This week in 1945, Cleveland Rams wide receiver Jim Benton had over 300 yards in a win over the Detroit Lions. This record would stand for over 40 years. On Sunday the Cleveland Browns faced the Detroit Lions, and Nick Chubb had 130 yards and one receiving touchdown, while D’Andre Swift had 136 yards and one rushing touchdown.
**Reminder – this is as of Sunday night and does not include Monday Night Football.**
1.) Micah Parsons looks unstoppable. He has eight sacks as a rookie. The next closest rookie has 5.5 sacks.
2.) Per Next Gen Stats – Marquez Valdez-Scantling reached a top speed of 22.09 MPH during the Packers vs. Minnesota game, when he scored a 75-yard touchdown. That is the highest speed by any ball-carrier this season.
3.) Tennessee Titans are 8-3. Their three losses are the Arizona Cardinals (9-2), New York Jets (2-8) and Houston Texans (2-8). The Titans’ loss on Sunday was the latest in a season that the worst team in the league has beaten the best team (since 1970).
4.) The Colts beat the Bills 41-15 on Sunday behind four turnovers from Buffalo. Indianapolis and Buffalo happen to be 1st and 2nd in turnover differential this season.
5.) Per ESPN: Jonathan Taylor had 200 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns in Indy’s road victory. Only Jamaal Charles (2013), Jerry Rice (1990), and Billy Cannon (1961) have done that historically.
6.) Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby has missed eight field goals this season, the most in the NFL.
7.) Taylor Heinicke has over 70% completions across the last two weeks between Tampa Bay and Carolina, which are two solid defenses. His preferred target has clearly become Terry McLaurin, who has 11 receptions, a touchdown, and 160 receiving yards over that time frame.
8.) Darius Slay has three scores in four games, as a defensive player...
9.) A lot of backup quarterback play happened in Week 11: Trevor Sieman, Colt McCoy, Andy Dalton (came in the 4th Quarter of the game), Joe Flacco, Tyler Huntley, Tim Boyle—and you could kind of argue Cam Newton.
10.) Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown two touchdowns in each of the last three games.