MEXICO CITY.- Nine of 11 games (81.8%) completed in Week 9 were decided by a touchdown (eight points) in the fourth quarter and we have seen 103 games defined by a touchdown (eight points) in the fourth quarter this season , the most such games through the first nine weeks in NFL history.
REVIVALS: Four teams rallied from deficits of at least 10 points to win Sunday: JACKSONVILLE (17-point deficit), LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (10), MINNESOTA (10) and NEW YORK JETS (11). We’ve seen 27 games in which a team rallied from at least a 10-point deficit to win or tie, the third-most such games through the first nine weeks of a season in history, second only to the season. of 1987 (31 games) and that of 2020 (29 games).
Four teams emerged to win or tie after trailing in the fourth quarter on Sunday: Jacksonville, the Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota and TAMPA BAY. We’ve seen 41 games this season in which a team came back to tie or win after losing at some point in the fourth quarter, matching the 1987, 1989, 2012 and 2021 seasons for the most such games after the first nine weeks in NFL history.
DEFINING SCORES: The Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed their comeback to victory with a game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes of regulation. This season, 31 games were decided by a game-winning goal in the last two minutes of regulation or overtime, matching the 2012 season (31 games) as the third-most such games after the first nine weeks of a season in NFL history. Only the 2021 (35 games) and 2015 (33) seasons have had more.
Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY had 280 passing yards, including the game-winning touchdown pass with nine seconds left in the Buccaneers’ 16-13 comeback against the Los Angeles Rams. Brady now has 55 career game-winning drives, surpassing Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (54) for the most game-winning drives in NFL history.
Brady has 100,116 career passing yards, including the postseason, and is the first player in NFL history with 100,000 career passing yards. Brady has the most regular season passing yards (87,067) and postseason passing yards (13,049) of all time and led the NFL in passing yards four times (2005, 2007, 2017 and 2021) during his 23-season career .
MINNESOTA VIKINGS reached 7-1 with a 20-17 comeback win at Washington and their rookie head coach KEVIN O’CONNELL became the fifth head coach since 2000 to win seven of his first eight games, joining JIM CALDWELL (2009), JIM HARBAUGH (2011), MATT LAFLEUR (2019) and MIKE MARTZ (2000).
Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON had seven receptions, 115 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in Sunday’s win.
Jefferson already has 19 career games with at least 100 receiving yards, tying ODELL BECKHAM JR. (19 games) and Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (19) with the most such games by a player in the first three seasons of his career in NFL history.
All four teams in the AFC East have winning records through the first nine weeks: BUFFALO (6-2), NEW YORK JETS (6-3), MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-3) and NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (5-4). This is the fifth time since 2002 that all four teams in a division have won winning records through the first nine weeks of a season, joining the 2021 AFC North, 2021 AFC West, 2014 AFC North and 2008 NFC East .
Miami wide receiver TYREEK HILL had 143 receiving yards and a touchdown reception while fellow receiver JAYLEN WADDLE had 85 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in the Dolphins’ 35-32 win at Chicago.
Hill has 1,104 receiving yards this season, surpassing Hall of Famer ISAAC BRUCE (1,073 receiving yards in 1995) for the most receiving yards by a player in his team’s first nine games in a season in the era. of the Super Bowl.
Hill and Waddle, who has 812 receiving yards this season, are the fifth pair of teammates with at least 800 receiving yards in their team’s first nine games of a season in the Super Bowl era, joining MIKE EVANS and CHRIS GODWIN of Tampa Bay in 2019, EMMANUEL SANDERS and DEMARYIUS THOMAS of Denver in 2014, ERIC MOULDS and PEERLESS PRICE of Buffalo in 2002 and TORRY HOLT and Hall of Famer ISAAC BRUCE of the St. Louis Rams in 2000.
Hill and Waddle combine for 1,916 receiving yards in 2022 and are the second pair of teammates to have at least 1,900 receiving yards in their team’s first nine games of a season in NFL history, joining BILL GROMAN and CHARLIE HENNIGAN of the 1961 Houston Oilers (1,950 combined receiving yards).
CHICAGO BEARS rushed for 252 yards against Miami on Sunday, joining the 1976 PITTSBURGH STEELERS (Weeks 7-10) as the only teams in the Super Bowl era with at least 225 rushing yards in four straight games. It is also the first team since the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS in 1978 (Weeks 12-15) with at least 200 rushing yards in four consecutive games.
Chicago has 1,759 rushing yards this season, the third-most by a team through its first nine games of a season since 1990, second only to the 2006 ATLANTA FALCONS (1,790 rushing yards) and 2009 BALTIMORE RAVENS (1,775).
