Monday Nuggets: Week 5

Monday Nuggets: Week 5

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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 5 that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values!

Brees'in By

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for a season-high 371 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s thrilling 37-31 overtime win against the Tampa Buccaneers on Sunday. In doing so, Brees reached a career milestone.

Only seven quarterbacks in the NFL have reached this milestone.

Quarterback Team Yards Years
Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 61,655 1992-2007
Dan Marino Miami Dolphins 61,361 1983-1999
Peyton Manning Indianpolis Colts 54,828 1998-2011
John Elway Denver Broncos 51,475 1983-1998
Tom Brady New England Patriots 50,232 2000-2014
Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers 43,040 1973-1987

Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001. After a five-year stint with team, the Saints signed him as a free agent in 2006.

Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints
Season G Comp Att Yds TD
2014 5 150 218 1,574 9
2013 16 446 650 5,162 39
2012 16 422 670 5,177 43
2011 16 468 657 5,476 46
2010 16 448 658 4,620 33
2009 15 363 514 4,388 34
2008 16 413 635 5,069 34
2007 16 440 652 4,423 28
2006 16 356 554 4,418 26
Total 133 2,506 5,208 40,307 292

Comeback Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns mounted the largest road comeback in NFL history when they defeated the Tennessee Titans 29-28 yesterday. The Browns, who played sluggishly at the start of the game, found themselves down 28-3 near the end of the first half. Cleveland went on to score 26 unanswered points to win the contest and earn a place in the NFL’s record book.


The comeback rally was the greatest in the Browns' history. Cleveland's previous greatest comeback was on Dec. 4, 1966 vs. the New York Giants when they fell behind 20 points.

Gold Jacket Leroy Kelly recorded 126 rushing yards on 13 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns. The Browns outscored the Giants 35-9 in the second half en route to a 49-40 victory.

Manning Continues to Climb

Peyton Manning continues to move up all the  NFL’s major all-time passing lists. This time, on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Manning threw his 500th career TD pass. The Denver Broncos’ quarterback threw four touchdown passes in all and brought his all-time total to 503. Manning joined Brett Favre (508) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 500 career touchdown passes. Manning also passed for a career-high 479 yards in the Broncos’ 41-20 win against previously-undefeated Arizona (3-1).

The performance marked Manning’s 13th career 400-yard passing game, tying Gold Jacket Dan Marino for the most in NFL history.

Tight Record

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has proven he’s one of the best players to ever play his position. Witten became the third tight end with 10,000 career receiving yards (10,014) after his performance on Sunday against the Houston Texans. He finished the game with four receptions for 59 yards in his team’s 20-17 overtime win.

The only other tight ends to achieve this feat were Tony Gonzalez (15,127) and Gold Jacket Shannon Sharpe (10,060). Back to news