2009 NFL Season Week 9 – Interesting Facts

Week 9 of the 2009 NFL season is over and done with, and there were some very good games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first game of the year, beating the Green Bay Packers while wearing their famous orange “creamsicle” uniforms. The Arizona Cardinals marched into Chicago and destroyed the bears 41-21 in a game that was not even that close. The Houston Texans gave the Indianapolis colts a scare before falling to them 20-17. The Chargers beat the New York Giants on a last second touchdown pass by Phillip Rivers. The Tennessee Titans got their second win of the year by going on the road and defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-27. And the rest of the games weren’t bad either. Here are some interesting facts that came out of the NFL during week 9.

-At halftime of their game against the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints had only scored six points… their lowest first half point total of the season.

-The Kansas City Chiefs released unpopular running back Larry Johnson who was just 75 yards away from breaking the team’s all time career rushing yard record held by the man he replaced in the lineup a few years ago, Priest Holmes.

-Randy Moss is in just his third season with the Patriots, but his 147 yards in this past weekend’s victory over the Dolphins moved him to ninth all time on the team’s career receiving yards list. He passed Harold Jackson and now sits behind current teammate Kevin Faulk.

-In the Cardinals’ 41-21 win over the Bears, Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner threw five touchdown passes. This was the second five touchdown pass game of his career, the first coming in a 42-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers just two days shy of ten years earlier in 1999.

-Randy Moss of the Patriots and Mike Sims-Walker of the Jaguars tied for the league leader in receiving yards in week 9. They had identical stat lines too as they each caught six passes for 147 yards and one touchdown.

-In their 20-17 win over the Texans, the Colts’ wide receiver Reggie Wayne attempted one pass and threw an interception. This was the first time Wayne had ever attempted a pass during his nine year NFL career.

-Through the first nine weeks of the 2009 NFL season, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers has been the most sacked quarterback of the week four different times.

-In their 20-16 victory over the Eagles, the Cowboys’ Tony Romo threw for 307 yards. This was the 20th 300 yard game of his career, and the third against the Eagles.

-Kurt Warner’s five touchdown passes were two more than any other quarterback threw in week 9 of the 2009 NFL season.

-The 49ers went for it on fourth down three times during their 34-27 loss to the Titans. They were successful each time. On third down conversion attempts during the game they were only four for 13.

-Steelers safety Ryan Clark missed Monday night’s game against the Broncos due to a rare blood disorder that is negatively affected by high altitudes. His replacement in the game was Tyrone Carter who had two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown.

-Jay Cutler led the league in passing yards for week 9 by thrown for 369 yards in the team’s loss to the Cardinals. The other four quarterbacks in the top 5 for last week (Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matt Hasselbeck, and Peyton Manning) all won their games.

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