Quarterback JUSTIN FIELDS set his career high with 178 rushing yards and surpassed MICHAEL VICK (173 rushing yards on Dec. 1, 2002) for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a regular season game since at least 1940 .
Fields, who had four touchdowns (three passes, one carry) on Sunday, became the first player in NFL history with at least three touchdown passes, 150 rushing yards and a rushing score in a single game.
Cincinnati running back JOE MIXON set a career-high with 211 scrimmage yards (153 rushing, 58 receiving) and five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) in the Bengals’ 42-21 win over Carolina.
Mixon became the sex player in the Super Bowl era with at least 200 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns scored in a single game, joining SHAUN ALEXANDER (September 29, 2002), JAMAAL CHARLES (December 15 2013), CLINTON PORTIS (December 21, 2003), Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (October 14, 1990) and JONATHAN TAYLOR (November 21, 2021).
Mixon became the third player in the Super Bowl era with at least four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in a game, joining SHAUN ALEXANDER (Sept. 29, 2002) and JONATHAN TAYLOR (Nov. 21, 2021).
Mixon, who had three rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in the first half of his game on Sunday, became the fourth player in NFL history to have three rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown in one half, joining SHAUN ALEXANDER (first half on September 29, 2002), Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (second half on November 28, 1965) and DUB JONES (second half on November 25, 1951).
Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER generated his fourth game this season with both a rushing and receiving touchdown, while rookie kicker CAMERON DICKER made the defining 37-yard field goal in the last second in his team’s resurgence win. team 20-17 in Atlanta.
Ekeler became the third player in NFL history with 10 games with both a rushing and a receiving touchdown in the first six seasons of his career, joining ALVIN KAMARA and CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY.
Ekeler, who has 10 touchdowns in 2022 after scoring 20 touchdowns in 2021 and 11 touchdowns in 2019, is the fourth undrafted player in the Common Draft era Sweepstakes with at least 10 touchdowns in three or more different seasons, joining ARIAN FOSTER (four seasons), ANTONIO GATES (four) and PRIEST HOLMES (four).
Dicker, who played in Week 5 with Philadelphia and made a game-winning 23-yard field goal with 1:45 left in that game, is the third rookie kicker since 1970 to make a game-winning field goal in the final two minutes of the game. regulation or overtime for two different teams in the same season, joining BRIAN JOHNSON (2021) and MATT MCCRANE (2018).
Other notable performances this Sunday include the following:
Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN had 291 yards (205 passing and 86 rushing) and two rushing touchdowns Sunday against the New York Jets.
Allen already has six career games with at least two rushing touchdowns, passing JACK KEMP (five games), JOHNNY LUJACK (five) and CAM NEWTON (five) for the second most such games by a quarterback in their careers. first five NFL seasons in history. Only Hall of Famer OTTO GRAHAM (seven games) and JALEN HURTS (seven) have more.
Las Vegas receiver DAVANTE ADAMS had 10 receptions, 146 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions Sunday against Jacksonville.
Adams, who has 717 receptions, 8,779 receiving yards and 80 receiving touchdowns since entering the NFL in 2014, is the fourth player with at least 700 receptions and 80 receiving touchdowns in the first nine seasons of his career in NFL history, joining Hall of Famers MARVIN HARRISON, CALVIN JOHNSON and JERRY RICE.
Adams has 12 career games with at least 100 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions, tying ANTONIO BROWN (12 games) and Hall of Famer STEVE LARGENT (12) for the fifth-most such games. by a player in his first nine seasons among those who began their careers in the Super Bowl era. Only Hall of Famers JERRY RICE (18), MARVIN HARRISON (17), RANDY MOSS (16) and TERRELL OWENS (13) add more.
Adams has 14 career games with at least 10 receptions, 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, the most such games in NFL history.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver COOPER KUPP had eight receptions, 127 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Kupp is the sixth player in NFL history to go 20 games with at least five receptions, 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in his first six career seasons, joining Hall of Famers RANDY MOSS (28 matches), JERRY RICE (22), LANCE ALWORTH (21) and MARVIN HARRISON (20), as well as STERLING SHARPE (20).
New England linebackers MATTHEW JUDON and JOSH UCHE each had three sacks Sunday, becoming the first pair of teammates with at least three sacks in the same game since AARON DONALD and TROY REEDER did it in Week 5 of the 2020 season with the Los Angeles Rams.
New England cornerback JONATHAN JONES became the third player since 2000 with an interception returned for a touchdown and a blocked punt in the same game, joining PATRICK CHUNG (Week 4, 2010) and CHAD WILLIAMS (Week 13, 2002).
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Nine of 11 NFL games in Week 9 were decided by a touchdown