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2019 NFL RECORDS AND MILESTONES​

New teams making the playoffs, terrific turnarounds, consistent teams excelling again, records falling and young players making their mark. The 2019 season had it all.

Youth and success at the quarterback position highlighted the 2019 regular season as 208 games featured at least one starting quarterback under the age of 27, the most in a single season in NFL history. In total, quarterbacks under the age of 27 started 287 games and recorded 144 wins in those starts this season, both the highest single-season totals since 1970. Three quarterbacks under the age of 25 – Baltimore’s LAMAR JACKSON (2018 NFL Draft), Kansas City’s PATRICK MAHOMES (2017 NFL Draft) and Houston’s DESHAUN WATSON (2017 NFL Draft) – have led their respective teams to division titles in each of the past two seasons.

Competitiveness was a constant theme throughout the regular season as 68 percent of games (174 of 256) were within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter, tied for the fifth-most such games in a single season in NFL history, while 52.3 percent of games (134 of 256) were decided by eight-or-fewer points, also tied for the fifth-most such games in single season in league annals. Additionally, 57 games saw a team come back to win or tie after trailing in the fourth quarter.

Week 17 came down to the wire, as two playoff spots and two divisions titles – the NFC East and NFC West – were decided on the final day of the season. Sunday’s excitement was due in part to having 16 divisional games played on the season’s final day, a tradition instituted in 2010.

Five of the 12 playoff teams are new to the postseason in 2019: BUFFALOGREEN BAYMINNESOTASAN FRANCISCO and TENNESSEE. Since 1990 – a streak of 30 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.

Both the Green Bay Packers (NFC North) and San Francisco 49ers (NFC West) won their division after missing the postseason in 2018 and at least two teams have won their divisions the season after missing the playoffs in 16 of the past 17 years.

Teams to win their division a season after missing the postseason since 2003:

SEASONNEW DIVISION WINNERS AFTER MISSING POSTSEASON THE PREVIOUS SEASON
2019Green Bay, San Francisco
2018Baltimore, Chicago*, Dallas, Houston*
2017Jacksonville*, L.A. Rams, New Orleans, Minnesota, Philadelphia*
2016Atlanta, Dallas*
2015Houston, Minnesota, Washington*
2014Dallas, Pittsburgh
2013Carolina*, Philadelphia*
2012Washington*
2011Denver*, Houston*, New York Giants, San Francisco
2010Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City*, Pittsburgh, Seattle
2009Cincinnati, Dallas, New England, New Orleans*
2008Arizona, Carolina, Miami*, Minnesota
2007Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay*
2006Baltimore*, New Orleans*, Philadelphia*, San Diego
2005Chicago*, Cincinnati, New York Giants, Tampa Bay*
2004Atlanta*, Pittsburgh, San Diego*
2003Baltimore, Carolina*, Kansas City*, New England, St. Louis Rams
*Worst to first

OFFENSIVE TRENDS: The 2019 season will go down as one of the most prolific offensive seasons in league history.

Teams combined to score 1,332 total touchdowns, the third-most in a single season in NFL history, while the 11,680 total points were tied for the third-most in league annals.

MOST TOUCHDOWNS, NFL HISTORY MOST TOTAL POINTS, NFL HISTORY
SEASONTOUCHDOWNS SEASONTOTAL POINTS
20181,371 201311,985
20131,338 201811,952
20191,332 201911,680
20151,318 201511,680


With five teams – BALTIMORE (33.2 points per game), SAN FRANCISCO (29.9), NEW ORLEANS (28.6), TAMPA BAY (28.6) and KANSAS CITY (28.2) – averaging at least 28 points per game, the 2019 season joined 2014 (six teams) as the only seasons with at least five teams averaging at least 28 points per game since 1970.

The Ravens, who scored at least 40 points in five different games this season, led the NFL with 3,296 rushing yards and surpassed the 1978 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3,165) for the most rushing yards by a team in a single season in NFL history.

PROLIFIC PASSERS: In 2019, league-wide passing numbers continued to trend at a historic pace, as the marks for passer rating (90.4 – second), completion percentage (63.5 percent – second), total completions (11,331 – fourth) and touchdown passes (797 – fifth) were all ranked in the top five for highest in a single season in NFL history.

SEASONRATING SEASONCOMPLETION PCT. SEASONCOMPLETIONS SEASONTD PASSES
201892.9 201864.9 201511,527 2018847
201990.4 201963.5 201611,526 2015842
201590.2 201663.0 201811,462 2014807
201689.3 201563.0 201911,331 2013804
201488.9 201462.6 201411,200 2019797


Eleven quarterbacks passed for at least 4,000 yards in 2019, including four with at least 4,500 passing yards: Tampa Bay’s JAMEIS WINSTON (5,109), Dallas’ DAK PRESCOTT (4,902), the Los Angeles Rams’ JARED GOFF (4,638) and the Los Angeles Chargers’ PHILIP RIVERS (4,615).

Twelve quarterbacks threw at least 25 touchdown passes this season, including four with at least 30 touchdown passes: Baltimore’s LAMAR JACKSON (36), Winston (33), Seattle’s RUSSELL WILSON (31) and Prescott (30).

