AFC South: Al Groh
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Some AFC South-related stat nuggets from Sunday’s games:
- Jacksonville wide receiver Torry Holt had three receptions in the Jaguars’ 37-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Holt, who has 884 career receptions, surpassed wide receiver Keenan McCardell (883) and moved into 10th place on the all-time receptions list.
- Rookie head coaches Jim Caldwell of the Indianapolis Colts and Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos have led their teams to 4-0 starts. This is only the second time in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) that two rookie head coaches have guided their teams to 4-0 starts in the same season (2000: Al Groh, N.Y. Jets and Mike Martz, St. Louis).
- The Texans 29-6 win over Oakland marked a second-best in two categories for the franchise. Houston’s 23-point margin of victory was the second-largest in franchise history, behind only a 29-point win over Cincinnati (35-6) on Oct. 26, 2008. The defense allowed the Raiders just 165 total yards of offense on the day, which was the second-fewest yards allowed in franchise history. Houston held Jacksonville to 126 yards on Dec. 26, 2004.
- With 353 passing yards in the Colts’ 34-17 win over Seattle, Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning recorded his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game. Manning is the third player in NFL history to start a season with four consecutive 300-yard passing games. Only Kurt Warner (2000) and Steve Young (1998) had longer streaks in NFL history (six consecutive games).
- The game was Manning’s 51st 300-yard game, which pulled him into a tie with Dan Fouts for third most, behind only Dan Marino (63) and Brett Favre (56). Manning’s two touchdown passes gave him 342, which tied him with Fran Tarkenton for third most in league history, also behind Favre (469) and Marino (420).