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NFL Super 7: What you need to know

09/22/2014 11:55 EDT | Updated 11/22/2014 05:59 EST
A touchdown's worth of statistical tidbits showing there was much more to Week 3 in the NFL than just a rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII:

1. Comeback Kids 

The Philadelphia Eagles overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Washington Redskins, 37-34. 

Philadelphia also rallied from 17 and 14 points down to win in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively, making it the first team in NFL history to start the season at 3-0 and overcome deficits of 10-plus points in all three wins.

2. Erasing Deficits  

When the Dallas Cowboys trailed 21-0 before coming back to clip the St. Louis Rams, 34-31, it marked the fourth time this season a team has erased a deficit of at least 17 points to win.

That ties the 2011 season for the most 17-plus point comeback wins through the first three weeks since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger.

3. Rivalry Renewed 

The Seattle Seahawks slayed the Denver Broncos, 26-20 in overtime in the first Super Bowl rematch in the ensuing regular season since 1997 (Green Bay versus New England). 

The NFL has had six such rematches overall, with the defending champion winning four of them.

4. Good Luck 

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck went 31 of 39 for 370 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions in a 44-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Luck joins Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas (Nov. 12, 1967) as the only pivots in franchise history to complete at least 75 per cent of their pass attempts for 350 yards, four TDs and no INTs in a single game. 

5. 150 Club 

Tom Brady passed for 234 yards and a TD as the New England Patriots prevailed 16-9 over the Oakland Raiders. 

It was career win No. 150 as a starting quarterback for Brady, who joins Brett Favre (186) and Peyton Manning (169) as the only NFL quarterbacks to accomplish the feat. 

6. Catching On 

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith had five receptions for 101 yards in a 23-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns. 

Smith has compiled 290 receiving yards so far this season, eclipsing Anquan Boldin's 287 receiving yards in his first three games with the franchise.

7. Action Jackson

Redskins wide receiver De Sean Jackson had five catches for 117 yards, including an 81-yard TD, in the loss to the Eagles, his former team. 

Because he hauled in an 88-yard TD catch for Philadelphia at Washington on Nov. 15, 2010, Jackson is the third player in NFL history (Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner and Art Powell are the others) with an 80-yard TD reception both for and against a team.
 

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