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Monday Nuggets: Week 6

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10/13/2014
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Mission is to: Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE. We found many samples from Week 6 that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values!

Bernard’s Career Day

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard had a career game yesterday against the Carolina Panthers.


The second-year running back’s lone touchdown helped cement his name into Bengals history. 


Benard’s rushing touchdown was the longest rushing play ever given up by the Panthers.

Running back Corey Dillon owns the Bengals record for longest rushing touchdown. He scored on a 96-yard run against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 8, 2001.

Rivers on Fire

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been unstoppable this season. In each of his last five games, the veteran quarterback has posted a passer rating of 120 or better.


In doing so, he broke Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas and first-year modern era nominee quarterback Kurt Warner’s record of such games.

Johnny Unitas - Baltimore Colts (1965)
Date Opponent Result Cmp Att. Cmp% Yds TD INT Rating
Oct. 10 Detroit W 31-7 18 24 75.00% 319 3 1 138.9
Oct. 17 at Washington W 38-7 12 18 66.67% 221 2 1 122.7
Oct. 24 St. Louis W 35-20 18 27 66.67% 251 3 0 133.4
Oct. 31 at San Francisco W 34-28 23 34 67.65% 324 4 0 137.4
                   
Kurt Warner - Arizona Cardinals (2009)
Date Opponent Result Cmp Att. Cmp% Yds TD INT Rating
Nov. 8 at Chicago W 41-21 22 32 68.75% 261 5 0 132.9
Nov. 15 Seattle W 31-20 29 38 76.32% 340 2 0 120.5
Nov. 22 at St. Louis W 21-13 15 19 78.95% 203 2 0 146.3
Dec. 6 Minnesota W 30-17 22 32 68.75% 285 3 0 127.7
                   
Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers (2014)
Date Opponent Result Cmp Att. Cmp% Yds TD INT Rating
Sept. 14 Seattle W 30-21 28 37 75.68% 284 3 0 124.2
Sept. 21 at Buffalo W 22-10 18 25 72.00% 256 2 0 131.4
Sept. 28 Jacksonville W 33-14 29 39 74.36% 377 3 0 130.0
Oct. 5 New York Jets W 31-0 20 28 71.43% 288 3 1 125.3
Oct. 12 at Oakland W 31-28 22 34 64.71% 313 3 0 123.8

Five for Flacco

If you blinked at the beginning of the early games this Sunday, you might have missed Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco throwing five touchdown passes. Flacco threw his fifth and final touchdown pass of the day at the 13:57 mark of the the second quarter only 16 minutes into the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


The Ravens went on to defeat the Bucs 48-17 as Flacco passed for 306 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions for a 146.0 passer rating. He became the first player with four touchdown passes in the first quarter of a game since Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer did it against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 28, 1986 and the first player with five touchdown passes in the first half of a game since Tom Brady on Oct. 18, 2009 vs. the Tennessee Titans.


Demarco Starts the Season Off in Record Fashion

Dallas Cowboys running back Demarco Murray played a huge role in the team’s 30-23 defeat of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The four-year veteran rushed rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown to became just the second player in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his team’s first six games to start a season. Who did he join? Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown who first achieved the feat in 1958.
 

Brown finished that season (which consisted of only 12 games) with 1,527 yards and 17 TDs -- both league highs. Brown did not, however, hit the century mark in his seventh game. If Murray, who is on pace to eclipse the 2000-yard mark, logs over 100 yards rushing in the Cowboys next game, it will be a new NFL record.

Demarco Murray - 2014
Week Date Opponent Result Att. Yards Avg. TDs
1 Sept. 7 San Francisco L, 17-28 22 118 5.4 1
2 Sept. 14 at Tennessee W, 26-10 29 167 5.8 1
3 Sept. 21 at St. Louis W, 34-31 24 100 4.2 1
4 Sept. 28 New Orleans W, 38-17 24 149 6.2 2
5 Oct. 5 Houston W, 20-17 31 136 4.4 0
6 Oct. 12 at Seattle W, 30-23 29 115 4 1
Total       159 785 4.9 6
Season Total       ? ? ? ?
               
Jim Brown - 1958 (12 Games)
Week Date Opponent Result Att. Yards Avg. TDs
1 Sept. 28 at Los Angeles W, 30-27 24 171 7.1 2
2 Oct. 5 at Pittsburgh W, 45-12 17 129 7.6 3
3 Oct. 12 Chicago Cardinals W, 35-28 34 182 5.4 3
4 Oct. 19 Pittsburgh W, 27-10 19 153 8.1 1
5 Oct. 26 at Chicago Cardinals W, 38-24 24 180 7.5 4
6 Nov. 2 New York L, 17-21 13 113 8.7 1
Total       131 928 7.1 14
Season Total       257 1,527 5.9 17

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