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NFL Week Nine Stats: Tyreek Hill on pace for historic season, Tom Brady reaches 100,000 yards passing

The best stats from Week Nine in the NFL; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields sets a new record for the most rushing yards by a QB in a regular-season game; tight end TJ Hockenson enjoys a dream debut for the Minnesota Vikings; and Tom Brady pulls off a record 55th game-winning drive

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) and Miami Dolphins fullback Alec Ingold (30) run onto the field before the start of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)
Image: Tyreek Hill has 1,104 receiving yards for the season so far, the most by anyone in their first nine games of a season

Sky Sports statistician - and big Buffalo Bills fan - Benedict Bermange picks out the best stats the NFL has to offer from Week Nine, including Tyreek Hill's record pace at receiver for the Miami Dolphins and yet another game-winning drive for Tom Brady in his illustrious career.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets beat the Buffalo Bills, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Washington Commanders and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans, all by a score of 20-17.

This is just the second time in NFL history when there have been four games with the same final score on the same day. The previous occurrence was back on October 5, 1924 when the Cardinals beat the Packers, the Badgers beat the Blues, the Pros beat the Jeffersons and the Kelleys beat the Marines, all by a score of 3-0!

The Philadelphia Eagles played the Houston Texans on Thursday night, at the same time that the Philadelphia Phillies faced the Houston Astros in Game Five of Baseball's World Series. It was just the seventh time in history that teams from the same metropolitan area have played in a World Series game and NFL game on the same day.

World Series and NFL games involving the same teams

Date World Series NFL
02/10/1932 New York Yankees 13, Chicago Cubs 0 Staten Island Stapletons 0, Chicago Bears 0
09/10/1960 Pittsburgh Pirates 3, New York Yankees 2 New York Giants 19, Pittsburgh Steelers 17
12/10/1975 Cincinnati Reds 3, Boston Red Sox 2 Cincinnati Bengals 27, New England Patriots 10
16/10/1988 Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Oakland Athletics 0 San Francisco 49ers 24, Los Angeles Rams 21
01/11/2009 New York Yankees 7, Philadelphia Phillies 4 Philadelphia Eagles 40, New York Giants 17
23/10/2011 Texas Rangers 4, St Louis Cardinals 0 Dallas Cowboys 34, St Louis Rams 7
03/11/2022 Houston Astros 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2 Philadelphia Eagles 29, Houston Texans 17

Tyreek Hill had 143 yards receiving for the Miami Dolphins against the Chicago Bears to reach 1,104 yards for the season so far, the most by anyone in their first nine games of a season, surpassing Calvin Johnson's 1,083 yards in his first nine games of the 2013 season for the Detroit Lions.

Hill and team-mate Jaylen Waddle have combined for 1,916 receiving yards so far, the second-most in NFL history by a pair in a team's first nine games, only behind the Houston Oilers' pair of Charlie Hennigan and Bill Groman, who combined for 1,950 receiving yards in the first nine games of the 1961 season.

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Tyreek Hill is completely wide-open for a touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa in the Miami Dolphins' win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday

Despite ending up on the losing side, Justin Fields of the Bears set a record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in any regular-season NFL game, surpassing the record that had stood since 2002.

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Most rushing yards by a quarterback in an NFL regular-season game

Player Team Opposition Year Yards
Justin Fields Bears Dolphins 2022 178
Michael Vick Falcons Vikings 2002 173
Michael Vick Falcons Saints 2006 166
Lamar Jackson Ravens Bengals 2019 152
Colin Kaepernick 49ers Chargers 2014 151

Fields' 61-yard touchdown run is the longest by a Bears quarterback in franchise history, beating Vince Evans' 58-yarder on November 16, 1980 against the Oilers. The Bears have rushed for at least 225 yards in each of their last four games, the first team to do so since the 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields made NFL history with the most rushing yards by a quarterback in Week Nine against the Miami Dolphins

The Cincinnati Bengals moved above .500 as Joe Mixon set a franchise record with five touchdowns in a game. He is just the third player in the Super Bowl era to score at least four rushing touchdowns and at least one receiving TD in a single game after Shaun Alexander for the Seattle Seahawks against the Vikings in 2002 and Jonathan Taylor for the Indianapolis Colts against the Bills in 2021

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Watch all five of Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon's touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers in Week Nine

The Green Bay Packers fell to their fifth-straight defeat as they went down 15-9 to the Lions, with Aaron Rodgers throwing three interceptions. He had only thrown two interceptions in total over his previous 10 games against the Lions.

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Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was picked off three times in their shock loss to the Detroit Lions

Thanks to nine sacks, including three each for Matt Judon and Josh Uche, the New England Patriots held the Colts to just 121 yards of total offense in their 26-3 victory on Sunday, the fewest by any team in the NFL this season. The Colts were 0-for-14 on third down in the game - only one team has ever attempted more third downs without success in an NFL game where records exist.

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Watch the New England Patriots' best defensive plays from their Week Nine game against the Indianapolis Colts

TJ Hockenson marked his Vikings debut by catching nine passes for 70 yards in the team's victory over the Commanders. He is the first player since 1960 to have that many catches in his first game with a new team after having been traded during the season.

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Tom Brady became the first player in NFL history to reach 100,000 career pass yards as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Los Angeles Rams

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Los Angeles Rams in a battle of the two most recent Super Bowl champions, with Tom Brady passing 100,000 passing yards in his career (including the playoffs) and also executing a record 55th game-winning drive.

Most game-winning drives by a quarterback in NFL history

Quarterback Team(s) Game-winning drives
Tom Brady Patriots / Buccaneers 55
Peyton Manning Colts / Broncos 54
Ben Roethlisberger Steelers 53
Drew Brees Chargers / Saints 53
Dan Marino Dolphins 47

In their Sunday night overtime win over the Titans, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes attempted 68 passes, the joint-third-most in NFL history in a single game.

Most passes attempted by a quarterback in a single NFL game

Quarterback Team Opposition Year Attempts
Drew Bledsoe Patriots Vikings 1994 70
Vinny Testaverde Jets Ravens 2000 69
George Blanda Oilers Bills 1964 68
Jared Goff Rams Buccaneers 2019 68
Jon Kitna Bengals Steelers 2001 68
Patrick Mahomes Chiefs Titans 2022 68

The Titans only had five completed passes all game, with the difference of 38 in completed passes between the teams (43 to 5) setting a new NFL record. In Week Six of the 2009 season, the Patriots completed 38 passes to the Titans' two which had been the previous record of 36.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Noah Gray cook up a miraculous 27-yard pass play in overtime

In the process of rushing for 82 yards on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson moved past Steve Young and into the top five in terms of the most career rushing yards by an NFL QB.

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