2009 Week 6 In The NFL – More Interesting Facts

Week 6 of the 2009 NFL season saw a number of things happen. Both the Detroit Lions (by the Packers) and the Tennessee Titans (by the Patriots) were shutout, becoming the 5th and 6th shutouts of the season. In fact, a number of scoring records were set in the Patriots 59-0 blowout of the Titans. The Giants lost their perfect season, dropping their first game of the year to the undefeated New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks had quite the one week swing in scoring, winning a 45-0 shutout last week against the Jaguars and then this week losing 27-3 to the Arizona Cardinals. The Atlanta Falcons won a hotly contested Sunday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears. All in all… another great week of football.

Some more interesting facts from week 6 in the 2009 National Football League season:

-The leading rusher, for both teams, in the Bears-Falcons game was Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler with 34 yards.

-Drew Brees’ four touchdown passes in the New Orleans Saints’ 48-27 win over the New York Giants went to four different receivers.

-The New England Patriots outdid the Tennessee Titans 22-1 in the category of passing first downs.

-Kerry Collins’ final passing number for the day in the Titans’ blowout loss to the Patriots was an amazing 2 completions on 12 attempts for negative 7 yards, no touchdowns, and 1 interception.

-The 14-6 score in the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Washington Redskins is deceiving as there were no touchdowns scored. Kansas City had scored four field goals during the game and then added on a safety with just a few seconds left to give them their 14 points.

-The Redskins and Chiefs combined to go 6 for 31 on third down conversion attempts.

-In the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers had four different player rush the ball five or more times: Rashard Mendenhall (17), Willie Parker (7), Ben Roethlisberger (6), and Mewelde Moore (5).

-In the Carolina Panthers‘ 28-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina had two running backs each rush for more than 100 yards. DeAngelo Williams carried the ball 30 times for 152 yards and Jonathan Stewart ran the ball 17 times for 110 yards.

-In their loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks were 0 for 11 on third down conversion attempts, but 1 for 1 on fourth down conversion attempts.

-Thomas Jones, the running back for the New York Jets, averaged nearly 10 yards per carry in the team’s loss to the Buffalo Bills by carrying the ball 22 times for 210 yards and one touchdown.

-In the Baltimore Ravens‘ 33-31 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Ravens’ running back Willis McGahee carried the ball 7 times for just three yards, averaging 0.4 yard per carry.

-The Ravens had five different receivers catch at least one 20+ yard pass in their loss to the Vikings: Ray Rice, Derek Mason, Mark Clayton, Todd Heap, and Kelley Washington.

-While getting shutout 26-0 by the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions went a combined 0-12 on third down (0-10) and fourth down (0-2) conversion attempts.

-In their shutout victory over the Lions, the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers threw to nine different receivers.

-The Houston Texans had two wide receivers rack up more than 100 yards receiving in their 28-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Johnson with 8 catches for 135 yards and Steve Slaton with 6 catches for 102 yards.

-With their Monday Night Football win over the San Diego Chargers, Denver goes to 6-0 and San Diego drops to 2-4. This means that six weeks into the season, Denver already has a four game lead in their division.

-Eddie Royal returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown in Denver’s 34-23 win over San Diego. Darren Sproles also returned a punt for a touchdown in the game for the Chargers. This was the first time ever that two teams have combined for 2 punt returns and 1 kickoff return for a touchdown in one game.

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