Looking Back At Week 5

Week five in the NFL held plenty of notable performances by some of the big names in the NFL.

Week 5 What To Look For -- A Look Back

NIFTY FIFTY :
Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner passed for 302 yards in the Cardinals' 28-21 victory over Houston.It marked the 50th career 300-yard passing performance of his career, the fifth-most in NFL history.Warner, who has now passed for 300 yards in 50 of 113 games (44.2 percent), is the fastest quarterback to reach 50 300-yard games, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (176 games).

The most 300-yard passing games by a quarterback in NFL history :

PLAYER

300-YARD

GAMES

GAMES

PLAYED

PCT.

TEAM RECORD (WIN PCT.)

IN 300-YARD GAMES

Dan Marino

63

242

26.0

37-26 (.587)

Brett Favre *

56

278

20.1

37-19 (.660)

Peyton Manning *

52

181

28.7

31-21 (.596)

Dan Fouts

51

181

28.2

26-25 (.510)

Kurt Warner *

50

113

44.2

31-19 (.620)

*Active

       

Warner has now passed for 13,255 yards as a Cardinal.He threw for 14,447 yards with the St. Louis Rams and joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton as the only players to pass for at least 13,000 yards with two different teams.

JOINING THE 40 CLUB:
Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday, October 10.On Sunday, he became the 12th 40-year-old quarterback to start an NFL game in the Super Bowl era (since 1966), leading the Vikings to a 38-10 road victory over the Rams.

Only four quarterbacks have started at least five games after their 40th birthday since 1966:

PLAYER

STARTS

RECORD*

COMP.

ATT.

YARDS

TD

INT

RATING

Warren Moon

25

11-14

474

823

5,538

37

25

80.4

Vinny Testaverde

25

8-17

453

776

5,290

24

32

72.3

Doug Flutie       

6

3-3

119

226

1,466

10

4

80.4

Len Dawson        

5

1-4

93

140

1,095

5

4

90.0

* Record only applies to games started. All other statistics apply to all games played.

PEYTON'S PLACE:
Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning passed for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 109.2 passer rating in the Colts' 31-9 victory over Tennessee.It marked his 70th career game with a rating of 100.0 or better (minimum 14 attempts), and Manning is now the third player in NFL history with 70 such games. The Colts have a record of 63-7 (.900) when Manning posts a 100+ passer rating, including 4-0 in 2009.

The most 100+ passer ratings games by a quarterback in NFL history (min. 14 attempts):

PLAYER

100+ RATING

GAMES

TEAM RECORD (WIN PCT.)

IN 100+ RATING GAMES

Brett Favre**

97

89-8 (.918)

Fran Tarkenton*

74

59-15 (.797)

Peyton Manning**

70

63-7 (.900)

Dan Marino*

67

53-14 (.791)

Joe Montana*

62

59-3 (.952)

Steve Young*

62

54-8 (.871)

* In Pro Football Hall of Fame; ** Active

20TH CENTURY BRONCO:
Denver wide receiver Eddie Royal had 10 catches for 90 yards in the Broncos' 20-17 overtime victory over New England.Royal, who now has 109 receptions in 20 career games, is the third wide receiver in NFL history to reach 100 catches in 20 or fewer games, joining Arizona's Anquan Boldin (16 games) and former New England wide receiver Terry Glenn (20).

The fewest games to reach 100 receptions in NFL history:

PLAYER

NO. OF GAMES

WR Anquan Boldin, Arizona

16

RB Reggie Bush, New Orleans

19

WR Terry Glenn, New England

20

TE Keith Jackson, Philadelphia

20

WR Eddie Royal, Denver

20

TE Jeremy Shockey, N.Y. Giants

20

TE Kellen Winslow, Cleveland

20

NO PASSING FANCY:
Not including Monday night's game between the Jets and Dolphins, teams with 300-yard passers have a combined record of 23-8 (.742).The 23 combined wins are already the most in NFL history through the first five weeks of a season.

The highest winning percentages of teams with 300-yard passers over the first five weeks of a season (since 1970):

YEAR

RECORD

WIN PCT.

1976

6-1-0

.857

2001

15-4-0

.789

1974

1-0-1

.750

2009

23-8-0*

.742*

1987

10-5-0

.667

* One game remaining in Wk. 5

Courtesy NFL Media


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