Seven of the most noteworthy accomplishments in yesterday's games, direct from NFL.com, including the continuing greatness of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed and the downer of information regarding the end of the Ravens' defense's streak of not allowing a 100 yard rusher. Ouch, see them all below:
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October 11, 2009
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 5
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 11, the fifth week of the 2009 season.
· Dallas wide receiver MILES AUSTIN had 10 catches for a team-record 250 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 26-20 overtime victory at Kansas City. Austin, who had a 60-yard game-winning TD reception in OT, is the 10th player in NFL history to record at least 10 catches, 250 yards and two touchdowns in a game. He is the only one of those 10 to record the game-winning score in overtime.
In addition to Austin, Atlanta wide receiver RODDY WHITE had eight catches for a team-record 210 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 45-10 win at San Francisco. This marks the second time in NFL history that two receivers each recorded at least 200 receiving yards and two TD catches on the same day (Kansas City’s STEPHONE PAIGE and Houston’s DREW HILL, December 22, 1985).
· 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).
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.
· Baltimore safety ED REED had a 52-yard interception-return touchdown against Cincinnati, the 12th return TD of his career. Reed is now tied with RONDE BARBER, DEVIN HESTER and DARREN SHARPER for the most return touchdowns among active players.
· Dallas tight end JASON WITTEN played in his 100th career game and had five catches for 47 yards. Witten has 457 career receptions, the second-most all-time by a tight end in his first 100 games. Pro Football Hall of Famer KELLEN WINSLOW had 497 catches in the first 100 games of his career.
· 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).
· Philadelphia rookie wide receiver JEREMY MACLIN had six catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 33-14 win over Tampa Bay. Maclin recorded the first two TDs of his career on receptions of 51 and 40 yards. He is the fifth rookie since 1970 to have his first two career receiving touchdowns go for at least 40 yards and occur in the same game.
· Cincinnati running back CEDRIC BENSON rushed for 120 yards in the Bengals’ 17-14 win over Baltimore. Benson is the first running back since Kansas City’s LARRY JOHNSON (120 yards on December 10, 2006) to rush for 100 yards against the Ravens, ending the NFL’s longest current streak (39 games) without allowing a 100-yard rusher.