5 NFL Stats to Know Through Week 13
Week 13 was one of the weirdest weeks of the 2018 season, which says something, considering how odd some of the weeks have been.
We have our first division winners of the 2018 season, with the 11-1 Los Angeles Rams wrapping up the NFC West following their 30-16 victory over the Detroit Lions. The Rams have retained the title that they won in 2017, marking the first time the Rams' franchise has gone back-to-back since they won seven straight NFC West titles between 1973 and 1979.
It was a day to remember for Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks despite his team's loss to the New York Giants. He became only the third player since 1982 to record a sack and a rushing touchdown in the same game, joining William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Shaun Smith.
Third-year cornerback Andrew Adams accounted for three of the four interceptions Cam Newton tossed against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adams is the first player this season -- and only the second since 2011 -- to have three interceptions in a single game. He is only the third player in Buccaneers history to achieve the feat, and the first since 2009, when Aqib Talib had three in a 13-16 loss to Washington.
The streak of games with at least three touchdown passes for Andrew Luck came to an end on sunday, with the Indianapolis Colts being blanked by the Jacksonville Jaguars, 6-0. Luck had thrown for at least three scores in each of his previous eight games. It also ends Luck's streak of 34 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. The longest current streak is now held by Philip Rivers, who has touchdown passes in each of his last 25 games.
Denver Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 157 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals, his third 100-yard rushing game of the season. He's the first Broncos rookie back to have at least three games over 100 yards on the ground since 2002, when Clinton Portis had eight. Lindsay is also the fourth undrafted rookie to amass 1,000 yards from scrimmage since 1970, and the first since LeGarrette Blount did it in 2001.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the other key stats -- both traditional as well as our advanced statistics -- that emerged from Week 13.