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Monday Nuggets: Week 9

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11/03/2014
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 9 that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values!

First Place Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have the best record in the NFL after their 28-17 win at Dallas yesterday. The Cardinals won their fourth straight game, including back-to-back wins against the top two teams in the NFC East, to improve their record to 7-1. The franchise has not had sole possession of the best record in the NFC this late in the season since Week 11 in 1974.


Larry Fitzgerald also extended the longest active streak with at least one catch to 157 games.


Cardinals turning Gold?

Quarterback Kurt Warner, who guided the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl, is among 113 Modern-Era nominees under consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Will Warner earn a Gold Jacket in ’15? First, he will need to survive the cut down to 25 semifinalists. That announcement comes during “Gold Jacket Semifinalists,” a one-hour NFL Network special from Canton on Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. EDT.


Gronk Grabs 50 TDs

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets since joining the team in 2010. On Sunday, Gronkowski recorded his 50th career touchdown reception when he hauled in a one-yard pass in the team’s 43-21 victory against the Denver Broncos. His touchdown reception tied him with Randy Moss as the second-fastest players in NFL history to reach 50 career touchdown catches. The Patriots tight end reached this feat in 59 games.


Q: Which player reached 50 TDs in the fastest span? Find out at the bottom of the page.
 

Manning the Record Books

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning continued his record-breaking season this past Sunday. Manning completed 34 of 57 passes for 438 yards and two touchdowns against the New England Patriots. In doing so, he broke Gold Jacket Dan Marino’s record for the most career 400-yard games. Manning now has 14 games with 400 or more yards passing.


Peyton Manning's 400-yard games
Date Opponent Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs
Sept. 26, 1999 at Chargers W, 27-19 29 54 404 2
Sept. 25, 2000 Jaguars W, 43-14 23 36 440 4
Sept. 23, 2001 Bills W, 42-26 23 29 421 4
Nov. 16, 2003 Jets W, 38-31 27 36 401 1
Oct. 31, 2004 at Chiefs L, 35-45 25 44 472 5
Dec. 5, 2004 Titans W, 51-24 25 33 425 3
Sept. 17, 2006 Texans W, 43-24 26 38 400 3
Sept. 12, 2010 at Texans L, 24-34 40 57 433 3
Sept. 5, 2013 Ravens W, 49-27 27 42 462 7
Oct. 6, 2013 at Cowboys W, 51-48 33 42 414 4
Dec. 1, 2013 at Chiefs W, 35-28 22 35 403 5
Dec. 22, 2013 at Texans W, 37-13 32 51 400 4
Oct. 15, 2014 Cardinals W, 41-20 31 47 479 4
Nov. 11, 2014 at Patriots L, 21-43 34 57 438 2

Big Ben puts up Big Numbers

Ben Roethlisberger etched his name into the NFL’s record book again this week. One week after the quarterback became the first to throw for 500 or more yards in a game twice in a career, the signal-caller set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games.

Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six scores to lead his team to a 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. Combined with his six-TD effort against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 24, Big Ben has thrown 12 TD passes in the last two games. No quarterback has ever had back-to-back six-touchdown games.


His performance surpasses the old mark of 11 TD passes in two games set by Oakland Raiders quarterback Tom Flores (below,1963) and New England Patriots thrower Tom Brady (2007).


Ben Roethlisburger - 2014
Oct. 24, 2014 Indianapolis Colts W, 51-34
TD Receiver  
1 Markus Wheaton (18)  
2 Martavius Bryant (5)  
3 Antonio Brown (8)  
4 Antonio Brown (47)  
5 Martavius Bryant (2)  
6 Heath Miller (11)  
Game Total 40 for 49 for 522 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTS - 150.6 rating  
     
Nov. 2, 2014 Baltimore Ravens W, 43-23
TD Receiver  
1 Le'Vonn Bell (5)  
2 Martavis Bryant (19)  
3 Markus Wheaton (47)  
4 Antonio Brown (54)  
5 Martavis Bryant (18)  
6 Matt Spaeth (33)  
Game Total 25 of 37 for 340 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTS - 136.3 rating  
Two-Week Total 74 of 86 for 862 yards, 12 TDs, 0 INTs - 148.0 rating  
     
Tom Brady - 2007
Oct. 14, 2007 at Dallas Cowboys W, 48-27
TD Receiver  
1 Laurence Maroney (6)  
2 Randy Moss (43)  
3 Randy Moss (16)  
4 Randy Moss (6)  
5 Randy Moss (17)  
Game Total 31 of 46 for 388 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs - 129.6 rating  
     
Oct. 21, 2007 at Miami Dolphins W, 49-28
TD Receiver  
1 Donte' Stallworth (30)  
2 Kyle Brady (2)  
3 Randy Moss (35)  
4 Randy Moss (50)  
5 Wes Welker (14)  
6 Wes Welker (16)  
Game Total 21 of 21 for 354 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs - 158.3 rating  
Two-Week Total 52 of 71 for 742 yards, 11 TDs, 0 INTs - 146.2 rating
 
     
Tom Flores - 1963
Dec. 15, 1963 Denver Broncos W, 35-31
TD Receiver  
1 Bo Roberson (32)  
2 Art Powell (18)  
3 Clem Daniels (26)  
4 Clem Daniels (43)  
5 Art Powell (3)  
Game Total 11 of 21 for 272 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs - 137.4 rating  
     
Dec. 22, 1963 Houston Oilers W, 52-49
TD Receiver  
1 Ken Herock (7)  
2 Clem Daniels (56)  
3 Art Powell (81)  
4 Art Powell (20)  
5 Art Powell (45)  
6 Art Powell (23)  
Game Total 17 of 29 for 407 yards, 6 TD, 2 INTs - 113.9 rating  
Two-Week Total 28 of 50 for 679 yards, 11 TDs, 2 INTs - 123.8 rating  

A: San Diego Chargers wide receiver and Gold Jacket Lance Alworth caught 50 TDs in 54 games, the fastest to reach the milestone.



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