Three rookie quarterbacks – New York Giants’ DANIEL JONES, Jacksonville’s GARDNER MINSHEW and Arizona’s KYLER MURRAY– each passed for at least 20 touchdowns this season, marking the second season in league annals in which at least three rookie quarterbacks each passed for at least 20 touchdowns (2012 – ROBERT GRIFFIN IIIANDREW LUCK and RUSSELL WILSON).

Nine quarterbacks had a passer rating of 100 or higher in 2019, including three with a passer rating of at least 110: Tennessee’s RYAN TANNEHILL (117.5), New Orleans’ DREW BREES (116.3) and Jackson (113.3). The nine quarterbacks with a passer rating of 100 or higher were tied with the 2018 season for the most in a single season in NFL history.

The seasons with the most quarterbacks having a passer rating of 100 or higher in NFL history:

SEASONQUARTERBACKS WITH 100+ PASSER RATING 
20199
20189
20137


ALL-PURPOSE BACKS
: Sixteen players rushed for at least 1,000 yards, including four players with at least 1,300 rushing yards, this season: Tennessee’s DERRICK HENRY (1,540), Cleveland’s NICK CHUBB (1,494), Carolina’s CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY (1,387) and Dallas’ EZEKIEL ELLIOTT (1,357).

Seven players recorded at least 10 rushing touchdowns in 2019: Henry (16), Green Bay’s AARON JONES (16), McCaffrey (15), Minnesota’s DALVIN COOK (13), Elliott (12), the Los Angeles Rams’ TODD GURLEY (12) and Baltimore’s MARK INGRAM (10).

Twenty-six running backs totaled at least 1,000 scrimmage yards, including eight with at least 1,500 scrimmage yards, this season: McCaffrey (2,392), Elliott (1,777), Chubb (1,772), Henry (1,746), Jacksonville’s LEONARD FOURNETTE (1,674), Cook (1,654), Jones (1,558) and the Los Angeles Chargers’ AUSTIN EKELER (1,550).

Three running backs – Jones (19 scrimmage touchdowns), McCaffrey (19) and Henry (18) – each recorded at least 18 scrimmage touchdowns this season. 

2019 was the third season in NFL history with three players totaling at least 18 scrimmage touchdowns each, joining 2005 (SHAUN ALEXANDERLARRY JOHNSON and Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON) and 1962 (Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN and JIM TAYLOR, and ABNER HAYNES).

RIDICULOUS RECEIVERS: Twenty-nine players had at least 1,000 receiving yards, including five with at least 1,200 receiving yards this season: New Orleans’ MICHAEL THOMAS (1,725), Atlanta’s JULIO JONES (1,394), Tampa Bay’s CHRIS GODWIN (1,333), Kansas City’s TRAVIS KELCE (1,229) and Miami’s DEVANTE PARKER (1,202).

Five players had at least 100 receptions in 2019: Thomas (single-season NFL record 149), Carolina’s CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY (116), the Los Angeles Chargers’ KEENAN ALLEN (104), Houston’s DEANDRE HOPKINS (104) and New England’s JULIAN EDELMAN(100).

Three players had at least 10 touchdown catches this season: Detroit’s KENNY GOLLADAY (11), Baltimore’s MARK ANDREWS (10) and the Los Angeles Rams’ COOPER KUPP (10).

Five rookies recorded at least seven touchdown receptions in 2019: Tennessee’s A.J. BROWN (eight), the New York Giants’ DARIUS SLAYTON (eight), Baltimore’s MARQUISE BROWN (seven), Washington’s TERRY MCLAURIN (seven) and Seattle’s DK METCALF(seven). In total, rookies combined for 110 touchdown receptions in 2019 and surpassed 2014 (109 touchdown catches) for the most combined touchdown receptions by rookies in a single season since 1970.

DOMINANT DEFENDERS: Eighteen players recorded at least 10 sacks, including five with at least 14 sacks, in 2019: Tampa Bay’s SHAQUIL BARRETT (19.5), Arizona’s CHANDLER JONES (19), New Orleans’ CAMERON JORDAN (15.5), Minnesota’s DANIELLE HUNTER (14.5) and Pittsburgh’s T.J. WATT (14.5).

Five players registered at least five forced fumbles this season: Jones (eight), Watt (eight), Barrett (six), Washington’s RYAN ANDERSON (five) and Chicago’s KHALIL MACK (five). 2019 was the first season since 2002 (DWIGHT FREENEY and LEONARD LITTLE) that two players had at least eight forced fumbles in the same season.Ten players recorded at least five interceptions, including three with six interceptions, this season: New England’s STEPHON GILMORE (six), Minnesota’s ANTHONY HARRIS (six) and Buffalo’s TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE (six).

