NFL WEEK 3: 16 Facts You Didn’t Know

(Last Updated On: December 10, 2018)

footballInteresting few days of football. The Dolphins are 3-0, the Steelers are 0-3 and Rashad Johnson will now get 10% off manicures for the rest of his life.

The Sporcle Facts Teams is back for another week of trivia. Here are your NFL Week 3 fast facts:

Kansas City Chiefs 26, Philadelphia Eagles 16
The Eagles have lost 8 straight home games; that’s the longest active home losing streak in NFL.

Cincinnati Bengals 34, Green Bay Packers 30
Aaron Rodgers is 5-17 as a starting QB in games decided by 4 points or less; on the plus side, he has at least 3 passing touchdowns in five straight games.

Dallas Cowboys 31, St. Louis Rams 7
The Cowboys have now won nine straight Week 3 games.

Tennessee Titans 20, San Diego Chargers 17
The last time the Chargers lost to the Titans was in 1992 when the Titans were the Houston Oilers.

Cleveland Browns 31, Minnesota Vikings 27
Brian Hoyer was the 19th different starting quarterback for the Browns since 1999, the most in the NFL over that span. How many Browns quarterbacks can you name?

New England Patriots 23, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3
LeGarrette Blount, traded by the Bucs in the offseason, led the Patriots with 65 yards rushing.  Given the way the Patriots use RBs, this may have been his last game all season.

New Orleans Saints 31, Arizona Cardinals 7
The Saints’ defense has held its opponents this season to 17 points or less. Last season, New Orleans allowed 17 points or less in three games all season. The next 13 games for Saints opponents are gonna be a doozy!

Detroit Lions 27, Washington Redskins 20
After 21 games, the Detroit Lions have won their first ever game away at the Washington Redskins. It helps that the Redskins’ defense has allowed 1,464 yards through its first three games, most in NFL history,

Carolina Panthers 38, New York Giants 0
This is the first time since 1932 that both the Giants and Redskins have started 0-3 in the same season.

Baltimore Ravens 30 , Houston Texans 9
The Ravens are 6-1 all-time vs Texans (including the playoffs). Houston’s only win came last season, 43-13, the 3rd-worst loss in Ravens history.

Miami Dolphins 27,  Atlanta Falcons 23
The Dolphins have scored at least 20 points in each game, the first time they’ve done that since 2002. That is the last time they were 3-0.

New York Jets 27, Buffalo Bills 20
Geno Smith is the first Jets rookie with 300 yards passing in a single game. The Jets are the first team to win a game committing at least 20 penalties since the 1951 Browns.

Indianapolis Colts 27, San Francisco 49ers 7
Kicker Adam Vinatieri has made a field goal in 39 different NFL stadiums. Eleven more and he can finally retire.

Seattle Seahawks 45 , Jacksonville Jaguars 17
With Sunday’s win, the Seahawks are 3-0. The other 2012 NFC playoff teams have 3 wins combined.

Chicago Bears 40, Pittsburgh Steelers 23
The Bears have 10 interceptions returned for touchdowns since the start of last season, twice as many as any other team.

Denver Broncos 37, Oakland Raiders 21
Monday night’s matchup was the 17th meeting of the Broncos and the Raiders on MNF, breaking the record they already hold. Going into Monday’s game, Terrelle Pryor had 162 rush yards in 2 games this season. Peyton Manning had 167 rush yards in his last 10 seasons.

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