In week 12 of the 2015 season, we saw some impressive statistics from the games played.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a career-high five touchdown passes and no interceptions in the Seahawks’ 39-30 win over Pittsburgh. It marked the 20th time in his career that Wilson threw multiple touchdown passes without an interception in a game, the most by any player in his first four NFL seasons since the 1970 merger.
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings’ 20-10 win at Atlanta. Peterson (30) is the sixth player in NFL history to have 30 career games with at least 125 rushing yards. The other five players with at least 30 125-yard rushing games are all in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Barry Sanders (46), Jim Brown (41), Walter Payton (38), Eric Dickerson (36) And Emmitt Smith (34). The performance marked Peterson’s 18th career game with at least 150 rushing yards, tied with Dickerson and Smith for the fourth-most in NFL history. Only Sanders (25), Brown (22) and Payton (20) have more such games.
Washington wide receiver De Sean Jackson had a 63-yard touchdown catch in the Redskins’ 20-14 win over the New York Giants. Jackson has 19 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the fourth-most in NFL history. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice holds the record with 23 touchdowns of at least 60 yards.
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers passed for 300 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 118.4 passer rating in the Chargers’ 31-25 win at Jacksonville. Rivers, who now has 40,166 career passing yards, reached 40,000 career yards in his 159th career game, the fourth-fastest in NFL history. Only Drew Brees (152 Games), Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (153) And Peyton Manning (154) reached the milestone in fewer games. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had two touchdown receptions against the Jaguars. He now has 21 career games with at least two touchdown catches, the most ever by a tight end, and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Maynard (20) for the eighth-most such games amongst all NFL players.
Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith completed 19 of 30 passes (63.3 percent) for 255 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 112.5 passer rating in the Chiefs’ 30-22 win against Buffalo. Smith now has an active streak of 283 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, the fourth-longest streak in NFL history. Only Tom Brady (358), Bernie Kosar (308) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr (294) have longer streaks.
Indianapolis quarterback Matt Hasselbeck passed for 315 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 100.8 passer rating in the Colts’ 25-12 win against Tampa Bay. Hasselbeck, who turned 40 on September 25, improved to 4-0 as a starter this season and joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon (four) and Brett Favre (four) as the only quarterbacks to win four consecutive starts after their 40th birthday in the Super Bowl era. Hasselbeck, who has two touchdown passes in each of his past three games, is the fifth player in NFL history with multiple touchdown passes in at least three consecutive games after his 40th birthday and the first since Brett Favre in 2009.
Houston defensive end J.J. Watt had two sacks in the Texans’ 24-6 win against New Orleans. Watt, who leads the NFL with 13.5 sacks, now has 70.5 sacks in 75 career games. He reached 70 career sacks in the second-fewest games of any NFL player since the statistic became official in 1982, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White, who reached the milestone in 57 games.
(Statistics provided by NFLCommunications.com)