Press Release Courtesy of the NFL Communications Media Relations

Week 8 – Raiders vs. Texans By The Numbers

Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans 2019 – By The Numbers

TEAM STATSRAIDERS TEXANS
Points Per Game21.226.4
Points Allowed Per Game27.523.4
Total Yards378.8413.0
Yards Passing241.0278.9
Yards Rushing137.8134.1
Yards Allowed388.3378.9
Pass Yards Allowed301.7294.6
Rush Yards Allowed86.784.3

POINT SPREAD

RAIDERSTEXANS



3-34-3
SPREAD CONSENSUS PICK
+7SPREAD7
+255MONEY LINE310
OVER/UNDER52
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Derek Carr Photo by Shawn Jonas

Season Leaders

PASSING YARDS

OAK Derek Carr 140-189, 1410 YDS, 8 TD, 4 INT

HOU Deshaun Watson 165-235, 1952 YDS, 13 TD, 5 INT

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs 2019. Photo by Shawn Jonas

RUSHING YARDS

OAK Josh Jacobs 109 CAR, 554 YDS, 5.08 PER ATT 4 TD

HOU Carlos Hyde 111 CAR, 461 YDS, 4.16 ATT 3 TD

Raiders TE Darren Waller 2019. Photo by Shawn Jonas

RECEIVING YARDS

OAK Darren Waller 44 REC, 485 YDS 2 TD

HOU DeAndre Hopkins 49 REC, 508 YDS 3 TD

RAIDERSSTATISTICSTEXANS
31:06 (10th)TIME OF POSSESSION30:45 (12th)
233.0PASSING YARDS PER GAME261.9
20.3FIRST DOWNS23.4
50 %3RD DOWN PERCENTAGE49 %
370.8TOTAL YARDS PER GAME396.0
-3TURN OVER DIFFERENTIAL0
74.0COMPLETION PERCENTAGE69.1
192ATTEMPTS236
137.8RUSHING YARDS PER GAME134.1
28.2RUSHING ATTEMPTS PER GAME26.4
4.9AVERAGE YARDS PER RUSH4.9
Raiders Benson Mayowa . Photo by Shawn Jonas
355.6DEFENSIVE YARDS PER GAME363.8
20.7FIRST DOWNS21.0
48 %3RD DOWNS PERCENTAGE46 %
28:54DEFENSE TIME ON FIELD29:15
347PENALTY YARDS409
86.7RUSHING YARDS ALLOWED PER GAME84.3
289.8PASSING YARDS ALLOWED PER GAME275.6
1.67SACKS PER GAME2.43
.5INTERCEPTIONS PER GAME.43

Photo by Shawn Jonas

Team Rankings


OAKTEXANS
HOME RECORD2-1-02-1-0
AWAY RECORD1-2-02-2-0
RECORD3-2-04-2-0
POINTS SCORED/GAME21.2 (18th)26.4 (9th)
POINTS ALLOWED/GAME27.5 (29th)23.4 (18th)
TAKEAWAY DIFF.-3 (25th)0 (16th)
PASS YDS/GAME233 (15th)261 (11th)
RUSH YDS/GAME137 (6th)134 (8th)
DEF. PASS YDS/GAME289 (31st)275 (29th)
DEF. RUSH YDS/GAME86 (5th)84 (3rd)
Raiders QB Derek Carr 2019 Photo by Shawn Jonas

Offensive Stat Comparison

StatOAKHOU
Yards/Play6.0 6.2 *
Points/Play0.344 0.411 *
Rush Play %45.80%  *42.89%
Pass Play %54.20% 57.11% *
Completion %73.96%  *69.07%
3D Conv %50.00%  *48.84%
RZ Scoring %56.52% 65.38% *

Defensive Stat Comparison

StatOAKHOU
Opp Yards/Play6.3 5.7 *
Opp Points/Play0.460 0.374 *
Opp Completion %67.49%  *67.51%
Opp 3D Conv %47.95% 46.24% *
Opp RZ Scoring %68.42% 68.18% *

Injury Report

Here’s a look at the players listed on the Oakland Raiders’ Week 8 injury report:

Pos.PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursday
TTrent BrownCalfLimitedLimited
WR/RSDwayne HarrisAnkleFullFull
CRodney HudsonAnkleDid not part.Limited
GGabe JacksonKneeDid not part.Limited
RBJosh JacobsShoulderDid not part.Did not part.
DEArden KeyKneeDid not part.Limited
WRTyrell WilliamsFootLimitedLimited
RBJalen RichardAnkle(not listed)Limited

Here’s a look at the players listed on the Houston Texans’ Week 8 injury report:

Pos.PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursday
WRWill Fuller VHamstringDid not part.Did not part.
G/TTytus HowardKneeDid not part.Did not part.
C/GGreg ManczConcussionDid not part.Did not part.
ILBDylan ColeHamstring/KneeLimitedFull
STashaun Gipson Sr.Back/Hamstring/ WristLimitedLimited
TRoderick JohnsonNeckLimitedLimited
RBTaiwan JonesHipLimitedFull
CBJohnathan JosephHamstring/NeckLimitedLimited
CBBradley RobyHamstringLimitedLimited
LSJon WeeksAnkleLimitedFull
SA.J. Moore Jr.KneeFullFull
SJustin ReidShoulderFullFull
WRKenny StillAnkle/HamstringFullFull