NFL Week 6 Footnotes

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  • New England’s colossal 59-0 drubbing of the Titans produced more than a few records. The 45 first half points and 35 second quarter points were both franchise highs, while the 45-0 halftime deficit was the largest the NFL had seen in 50 years (tying a record). In case you were wondering, the largest blowout of all-time was the 73-0 beatdown the Chicago Bears handed to the Washington Redskins in the 1940 NFL Championship Game.
  • The Pats' win was the largest in the NFL since 1976, when the Rams beat the Atlanta Falcons 59-0. New England could have easily broken the record and crushed them by 80 points, but Belichick was merciful and called off the dogs midway through the third. You may never see a more decisive 35 minutes of professional football in your life.
  • Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes in the second quarter of yesterday’s demolition over the Tennessee Titans. That is the most thrown by an NFL quarterback since 1950 – a whole decade before the New England Patriots even existed. Brady also threw for 345 yards in the first half – a career high for a half.
  • Ben Roethlisberger moved to 10-0 in his career against the Cleveland Browns. Derek Anderson's 9-24, 122-yard performance wasn't good by any means, though it was leaps and bounds better than last week's 2-17 disaster.
  • The Vikings' win over the Ravens was the 175th in the career of Brett Favre. It was also the 41st time that he had led the team on a game-winning drive, and the second time this season.
  • Not only did Kurt Warner get his fiftieth 300-yard passing game last week, he did it faster than anyone else in history –- and by a wide margin. It took him only 113 games, whereas Dan Marino -– the second quickest to fifty 300-yard games -– did it in 176 contests. It took Brett Favre 244 games (more than twice as long as it took Kurt).
  • New Orleans is 5-0 for the first time since 1993, and their seven-touchdown barrage against the Giants was the most they had produced in a game in 40 years. The Saints and the Vikings are the lone remaining undefeated teams in the NFC; in the AFC, only the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts have a perfect record.
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