The Numbers Behind The Numbers: NFL Week 8

Calvin Johnson 329 yards vs Cowboys, second most in NFL historyEach week, during the 2013 NFL season, will provide NFL fans with 10 interesting, yet sometimes overlooked stat lines from the weekend that was. Below is the Week 8 addition of The Numbers Behind The Numbers.

Not that his unbelievable performance went anywhere close to unnoticed, by it is worth repeating the fact that Calvin Johnson had 15 catches for 329 yards (second most in NFL history) and 1 TD, in the Detroit Lions 31-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

In the very same game, the Detroit offense outgained Dallas 623 yards to 268 yards

WR Marvin Jones grabbed 8 balls for 122 yards and a whopping 4 TD's, as his Cincinnati Bengals took down the New York Jets 49-9.

WR Kenny Stills corralled 3 balls for 129 yards and 2 TD's, pushing the New Orleans Saints past the Buffalo Bills 35-17.

Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor established an NFL record by running a 93-yard TD, in Oakland's 21-18 triumph over the Pittsburgh Steelers.  

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ran for 54 yards and 2 TD's, during SF's 42-10 blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars, at London.

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led his team in rushing with just 13 yards, in his squad's 27-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady only garnered 116 passing yards, amid the New England Patriots 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

In the Sunday night game, the Green Bay Packers were a combined 15 of 20, on 3rd and 4th down conversion attempts, crushing the Minnesota Vikings 44-31.

In the Monday night game, the Seattle Seahawks were only 2 for 11 on 3rd down attempts, barely escaping the St. Louis Rams 14-9.