NFL Best Week 9 Performances

The best and most notable performances from Week 9 of the NFL 2019 Season.

Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 22 of 28 pass attempts (78.6 percent) for 201 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 120.4 rating in the Texans' 26-3 win over the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London.

Watson is the third quarterback to throw at least two touchdowns and complete at least 75 percent of his passes in an international NFL game, joining TOM BRADY (November 19, 2017) and RYAN FITZPATRICK (October 30, 2011).

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Carlos Hyde - Houston Texans

Texans running back Carlos Hyde totaled 160 rushing yards in the win and joined CHRIS IVORY (166 rushing yards on October 4, 2015) as the only players with at least 150 rushing yards in an international NFL game.

Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills

Bills quarterback Josh Allen recorded a 110.4 passer rating and had both a passing and rushing touchdown in the Bills' 24-9 victory over Washington.

Josh Allen, who is in his second NFL season, is the fourth quarterback to record at least 20 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns in his first two seasons in league annals, joining STEVE GROGAN (29 passing, 15 rushing), CAM NEWTON (40 passing, 22 rushing) and DAK PRESCOTT (45 passing, 12 rushing).

Christian McCaffrey - Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey recorded 166 scrimmage yards (146 rushing, 20 receiving) and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Panthers' 30-20 win over Tennessee.

McCaffrey, who has 1,244 scrimmage yards and 13 touchdowns this season, is the sixth player in NFL history and first since PRIEST HOLMES (2002) with at least 1,200 scrimmage yards and 13 touchdowns in their team's first eight games of a season.

Sunday marked McCaffrey's sixth game of the season with at least 150 scrimmage yards and a touchdown, joining JIM BROWN (1963) as the only players with six such performances in their team's first eight games of a season in NFL history.

McCaffrey has seven games with both a rushing and receiving touchdown in his first three seasons, tied with ABNER HAYNES (1960-62) for the second-most such games in a player's first three seasons in league annals. Only CHUCK FOREMAN (eight games from 1974-75) had more.

Josh Jacobs - Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs totaled 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' 31-24 win over Detroit. Jacobs is the first rookie since Cincinnati's ICKEY WOODS (1988) to have at least two rushing touchdowns in three of his first eight career games.

Rookie tight end FOSTER MOREAU and rookie wide receiver HUNTER RENFROW each recorded a touchdown reception on Sunday. Along with Jacobs' two touchdowns, the Raiders are the first team since the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (November 22, 2015) to have rookies score all four touchdowns in a victory.

Juju Smith-Schuster - Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster had three receptions, including his 200th career catch, in the Steelers' 26-24 win over the Colts.

At 22 years and 346 days old, Smith-Schuster is the first player to record 200 career receptions before his 23rd birthday in NFL history. The previous youngest player to reach 200 career receptions was BRANDIN COOKS (23 years and 77 days old).

Tyreek Hill - Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill recorded six catches for 140 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown catch, in the Chiefs' 26-23 win over Minnesota.

Hill, who is in his fourth season, became the sixth player in NFL history to record at least 20 touchdowns of at least 40 yards in his first four seasons. The other five players are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: BOB HAYES (24 touchdowns of at least 40 yards), RANDY MOSS (23), JERRY RICE (21), LANCE ALWORTH (20) and GALE SAYERS (20).

Harrison Butker - Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a game-tying 54-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining and converted a game-winning 44-yard attempt as time expired in the victory, becoming the first kicker since MARTIN GRAMATICA (October 27, 2002) to make a game-tying field goal of at least 50 yards and a field goal of at least 40 yards to put his team ahead for good with both coming in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter.

Zach Ertz - Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, appearing in his 100th career game, had nine receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 22-14 win over Chicago.

Ertz has 483 career receptions, the third-most by a tight end through his first 100 games in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer KELLEN WINSLOW SR. (497 receptions) and JIMMY GRAHAM (485) had more.

Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 378 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 133.7 rating in the Seahawks' 40-34 overtime victory against Tampa Bay. Wilson has 90 wins, including the postseason, since entering the NFL in 2012, tied with BEN ROETHLISBERGER (90) for the second-most wins by a quarterback, including the postseason, in his first eight seasons in the Super Bowl era. Only TOM BRADY (100) had more.

Mike Evans - Tampa Bay Bucs

Tampa Bay Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans had 12 receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown in Week 9. He joins AJ GREEN (2016) and WES WELKER (2011) as the only players with at least eight receptions, 150 receiving yards and a touchdown in three of his team's first eight games of a season in NFL history.

Brandon Allen - Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen, making his first career start, threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end NOAH FANT in the Broncos' 24-19 win against Cleveland.

Allen is the first quarterback with a touchdown pass of at least 75 yards in his first career start since ROBERT GRIFFIN III (88-yard touchdown pass on September 9, 2012). Fant is the first rookie tight end with a touchdown reception of at least 75 yards since TYJI ARMSTRONG on December 6, 1992 (81-yard touchdown catch).

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