THE WEEK THAT WAS
October 16, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
KEEPING IT CLOSE: In Week 6, 11 of the 15 games were within seven points at some point during the fourth quarter. Through Week 6, 65 games have been within seven points in the fourth quarter, the most such games through the first six weeks of a season in NFL history.
The most games within seven points at any time during the fourth quarter through Week 6:
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SCORING HIGHS: NFL teams have combined for 4,223 points in 2013, the second-most points through six weeks in NFL history (4,233 in 2012).
That record total equates to 45.90 points per game. If the current average stays at this pace, it would rank as the second-highest of any season in history (1948, 46.48 points per game).
The seasons with the highest scoring average in NFL history:
The DENVER BRONCOS have scored 265 points, the most by a team through the first six games of a season in NFL history. The 2000 St. Louis Rams held the previous high with 262 points.
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TD GALORE: Teams have combined to score 466 touchdowns, tied for the most at this point in NFL history (466 in 2002).
Of the 466 touchdowns, 289 have been TD passes, the most through the first six weeks of any season. The previous high was 277 in 2012.
A look at some notable individual accomplishments through Week 6:
PASS FRENZY: There have been 51 individual 300-yard passing performances through Week 6, the third-most such performances through the first six weeks of any NFL season (57 in 2012).
Week 6 featured seven individual 100+ passer rating performances, bringing the season total of such games to 54. The 54 individual 100+ passer rating performances are tied for the fifth-most through the first six weeks (min. 15 attempts) of any NFL season (61 in 2012).
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COLT CLUB: Indianapolis wide receiver REGGIE WAYNE (1,001) caught five passes for 88 yards in the Colts’ 19-9 loss at San Diego. Wayne is the ninth player in NFL history with 1,000 career catches.
The Colts became the first team in NFL history to have two players with 1,000 receptions each with the franchise. MARVIN HARRISON, who played his entire 13-year career with Indianapolis, ranks third in NFL history with 1,102 catches.
The players to reach 1,000 career catches in NFL history:
Wayne reached the milestone in his 195th career game, the third-fastest player to reach 1,000 career receptions.
The players to reach 1,000 receptions in the fewest games in NFL history:
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HOME SWEET HOME: Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON led the Seahawks to a 20-13 victory over Tennessee, completing 23 of 31 passes (74.2 percent) for 257 yards and rushed for 61 yards on 10 carries.
Wilson is now a perfect 11-0 at home during his career and surpassed DOUG FLUTIE (10) for the fourth-most consecutive wins at home to start a career among quarterbacks since 1970.