Monday, November 15, 2021

Winners and losers from NFL Week 10, plus 10 crazy facts to know from Sunday's games and Rams-49ers picks


Here's everything you need to know about the NFL for Nov. 15



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Welcome to the Monday edition of the Pick Six newsletter!

We have a lot of ground to cover today, so we're going to jump right into things. However, before we get started, I would like to hand out one award. The "Donovan McNabb award for not knowing that an NFL game can end in a tie" goes to Najee Harris, who did not know that NFL games could end in a tie. 

"I didn't even know you could tie in the NFL," Harris said, via ESPN's Brooke Pryor. "In my mind, I was sitting on the bench saying, 'I've got another quarter to go.' But someone came to me and said, 'That's it.' I've never had a tie in my life before."

I can't tie a tie, so I kind of know how he feels. I would say Harris' comment was the most hilarious thing about Week 10, but Pete Carroll exists. The Seahawks coach threw a random object on the field because he couldn't find his challenge flag. Also, a Raiders player found a pair of SCISSORS on the field DURING the game. Based on how weird this week has been, I won't be surprised if a giraffe runs on the field during tonight's game between the 49ers and Rams. Alright, let's get to the rundown. 

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4. 10 crazy facts from Week 10

Every Sunday night, I get an email from our research department here at CBS Sports, and every Sunday, that email always includes some amazingly wild facts about the games that were just played. 

With that in mind, here are eight crazy facts about Week 10: 

·         Russell Wilson gets shut out for first time ever. The Seahawks QB has been in the NFL since 2012 and Sunday's loss to the Packers marked the first time ever that he's been held to zero points. Before this week, the last time the Seahawks had been shut out came in Week 2 of 2011. 

·         Titans make history. The Titans have won six games in a row and the most notable part of that streak is that they've now won five straight games against teams that made the playoffs last season (Bills, Chiefs, Colts, Rams, Saints). The Titans are just the second team in NFL history to pull off that feat, joining the 2003 Eagles (That Philadelphia team ended making it to the NFC title game). 

·         Tom Brady with the rare double-mistake. The 44-year-old threw two interceptions in the first quarter, marking just the second time in his 21-year career that he's thrown two picks in the first quarter of a game. The only other instance came back in 2012.  

·         Patrick Mahomes ties NFL record. The Chiefs QB threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns, marking the third time in his career that he's thrown for 400 or more yards and five or more touchdowns, which ties an NFL record. Mahomes did it in just 56 career games, which is notable, because the fastest person to reach this milestone before Mahomes was Joe Montana, who did it in 192 career games. 

·         Jakobi Meyers finally scores a touchdown. Meyers caught the first TD of his career during New England's win over the Browns. The Patriots receiver has been in the NFL since 2019, but somehow had never caught a TD pass. As a matter of fact, he now holds the NFL record for most receiving yards (1,570) before catching a first career touchdown.  

·         Bills accomplish a franchise first. The Bills scored four rushing touchdowns against the Jets and the twist here is that they were all scored by a different player, marking the first time in franchise history that four different players scored a rushing TD in a game. 

·         Patriots pull off something they never accomplished with Tom Brady. The Patriots scored 45 points against the Browns, meaning they've now scored 45 or more points in consecutive homes for the FIRST time in franchise history. Considering Tom Brady played there for 20 years, it's hard to believe that the Patriots had never done this before. 

·         Jets defense is a total nightmare. After giving up 45 points to the Bills on Sunday, the Jets have now surrendered 175 points in their past four games, which is the second-most that any team has ever surrendered in a four-game span since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

·         Cowboys offense explodes in first half against FalconsThe Cowboys led Atlanta 36-3 at halftime on Sunday, which is notable for two reasons. For one, it was the most first-half points scored by any team in the NFL this year. Also, it was the Cowboys' largest halftime lead in any game since 1971. 

·         Mark Ingram makes history. The Saints running back finished with 47 yards against the Titans, which isn't exactly impressive, but it is notable, because it allowed him to pass Deuce McAllister for the most rushing yards in franchise history. Ingram now has 6,124 career rushing yards, which is 28 more than McAllister. 

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