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The speedy Andre Davis re-established himself as one of the NFL’s premier deep threats in 2007,
catching 32 passes for 563 yards and three touchdowns. His 17.7-yard average was the third-highest among NFL
receivers. He also averaged 30.3 yards per kickoff return with an NFL-leading three returns for touchdowns. Davis
has caught 144 passes for 2,321 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career.
The Houston Texans (3-4) aim for their 4th consecutive win when they play the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday
for the 1st time in franchise history in single season. The Texans are averaging 29.2 points per game over their past 5 games.
WR ANDRE JOHNSON is averaging 148.3 receiving yards over the past 4 game & aims for 5th consecutive game with
130 yards or more (131, 178, 141, 143). In his only career meeting against the Minnestoa Vikings (10/10/2004),
Andre Johnson had 12 receptions for 170 yards (14.2 avg.) with 2 touchdowns.
Following are the NFL players to record four consecutive games of 130 receiving yards and three
consecutive 10-reception games:
San Diego Chargers
NFL players to record four consecutive games of 130 receiving yards
NFL players to record three consecutive 10-reception games
Cardinals Air It Out
Three Arizona Cardinals wide receivers -- LARRY FITZGERALD, STEVE BREASTON and ANQUAN BOLDIN – can reach an
NFL milestone this week.
They can become the first trio of wide receivers in history to reach 40 receptions each through the first
eight games of a season. Fitzgerald (43) has already met the mark and Breaston (37) and Boldin (36) need
three and four catches, respectively.
The other trios to reach 40 receptions each in their team’s first eight games:
2002 Oakland Raiders:
WR Jerry Rice (51), RB Charlie Garner (45), WR Tim Brown (44)
2006 Detroit Lions:
WR Roy Williams (44), WR Mike Furrey (41), RB Kevin Jones (41)
Big Ben Connects on Big Gains
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER has thrown long touchdown passes in his past three games,
all to wide receiver NATE WASHINGTON (48, 50 and 65 yards).
On Monday night, Roethlisberger can become the fifth quarterback since 1970 to throw touchdown passes of 48
or more yards in four consecutive games. If he completes such a pass to Nate Washington, it would be the first
time that all four throws went to the same player.
Following are the quarterbacks to throw touchdown passes of 48 or more yards in four consecutive games:
4 (62, 57, 82, 52)
4 (67, 63, 52, 50)
4 (57, 60, 66, 55)
4 (50, 77, 65, 60)
3 (48, 50, 65)
QB touchdown passes of 48 or more yards in four consecutive games
Running Down a Dream
The NFC East Division has the best winning percentage so far this NFL 2008 season (.700).
A big key to the success of the two teams atop the division is their ability to run the ball.
The New York Giants (6-1) lead the NFL in rushing (157.3 yards per game), while the second-place Washington
Redskins (6-2) are paced by the NFL rushing leader, CLINTON PORTIS (944 yards).
If the Giants and Portis are able to maintain their pace for the entire season, it would become only the
sixth time since 1970 that the league’s team and individual rushing leaders come from different clubs in the
The leading rushing teams and individual rushers from different clubs in the same division:
Larry Brown (Washington Redskins)
O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills)
Freeman McNeil (N.Y. Jets)
San Francisco 49ers
Charles White (L.A. Rams)
Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys)
Clinton Portis (Washington Redskins)
Thunder & Lightning
While the Tennessee Titans have made their mark as a team this year by going undefeated (7-0), their one-two
punch at running back looks to make history on their own.
Titans rookie CHRIS JOHNSON (first round, East Carolina) leads the AFC in rushing (626 yards) and three-year
veteran LEN DALE WHITE tops the NFL in rushing touchdowns (10).
The duo seeks to become only the second pair of running backs from the same team to individually lead their
conference in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns since 1970.
The Denver Broncos accomplished the feat in 1974 with OTIS ARMSTRONG leading the AFC in rushing (1,407 yards)
and JON KEYWORTH topping it in rushing touchdowns (10).
Brett Favre Takes Aim at "The Ralph"
New York Jets quarterback BRETT FAVRE can tie the record (31, DAN MARINO) for regular-season wins in the most NFL stadiums when the Jets visit the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday. Favre has lost in his three previous trips to Buffalo while with the Green Bay Packers.
When the Jets travel to Tennessee (LP Field) and Seattle (Qwest Field) later this season, Favre will have the chance to add to the list of stadiums in which he has won games.
