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8 Amazing NFL Stats from Sunday (Week 2)

Patrick Mahomes record

Patrick Mahomes record

Week 2 of the NFL season was filled with standout moments and amazing statistics. Here's a look at the most intriguing, impressive and record-breaking stats from Sunday.


Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 23 of 28 attempts (82.1 percent) for 326 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions for a 154.8 passer rating in the Chiefs' 42-37 win at Pittsburgh.

Mahomes, who threw four touchdown passes in Week 1, has 10 touchdown passes in two weeks, the most by a QB in NFL history through his team's first two games of a season. The previous record of nine touchdown passes was held by Peyton Manning (2013), Drew Brees (2009) and Charley Johnson (1965). Manning's 2013 Denver Broncos and Brees' 2009 New Orleans Saints advanced to the Super Bowl in their respective seasons.

At 22 years, 364 days old, Mahomes is the youngest quarterback in NFL history with at least six touchdown passes in a single game. The previous record was held by Nick Foles (24 years, 287 days), who threw seven TDs on November 3, 2013.


Tampa Bay QB Ryan Fitzpatrick connected on a 75-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeSean Jackson in a game against the Eagles. Jackson, who has 23 career TDs of at least 60 yards, tied the great Jerry Rice (23) for the most such touchdowns in league history.

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New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas had 12 catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' 21-18 win against Cleveland. Thomas, who had a franchise-record 16 catches in Week 1, has 28 receptions in the Saints' first two games of 2018 and surpassed Andre Rison (26 catches in 1994) for the most by a player in his team's first two games to start a season in NFL history.


Tennessee safety Kevin Byard threw a 66-yard TD pass to rookie defensive back Dane Cruikshank on a fake punt in the first quarter of the Titans' 20-17 win against Houston. Byard's 66-yard touchdown pass was the longest by a defensive player in the Super Bowl era, surpassing the previous long of 18 yards set by Los Angeles Rams defensive back Ed Meador on Nov. 19, 1967.


Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri converted all three of his extra-point attempts in the Colts' 21-9 victory at Washington. Vinatieri, who has 2,501 career points in 23 career seasons, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Morten Andersen (2,544) as the only players in NFL history with at least 2,500 career points.


The Vikings and Packers played to a 29-29 tie at Lambeau Field. Sunday's game marked the second consecutive week with a tie (Cleveland-Pittsburgh in Week 1). This is the first season to feature a tie in each of the first two weeks since 1971, which saw Miami and Denver tie 10-10 in Week 1 and Atlanta and the Los Angeles Rams tie 20-20 in Week 2.


Miami running back Frank Gore rushed for 25 yards in the Dolphins' 20-12 win at the New York Jets. Gore, who has 14,112 career rushing yards, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin (14,101) for the fourth-most rushing yards in NFL history.


Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 39 of 60 attempts (65 percent) for 452 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 104.3 passer rating in the Steelers' loss to Kansas City. Roethlisberger has 51,852 career passing yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway (51,475) for seventh place on the NFL's all-time passing yardage leaderboard.