NFL Week 9 Stats and Records: Buccaneers QB Tom Brady Beats Peyton Manning to 100,000 Yards
NFL Research brings you the best nuggets from the NFL's weekly games. Here are some of the most surprising stats for Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season.
Tom Brady sets game-winning drive record on route to 100,000 pass yards
With less than two minutes remaining, it was a sight to behold as Brady and the Buccaneers tossed the ball at the Rams’ 6-yard line to start 3-6. Then GOAT mode is activated.
Brady led the way with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Cade Otten in the 6th inning. It was Brady’s 55th career game-winning drive and tied Peyton Manning for the most in NFL history. Brady also tied Manning’s 43rd career victory with a fourth-quarter comeback.
Tom Brady in Week 9:
First 12 drives: 31-52, 226 pass yards, 0 pass TD, 0 INT, 69.9 passer rating
Last drive: 5-6, 54 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 0 INT, 143.8 passer rating
During the game, Brady also became the first player in NFL history with 100,000 passing yards, including the playoffs.
Justin Fields sets modern QB record for rush yards in a game
Fields had a field day against the Dolphins despite coming off the wrong end of the scoreboard. The second-year quarterback had 178 rush yards in Week 9, the most by a QB in modern NFL history (since at least 1935).
The previous record was held by Michael Vick, who had 173 yards in Week 13 against the Vikings in 2002. After Week 6, Fields’ 408 rushing yards was behind only Travis Etienne (465), Derrick Henry (462) and Kenneth Walker (424)Fields also injured Dolphins through the air and became the only player to score at least 150 rushing yards and three passes in a single game since at least 1950.
As a team, the Bears rushed at least 225 yards in four straight games for the first time since the 1976 Steelers.
Joe Mixon sets Bengals record with five touchdowns
number 1. No.2. number 3. 4 but 5. Mixon recorded 211 scrimmage yards and 5 touchdowns in the Bengals 42-21 win over the Panthers in Week 9, the most in Bengals franchise history.
Mixon became the 6th player to record 200 scrimmage yards and 5 touchdowns in a single game during a Super Bowl (others: Jonathan Taylor, Jamaal Charles, Clinton Portis, Shawn Alexander, Jerry Rice).
Mixon is the first player in the Super Bowl era to record at least 150 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns, 50 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown in a single game.
Austin Ekeler’s touchdown train continues
Ekeler continues to prove that he was overlooked in 2017. The undrafted free agent has had multiple touchdowns in four of their last five games, including two against the Falcons in Week 9.
It was Eckeller’s 10th career game with at least one rushing touchdown and one game. Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara are tied for the most goals scored in the player’s first six seasons since 1950 (both in their sixth season).
Ekeler leads the NFL with 30 scrimmage touchdowns dating back to last season, six more than his next closest player (Joe Mixon, 24). He currently has 55 touchdowns, the most in NFL history behind Arian Foster (65 2009-2014) in his first six seasons.
Tyreek Hill & Jaylen Waddle: Greatest WR duo ever?
Moss and Carter. Rice and Owens. Harrison and Wayne. Bruce and Holt. Swan and Stallworth. The list of the best wide receiver duos in NFL history is not long, but the list may have a new series called Hill and Waddle.
The fastest wide receiver duo in NFL history are also the most productive in their first season. The duo combined 1,916 receiving yards, the most of any teammate duo’s first nine games in the Super Bowl era.
Hill’s 1,104 receiving yards are the most through the first nine games of any season over the same span.
They combined for the most receiving yards per game (212.9 yards) by a teammate in a season, which is also the record for any pair playing at least eight games against each other.
The duo’s quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, recorded over 300 yards, three touchdowns and no interception passes in a streak, becoming the first dolphin player to do so in a streak. Dan Marino is the only dolphin player to not get three touchdowns in two games in a row.
Patrick Mahomes makes another second-half comeback in historic game
Mahomes had 446 pass yards and 1 touchdown and 63 rush yards and a touchdown over the Titans in the Chiefs’ 20-17 overtime win. Mahomes is the first player in the Super Bowl era to record at least 400 yards and a touchdown passing and 60 yards and a touchdown rushing in a single game.
Mahomes has won five straight games after falling behind halftime, which is his second straight win in his career. Peyton Manning is the only player in his career to record two consecutive wins like this since the QB chase began in 1950.
Derrick Henry begins late-season dominance/ best runs in 2-TD game | Week 9
King Henry XXII dominates the NFL as the calendar changes. Henry has averaged 135.4 rushing yards per game since November 2019. He recorded 115 rush yards and two touchdowns in a Week 9 loss to the Chiefs.
It was his 17th game to record a multi-touchdown over 100 yards. Only five players played more in the Super Bowl era: Jim Brown (25), Ladenion Tomlinson (25), Emmitt Smith (21), Shaun Alexander (19) and Walter Payton (18).
Henry leads the NFL in carries-per-game and rushing yards per game for the fourth straight season. If he keeps up that pace, he’ll break the Hall of Fame ties with Steve Van Buren (1947-1949) and Jim Brown (1963-1965).
This will be Henry’s fourth career season averaging over 100 rushing yards per contest. The only players in NFL history with more records are Brown (7) and fellow Hall of Fame inductee Eric Dickerson (5).