Every week in the NFL there is the potential for performances that are rare, historic or record-setting. Week #8 in the NFL was no exception. Here’s a look at a few stats you might have missed from last week’s games.
1. The Atlanta Falcons became the eighth team in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to hold their opponents scoreless in the first half, score 21 or more points themselves in the first half, and then lose the game. The Lions eventually won the game 22-21 on a last-second field goal after the Falcons took a 21-0 lead at half. The last team to lose such a game was last year when Denver led 24-0 over New England at halftime and then lost 34-31 in overtime.
2. The Pittsburgh Steelers held a 35-20 lead over Indianapolis at halftime in their game on Sunday. It was only the 12th time in the Super Bowl era where one team scored over 30 points in the first half and their opponents scored over 20 in the same first half. Last time it happened was 2008 in a game where the Eagles led the Cowboys 30-24 at half.
3. Buffalo QB Kyle Orton became the first QB since Bubby Brister in 1990 to throw four TD passes with 10 or fewer completions in a game.