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20 mind-blowing stats from the 2017 NFL season

For The Win logo For The Win 6 days ago Steven Ruiz
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The 2017 NFL season has been a strange one that has produced plenty of crazy stats. Here are 20 of the most interesting stats from the first 10 weeks of the season…

1. Against the Chargers, Blake Bortles became the first quarterback to throw two interceptions in the final two minutes of a game and still win. Another way to look at it: The Chargers became the first team to intercept two passes in the final two minutes of a game and still lose.

2. Jared Goff is on pace for the second largest improvement in passer rating from one season to the next. Nick Foles currently holds the record.

3. Josh McCown and Ryan Fitzpatrick are the only quarterbacks to throw interceptions on back-to-back snaps this season. Ben Roethlisberger and Tyrod Taylor did it last December.

4. Jacoby Brissett has already thrown four touchdown passes that have gone for 60-plus yards. Peyton Manning never did it more than three times in a season.

5. The Steelers have won seven games. The Bengals, Browns and Ravens and have won seven games COMBINED.

6. The 49ers win over the Giants was their first in over 700 days against a team that wasn't the Rams.

7. The Broncos defense ranks in the top-five in yards allowed and the bottom-five in points allowed.

8. Cam Newton hasn't had a game where he's produced a passer rating between 87.5 and 120 this season. He has three games over 120 and seven below 87.5. He's been the ultimate boom or bust quarterback.

9. Joe Flacco has more completions that have gone for negative yards than completions over 20 yards.

10. The Jaguars are 5-0 in odd weeks with a point differential of +128 and 1-3 in even weeks with a point differential of -31.

11. Over the last 16 regular season games, only the Patriots and Steelers have a better record than the Titans (11-5).

12. After his touchdown pass to Dwayne Allen on Sunday night, Tom Brady has now thrown a touchdown to 68 different receivers. Vinny Testaverde has the record at 70. There are currently four New England running backs, wide receivers and tight ends on the active roster who have never caught a touchdown pass from Brady.

13. Bill Belichick would have to lose 610,000 games in a row for his career winning percentage to match Hue Jackson's win percentage as Browns head coach (.040). That's 38,125 0-16 seasons in a row.

14. The 0-9 Browns have actually out-gained their opponents in more than half of their games.

15. EJ Manuel can become the first NFL player to lose a regular season game in four countries if he plays in the Raiders-Patriots game in Mexico. He's also lost games in England (2015) and Canada (2013) as well as the United States, obviously.

16. Nine NFL teams are currently on win streaks of at least three games: The Rams, Vikings, Patriots, Saints, Eagles, Steelers, Titans, Jaguars and Panthers.

17. Through nine games, Matt Ryan has already thrown more interceptions than he did in all of 2016.

18. After the Patriots' win over the Broncos on Sunday night, 29 teams have a losing record vs. New England during the Belichick era. The three that don't? The Giants, Packers and Panthers. None of them have winning records.

19. Since 2015, Cam Newton leads all NFL quarterbacks with 18 rushing touchdowns. Second place? Kirk Cousins with 12.

20. The Saints are only the second team since the merger to win seven consecutive games after starting 0-2. The other team to do it was the 1993 Cowboys, who went on to win the Super Bowl.

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Tight end Jimmy Graham #88 of the Seattle Seahawks can't bring in a pass in the end zone against strong safety Keanu Neal #22 of the Atlanta Falcons during the game at CenturyLink Field on November 20, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. 2017-18 NFL season


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