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Seven From Sunday

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 12, the 14th week of the 2010 season.
 
·        The New England Patriots defeated the Chicago Bears 36-7.  The victory marked the 108th together in the regular season for head coach BILL BELICHICK and quarterback TOM BRADY, the second-most in NFL history for a head coach-quarterback tandem.  Belichick and Brady entered the day tied with Pro Football Hall of Famers CHUCK NOLL and TERRY BRADSHAW of the Pittsburgh Steelers (107 wins).  Pro Football Hall of Famers DON SHULA and DAN MARINO of the Miami Dolphins hold the NFL record for the most regular-season victories for a head coach-quarterback duo with 116.
 
Additionally, Brady passed for 369 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.  It marks his sixth consecutive game with at least two touchdown passes and no interceptions, tying DON MEREDITH (1965-66) for the longest such streak in NFL history. 
 
·        New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 221 yards with three touchdowns in the Saints’ 31-13 win over St. Louis.  Since joining New Orleans in 2006, Brees has passed for 22,153 yards and 150 touchdowns.  He is the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 20,000 yards and 150 touchdowns in the first five seasons with a new team. 
 
·        Jacksonville running back RASHAD JENNINGS rushed for 109 yards on five carries in the Jaguars’ 38-31 win over Oakland.  Jennings, who had a 74-yard touchdown run, averaged 21.8 yards per carry and is the sixth player in the past 50 years to average at least 20.0 yards per rush in a game (minimum five attempts). 
 
·        Atlanta running back MICHAEL TURNER rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 31-10 victory at Carolina.  Since joining Atlanta in 2008, Turner has four games with at least three rushing touchdowns, the most in the NFL during that span.  Turner’s four performances with at least three rushing touchdowns are the most in franchise history and equal the total number of such games by all other Falcons. 
 
·        Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had six receptions in the Cardinals’ 43-13 win over Denver.  Fitzgerald has 592 career catches and passed ANQUAN BOLDIN (586) for the most receptions in franchise history. 
 
·        St. Louis running back STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 96 yards in the Rams’ loss at New Orleans.  Jackson has 1,081 rushing yards and is the first player in franchise history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in six consecutive seasons. 
 
·        Oakland running back DARREN MC FADDEN scored three touchdowns (67, 51 and 36 yards) in the Raiders’ loss at Jacksonville.  McFadden, who had a 67-yard touchdown reception and a 51-yard rushing touchdown, is the first Raider with a 50+ yard TD run and a 50+ yard TD reception in the same game since CLEM DANIELS in 1963 (October 20).

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