This week in 1934 the Chicago Bears faced the Detroit Lions in the first NFL game that was broadcast nationally. You might know this better as the first Thanksgiving game that Detroit played in. Lions owner G.A. Richards scheduled the game versus the previous champions (Bears) in an attempt to rally up some viewers for the game.
1. Despite having the second fewest rushing yards of any game this season, Dalvin Cook had 64 receiving yards, by far the most of any game this season.
2. Jaylen Waddle finished the week with the most receiving yards of any receiver against one of the better defenses in the NFL. His 137 yards and 1 TD was his highest fantasy total of any game this season.
3. Deebo Samuel filled in admirably for an injured running game in San Francisco, rushing for 66 yards and 2 TDs. Perhaps he will qualify as WR/RB soon, similar to Cordarrelle Patterson?
4.) Four of the best QBs in the league—Jalen Hurts, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen—all threw for 2+ Interceptions this week. Only Allen offset it with more than 2 TDs.
5.) Matthew Stafford threw for 302 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT on Sunday in a 28-36 loss. He leads the league in 40+ yard completions with 12 (next closest is Aaron Rodgers with 10).
6.) Four running backs have at least two 40+ yard rushes this season: Jonathan Taylor (3), Chase Edmonds (2), Derrick Henry (2) and Nick Chubb (2). Chubb, Edmonds and Henry have all missed time this season due to injuries.
7.) Mark Andrews has over 200 receiving yards and 2 TDs across his last three games.
8.) Kyle Pitts has the third-most receiving yards of any tight end this season, and just 1 TD.
9.) Denver’s defense (35% owned) has 10 sacks, six INTs, 1 fumble recovery and 1 TD across their last four games—and that stretch was against Dallas, Philadelphia, the Chargers, and Washington (hardly easy matchups).
10.) Evan McPherson (13% owned) is breaking rookie records as a kicker. He has a combined 4 FG made beyond 50 yards the last two games and is currently a top 7 kicker.