Utilizing Stathead from Pro Football Reference, Yardbarker shines a highlight on key names and numbers from Sunday’s NFL motion:
Vegas crap recreation: For the seventh time for the reason that 1970 NFL-AFL merger, a recreation ended with a last rating of 3-0. The Minnesota Vikings managed the one factors of the sport towards the Las Vegas Raiders.
Different 3-0 video games have been a product of dangerous climate. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins 3-0 on November 26, 2007 on a subject of mud. The New England Patriots beat Miami 3-0 on December 12, 1982 in a blizzard. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 3-0 on December 16, 1979 in a monsoon.
On Sunday, nonetheless, the Vikings and Raiders performed within the enclosed confines of Allegiant Stadium, with no inclement climate to fall again on as an excuse. Contemplating the indoor local weather and the present period of an offense-friendly rulebook, this has a case because the worst recreation in NFL historical past.
Completely satisfied returns: Tylan Wallace’s 76-yard punt return for a landing led the Baltimore Ravens to a 37-31 extra time win for the Los Angeles Rams.
Together with Xavier Gipson’s extra time punt return for a rating within the New York Jets’ Week 1 win over the Buffalo Payments, this marks the primary season in NFL historical past by which a number of extra time video games have ended on a punt return for a landing (regular-season extra time was launched in 1974).
Browns rock and roll at house: The Cleveland Browns improved to 6-1 at house with a 31-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. That is the Browns’ finest begin to a house slate since 2007, after they completed 7-1 in Cleveland.
Browns followers hope that this season will not finish the identical method ’07 did: regardless of a 10-6 file, Cleveland missed the playoffs.
Zach lastly assaults: Beleaguered quarterback Zach Wilson got here off the bench to throw for 301 yards and two touchdowns within the New York Jets’ 30-6 upset win over the Houston Texans.
Eventually, the whole lot clicked for Wilson in his first 300-yard efficiency that led to a win. In Wilson’s two previous NFL games with 300 passing yards, the Jets misplaced each instances.
Younger’s impolite welcome continues: Quarterback Bryce Younger’s rookie season simply retains getting worse. The primary total draft decide by the Carolina Panthers accomplished simply 13 of 36 passes in a 28-6 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Younger’s 36% completion share is the worst a quarterback has posted with that many go makes an attempt since December 16, 2007, when New York Giants QB Eli Manning was simply 18-for-53 (34%) in a 22-10 loss to Washington.
Low battery: The Los Angeles Chargers’ offense powered down but once more in a 24-7 loss to the Denver Broncos. After beating New England 6-0 in Week 13, that is the primary time the Bolts have scored lower than 10 factors in consecutive video games since December 6 and 13, 2015.
The then-San Diego Chargers had been held to a mixed six factors in back-to-back losses to Denver and Kansas Metropolis.