NFL 2019: ICY HOT TD Week 12

(originally written 11/24/19)

What the hell is NFL ICY HOT TD, anyway? I'll tell you—ICY HOT TD = In Case You Had Other Things To Do.

While some of us are able to watch NFL football all Sunday long and follow it up with postgame analysis/highlight shows well into the night...many of us can't. I aim to bring those fans bits of trivia, data, and news they likely missed on Game Day.


Such as:

 

  • On Thursday Night Football, the Texans squeezed by the visiting Colts 20-17. Houston QB Deshaun Watson was picked off by Kenny Moore during the game, Watson's first home INT since 10/14/18. His 303 attempts without a pick had been the longest active streak in the league.

  • In Cleveland, the Browns whipped Miami 41-24. Jarvis Landry became the first Cleveland WR with TD in four consecutive games since Kevin Johnson in 2001.

  • The Cowboys fell to host New England 13-9 despite RB Ezekiel Elliott entering the game with the third-most all-time scrimmage yards in his first 50 career games (exactly 6,300).

  • Tennessee doubled up visiting Jacksonville 42-20, with RB Derrick Henry becoming the first NFL player with two TD in 20 game seconds since LaDanian Tomlinson in 2006. He also became the third with a 70+-yard TD run in three successive years.

  • Atlanta went into Tampa Bay and lost 35-22, as Bucs WR Mike Evans became the second with 1,000 receiving yards in his first six seasons (Randy Moss). Falcons WR Julio Jones entered the top 30 all-time with 11, 681 receiving yards.

  • The Redskins' 19-16 victory over the Lions marked their first home win since 10/21/18. Check out this play from the game:

  • In Buffalo's 20-3 win at home vs. denver, RB Frank Gore passed Barry Sanders for third on the all-time rushing list (15,289) as well as Marshall Faulk on the all-time scrimmage yards list (19,154). The Bills hadn't started 8-3 since 1996, Jim Kelly's final season.

  • More from Buffalo: the team was vying for its fourth straight game without a turnover, but QB Josh Allen was intercepted in the 2Q.

  • By falling at home to Pittsburgh 16-10, Cincinnati set dubious franchise records for worst start (0-11) and longest losing streak (13 games, and 18 of 19).

  • A rough game for Panthers K Joey Slye, who missed two extra points as well as a late FG attempt. With those five points, Carolina doesn't fall at New Orleans 34-31.

  • The Jets blew out visiting Oakland 34-3, marking their first three-game win streak since early 2017.

  • Seattle won at Philadelphia 17-9. QB Russell Wilson clinched his eighth straight winning season to open his career, the first QB to do so.

  • On Sunday Night Football, the host 49ers kicked off their three-game gauntlet by obliterating Green Bay 37-8. With upcoming games at Baltimore and New Orleans, they will become the first team to face three consecutive .800 opponents this late in the year in NFL history.

  • More from "San Francisco": check out this touchdown by 49ers TE George Kittle...

  • On Monday Night Football, Baltimore crushed the Rams in L.A. 45-6; the Ravens became the fourth team this century with TD's on their first six drives but saw their streak of 18 straight drives without a punt end in the 4Q. Rams QB Jared Goff closed November without a touchdown pass.

  • Including Chicago's 19-14 home win over the Giants, road teams went 4-10 during the week. Arizona, the Chargers, Kansas City and Minnesota enjoyed bye weeks.

Sources: NFL Primetime, ESPN.com, ProFootballTalk.com, YouTube.com, ProFootballReference.com, USAToday.com and various TV and radio broadcasts