Tom Brady and the Patriots did something truly amazing
Week 3 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.
The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets, 30-14, in Week 3. New England is the first team to not allow a passing or rushing touchdown in each of their first three games of a season in the Super Bowl era.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, has 71 career games with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdowns, surpassing Peyton Manning (70) for the second-most such games in NFL history. Only Drew Brees (93) has more such performances in league annals.
Four teams that missed the postseason in 2018 – the Buffalo Bills (3-0), Detroit Lions (2-0-1), Green Bay Packers (3-0) and San Francisco 49ers (3-0) – are undefeated through the first three weeks of the 2019 season.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes recorded his 13th career game with at least 300 pass yards, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner (12 games) for the most by a player in his first 20 career games in NFL history.
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New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones passed for 336 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 112.7 rating and added two rushing touchdowns in the Giants' 32-31 win at Tampa Bay. Jones is the first rookie with at least 300 passing yards, two passing TDs and two rushing TDs in a single game since 1970.
Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 34-14 win over Oakland. Cook, who rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 and 154 yards and a TD in Week 2, is the fifth player in NFL history with at least 110 rushing yards and a rushing TD in each of his team's first three games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown (1958), Curtis Martin(2004), O.J. Simpson (1975), and Emmitt Smith (1995).
Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey totaled 188 scrimmage yards (153 rushing, 35 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in the Panthers' 38-20 victory at Arizona. McCaffrey, who had 209 scrimmage yards and two rushing touchdowns in Week 1, is the fourth player with at least 185 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in two of his team's first three games of a season in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (1963), Adrian Peterson (2010) and Billy Sims (1980).