Quarterbacks with the most regular-season victories in different NFL stadiums (since the Super Bowl era, 1966):
Dan Marino (31)
Brett Favre (30)
Steve McNair (30)
Joe Montana (28)
Vinny Testaverde (28)
Big Week in Washington
It’s Monday Night Football in Washington, followed by Election Day!
When the Washington Redskins host the Pittsburgh Steelers this Monday night, it will be the first MNF game in D.C. the night before a presidential election in 24 years – since November 5, 1984, when Washington defeated Atlanta 27-14. The next day, RONALD REAGAN was re-elected as the 40th president of the United States.
Century Mark Quarterbacks
Entering NFL 2008 Week 9, there are six quarterbacks with a 100.0 or better passer rating. That total would
best 1998 and 2004 (four) as the seasons with most quarterbacks with such a rating. There have only been eight seasons in history with more than one quarterback posting such a rating.
Following are the seasons with the most quarterbacks with a 100.0 passer rating:
Randall Cunningham (106.0), Vinny Testaverde (101.6), Steve Young (101.1), Chris Chandler (100.9)
Peyton Manning (121.1), Daunte Culpepper (110.9), Drew Brees (104.8), Donovan McNabb (104.7)
Tom Brady (117.2), Ben Roethlisberger (104.1), David Garrard (102.2)
Bart Starr (105.0), Len Dawson (101.7)
Ken Stabler (103.4), Bert Jones (102.5)
Dan Marino (108.9), Joe Montana (102.9)
Brian Griese (102.9), Trent Green (101.8)
Peyton Manning (104.1), Carson Palmer (101.1)
Philip Rivers (107.8), Tony Romo (103.5), Kurt Warner (102.1), Drew Brees (101.6), Jason Campbell (100.5), Chad Pennington (100.5)
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NFL Football 2008 Week 9: Season Reaches Midpoint. It's All Uphill From Here
Halfway through the NFL 2008 Season, almost nothing is clear going into week 9.
Sure, one club is spotless, the Tennessee Titans at 7-0 with a four-game lead in the AFC South going into NFL 2008 Week 9.
Right behind them are the 6-1 New York Giants – but with only a half-game lead in the NFC East over the Washington Redskins.
Two divisions – the AFC East and NFC North – are tied at the top.
NFL 2008 Week 8: AFC & NFC Players of the Week
Quarterback DREW BREES of the New Orleans Saints, defensive end MATHIAS KIWANUKA of the New York Giants and
wide receiver-punt returner SANTANA MOSS of the Washington Redskins are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special
Teams Players of the Week for NFL 2008 Week 8 (October 26 & 27, 2008).
Quarterback CHAD PENNINGTON of the Miami Dolphins, safety CHRIS HOPE of the Tennessee Titans and wide
receiver punt returner JACOBY JONES of the Houston Texans are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams
Players of the Week for games played October 26 & 27, 2008 (NFL 2008 Week 8).
NFL Football 2008 October Players of the Month, NFL Rookies of the Month
In October, Clinton Portis rushed for an NFL-best 575 yards, averaging 143.8 yards per game.
Running back CLINTON PORTIS of the Washington Redskins, linebacker JON BEASON of the Carolina Panthers and
kicker JOSH BROWN of the St. Louis Rams are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Month
for October 2008.
Wide receiver ANDRE JOHNSON of the Houston Texans, linebacker JOEY PORTER of the Miami Dolphins, and kicker STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI of the New England Patriots are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Month for October, 2008.
Quarterback MATT RYAN of the Atlanta Falcons and linebacker JEROD MAYO of the New England Patriots are the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month for October, 2008.
NFL Football 2008 Week 8: NFL Goes International! Chargers & Saints Clash in London; Titans Strive for 7-0 Vs. AFC South Rival Colts on MNF
A big game in London . . . and lots of them back in the homeland.
That is on the packed docket this week as the NFL features its second regular-season game in London, England
in as many years; The Tennessee Titans going for the first 7-0 start in their history against their longtime
division tormentor the Indianapolis Colts; And a matchup of almost-perfect clubs – the 5-1 New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.
"It will be exciting for everyone involved," says San Diego Chargers head coach NORV TURNER, speaking about
his game at Wembley Stadium in London against the New Orleans Saints. But Norv could just as well be describing
every game on the NFL 2008 Week 8 schedule.
NFL Football 2008 Week 8: ELI & BIG BEN Two QBs with a rare NFL accomplishment face each other this week
LT Goes For 10 in London, Lucky 7 on Monday Night Football, Eli Manning, Big Ben and Their Rare Accomplishment, Clinton Portis Chasing Fab 5, Steelers and Patriots - Success Against Unfamiliar Opponents,