francisco. His second TD toss moved him past Brett Favre's 508 for No. 1 all time. Favre surpassed Dan Mario's mark of 432 passing TDs in his 245th game while Manning surpassed Favre's 508 in his 246th game.
Peyton Manning's four passing touchdowns in the win over San Francisco gave him 11 games with at least four TD passes since the start of last season. No other quarterback has five such games during that span.
He's been in this stats article every week for his 100-yard rushing performances, and now he owns the top spot alone. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray's 128 yards on the ground in a 31-21 win against the Giants made him the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his team's first seven games to start a season. He surpassed Jim Brown's six from 1958.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson became the first player in NFL history with 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in a game when he threw for 313 and ran for 106 in a 28-26 loss at St. Louis.
Buffalo rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins finished the Bills' 17-16 win against visiting Minnesota with nine catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. He became the second rookie with at least 100 receiving yards and a game-winning TD with one second or less remaining in the fourth quarter since Tennessee's Kenny Britt did so against visiting Arizona in 2009.
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who completed 25 of 32 passes (78.1 percent) for 277 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and 48 rushing yards in a 27-14 win at Chicago, became the third player in NFL history with at least 275 passing yards, a completion percentage of 78+ percent and 45+ rushing yards in a single game. He joined Ken Anderson (Nov. 3, 1974) and Jeff Garcia (Dec. 14, 2003) in accomplishing the feat.
Aaron Rodgers joined Tom Brady as the only two quarterbacks in NFL history to have passed for at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions in four straight games when he threw for three in a 38-17 win against Carolina. Rodgers became the only player in league history with at least 18 touchdown passes and one or zero interceptions through his team's first seven games to begin a season.
Indianapolis running back Ahamad Bradshaw caught his sixth touchdown pass of the season, making him the first running back with six touchdown catches in his team's first seven games of the season since San Diego's Gary Anderson in 1986.
Detroit coming back from a 14-point deficit to defeat New Orleans 24-23 marked the 10th time this season a team has come back from 14 down to win. That ties the second-most such comebacks since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and we're just in Week 7.
Cincinnati punted on 11 of its 14 drives in a 27-0 loss at Indianapolis. The Bengals opened the game with eight straight three-and-out drives and finished with 10 such possessions. They only finished two drives on the Colts' side of the field all day.
With Kansas City's 23-20 win at San Diego, head coach Andy Reid improved his record coming off a bye week to 14-2. The 14 wins are the most victories of any NFL coach in games following a bye week.
Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne pulled in four catches for 15 yards in the team's 27-0 win over Cincinnati and it made him the ninth player in league history with 14,000 career receiving yards.
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