Here are a few trivial notes from yesterday’s games (mostly thanks to the Elias Sports Bureau blog):
Pick Manning: After his second straight 4-pick game, Peyton Manning became the only active player with 10+ interceptions over a 3 game span.
Pick Manning, Part II: While we’re on the subject of Peyton Manning interceptions, he has allowed as many pick-6’s in his last two games as he did in his previous 117 regular-season games combined.
Kick Cleveland: Phil Dawson kicked the 3rd fourth-quarter walk-off field goal of his career with the Browns, matching the highest total in team history, set by Matt Bahr (1982-1989).
Close shave Ravens: This was the 6th consecutive regular-season Steelers-Ravens game decided by four or fewer points (Steelers won 13-10). The last time a pair of division rivals played it that close for at least 6 straight was from 1991 to 1995 between the Redskins and the Eagles (total 8 games).
4×4 Giants: Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw became the 4th pair of Giants running backs to score 2 TDs each in the same game. (Tiki Barber/Mike Cloud – 2004, Charles Way/Tyrone Wheatley – 1997, Frank Gifford/Alex Webster – 1958.)
Cardinals Carousel Continues: Following a Derek Anderson benching and a Max Hall injury, the Cardinals 2010 fifth round draft pick out of Fordham, John Skelton, completed the first pass of his career.
Rivers loses December Perfection: Before losing to the RAiddaaas yesterday, Philip Rivers had a perfect career record for December (19-0). Only two other QBs were close to that mark (Daryle Lamonica, 14 from 1963-1970; and Brett Favre, 10 from 1995-1997).
Tops: Top passer: P. Manning – 365, Top Rusher: M. Jones-Drew – 186, Top Receiver: R. Wayne – 200