NFL Week 4 2013 Seven from Sunday: Incredible Comebacks

Thomas B. Shea

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 29, the fourth week of the 2013 season.

Official NFL Release

  • The ARIZONA CARDINALS and SEATTLE SEAHAWKS both came back from double-digit deficits in the fourth quarter to winThe Cardinals, who trailed 10-0 entering the fourth quarter, scored the final 13 points of the game to defeat Tampa Bay 13-10. It marked the first time the Cardinals erased a 10+ point fourth-quarter deficit to win in regulation since December 28, 2003 against Minnesota. The Seahawks, who are 4-0 for the first time ever, came back from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 23-20 in overtime. It is thefirst time the Seahawks have won a game after trailing by at least 14 points in the fourth quarter since December 29, 2002 against San Diego. The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS improved to 4-0 after defeating the New York Giants 31-7. The Chiefs are the second team in NFL history to start 4-0 after finishing the previous season with at least 14 losses (1980 Detroit).
  • Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING passed for 327 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos' 52-20 win over Philadelphia. Manning has 16 touchdown passes, the most through the first four games of a season in NFL historyIn his first 20 games with the Broncos, Manning has 6,129 yards and 53 touchdowns. Those marks are the most by a player in his first 20 games with a team. The Broncos have won 15 consecutive regular-season games and each by at least seven points. That is the second-longest streak in NFL history trailing only the 1941-42 Chicago Bears (16 games).
  • Buffalo rookie quarterback EJ MANUEL threw for 167 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' 23-20 win over Baltimore. Manuel is the first rookie quarterback to defeat the defending Super Bowl champions in SeptemberManuel and rookie head coach DOUG MARRONE are the first rookie quarterback and head coach tandem to defeat the defending Super Bowl champions since 2003. On November 23, 2003, Jacksonville, with rookie head coach JACK DEL RIOand rookie quarterback BYRON LEFTWICH, defeated Tampa Bay.
  • Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 37-3 win at Jacksonville. Luck is now 14-6 as a starter and tied Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHN ELWAY (14) for the most wins in his first 20 starts by a quarterback drafted No. 1 overall since the 1970 merger.
  • Minnesota running back ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' 34-27 win over Pittsburgh at London's Wembley Stadium. Peterson had touchdown runs of 60 and seven yards. In his career, he has 12 touchdown runs of at least 60 yards, the most in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN is second with nine such TD runs. Vikings wide receiver GREG JENNINGS had three catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Jennings had touchdown receptions for 70 and 16 yards. In his career, he has seven touchdown catches of at least 70 yards. Since the 1970 merger, Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE has the most in the NFL with nine such TD receptions.
  • Detroit running back REGGIE BUSH rushed for 139 yards with one touchdown and had 34 receiving yards in the Lions' 40-32 win over Chicago. Bush had 11 carries for 112 yards (10.2 average) in the first half and is the first Lions player since Pro Football Hall of Famer BARRY SANDERS to rush for at least 100 yards and average 10.0 yards per carry in the first half of a gameBush, who has 254 rushing yards and 179 receiving yards this season, is the second Lions player with at least 250 rushing yards and 175 receiving yards in September (BILLY SIMS, 1980).
  • Cleveland tight end JORDAN CAMERON had 10 catches for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' 17-6 win over Cincinnati. Cameron has five receiving touchdowns, tied for the most by a tight end in September in NFL history. The last tight end to accomplish the feat was New England'sROB GRONKOWSKI in 2011.

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