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Seven From Sunday: Week 14 Unleashes a Cascade of Football Feats

As the 14th week of the 2023 NFL season unfolds, the football frenzy continues to captivate fans with thrilling matchups and awe-inspiring performances. Here's a glimpse at seven standout statistical highlights from the Sunday clashes:

Purdy now joins elite company as the fourth quarterback in NFL history with a completion percentage of 70%. Photo: @nfloncbs
Purdy now joins elite company as the fourth quarterback in NFL history with a completion percentage of 70%. Photo: @nfloncbs

1. Week 14 Nail-Biters:


- With three games yet to conclude, a staggering 83.3% of the matches played so far have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter.


- This season, an impressive 72% of all games (147 of 205) have maintained their competitiveness within one score in the final quarter.


2. Dramatic Finishes:


- Six Week 14 games have been decided by a single score, with four featuring game-winning plays in the final two minutes or overtime.

- Seven teams secured victories despite entering Week 14 with fewer wins than their opponents.


3. Overtime Magic:


- The Baltimore Ravens emerged victorious over the Los Angeles Rams in a 37-31 thriller. Wide receiver TYLAN WALLACE etched his name in history with a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown in overtime, marking the fourth such occurrence in NFL history.


4. Quarterback Brilliance:


- San Francisco's BROCK PURDY orchestrated a stellar performance, completing 70.4% of his passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns against Seattle. Purdy now joins elite company as the fourth quarterback in NFL history with a completion percentage of 70% or higher in seven consecutive games within a season.


- Buffalo's JOSH ALLEN continued his dual-threat dominance with one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown, boasting a remarkable nine games with both in a single season, tying an NFL record.

CJ Stroud has etched his name in the NFL History books. Photo: @Texans
CJ Stroud has etched his name in the NFL History books. Photo: @Texans

5. Historic Rushing Prowess:


- Chicago's JUSTIN FIELDS solidified his place in history, amassing 281 yards (223 passing, 58 rushing) and two touchdowns in a 28-13 triumph over Detroit. Fields became the third quarterback in NFL history with over 2,000 rushing yards in his first three seasons, joining luminaries Lamar Jackson and Cam Newton.


6. Air Assault and Youthful Achievements:


- Los Angeles Rams quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD reached the 350 career touchdown passes milestone, becoming only the sixth quarterback in NFL history to achieve this feat before turning 36.


- Rookie wide receiver PUKA NACUA notched his place in history with 82 receptions this season, becoming the third player to achieve at least 80 receptions in his first 13 career games.


7. Defensive Dynamism:


- Tampa Bay safety ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. showcased his prowess with a sack and forced fumble, tallying 13 career sacks and securing the second-most sacks by a defensive back in his first four seasons since 1982.


As the regular season unfolds, the NFL's Week 14 showcased a blend of veteran brilliance, emerging talent, and unforgettable moments, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the playoff picture's finalization.












This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.

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