Research & Doug – December 10, 2013

Dec 10, 2013, 10:19 PM | Updated: 10:19 pm

1) Adrian Peterson averages 99 yards per game, trailing only Jim Brown and Barry Sanders. (ESPN Stats & Info)

2) There are only three players in NFL history who have 10 or more games with three sacks: Lawrence Taylor and Reggie White with 12, and John Abraham with 10. (Cardinals press release)

3) Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski missed six of the team’s first 12 games before tearing his ACL on Sunday. New England averaged 20.85 points per game in its first 6 games without him and 32.83 points per game with him. (John Clayton)

4) Peyton Manning has had three 50-point games this year as Broncos QB. John Elway had none. (Denver Post)

5) Eli Manning has more multi-interception games since his rookie year than any other QB. (ESPN Stats & Info)

6) Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby had six sacks as a member of the Miami Dolphins after leaving Arizona. He has six sacks since returning for 2013. (Cardinals press release)

7) The NFL set a record for the most touchdowns scored in one weekend before the Sunday or Monday Night games had kicked off. (Peter King)

8) The 2013 Denver Broncos are the first team to have four different players with 10 touchdowns. (NFL press release)

9) Carolina and Houston are the only teams ranked top-five defensively that aren’t in the NFC West and the Rams are the only team in the division not ranked in the top five. (Cardinals press release)

10) Matt Forte has rushed for 1,000 yards for the fourth time as a Bear, the second-most in team history. (ESPN Stats & Info)

11) The Bengals have scored more than 40 points in three straight home games for the first time in team history. (ESPN Stats & Info)

12) Crazy Legs Hirsch (1951) is the last receiver to lead the league in both yards and yards per catch reception. Josh Gordon currently leads both categories. (ESPN Stats & Info)

13) The AFC West ended 11-5 against the NFC East. (John Clayton)

14) The Cardinals have never won seven home games in a 16-game season. They have six wins with one home game remaining. (Cardinals press release)

15) The six different fourth-quarter lead changes in the Ravens-Vikings game are an NFL record. (NFL press release)

16) Nick Foles became only the sixth QB in NFL history to throw no interceptions in his first 200 attempts. He threw his first pick on pass 201. (ESPN Stats & Info)

17) John Abraham has the first Cardinals double-digit sack season since Bertrand Berry in 2004. (Cardinals press release)

18) Against the Colts’ blitz, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 88 percent of his passes for 3 TDs, 0 INTs and scrambled for an 8 yard TD. (ESPN Stats & Info)

19) Antonio Brown became the second Steeler (Hines Ward is the other) in history with 90 receptions in a season. (ESPN Stats & Info)

20) The Arizona Cardinals have finished the season ranked top-five on defense only once in their history. (Cardinals press release)

21) Tom Brady is the greatest December/January QB in NFL history with a 42-6 record. (ESPN Stats & Info)

22) Karlos Dansby is the only Cardinal in franchise history to have two separate games with a sack and interception. (Cardinals press release)

23) Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for more touchdowns than any QB in Steelers history. (ESPN Stats & Info)

24) On the game’s second play from scrimmage, Bobby Rainey ran 80 yards for the longest rushing TD in Tampa Bay history. (ESPN Stats & Info)

25) San Francisco averaged 4.3 yards per carry before first contact from the Seattle defense. (ESPN Stats & Info)

26) Drew Brees has the most 300+ yard, 4 TD games in NFL history with 22 – four more than Peyton Manning. (ESPN Stats & Info)

27) The Panthers defense allowed 21 first-half points for the first time in two years (ESPN Stats & Info)

28) Detroit has 13 turnovers in its first nine games and 15 in its last four. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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