NFL 2013 Week 11: The Week That Was

A look back at the statistical highlights, achievements and milestones plus a review of the week that was for games played Week 11 of the NFL 2013 season

The West Is The Best

Week 11 Sunday Night Football featured an AFC West divisional matchup between Denver and Kansas City. The Broncos won 27-17 handing the Chiefs their first loss of the season.

The last time a game featured a better combined record between opponents this late in the season was on December 7, 1969, when the Minnesota Vikings (10-1) defeated the L.A. Rams (11-0) by a score of 20-13.

The games with the highest win percentage in the NFL since 1970 (minimum nine games each):

Date Matchup Highest Win Pct. Result Advanced To
Source: NFL
11/17/13Kansas City (9-0) at Denver (8-1)17-1 (.944)Broncos, 27-17???
11/29/07Green Bay (10-1) at Dallas (10-1)20-2 (.909)Cowboys, 37-27Divisional
12/3/90N.Y. Giants (10-1) at San Francisco (10-1)20-2 (.909)49ers, 7-3NFC Championship
11/27/77Baltimore (9-1) at Denver (9-1)18-2 (.900)Broncos, 27-13Super Bowl
12/24/05Indianapolis (13-1) at Seattle (12-2)25-3 (.893)Seahawks, 28-13Super Bowl


Amazing Achievements

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd had a 91-yard touchdown reception in the Cardinals' 27-14 win at Jacksonville. The Cardinals, who had an 80-yard touchdown run by running back Andre Ellington in Week 8, are the first team since the 1962 Denver Broncos to have a 90-yard touchdown reception and 80-yard touchdown run in the first 10 games of a season.

With the victory, Arizona improved to 6-4 in Bruce Arians' first season as the team's head coach. He is the first Cardinals head coach to win at least six of his first 10 games since Charley Winner in 1966 (7-2-1).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey, playing in his 10th career NFL game, rushed for 163 yards with two touchdowns and had a receiving touchdown in the Buccaneers' 41-28 win over Atlanta. Rainey is the first player since Edgerrin James (November 21, 1999) to record at least 150 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in a single game in a player's first 10 games to begin a career. Rainey and James both accomplished the feat in their 10th career NFL game.

Washington linebacker London Fletcher played in his 250th consecutive game in the Washingtons' 24-16 loss at Philadelphia. Fletcher is the fourth player in NFL history to play in 250 consecutive games, joining punter Jeff Feagles (352), Quarterback Brett Favre (299) and Defensive End Jim Marshall (282).

Fletcher started his 209th consecutive game, surpassing Derrick Brooks for the longest streak by a linebacker in NFL history.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez had six catches in Atlanta's loss at Tampa Bay. Gonzalez has 53 receptions in 2013, extending his NFL record streak to 16 consecutive seasons with at least 50 catches. Gonzalez (16) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (17) are the only players in NFL history with at least 16 career 50-catch seasons.

Turnaround Teams

In Week 11, the Carolina Panthers (7-3) defeated New England 24-20 on Monday Night Football and the Oakland Raiders (4-6) earned a 28-23 victory over Houston. Carolina (7-9 in 2012) and Oakland (4-12 in 2012) matched their 2012 win totals and joined Arizona (6-4; 5-11 in 2012), Detroit (6-4; 4-12 in 2012), Kansas City (9-1; 2-14 in 2012), New Orleans (8-2; 7-9 in 2012) and Philadelphia (6-5; 4-12 in 2012) as the teams to accomplish the feat so far this season.

The NFL teams that have matched or exceeded their 2012 win totals:

Team 2012 Record 2013 Record
Source: NFL
Kansas City2-149-1
New Orleans7-98-2


So Close

Through Week 11, 108 of 162 games (66.7 percent) have been within seven points in the fourth quarter, the most such games through Week 11 of a season in NFL history (107 in 2008, 2007 and 2004).

The most games within seven points at any time during the fourth quarter through Week 11:

Season Games
Source: NFL


Scoring Highs

NFL teams have combined for 7,581 points in 2013, the most points through 11 weeks in NFL history. The previous high was 7,368 points last season.

That record total equates to 46.8 points per game. If the current average stays at this pace, it would rank as the highest of any season in history (1948, 46.48 points per game).

So far this season, NFL teams have combined to score 844 touchdowns, the most at this point in NFL history (812 in 2002). Of the 844 touchdowns, 508 have been TD passes, the most through the first 11 weeks of any season. The previous high was 492 in 2010.


Through Week 11, there have been 18 individual 400-yard passing performances, including Carson Palmer's 419 yards on Sunday against Jacksonville.

The 18 individual 400-yard passing games are already tied for the most ever for a full season (18 in 2011).

The most individual 400-yard passing games in a single season in NFL history:

Season Games
Source: NFL *Through Week 11


Touchdowns Galore

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes in the Steelers' 37-27 win over Detroit. That marked the 19th individual four-touchdown performance this season, the second-most through the first 11 weeks of an NFL season (20 in 2004).

Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Matt McGloin threw three touchdown passes and was not intercepted in the Raiders' 28-23 win at Houston. McGloin, who was making his first career NFL start, is the first undrafted rookie quarterback to throw at least three touchdown passes without an interception in a single game in the common draft era (since 1967).

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the Lions' loss at Pittsburgh. Stafford (101) reached 100 career touchdown passes in his 55th game, the fourth-fewest to accomplish the feat in NFL history. The only three to reach 100 career touchdown passes in fewer games are Dan Marino (44 Games), Kurt Warner (50) and Johnny Unitas (53).

Stafford, who passed for 362 yards against the Steelers, has 16,005 career passing yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer BOBBY LAYNE (15,710) for the most in franchise history. Stafford needed 55 games to surpass Layne's mark, which was set in 97 games.

The most individual four-touchdown games through Week 11 of any season:

Season Games
Source: NFL
Many tied14


Monday Night Magic

On Monday night, Tom Brady completed 29 of 40 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown. Brady now has 42 touchdown passes on Monday Night Football and tied Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (42) for the third-most TD passes in Monday Night Football history.

The quarterbacks with the most career touchdown passes on Monday Night Football:

Player MNF TD Passes Games
Source: NFL *Active
Dan Marino7438
Brett Favre6938
Tom Brady*4218
Steve Young4225
Peyton Manning*3617
Joe Montana3620


Brady (4,021) also became the sixth player in NFL history to reach 4,000 career completions.

The quarterbacks to reach 4,000 career completions:

Player Career Completions
Source: NFL *Active
Brett Favre6,300
Peyton Manning*5,368
Dan Marino4,967
Drew Brees*4,312
John Elway4,123
Tom Brady*4,021

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