Facts you should know about the Sunday games of Week 8


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Facts you should know about the Sunday games of Week 8

There are no undefeated teams and there is only one that has not been able to win (Lions). This week they rest: Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders.

  • They have met 136 times in the regular season (Steelers lead 75-60-1).

  • Steelers: 2 losses in a row vs. Browns including postseason. They haven’t lost 3 in a row against them since 1986-89 (7 in a row).

  • Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): 23-2-1 vs. Browns in regular season. His winning percentage (.904) is 4th. Highest by a QB against a particular opponent since 1950 (Minimum 15 starts).

  • Browns: Only team with 3 different RB’s with 100+ total yards this season (Chubb, Hunt, Johnson).

  • Baker Mayfield (CLE): 3-3 in his career vs. Steelers including postseason. The only Browns QB’s with the most wins over the Steelers in the Super Bowl era are Bernie Kosar (8-4) & Bill Nelsen (5-2).

  • They have met 111 times in the regular season (Dolphins lead 60-50-1).

  • Dolphins: 6-0 in their history in games played on Halloween.

  • Tua Tagovailoa (MIA): He was in 2 offensive series in the first game between the two this season and came out with a broken rib.

  • Bills: 6 consecutive wins over Dolphins. That equals his best record against that team from 1987-89.

  • Sean McDermott (BUF): 4-0 in games immediately after bye week. It is the best mark for an active head coach with at least 3 games after resting.

  • Josh Allen (BUF): Will start his 50th game in the NFL. He has 27 rushing TDs in 49 starts and with 2 more, he will set a new record for a QB in his first 50 games started (The current mark belongs to Cam Newton).


  • They have met 34 times in the regular season (Series tied 16-16-2).

  • Eagles: The last time they lost to a team 0-7 or worse was in 1978 to the Cardinals who were 0-8.

  • Jalen Hurts (PHI): Registers 85.3% of the yards gained by the team this season (by air and ground). That pct. It is the highest for any player in 2021.

  • Lions: They have scored less than 20 pts. in 6 games in a row. It’s his worst streak since 2005.

  • Jared Goff (DET): 10 consecutive losses as a starting QB including postseason. It’s the worst active streak in the NFL.


  • They have met 53 times in the regular season (Colts lead 35-18).

  • Titans: Since Week 5, they are the only AFC team not to lose and averaging 30+ points per game.

  • Derrick Henry (TEN): Could become 3rd. player in history with 1,000+ rushing yards and 10 TDs on the same track in the first 8 games of a season.

  • Colts: 2 losses in a row at home to Titans. They have never lost 3 in a row at home to them.

  • Jonathan Taylor (IND): 1st. time in his career that he exceeds 100 rushing yards in straight games. The last Colts player to do so in 3 consecutive games was Edgerrin James in 2005 (5 in a row).

  • They have met 4 times in the regular season (Rams lead 3-1).

  • Rams: 2-5 in their last 7 games against AFC opponents, after going 10-0 in their first 10 games against AFC opponents since 2017.

  • Matthew Stafford (L to R): 90.0% complete when he throws Cooper Kupp on deep passes this season. No other QB-WR pair has a completion percentage higher than 65% (Minimum 10 passes).

  • Texans: 1-11 in their last 12 games since last season (6 consecutive losses).

  • Davis Mills (HOU): It’s 1 of 2 winless QBs who have started at least 4 games this season. The other is Jared Goff.


  • They have met 64 times in the regular season (Bears lead 32-31-1).

  • 49ers: 4 consecutive defeats after starting 2-0. It’s their worst streak since 2018 when they lost 6 in a row.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo (SF): Has been intercepted in 3 games in a row. That ties the longest streak in his career (3 separate times).

  • Bears: They are the 1st. team since the Titans in 2008 to record fewer than 200 passing yards in each of their first 7 games of a season.

  • Justin Fields (CHI): His average passing yards per game and pct. Pass completions are the lowest of the 33 qualifying QBs this season.


  • They have met 52 times in the regular season (Falcons lead 33-19).

  • Pathers: They beat the Falcons in their last games last season. They haven’t beaten them 2 in a row since 2013-14.

  • Sam Darnold (CAR): He pitched 7 INTs in the last 4 games (lost all 4). He had thrown only one INT in the first 3 (They won those 3 games).

  • Falcons: They seek to put their pct. win over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2017 season.

