NFL Football – Seven From Sunday – Week 14

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Week 14 of the NFL Season Highlights
NEW YORK –– Dec. 10, 2023 –– A look at seven statistical highlights from games played during the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET windows on Sunday, Dec. 10, the 14th week of the 2023 season.

  • With three games remaining in Week 14, 10 of 12 games (83.3 percent) have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter.This season, 72 percent of all games (147 of 205) have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter.

    To this point in Week 14, six games have been decided by one score, four of which featured a game-winning score in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter or in overtime. Seven games have been won by teams who entered Week 14 with less wins than their opponent.

    Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 37-31, as wide receiver TYLAN WALLACEregistered a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown in overtime. It marked the fourth overtime punt-return touchdown in NFL history, joining XAVIER GIPSON (Sept. 11, 2023), PATRICK PETERSON (Nov. 6, 2011) and TAMARICK VANOVER (Oct. 9, 1995).

    Buffalo defeated Kansas City, 20-17, as kicker TYLER BASS converted the go-ahead 39-yard field goal with 1:54 remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Minnesota defeated Las Vegas, 3-0, as kicker GREG JOSEPH made a 36-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta, 29-25, as quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD connected with tight end CADE OTTON for the game-winning touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining.

    San Francisco, with a Green Bay loss on Monday, can clinch a playoff berth. Philadelphia, with a win on Sunday Night Football, can become the first team to qualify for the 2023 postseason. For the full Week 14 playoff scenarios, click here.

  • San Francisco quarterback BROCK PURDY completed 19 of 27 attempts (70.4 percent) for 368 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for a 122.1 rating while running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 153 scrimmage yards (145 rushing, eight receiving), wide receiver DEEBO SAMUEL had 149 receiving yards and two touchdowns (one receiving, one rushing) and tight end GEORGE KITTLE had 76 receiving yards and one touchdown in the 49ers’ 28-16 win over Seattle.Purdy is the fourth quarterback in NFL history with a completion percentage of 70-or-higher in seven consecutive games within a season in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JOE MONTANA (eight consecutive games in 1989), DREW BREES(seven in 2016) and SAM BRADFORD (seven in 2016).

    Purdy has 12 career games with a passer rating of 110-or-higher, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (12 games) for the third-most such games by a player in his first two seasons in NFL history. Only RUSSELL WILSON (14) and JUSTIN HERBERT (13) have more.

    McCaffrey has 10,096 scrimmage yards and 77 scrimmage touchdowns in 88 career games and is the sixth player in the Super Bowl era with at least 10,000 scrimmage yards and 75 scrimmage touchdowns in his first 90 career games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers MARCUS ALLEN, ERIC DICKERSON, EMMITT SMITH and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON as well as ADRIAN PETERSON.

    Samuel is the second player in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards, one touchdown reception and one rushing touchdown in consecutive games, joining TIMMY BROWN (Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, 1960 with Philadelphia).

    Kittle has 6,065 receiving yards since entering the NFL in 2017 and is the fifth tight end in NFL history with at least 6,000 receiving yards in his first seven career seasons, joining TRAVIS KELCE (6,465 receiving yards), JIMMY GRAHAM (6,280), ANTONIO GATES (6,223) and ROB GRONKOWSKI (6,095).

  • Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN had one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown in the Bills’ Week 14 victory.Allen has nine games with both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown this season, tied with KYLER MURRAY (nine games in 2020) for the most such games in a season in NFL history.

    Allen, who has 25 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns this season, is the third quarterback in NFL history with at least 25 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns in a season, joining KYLER MURRAY (2020) and CAM NEWTON (2015).

  • Chicago quarterback JUSTIN FIELDS totaled 281 yards (223 passing, 58 rushing) and two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in the Bears’ 28-13 win over Detroit.Fields has 2,021 career rushing yards and became the third quarterback in NFL history with at least 2,000 rushing yards in his first three career seasons, joining LAMAR JACKSON (2,906 rushing yards) and CAM NEWTON (2,032).
  • Cincinnati quarterback JAKE BROWNING completed 18 of 24 attempts (75 percent) for 275 yards with three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) and one interception for a 122.7 rating in the Bengals’ 34-14 win over Indianapolis.Browning is the second player since 1950 with a completion percentage of 70-or-higher and a passer rating of 95-or-higher in each of his first three career starts, joining CHAD PENNINGTON (first four starts in Weeks 5 and 7-9 of the 2002 season with the New York Jets).

    Browning has completed 79.3 percent of his attempts (69 of 87) in his first three career starts, the highest completion percentage by a quarterback in his first three career starts since 1950, surpassing CHAD PENNINGTON (77.4 percent).

  • Los Angeles Rams quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 294 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a 103.1 rating and rookie wide receiver PUKA NACUA recorded five receptions for 84 yards in Week 14.Stafford, who is 35 years and 306 days old, has 352 career touchdown passes and became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to reach 350 career touchdown passes prior to his 36th birthday, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers BRETT FAVRE, PEYTON MANNING and DAN MARINO as well as DREW BREES and AARON RODGERS.

    Nacua has 82 receptions this season and is the third player with at least 80 receptions in his first 13 career games in NFL history, joining ODELL BECKHAM JR. (91 receptions in 2014) and JAYLEN WADDLE (86 in 2021).

    Nacua has 1,113 receiving yards this season and is the fourth player with at least 1,100 receiving yards in his first 13 career games in the Super Bowl era, joining ODELL BECKHAM JR. (1,305 receiving yards in 2014), ANQUAN BOLDIN (1,155 in 2003) and Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (1,120 in 1998).

  • Tampa Bay safety ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. had a sack and forced fumble in the Buccaneers’ Week 14 win.Winfield has 13 career sacks and surpassed BILL BATES (12.5 sacks) for the second-most sacks by a defensive back in his first four seasons since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic. Only JAMAL ADAMS (21.5 sacks) has more.
  • Additional notes from Sunday include:
    • Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE had six receptions for 83 yards in Week 14.Kelce, who has 80 receptions this season, has at least 75 receptions in eight career seasons, tied with JASON WITTEN (eight) for the second-most such seasons by a tight end in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ (10 seasons) has more.
    • Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER had 100 scrimmage yards (51 rushing, 49 receiving) and one rushing touchdown in Week 14.Ekeler has 69 career scrimmage touchdowns (39 rushing, 30 receiving), tied with ROD SMITH (69 scrimmage touchdowns) for the third-most scrimmage touchdowns by an undrafted player in the common-draft era. Only ANTONIO GATES (116 scrimmage touchdowns) and PRIEST HOLMES (94) have more.​
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