A look at seven statistical highlights from games played Sunday, November 13, the 10th week of the 2016 season.
Dallas rookie running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 114 yards with two touchdowns – including the game-winning 32-yard score with nine seconds remaining – and had 95 receiving yards with a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 35-30 win at Pittsburgh. Elliott has 1,005 rushing yards and is the third player in NFL history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in his first nine career games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (1,096) and ADRIAN PETERSON (1,081).
Elliott, who had a 60-yard touchdown run in Week 5 against Cincinnati, had an 83-yard touchdown catch in today’s game. He is the first rookie running back to have a 60+ yard touchdown run and an 80+ yard touchdown catch in a season since Pro Football Hall of Famer GALE SAYERS in 1965.
Denver rookie JUSTIN SIMMONS blocked an extra-point attempt with 1:22 remaining in the fourth quarter and Broncos rookie WILL PARKS returned it for the game-winning two-point conversion in Denver’s 25-23 win at New Orleans. It marked the first-ever game-winning defensive two-point conversion since the rule was adopted in 2015 and the first to give the scoring team the lead.
New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES threw three touchdown passes for the Saints. He has 452 career touchdown passes and joined PEYTON MANNING (539) and Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (508) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 450 touchdown passes.
Tennessee quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA completed 73.1 percent of his passes (19 of 26) for 295 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 149.8 passer rating in the Titans’ 47-25 win over Green Bay. Mariota is the first quarterback in NFL history to have three games with a 70.0+ completion percentage, at least four touchdown passes and no interceptions in his first two seasons.
Titans running back DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 123 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass. Murray is the first non-quarterback since Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHN HENRY JOHNSON in 1960 (December 11, 1960) to have a 75+ yard touchdown run and a touchdown pass in the same game.
Tampa Bay quarterback JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 36-10 win over Chicago. Winston (22 years, 312 days) is the youngest player in NFL history to reach 40 career touchdown passes (41). The previous mark was held by DREW BLEDSOE at 22 years, 313 days old.
Arizona running back DAVID JOHNSON had 101 scrimmage yards (55 rushing, 46 receiving) and two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the Cardinals’ 23-20 win over San Francisco. In his career, Johnson has 17 rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and one kickoff-return touchdown. He is one of three players in NFL history – Pro Football Hall of Famer GALE SAYERS and ABNER HAYNES – to have at least 15 rushing touchdowns, five receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown in a player’s first two seasons.
Johnson is the first player to record at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his team’s first nine games since EDGERRIN JAMES (Indianapolis) in 2005.
The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS scored 17 fourth quarter points in the team’s 20-17 win at Carolina. The Chiefs overcame a 17-0 deficit, the second time this season Kansas City has won a game after trailing by at least 17 points (Week 1, San Diego, 21 points). The Chiefs are the seventh team in NFL history to win at least two games in which it trailed by at least 17 points in the first nine games of a season.
Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON passed for 261 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 54 yards with a touchdown in the Panthers’ loss. Newton has 20,257 passing yards and 3,468 rushing yards in his career and is the only player in NFL history to have at least 20,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards in his first six seasons.
Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES had 10 catches for 135 yards in the Falcons’ 24-15 loss at Philadelphia. Jones, who was playing in his 75th game, has 475 career catches, the most in NFL history by a player in his first 75 games. Jones has 7,306 career receiving yards and is one of two players in league annals with at least 7,000 receiving yards in his first 75 games (Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH, 7,532).
Minnesota wide receiver STEFON DIGGS had 13 catches for 164 yards in the Vikings’ 26-20 loss at Washington. Diggs, who had 13 catches for 80 yards last week, is the first player in NFL history to have at least 13 catches in consecutive games.