253: Rushing yards by Dallas rookie running back DeMarco Murray on 25 carries in the Cowboys’ 34-7 win over the winless Rams. Murray’s record-setting day included a 91-yard TD run in the first quarter. The 253 rushing yards are more than Tony Dorsett or Emmitt Smith ever had in a game for Dallas.
234: Yards rushing and receiving by Arian Foster of the Texans in a 41-7 rout of Tennessee. The Titans had just 148 yards of total offense; Chris Johnson had 18 yards on 10 carries and six catches for 27 yards.
6: Interceptions thrown by Oakland Raider QBs. It didn’t help that Darren McFadden went down early with an injury (sprained foot) but Kyle Boller threw three picks in the first half (one pick-six) and Carson Palmer threw three more in the second half (including a pick-six). The Raiders are 4-3 but have a bye next week.
137: Total yards by the lowly Seattle Seahawks on the road against Cleveland in a 6-3 loss. The Seahawks had just eight first downs. They only had the ball for 17:04 and were 2-for-12 on third down. It was an eerily similar performance to their stinker against Pittsburgh earlier this season in a 24-0 loss: 164 yards, 8 first downs, 21:16 of possession and 2-for-12 on third down.
1-12: That’s what the Lions were on 3rd down at home in a 23-16 loss to the Falcons. Detroit has lost two in a row, and perhaps third down struggles are a big reason – Detroit was 2-for-15 on 3rd down last week in a loss to San Francisco. Not having a running game has also been a problem.
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