  • Kyle Pitts (ATL): Has pace to finish with 1,335 receiving yards in a 17-game season. The record for a rookie TE belongs to Mike Ditka with 1,076 yards in 1961 (It was a 14-game season).

  • They have met 25 times in the regular season (Jets lead 15-10).

  • Bengals: Only team that has allowed 25 or fewer pts. in each of their games this year.

  • Joe Burrow (CIN): Leads the NFL with 9 TD passes of 30+ yards in the air.

  • Ja’Marr Chase (CIN): His 754 receiving yards is the most for a player in his first 7 career games since 1970.

  • Jets: 14 losses in a row from temp. passed by QB’s not named Sam Darnold.

  • Corey Davis (NYJ): Records 4 of the 5 TDs via reception for the Jets this season.


  • They have met 39 times in the regular season (Patriots lead 23-14-2).

  • Patriots: 9-2 (.818) vs. teams coming off bye in the past 10 seasons.

  • Mac Jones (NE): He is 1 of 3 rookie QB’s in history, with 170+ completions (174) in his first 7 career games.

  • Chargers: They fell 45-0 to the Patriots in Week 13 of last season. It is the worst defeat in their history.

  • Justin Herbert (LAC): Never in his short career has he lost twice to the same team (5-0, with 13 TDs and 0 INT to teams against those he previously lost).

  • They have met 8 times in the regular season (Seahawks lead 5-3).

  • Jaguars: 3 losses in a row after bye week. It’s the worst streak in team history.

  • Trevor Lawrence (JAX): Rookie QBs are 2-9 on the road against the Seahawks in the Pete Carroll era (Since 2010).

  • Seahawks: 3 consecutive losses. The last time a Pete Carroll team lost 4 in a row, it was the 1994 Jets (5 losses in a row).

  • Geno Smith (SEA): The last time you played a complete game and won it, it was in Week 17 of 2014 in Miami.


  • They have met 58 times in the regular season (Saints lead 37-21).

  • Buccaneers: Since 2019, they allow the lowest average rushing yards per game (75.4) & yards per carry (3.47).

  • Tom Brady (TB): 2-3 vs. Saints in the Sean Payton era (Since 2006). It is his worst mark against any rival in that period (Minimum 3 games).

  • Tom Brady (TB): He’s been pressured in 17.6% of his dropbacks this year. It’s their lowest percentage in the Next Gen Stats era (Since 2016).

  • Saints: In 2020, they became the 1st. team to defeat Tom Brady twice in the regular season.

  • Jameis Winston (NO): He will start his 1st. match vs Buccanners. He’s that team’s all-time leader in passing yards (19,737) & TD passes (121).

  • Jameis Winston (NO): Since 2010, the player who was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick is 1-6 in his 1st. match against the team that originally selected him.

  • They have met 13 times in the regular season (Broncos lead 7-6).

  • Washington: They allow 30.0 points per game to their rivals this season (Worst average in the NFL).

  • Montez Sweat (WSH): The only player in the 2019 Draft with at least 20.0 sacks by QB, 23 tackles for loss of yards and 43 hits to the opposing QB.

  • Broncos: 4 consecutive losses for the first time since the 2019 season. They have NOT lost 5 in a row since 2017 (There were 8 losses in a row that year).

  • Teddy Bridgewater (DEN): 0-4 with 5 INTs since Week 4. He was 3-0 in the first 3 Weeks.


  • They have met 25 times in the regular season (Cowboys lead 13-12).

  • Cowboys: 5 consecutive victories. They have not won 6 in a row since 2016 (On that occasion they came to string together 11 victories).

  • Cowboys: 4 games in a row scoring at least 35 points. That equals the longest streak in team history (2014).

  • Cowboys: 10 games in a row since last season with multiple recovered balls. It’s the longest active streak in the NFL.

  • Dak Prescott (DAL): It’s the 6th. QB in the Super Bowl era with 16+ TD passes, 70% completions and less than 5 INTs in his team’s first 6 games in a season (4 of the previous 5 QB’s, ended up winning the MVP award of the season).

  • Vikings: They have captured rival QB in 9.3% of dropbacks this year. It is the highest percentage in the NFL.

  • Vikings: HC Mike Zimmer defenses are 6-2 against the league’s No. 1 offense in PJJ.

  • Kirk Cousins ​​(MIN): 2-7 against Cowboys. He is the rival against whom he registers the most defeats in his career.


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