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8 Amazing NFL Stats from Sunday (Week 7)

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Week 7 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.


New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees completed 22 of 30 passes for 212 yards with two TDs and no interceptions for a 114.9 rating in the Saints' 24-23 victory at Baltimore. Brees, who has 501 career touchdown passes, became the fourth player in NFL history with at least 500 career touchdown passes, joining Peyton Manning (539), Brett Favre (508) and Tom Brady (504).


With Sunday's win against the Ravens, Brees joins Manning and Favre as the only quarterbacks to defeat all 32 current NFL teams. (Remember, Brees beat the Saints as the Chargers' QB).


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw four touchdown passes in last night's 45-10 win over the Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. That gives Mahomes 22 touchdown passes in the first eight games of his career, breaking the previous record of 21 set by Hall of Famer Kurt Warner.

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Minnesota wide receiver Adam Thielen had nine receptions for 110 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' 37-17 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Thielen has recorded at least 100 receiving yards in each of Minnesota's first seven games this season, tying Charley Hennigan (seven consecutive games in 1961) as the only players in NFL history with 100 or more receiving yards in each of his team's first seven games of a season.


Tampa Bay kicker Chandler Catanzaro converted the game-winning 59-yard field goal with 1:50 remaining in the Buccaneers' 26-23 overtime win over Cleveland. Catanzaro's 59-yarder is the longest game-winning field goal in overtime since the regular-season overtime rule was instituted in 1974, surpassing the previous record of 57 yards set by Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski (Oct. 19, 2008 vs. the New York Jets).


Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in Rams' 39-10 victory at San Francisco. Gurley, who has 14 total touchdowns (11 rushing, three receiving) this season, is the third different player with at least 14 touchdowns in his team's first seven games to start a season, joining Jim Brown (15 in 1958) and Priest Holmes (14 in 2002 and 14 in 2004).


Carolina wide receiver Curtis Samuel rushed for a touchdown and quarterback Cam Newton threw two touchdowns passes, including a one-yard pass to tight end Greg Olsen with 1:22 remaining in the fourth quarter, in the Panthers' 21-17 victory over Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. The Panthers, who trailed 17-0 in the fourth quarter, recorded the largest fourth-quarter comeback victory in franchise history.


Detroit rookie running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for 158 yards on 19 carries (8.3 average) in the Lions' 32-21 victory at Miami. Johnson is the first Lions running back with at least 150 rushing yards in a single game since Jahvid Best (163 vs. Chicago on Oct. 10, 2011). The Lions combined for 248 rushing yards on Sunday, the most by the franchise in a single game since Nov. 23, 1997 (249 yards vs. Indianapolis).