More NFL Records Ready To Be Broken
T.O. Still ahead of Moss
T.O. Still ahead of Moss

Posted Nov 29, 2009


Week 12 offers plenty of opportunities for players and teams to break or extend their records. Individual achievements are just part of the scenario, the Saints are trying to tie then break New England's perfect season and scoring records.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWEEK 12

THE 11-0 CLUBWith victories this week over Houston and New England, respectively, the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints can boost their records to 11-0.  Prior to this season, 19 teams had posted 10-0 records, with 13 winning their 11th game.  Of the 19, four finished the regular season undefeated and untied – the 1934 and 1942 Chicago Bears, 1972 Miami Dolphins and 2007 New England Patriots.

This marks the third consecutive season with at least one 10-0 team – the longest such streak in NFL history.

The 21 teams to start 10-0 and their final records:

TEAM

FINAL

RECORD

OPPONENT & GAME NO. OF FIRST LOSS

1929 Packers

12-0-1

Undefeated season

1934 Lions

10-3-0

Packers (11)

1934 Bears

13-0-0

Undefeated season

1942 Bears

11-0-0

Undefeated season

1953 Browns

11-1-0

Eagles (12)

1961 Chargers

12-2-0

Oilers (12)

1962 Packers

13-1-0

Lions (11)

1969 L.A. Rams

11-3-0

Vikings (12)

1972 Dolphins

14-0-0

Undefeated Season

1975 Vikings

12-2-0

Redskins (11)

1984 Dolphins

14-2-0

Chargers (12)

1985 Bears

15-1-0

Dolphins (13)

1990 Giants

13-3-0

Eagles (11)

1990 49ers

14-2-0

L.A. Rams (11)

1991 Redskins

14-2-0

Cowboys (12)

1998 Broncos

14-2-0

Giants (14)

2005 Colts

14-2-0

Chargers (14)

2007 Patriots

16-0-0

Undefeated season

2008 Titans

13-3-0

N.Y. Jets (11)

2009 Colts

???

???

2009 Saints

???

???

--NFL--

NO STRANGERS TO PERFECTION:  The New England Patriots will face the undefeated New Orleans Saints (10-0) on Monday, two weeks after facing the undefeated Indianapolis Colts (8-0). It will mark only the fifth time since 1970 that a team has played two games against teams with records of 8-0 or better in the same season.

YEAR

TEAM

OPPONENTS

1972

New England Patriots

Miami* 8-0; Miami 11-0

1990

Los Angeles Rams

NY Giants* 8-0; San Francisco 10-0

1998

San Diego Chargers

Denver* 8-0; Denver 11-0

1998

Kansas City Chiefs

Denver* 9-0; Denver 12-0

2009

New England Patriots

Indianapolis 8-0; New Orleans 10-0

* Won Super Bowl

--NFL—

BRADY THROWING 300 IN BUNCHES
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for 300 yards in five consecutive games.  With a 300-yard performance on Monday night against the Saints, Brady can tie Steve Young (1998), Kurt Warner (2000) and Rich Gannon (2002) for the most consecutive 300-yard passing games in NFL history. 

The most consecutive 300-yard passing games in NFL history:

PLAYER, TEAM

YEAR

MOST CONSECUTIVE 300-YARD GAMES

Steve Young, San Francisco

1998

6

Kurt Warner, St. Louis

2000

6

Rich Gannon, Oakland

2002

6

  

Tom Brady, New England

2009

 5*

* Active streak

 

THE FAVRE FACTOR:  Minnesota’s Brett Favre has thrown 21 touchdown passes this season versus only three interceptions.  His seven-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio is the second best in NFL history through a team’s first 10 games among passers with a minimum of 20 TD passes (Tom Brady, 2007, 9.5-to-1 ratio, 38 TDs vs. four INTs).  

The record for touchdown-to-interception ratio through 11 games is also held by Brady from 2007 (9.7-to-1 ratio, 39 TDs, four INTs).

If he keeps up his current pace, Favre will record the best such ratio in a season in NFL history for quarterbacks with at least 20 touchdown passes. Only six quarterbacks have ever had a ratio above 4.0 (min. 20 TDs) in NFL history.

The quarterbacks all-time with a 4.0+ touchdown-to-interception ratio for an entire season with a minimum of 20 TD passes:

PLAYER

TEAM

YEAR

TD/INT RATIO FOR SEASON

Tom Brady

New England

2007

6.25 (50 TDs, 8 INTs)

Steve DeBerg

Kansas City

1990

5.75 (23 TDs, 4 INTs)

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

2004

  4.90 (49 TDs, 10 INTs)

Steve Bartkowski

Atlanta

1983

4.40 (22 TDs, 5 INTs)

Milt Plum

Cleveland

1960

4.20 (21 TDs. 5 INTs)

Vinny Testaverde

NY Jets

1998

4.14 (29 TDs, 7 INTs)

--NFL--

OWENS THE MOMENT: 
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens will play in his 200th career game when he takes the field against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.  Owens already ranks in the top three all-time in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns for a player in his first 200 career games. He can continue to climb those charts in Week 12.

The top five most receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in a player’s first 200 career games:

PLAYER

RECEPTIONS

 

PLAYER

REC. YARDS

 

PLAYER

REC. TDS

Jerry Rice

1,115

 

Jerry Rice

17,334

 

Jerry Rice

161

Marvin Harrison

1,102

 

Terrell Owens*

14,685

 

Randy Moss*

143

Terrell Owens*

986

 

Marvin Harrison

14,580

 

Terrell Owens*

141

Tony Gonzalez*

968

 

Isaac Bruce*

14,281

 

Marvin Harrison

128

Isaac Bruce*

948

 

Randy Moss*

14,126

 

Cris Carter

114

* Active

     

Note: Owens has played 199 games; Moss has played 180 games; Harrison played 190 career games.



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