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QB Milestones and Records - Week 7
New England quarterback TOM BRADY completed 34 of 54 passes (63 percent) for 355 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 94.3 passer rating in the Patriots' 30-23 win over the New York Jets. For Brady, it's the 17th time in his career that he has had at least 350 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, the most such games in NFL history.
Brady (55,312) surpassed 55,000 career passing yards and is only the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach the mark.
He joins Brett Favre (71,838), Peyton Manning (71,215), Dan Marino (61,361) and Drew Brees (57,904) as the only quarterbacks with at least 55,000 passing yards.
Brady also started his 213th game for the Patriots, passing Bruce Armstrong (212) for the most starts in team history.
Washington quarterback KIRK COUSINS completed 33 of 40 passes for 317 yards with three touchdowns for a 124.7 passer rating in Washngton's 31-30 victory against Tampa Bay.
Cousins' third touchdown pass, a six-yard completion to tight end JORDAN REED with 24 seconds remaining in the game, was his second game-winning score in the final 30 seconds of regulation this month.
Cousins also threw a game-winning score to wide receiver PIERRE GARÇON with 26 seconds to play against Philadelphia in Week 4 and is the first quarterback since DREW BLEDSOE (2005) to throw game-winning touchdown passes in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter twice in the same calendar month.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 251 yards in the Falcons' 10-7 win at Tennessee.
Ryan (30,168) surpassed 30,000 career passing yards in his 117th career game, the fifth-fastest in NFL history. The only quarterbacks to reach 30,000 passing yards in fewer games are Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (114), Kurt Warner (114), Peyton Manning (115) and Aaron Rodgers (116).
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 19 passes (94.7 percent) for 282 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 158.3 passer rating -- the highest possible mark -- in the Dolphins' 44-26 win over Houston.
Tannehill completed his first 18 passes of the game and, combined with his seven completions in a row to end the Dolphins' Week 6 game at Tennessee, set an NFL record with 25 consecutive completions (Donovan McNabb, 24 in 2004).
NFL Quarterbacks have been historically efficient through Week 7, combining for a league-wide passer rating of 90.2 and a completion percentage of 63.9. Both are on pace to be the highest of any season in NFL history and would surpass records set in 2014 (88.9 passer rating; 62.6 completion percentage).
The league-wide yards-per-pass attempt average, currently at 7.32, is also on pace to be the highest of any season in the Super Bowl era.
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