NFL Best Tweets of Week 5

NFL TWEETS OF THE WEEK Following are the “Tweets of the Week” from the @NFLfootballinfo, @NFLhistory and @RLiuNFL Twitter feeds. @NFLfootballinfo: Since 2006, the average margin of victory in Thursday games is 13.6 points. In non-Thursday games, 12 points. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 42-10 last night on Thursday Night Football.  The 32-point win was an unusually large margin for a rivalry that dates to 1961 and also unusually large for a Thursday game since NFL Network began its Thursday game coverage in 2006.

Since 2006, the average margin of victory in Thursday games is 13.6 points. In non-Thursday games, 12 points. Just a season ago, Thursday games were actually closer than non-Thursday games.  The average margin of victory in Thursday games in 2013 was 10.4 points, compared to 11.4 points for non-Thursday games.

If history is any guide, Thursday games will likely be much closer in the weeks ahead.

Year Games Avg. Margin Victory

Thursday Games

  Year Games Avg. Margin Victory

Non-Thursday Games

2014 5 29.0 2014 57 12.5
2013 17 10.4 2013 239 11.4
2012 16 13.5 2012 240 12.1
2011 10 10.0 2011 246 12.1
2010 10 12.9 2010 246 11.7
2009 9 10.0 2009 247 13.1
2008 10 16.0 2008 246 12.1
2007 8 18.0 2007 248 12.3
2006 8 12.9 2006 248 11.4
Total 13.6 Total 12.0


  • @NFLfootballinfo: With win, @packers join @ChicagoBears as only teams in @nfl history with 700 reg-sea wins #GBvsCHI 

Last Sunday, the GREEN BAY PACKERS defeated the CHICAGO BEARS 38-17 at Soldier Field. This was Green Bay’s 700th regular-season victory. The Packers joined the NFC North rival Bears as the only two teams with 700 regular-season victories in NFL history. The Packers recorded their 701st victory last night, defeating Minnesota 42-10.


The teams with the most regular-season wins in NFL history:


Chicago Bears 732-536-42 .577
Green Bay Packers 701-539-37 .565
New York Giants 663-549-33 .547
Pittsburgh Steelers 571-521-20 .523
Washington Redskins 566-549-27 .508

Note: Ties prior to 1972 did not count in winning percentage.

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  • @RLiuNFL: DeMarco Murray is 1st @NFL RB w/ 100+ rush yards & 1+ rush TD in each of team’s 1st 4 games since @EmmittSmith22 in 1995DE MARCO MURRAY

    leads the NFL with 534 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.In each of the Cowboys’ first four games, Murray has rushed for at least 100 yards and scored a touchdown. The last player to rush for at least 100 yards and at least one score in each of his team’s first four games was Pro Football Hall of Famer EMMITT SMITH in 1995, also with Dallas.


The longest start-of-season streaks in NFL history with at least 100 rushing yards and a touchdown run:


Jim Brown Cleveland 1958 6
O.J. Simpson Buffalo 1975 5
Emmitt Smith Dallas 1995 4
DeMarco Murray Dallas 2014 4*
* Active streak


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  • @RLiuNFL: .@Ravens Steve Smith has 429 rec yards, most thru 1st 4 games of a season by a 35+ year old player 

    In his first season with Baltimore, STEVE SMITH, SR. has totaled 25 receptions for 429 yards (17.2 avg) and three touchdowns through four games. The 429 receiving yards are the most receiving yards by a player age 35-or-older through the first four games of a season in NFL history.


The 35+ year old players with most receiving yards through a team’s first four games:


Steve Smith Baltimore 2014 429 35
Jerry Rice San Francisco 1998 384 35
Terrell Owens Cincinnati 2010 374 36
Jerry Rice Oakland 2002 340 39
Jimmy Smith Jacksonville 2005 329 36


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  • @RLiuNFL: . Drew Brees (39,936) can reach 40,000 pass yards w/ @Saints in 132nd game. Would be fastest to 40,000 yards w/ a team in @NFL history 

DREW BREES has 52,284 career passing yards, fourth-most in NFL history. Since joining New Orleans in 2006, Brees has thrown for 39,936 (304.9 per game) in 131 games with the Saints. With 64 passing yards this Sunday against Tampa Bay, Brees would be the fastest player to reach 40,000 passing yards with one team in NFL history.

The quarterbacks with 40,000 passing yards with one team and the number of games it took each of them to reach the milestone:




Dan Marino Miami Dolphins 153
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 154
Tom Brady New England Patriots 162
Brett Favre Green Bay Packers 164
Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers 168
John Elway Denver Broncos 183
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 131*
* 39,936 passing yards with New Orleans


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  • @NFLhistory: @kcchiefs’ @jcharles25 is 2nd player in @NFL history with 90+ rush yds, rush TD & 2+ rec. TDs in MNF game (Ron Johnson, 1972) 

    Kansas City running back JAMAAL CHARLES had 18 carries for 92 yards (5.1 avg) with a rushing touchdown and caught three passes for 16 yards with two touchdowns on Monday Night Football in the Chiefs’ 41-14 win over New EnglandCharles is the second player in NFL history with at least 90 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown and two or more receiving touchdowns in a Monday Night Football game. RON JOHNSON accomplished the feat for the New York Giants on October 2, 1972 in a 27-12 win over Philadelphia. Johnson scored four total touchdowns (one rushing, three receiving) and totaled 184 yards (124 rushing, 60 receiving).

Jamaal Charles 92 1 16 16
Ron Johnson 124 1 60 3