The best stats from Week 18 in the NFL; Tom Brady sets a new finish record but returns for the first losing season of his career; Nyheim Hines became only the 11th player in NFL history to have two second-leg touches in the same game; Rams return to worst record by a reigning Super Bowl champion
Last Updated: 10/01/23 6:19 pm
Sky Sports statistician – and big Buffalo Bills fan – Benedict Bermange picks out the best stats the NFL has to offer since Week 18, including Patrick Mahomes setting a new record for most yards in a single year. season and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin avoided a record season loss for the 16th year in a row…
The Kansas City Chiefs secured the No. 1 seed at the AFC with a win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes ended the season with the most offensive yards in NFL history – including 5,250 passing yards, 358 forward yards, and 6 receiving yards. Additionally, 28 of Mahomes’ 41 touchdown passes were run backwards or finished this season, equaling the NFL record set by the YA Title of the Giants in 1963.
Most offensive yards in NFL history
|Peyton Manning||country music||two thousand and thirteen||5.446|
The Jacksonville Jaguar won the AFC South Championship with a win over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night – the team’s first five consecutive wins since Weeks 8-12 of the 2005 season. The 2022 Jaguars join the 1970 Cincinnati Bengals and 2020 Washington Football Team as the only teams to reach the knockout stages after the start of the season 2-6. The Jaguars also scored 10 points in the 4th quarter against the Titans, despite a -1 yardage total.
brave cat set a new NFL record in both passes (733) and finishes (490) for the 2022 season, but suffered the first defeat of his career in 12 games against the Atlanta Falcons. Despite winning the NFC South, Brady also suffered a defeat in his first season as a starter with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which ended 8-9. But Brady will feel reassured by the fact that his career record is 7-0 against their opponent in the Super Wild Card Weekend of the knockout, the Dallas Cowboys.
The Buffalo Bills secured the 2nd seed in the AFC with a win over the New England Patriots, with Nyheim Hines became the 11th player in NFL history to have two back touches in the same game. The last player to achieve this feat was Leon Washington for the Seattle Seahawks against the Chargers in 2010.
The Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears to finish the season with a 13-4 record despite conceding more points than they have scored this season. Their -3 point difference is the worst in NFL history by a team with a win rate of at least 0.750 in a single season.
The bear 1 pick overall in the 2023 NFL Draft – the first time the franchise has had its first pick since 1947. Taking that opportunity, they picked re-runner Bob Fenimore, who finished. his NFL career with just one touch of the ball.
The Pittsburgh Steelers may have missed a playoff spot due to the Miami Dolphins’ late win over the New York Jets, but the head coach Mike Tomlin has now finished each of his first 16 seasons with a win rate of 0.500 or higher, the longest such career start of any head coach in NFL history.
Most consecutive seasons for a head coach without a losing record
|Marty Schottenheimer||Browns and Chiefs||1984-1997||14|
|Don Shula||Colts and Dolphins||1963-1975||13|
|George Allen||Rams and Washington||1966-1977||twelfth|
The steelworker now has 19 consecutive ‘lost’ seasons, the second-longest record in NFL history. The only longer period was the Cowboys’ 21 years from 1965 to 1985.
The Philadelphia Eagles 1 seed in the NFC with a win over the New York Giants – their 14th win of the season. On both previous occasions when they won at least 13 games in a regular season. They made it to the Super Bowl – in 2004 and 2017. The Eagles lead the NFL with 70 bags this season, the first team since the 1989 Vikings to have that many bags in a single season.
The Eagle reached the knockout stages with an overtime victory over the Los Angeles Rams, along with the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. midfielder Geno Smith set franchise records for finishes, passes, completion rates and passes. run backwards Kenneth Walker led all rookies this season with 1,050 javelins and 9 touchdowns. Add Doa, wool Tariq lead all rookies with six interceptions.
Worst record defending a Super Bowl champion in NFL history
|Team||Year||Record||Percentage of winning|
The Rams won the reigning Super Bowl champion’s worst record in history, ending their season 5-12. No defending champion has ever lost more than 10 games. The San Francisco 49ers and Giants have played in strike-shortened seasons.
Brock Purdy led the 49ers to 10 straight wins and became only the fourth rookie to win each of their first five games. The others are Mike Kruczek and Ben Roethlisberger – both of whom joined the Steelers, in 1976 and 2004, respectively, and the Rams’ Dieter Brock in 1985.
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