Sunday, November 7, 2010
Suh, Welker perform extra (point) duty
The Detriot Lions' Ndamukong Suh wasn't the only non-kicker to try an extra point on Sunday.
Suh was forced to try an extra point when Jason Hanson was hurt, and hit the right upright.
Later in the day, the New England Patriots' Wes Welker was forced to try a PAT when Stephen Gostkowski was hurt. Welker made his extra point, the second of his career. In 2004, he made both an extra point and field goal as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
From the Elias Sports Bureau: The last day when two players, whose listed position were not kicker or punter, attempted extra points was Sept 9, 1979: QB Cliff Olander of the San Diego Chargers and RB Tony Galbreath of the New Orleans Saints.
• Speaking of extra points, the Buffalo Bills' Rian Lindell missed the first PAT of his career. His 321 consecutive extra points made was the fourth longest streak in NFL history.
• From the Elias Sports Bureau: The Buffalo Bills are the only winless team in the NFL at 0-8, and they have lost each of their last three games by three points. They are the fifth winless team since the merger to lose three consecutive games by three points and the first since the 2005 Green Bay Packers.
• In their final three possessions against the Lions, the Jets had 10 first downs after generating just 13 first downs in their first 11 possessions.
• The Lions, who won last week, have gone 48 straight games without back-to-back victories -- the longest active streak in the NFL.
• Brett Favre's career-high 446 passing yards was the second 400-yard game of his career (the other came in 1993) and was the fourth-most passing yards in Vikings history. Tommy Kramer holds the franchise record with 490 yards in 1986.
• Aaron Hernandez had two TD receptions, the first Patriots rookie with two receiving TDs in a game since Clarence Weathers in 1983.
• Ronnie Brown had his 33rd career rushing TD, tied for third in Miami Dolphins history with Karim Abdul-Jabbar. Larry Csonka holds the franchise record with 53.
• Michael Turner recorded his eighth game with at least two rushing touchdowns with the Atlanta Falcons. That's one shy of the franchise record held by Gerald Riggs.
• Arian Foster leads the NFL with nine rushing touchdowns, four shy of the Houston Texans single-season record set in 2004 by Domanick Williams (13).