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Research & Doug: Crazy week in the NFL

1) The Chargers’ win over the Seahawks was Seattle’s first loss by seven points or more since week 9 of 2011.–ESPN Stats & Info

2) Twice in Robert Griffin III’s career he’s thrown for 250 yards with 2 TDs and no interceptions. Kirk Cousins did it in relief of RG3 on Sunday. — ESPN Stats & Info

3) The Rams haven’t blocked a punt and a field goal in the same game since December of 1979 and T.J. McDonald blocked both Sunday for St. Louis. — ESPN Stats & Info

4) Atlanta is the only team without a sack in the first two weeks.–Daniel Jeremiah

5) Cincinnati and Houston are the only teams yet to give up a sack.–Daniel Jeremiah

6) Monday Night Football was the first time in Andrew Luck’s NFL career that he lost two games in a row. —ESPN Stats & Info

7) Andy Reid came back from a 14-point deficit twice in his career as Eagles head coach, something Chip Kelly did for the third time as Eagles coach Monday
Night. —ESPN Stats & Info

8) Clayton Kershaw is 65-6 when he gets four runs of support, which is the third best winning percentage of all-time. —ESPN Stats & Info

9) A-Rod still has 2015, 2016 and 2017 remaining on his Yankees contract. —ESPN’s Buster Olney

10) The Eagles are the only 2-0 team in NFL history to overcome a 14-point deficit in both games.–Mike Tirico during MNF broadcast

11) Only 12 pitchers have ever won 16 games a year and struck out 230 hitters for three straight years: 7 hall of famers, one soon to be (Randy Johnson),
one probable (Pedro Martinez), one slim chance (Johan Santana), one never but would have been (Roger Clemens) and former D-Back Max Scherzer. — ESPN’s Buster Olney

12) The Cardinals are the first team in 32 years to be 2-0 with two 4th quarter comebacks while holding the opposition scoreless in the fourth.– NFL press release

13) Jordy Nelson’s 209 yards receiving are the most for a Packer in a non-OT game since 1956 (Billy Howton, 257 yards). — NFL press release

14) DeMarco Murray is the first Cowboy to rush for 100+ yards in weeks one and two this century. — NFL press release

15) Bruce Arians has only lost two games outside the NFC West in his two years as Cardinals head coach (10-2). — Cardinals press release

16) Todd Bowles’ Cardinals defense has held opponents under 100 yards rushing in 12 of his 18 games and Bruce Arians is 9-1 when Arizona out-rushes an
opponent. — Cardinals press release

17) No one in the NFL has more 10+ play touchdown drives than Arizona this season. — Cardinals press release

18) The receiving team has started their drive beyond their own 20-yard line on only two of Chandler Catanzaro’s 11 kickoffs. — Cardinals press release

19) E.J. Manuel is 5-0 if he completes at least four play-action passes. —ESPN Stats & Info

20) Chad Henne had four more completions than sacks. —ESPN Stats & Info

21) Tony Romo is 23-8 when he attempts less than 30 passes and 41-38 when he attempts 30 or more. —ESPN Stats & Info

22) The Cowboys are 11-1 when DeMarco Murray has 20+ carries in a game. —ESPN Stats & Info

23) Eli Manning has thrown an interception in seven consecutive games. —ESPN Stats & Info

24) Matt Cassell started his first game on a college football field at home against New England since he had never started a college football game. — ESPN Stats & Info

25) The only QBs in Tampa Bay history with two rushing touchdowns in the same game are Josh McCown and Steve Young. —ESPN Stats & Info

26) Only Mathew Stafford and Philip Rivers have thrown for three TDs in one game while Richard Sherman is on the field. —ESPN Stats & Info

27) In two weeks, J.J. Watt has three tackles for loss, one sack, a fumble recovery, one blocked PAT, one PBU and a TD reception. — ESPN Stats & Info

28) Rivals Green Bay and Chicago were both 0-1 and both down by at least 17 points at one point before earning the win. —ESPN Stats & Info

29) Peyton Manning went 6-for-6 for 122 yards when throwing more than 10 yards down the field (remember his arm strength issues?). — ESPN Stats & Info

30) Before Quinton Dial hit Jay Cutler, he was 8-for-18 for 38 yards and 0 TDs, but after the hit he went 15-for-16 for 138 and 4 TDs. — ESPN Stats & Info

31) When the Bears sent four or fewer pass rushers, Colin Kaepernick was sacked twice and threw three picks. —ESPN Stats & Info