Mitchell Trubisky was a stats monster
Week 4 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.
5 & 5
Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 19 of 26 passes (73.1 percent) for 354 yards and six touchdown passes with no interceptions for a 154.6 passer rating in the Bears' 48-10 win over Tampa Bay. Trubisky threw five first-half touchdown passes to five different receivers – Josh Bellamy, Trey Burton, Tarik Cohen, Taylor Gabriel and Allen Robinson – and became the second quarterback in league history to throw at least five TD passes to five different receivers in the first half of a single game. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers threw six TD passes to five different receivers in the first half against the Bears on Nov. 9, 2014.
289 & 53
Trubisky, who threw for 289 yards and rushed for 53 yards in the first half, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young (Dec. 23, 1991) and Michael Vick (Nov. 15, 2010) as the only players since 1991 with at least 250 passing yards and 50 rushing yards in the first half of a single game.
Three games – the Houston Texans' 37-34 win at the Indianapolis Colts, the Tennessee Titans' 26-23 win against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Oakland Raiders' 45-42 victory over the Cleveland Browns – were decided in overtime this week. At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first four weeks of the 2018 season, joining the 1979, 1983 and 2002 seasons as the only campaigns to feature at least one overtime game in each of its first four weeks.
New England QB Tom Brady passed for 274 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 94.2 passer rating in the Patriots' 38-7 victory over Miami. With his 55-yard TD pass to wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in the second quarter, Brady has thrown at least one touchdown pass to 70 different receivers in his career, tied with Vinny Testaverde (70) for the most by a player NFL history.
Five quarterbacks – the Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff (465 passing yards), Indianapolis' Andrew Luck (464), Oakland's Derek Carr (437), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins (422) and Atlanta's Matt Ryan (419) – passed for at least 400 yards this week. With one games remaining in Week 4, there have been 12 individual performances with at least 400 passing yards this season, the most in NFL history through the first four weeks of a season. The five individual 400-yard passing performances in Week 4 are the most in a single week in league annals.
Houston defensive end J.J. Watt recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles in the Texans' 37-34 overtime victory at Indianapolis. Watt, who played his 92nd career game yesterday, has 23 games with at least two sacks, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Richard Dent (23) for the second-most games with at least two sacks by a player in his first 100 career games since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White (29) has more such games in his first 100 career games.
Houston rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee had 11 catches in his NFL debut on Sunday, the second-most in league history by a player in his first-career game. Only the Houston Oilers' Sid Blanks (13 catches on Sept. 12, 1964) had more catches in an NFL debut.
Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri converted two field goals in the Colts' overtime loss to Houston. Vinatieri, who has 567 career field goals, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Morten Andersen (565) for the most converted field goals in NFL history.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passed for 250 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 97.2 passer rating in the Chargers' 29-27 win over San Francisco. Rivers has 51,504 career passing yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway (51,475) for the eighth-most passing yards in NFL history.