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 8 that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values!
Gates passes "Bambi"
San Diego Chargers
tight end Antonio Gates
made history during the team’s Thursday night game against the Denver Broncos
He has amassed 9,610 receiving yards during 12 seasons with the Chargers to surpass Gold Jacket Lance Alworth
as the franchise's all-time receptions leader.
Stafford's Stats aren't Lion
The Detroit Lions
overcame a 21-point deficit against the Atlanta Falcons
on Sunday for their second straight comeback victory this season. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford
led the charge and became one of three quarterbacks (Tom Brady
and Drew Bledsoe
) to start three games in which their teams overcame a deficit of at least 21 points and won.
Stafford completed 24 of his 47 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns. In doing so, he surpassed Hall of Famer Bobby Layne
for the most touchdown passes in franchise history.
New England Patriots
quarterback Tom Brady
has been nearly unstoppable at home. In his 100th career start at home, Brady led his team to their sixth victory of the season on Sunday.
That victory gave Brady his 87th win at home, which is the most of any starting quarterback in NFL history in the first 100 regular-season home starts. He also has the highest winning percentage at home of any starting quarterback since the AFL-NFL merger (.870).
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
is one of 15 quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for 500 yards in a game and the only player to accomplish this feat twice. Roethlisberger completed 40 of his 49 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns in his team’s 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts
in Week 8.
The Steelers and Colts combined for 907 yards passing which are the second most ever in a single game, trailing only the 971 yards rack up by the Detroit Lions
and Green Bay Packers
on Jan. 1, 2012.
Steelers tight end Heath Miller
caught six passes for 112 yards and a touchdown joining John Stallworth
and Hines Ward
as the only players in team history with 500 career receptions.
Stacking up the Ws
The Houston Texans
won their 200th game in franchise history this Sunday with a victory over the Tennessee Titans
. The Texans first regular season victory was a 19-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys
on Sept. 8, 2002.
During the Texans victory, Ryan Fitzpatrick
became the 41st quarterback in NFL history with 1,500 career rushing yards.
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