NFL Week Three: Five Interesting Notes

by | Oct 1, 2020 | NFL Football | 0 comments

While the NFL gets ready to start Week Four on Thursday night, here is one final look at some stats and interesting facts from Week Three.

Last Look at Week Three in the NFL (*courtesy of NFL.com research).

Ravens lose to Kansas City, 34-20 in MNF showdown:

Another disappointing performance for 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson against Kansas City adds to questions about his ability to win big games.  

Lamar Jackson
Career, Starting QB
vs ChiefsRest of NFL
W-L0-321-1
Pass YPG170.3195.8
Rush YPG65.381.7
Comp Pct.52.667.2
Pass Rating78.9111.3

2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson struggled against Kansas City, falling to 0-3 against them in his short career.

Russell Wilson continues to shine in Seahawks win over Cowboys

Wilson threw for five TD again (second time this season), and his 14 TD through the first three games is an NFL record. Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger own the most games throwing at least five TD since 2012, doing it five times each. He also joins Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, and Daunte Culpepper as the only QB to throw five TD in consecutive games since the merger.

Most Games w/5 TD Passes
NFL, Since 2012 Season
Russell Wilson>>5
Ben Roethlisberger5
Drew Brees4
Aaron Rodgers4
>>21st player since 1970 w/multiple five TD games
in season (P. Manning owns NFL record w/4 in 2004)

Russell Wilson threw five TD for the second straight game, become the fourth QB to do so since the merger.

Vikings teammates shine, but not enough in 31-30 loss to Tennessee

Minnesota RB Dalvin Cook ran for 181 yards, and WR Justin Jefferson recorded 175 receiving yards. The Vikings set an NFL record by becoming the first teammates with at least 175 yards rushing & receiving in the same game.* Despite their efforts, the Vikings fell to 0-3 for just the fourth time since the merger.

Fewest 0-3 Starts, Since 1970
Played in Every Season
Last 0-3 Start
Cowboys22002
Vikings42020
Broncos42020
Steelers52019
Redskins52019
Packers52005

Jefferson and Cook made history for Minnesota, but the Vikings fell to Tennessee and start 0-3 for first time since 2003.

Texans Fall to 0-3 as their defense can’t stop the run

Houston allowed 169 rushing yards in their 28-21 loss at Pittsburgh. The Texans are the first team since the 2009 Texans to allow 160 rushing yards in each of their first three games.* Their 545 rushing yards allowed is the third-most allowed in the first three games of a season since 2010.

Most Rushing Yards Allowed
First Three Games, Since 2010
2012 Saints645
2019 Dolphins624
2020 Texans565
2020 Bengals545

Josh Allen has Buffalo off to a 3-0 start for the second straight season.

Josh Allen leads the Bills back…again

After Buffalo failed to hold a 28-3 lead, Bills QB Josh Allen completed his seventh game-winning drive since the start of last season, the most in the NFL. Buffalo’s 35-32 win marks the second straight season they’ve started 3-0, the first time since 1991-92. 

Most Game-Winning Drives
QB, Since 2019
Josh AllenBUF7
Ryan TannehillTEN6
Russell WilsonSEA6
Deshaun WatsonHOU5

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