Sunday, October 17, 2010
Lions tie own road losing streak mark
The Detroit Lions have now lost 24 straight road games, tying their own record for the longest road losing streak in NFL history. (The Lions also lost 24 straight on the road from 2001-03.)
The Lions were coming off a Week 5 win over the St. Louis Rams, but failed to win Sunday at the New York Giants. The Lions have now gone 46 consecutive games without winning back-to-back games -- a streak that dates back to 2007.
• Before getting knocked out of the game against the Atlanta Falcons, DeSean Jackson had a 31-yard TD run and 34-yard TD reception. Since the merger in 1970, there have now been five instances where a player had a 30-yard rushing and receiving TD in the same game, but Jackson is the only one who has done it twice. (His first instance was Oct. 26, 2009 against the Redskins.)
• Kevin Kolb became the third quarterback in NFL history with three 300-yard passing games in his first five NFL starts, and the first since Kurt Warner in 1999.
• The Falcons are 0-2 in the state of Pennsylvania this season, 4-0 everywhere else.
• The Green Bay Packers' Greg Jennings now has four career touchdown receptions of at least 80 yards. That's the most in franchise history and tied with the Bills' Lee Evans for the most among active players.
• Including the postseason, Mike Vrabel has 12 career receptions and all 12 have gone for touchdowns.
• The Chicago Bears have yet to score a third-quarter point this season (outscored 15-0). They are the only NFL team that has not scored in all four quarters this season.
• Miami Dolphins' Brandon Marshall has registered double-digit receptions now two games this season. The only other player in team history with multiple 10-reception games in a season is Tony Nathan, who had two in 1985.
• Granted one takeaway was on a hail mary at the end of regulation, but the Baltimore Ravens forced two turnovers and did not turn the ball over in their 23-20 overtime loss to the New England Patriots. It's just the third time in team history the Ravens have lost a game when forcing at least two turnovers and not committing one themselves and the first time since the 1998 season.
• From the Elias Sports Bureau: Ben Roethlisberger is now 11-1 (.917) against the Cleveland Browns. With a minimum of 10 starts, that's the second-highest win percentage against an opponent among active quarterbacks. Tom Brady is 16-1 (.941) against the Buffalo Bills.