Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Around the NFC West: History lessons
By Mike Sando
A few NFC West history lessons coming out of Week 12:
- Seattle, with its 24-21 defeat at Miami, became the eighth team since 1940 to lose a game despite committing no turnovers, forcing at least one and returning a kickoff for a touchdown. The Seahawks are the 14th team over that span to lose with no turnovers and a kick-return score, regardless of whether the opponent committed a turnover.
- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the first rookie to complete 16 consecutive passes in a game. He's also the first rookie to post an NFL passer rating of at least 125 in three consecutive games.
- St. Louis rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins became the first Rams player with two pick-sixes in a regular-season game. Aeneas Williams did it during the postseason against Green Bay. Jenkins is the first rookie from any team with two pick-sixes in a game since 1960.
- The San Francisco 49ers, in beating New Orleans, had two pick-sixes in one game for the first time since current Seahawks assistant Ken Norton Jr. had two of them against the Rams in 1995.
- The 49ers' Aldon Smith needs one sack to break Reggie White's record for the most over the first two seasons of an NFL career since 1982, when sacks became an official stat. Smith has 30.5. White had 31.
Back in a bit. Happy Tuesday.