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2012 NFL Week 5 Betting Statistics on History

Written by Michael Gordon   
Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:14

NFL Week 5 BettingHistory shows that a losing record at this point in the season does not cut the chances of a team to reach the postseason. Join Now to Bet on this Game!

Since the current playoff system (12 teams) was instituted in 1990, 23 teams came back from a losing record after four weeks to qualify for the postseason, including the Denver Broncos last season. Four of those clubs advanced to the championship game of the conference, including the 2001 New England Patriots (1-3) on his way to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI.

The only thing that came a week 5 0-4 was all the San Diego Chargers in 1992, but they recovered to reach the Divisional Round.

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Missing one. On Sunday September 30, quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, threw three touchdowns in Green Bay and extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 47, tying Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS the longest streak in NFL history.

With a touchdown pass against the San Diego Chargers in classic Sunday night, Brees surpass Unitas for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

Quarterbacks to launch one or more touchdown passes in the most consecutive games:
(PLAYER - TEAM - DATES - consecutive games with TD pass)

Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints - 18/oct/2009 to this - 47 *
Johnny Unitas - Baltimore Colts - 9/dic/1956 to 4/dic/1960 - 47
Tom Brady - New England Patriots - 12/sep/2010 to this - 36 *
Brett Favre - Green Bay Packers - 4/nov/2002 to 29/nov/2004 - 36
Dan Marino - Miami Dolphins - 10/nov/1985 to 22/nov/1987 - 30

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Unitas surpassed the previous record held by CECIL ISBELL (22 games) on November 30, 1958 and held in solitary possession of the mark during 19.663 days, before the equalized Brees last Sunday. Brees threw 114 touchdowns during his streak, 12 more than they Unitas (102) had during his. During his spells, Unitas threw a touchdown pass to seven different players, while Brees connected with 15 players.

A look at the numbers of each quarterback during their streaks of 47 games:

Johnny Unitas: 1,298 passing, 697 complete, 10.645 yards, 102 TDs, 61 INT, 87.6 (rating), 31 won, 16 lost.

Drew Brees: 1,891 passing, 1,302 compleots, 14.803 yards, 114 TD, 50 INT, 101.2 (rating), 33 won, 14 lost.

Meanwhile, in New England, with a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the quarterback TOM BRADY (36) BRETT FAVRE overtake the third-most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

By a head. The games have been closed trademark of the 2012 season, and that 36 games were decided by eight points or less, tied for third-most such games over the first four weeks of a season in the history of NFL. In the past two weeks, there have been 10 games in which the defining were scored in the last minute of the fourth quarter or in overtime.

If 10 games in the fifth week were decided by eight points or less, 2012 will have the largest number of such games over the first five weeks of a season in NFL history.

Most games decided by eight points or less in the first four to five weeks of a season:

After 4 weeks:

1988 to 1937
1999 to 1935

After 5 weeks:

1999 to 1945
1988 to 1943
Two tied - 40

A WRITE stated. In 2012, the teams have combined to score 2.986 points and 327 touchdowns. Meanwhile, quarterbacks recorded 40 games with 300 yards passing individually. Teams may swell that total this week:

With 658 points in the fifth week, 2012 will be the season most points of any period of five weeks in the history of the NFL (3.643 in 2011, weeks 13-17).

With 70 entries in the fifth week, 2012 will be the busiest season touchdowns over the first five weeks of any NFL season (396 in 2011).

With 11 games with 300 yards passing individually in the fifth week, 2012 will be the season most games with 300 yards passing over the first five weeks (50 in 2011).

ROOKIE SUCCESS. On Sunday, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (1,070), the Redskins, and Ryan Tannehill (1,046), the Dolphins joined CAM NEWTON as the only rookie quarterbacks to throw 1,000 yards in the first four games of his team.

Griffin and Tannehill need 180 and 204 yards, respectively, at week 5 to join Newton (1,610 in 2011) as the only rookies in NFL history with at least 1,250 passing yards over the first five games a team.

Most yards gained by a quarterback rookie over the first five games of his team:

Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers - 2011 to 1.610 yards
Sam Bradford - St. Louis Rams - 2010 to 1.159 yards
Chris Weinke - Carolina Panthers - 2001 to 1.130 yards
Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts - 1998 to 1.129 yards

Robert Griffin III - Washington Redskins - 2012 to 1.070 yards *
Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins - 2012 to 1.046 yards *

* Up to Week 4

After the bye week, the rookie quarterback Andrew Luck Indianapolis (846) will play its fourth game and you can join Griffin and Tannehill Newton as the only rookie quarterbacks to throw 1,000 yards in the first four games of his team .

Bordello of 10,000. After the game Thursday night in St. Louis, the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald amassed 92 yards in receptions and reached 9.952 yards in his Carerra and needs only 42 yards to reach 10,000 yards receiving in his career. Fitzgerald is 29 years and 34 days old and will have to wait until week 6 to try to become the second youngest player to reach 10,000 receiving yards in his career and only the second to reach the milestone before the age of 30.

Houston receiver Andre Johnson (9.924) needs 76 yards receiving on Monday night to reach 10,000 yards receiving in his career. Johnson will be 31 years and 89 days old that day and could join the list.

Younger players to reach the 10,000 career receiving yards:

Randy Moss - Minnesota, Oakland - 28 years 314 days
Jerry Rice - San Francisco - 30 years 54 days
Torry Holt - St. Louis - 30 years 132 days
Isaac Bruce - St. Louis - 31 years, 83 days

Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona - 29 years 34 days (Needs 42 yards)
Andre Johnson - Houston - 31 years 89 days (Needs 76 yards)

RECEIVING INPUT. With eight receptions Sunday against Miami, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ GREEN will become the eighth player-and fourth-receiver in NFL history to reach 100 career receptions in 20 or fewer games, equaling the third fastest time that concrete that fact in history. In his first 19 career games, Green has 92 receptions.

The fewest games to reach 100 receptions in NFL history:

WR Anquan Boldin - Arizona - 16 games
RB Reggie Bush - New Orleans - 19 games
WR Terry Glenn - New England - 20 games
WR Eddie Royal - Denver - 20 games
TE Keith Jackson - Philadelphia-20 games
TE Jeremy Shockey - NY Giants - 20 games
TE Kellen Winslow - Cleveland - 20 games

A.J. WE Green - Cincinnati - 19 games (92 career receptions)

SPECTACULAR TRIP. There have been seven punt-return touchdowns over four weeks disputed, the second-most over four weeks since 1970 (eight in 1998). The seven touchdowns through punt return until the fourth week and mean tying the second-most along the fifth week since 1970 (eight in 1998, seven in 1996 and 2002).

The seven punt-return touchdowns during the fourth week:

Leodis McKelvin - Buffalo Bills - Week 2 - 88 yards
Adam Jones - Cincinnati Bengals - Week 2 - 81 yards
Marcus Sherels - Minnesota Vikings - Week 4 - 77 yards
Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers - Week 1 - 75 yards
Marcus Thigpen - Miami Dolphins - Week 1 - 72 yards
Jeremy Kerley - New York Jets - Week 1 - 68 yards
Tommie Campbell - Tennessee Titans-week 3-65 yards.

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