- Chicago rookie safety EDDIE JACKSON had a 76-yard interception-return touchdown and a 75-yard fumble-return touchdown in the Bears’ 17-3 win against Carolina.
Jackson is the first player in NFL history with multiple defensive touchdowns of at least 75 yards in a single game.
He is the only rookie in NFL history with two 75-yard defensive touchdowns in a single season.
- There were three touchdowns of at least 45 yards scored by rookies on Sunday – a 76-yard interception-return touchdown by Chicago Bears safety EDDIE JACKSON, a 75-yard fumble-return touchdown by Jackson and a 46-yard run by Green Bay Packers running back AARON JONES.
Rookies have scored 16 touchdowns of at least 45 yards this season, the most such scores through the first seven weeks of a season since 1970.
- New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES completed 27 of 38 passes (71.1 percent) for 331 yards with one touchdown and rushed for a touchdown in the Saints’ 26-17 win at Green Bay.
Brees threw his 500th career touchdown pass (including the postseason) and is the fourth player in NFL history to reach 500 career touchdown passes (including the postseason), joining PEYTON MANNING (579), Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (552) and TOM BRADY (532 entering Sunday night).
- Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT completed 16 of 25 passes (64 percent) for 234 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 134 passer rating in the Cowboys’ 40-10 win at San Francisco. He also added a touchdown run.
Prescott has seven career games with at least three touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions. In a player’s first two seasons, only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO had more (nine).
- The Jacksonville Jaguars, led by defensive ends YANNICK NGAKOUE (2.5 sacks) and CALAIS CAMPBELL (two), recorded 10 sacks in the team’s 27-0 win at Indianapolis.
The Jaguars, who recorded 10 sacks in Week 1, are the first team in NFL history to record at least 10 sacks in two of the team’s first seven games of a season.
Jacksonville is the third team with at least 10 sacks in multiple games in a single season, joining the 1984 Chicago Bears (two games) and the 1967 Oakland Raiders (two).
Campbell, who has 10 sacks in his first season with Jacksonville, has the most sacks by a player in his first seven games with a team since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982.
- Minnesota defensive end EVERSON GRIFFEN recorded two sacks in the Vikings’ 24-16 win against Baltimore.
Griffen, who has at least one sack in each of the Vikings’ seven games this season, is the sixth player to record a sack in each of his team’s first seven games of a season since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982.
- Pittsburgh rookie wide receiver JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER had a 31-yard touchdown catch in the Steelers’ 29-14 win against Cincinnati. Smith-Schuster, who doesn’t turn 21 years old until November 22, has three career touchdown receptions, the most in NFL history by a player before his 21st birthday.