June 22, 2024

Patriots

The one different groups and not using a 100-yard rusher this season are Cincinnati, Denver, Washington and New Orleans.

Demario Douglas carries the ball towards the Chiefs. Michael Dwyer/AP Picture

In the case of getting large video games from playmakers, the New England Patriots and Inexperienced Bay Packers have been missing at a historic stage.

The Patriots and Packers are the one groups within the NFL and not using a 100-yard receiving recreation from any participant with JuJu Smith-Schuster’s 90 in Week 14 towards Pittsburgh the excessive for New England and Dontayvion Wicks’ 97 final week towards Tampa Bay probably the most for Inexperienced Bay.

Compounding the problem is the truth that the Patriots and Packers additionally haven’t gotten a single 100-yard dashing recreation from a participant this season with Rhamondre Stevenson’s 98 yards the perfect for New England and AJ Dillon’s 76 yards the highest recreation for Inexperienced Bay.

The one different groups and not using a 100-yard rusher this season are Cincinnati, Denver, Washington and New Orleans.

The opposite 30 groups have mixed for 155 performances of at the very least 100 yards receiving and 62 of at the very least 100 yards dashing.

If the Patriots and Packers don’t have a participant attain that mark within the closing three video games it might be the primary time a staff didn’t have a 100-yard rusher or receiver in a single recreation in a season of at the very least 16 video games.

The final staff that did it was the 1982 Baltimore Colts in a strike-shortened nine-game season. The final time it occurred in a full season got here in 1977 when Washington had no 100-yard performances in a 14-game season.

Christian McCaffrey and Raheem Mostert have fashioned the uncommon 20-20 membership this season.

The 2 gifted backs are tied for the NFL lead with 20 touchdowns this season, marking the seventh time two gamers reached that mark in the identical season.

The final time it occurred got here in 2021 when Jonathan Taylor and Austin Ekeler every completed the season with 20 touchdowns.

Jalen Hurts is subsequent within the NFL this season with 14 TDs scored, making it unlikely that 2023 will match 2005 with a file three 20-TD scorers. In that season, Shaun Alexander led the NFL with 28, adopted by Larry Johnson with 21 and LaDainian Tomlinson with 20.

Just one season in NFL historical past has had two gamers attain 22 touchdowns in a season with O.J. Simpson (23) and Chuck Foreman (22) doing it in a 14-game season in 1975.

Mostert can be the third undrafted participant within the frequent draft period to attain 20 TDs in a season, becoming a member of Ekeler and Priest Holmes, who scored 27 TDs in 2003 and 24 in 2002.

The Detroit Lions received some spectacular manufacturing from a pair of rookies final week.

Tight finish Sam LaPorta caught two TD passes and working again Jahmyr Gibbs added two scores in a 42-17 victory over Denver on Saturday.

The Lions grew to become the third staff for the reason that merger to get at the very least 5 touchdowns from rookies in a single recreation, becoming a member of the Payments, who did it Sept. 23, 1979, towards the New York Jets, and the Chargers, who did it towards the Browns on Nov. 3, 1974.

LaPorta’s 9 landing catches are tied with Junior Miller for the third most ever for a rookie tight finish, trailing solely Rob Gronkowski (10 in 2010) and Mike Ditka (12 in 1961).

Gibbs has eight TDs to date this season, making the Lions the fifth staff for the reason that merger to get at the very least eight TDs from two rookies in the identical season. The final staff to do this was the 2006 Saints with Reggie Bush and Marques Colston.

The Las Vegas Raiders went from zero to 60 at a powerful tempo.

4 days after dropping 3-0 to Minnesota, the Raiders set a franchise file for scoring in a 63-21 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night time.

The Raiders grew to become the third staff in NFL historical past to attain at the very least 60 factors within the recreation following a shutout, becoming a member of the 1934 Eagles, who beat the Cincinnati Reds 64-0, and the 1922 Akron Execs, who beat the Oorang Indians 62-0.

One different staff had an even bigger week-to-week enchancment in scoring with Washington beating the New York Giants 72-41 every week after dropping 14-3 to the Browns in 1966.

The Raiders are the second staff to attain at the very least 63 factors in a recreation this season after Miami beat Denver 70-20 in Week 3. No different staff had scored that many in a recreation since Washington in 1966.

Las Vegas received touchdowns from eight gamers, turning into the primary staff to do this for the reason that Rams did it in a 70-27 win over the Colts on Oct. 22, 1950.

A kind of TDs got here on a 44-yard fumble return by defensive deal with John Jenkins. That marked the fourth time since 1991 {that a} participant listed at 300 kilos or extra scored on a TD of at the very least 40 yards with Linval Joseph doing it for Minnesota in 2018, Shaun Rogers for Detroit in 2007, and Jerry Ball for Oakland in 1996.

The efficiency by the Chargers led to the firing of coach Brandon Staley. The Raiders had beforehand fired coach Josh McDaniels after Week 8, making this the primary time since 2008 that two groups in a single division fired coaches through the season.

The Rams fired Scott Linehan after 4 video games that season and the 49ers fired Mike Nolan after seven video games.