A look at seven statistical highlights from games played on Sunday, October 11, Week 5 of the 2020 season, courtesy of the NFL:
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- Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver CHASE CLAYPOOL, a native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, registered seven receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns, and added a rushing touchdown, in the Steelers’ 38-29 win over Philadelphia. Pittsburgh advanced to 4-0 for the first time since 1979.
Claypool is the third rookie wide receiver to record four touchdowns in a single game in NFL history, joining JERRY BUTLER (September 23, 1979) and HARLON HILL (October 31, 1954).
Claypool is the fourth rookie with at least two receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in a single game since 1970, joining LYNN CAIN (October 14, 1979), JOEY GALLOWAY (November 12, 1995) and KAREEM HUNT (September 7, 2017).
Claypool is the fourth player since 1990 to register at least three receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in a single game, joining JAMAAL CHARLES (December 15, 2013), ERIC METCALF (September 20, 1992) and DANNY WOODHEAD (December 20, 2015).
The Steelers defense recorded five sacks and two interceptions on Sunday. Pittsburgh is the fourth team since 2000 to register at least three sacks and an interception in each of its first four games of a season, joining the 2018 CHICAGO BEARS, 2016 DENVER BRONCOS and 2009 DENVER BRONCOS.
- Arizona Cardinals quarterback KYLER MURRAY passed for a career-high 380 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a 103.4 rating and added a rushing touchdown in the Cardinals’ 30-10 win at the New York Jets in Week 5.
Murray has five rushing touchdowns this season and is the fourth quarterback since 1970 with at least five rushing touchdowns in his team’s first five games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer TERRY BRADSHAW (1972), CAM NEWTON (2011) and KORDELL STEWART (1997).
Cardinals wide receiver DEANDRE HOPKINS recorded six receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown in the team’s win on Sunday.
Hopkins, who is 28 years and 127 days old, has 9,130 career receiving yards and is the fourth-youngest player to reach 9,000 career receiving yards in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (27 years, 310 days), CALVIN JOHNSON (28 years, 56 days) and LARRY FITZGERALD (28 years, 81 days) reached the milestone at a younger age.
- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 340 yards, his 20th career game with at least 300 passing yards, while wide receiver TYREEK HILL rushed for a touchdown in the team’s Week 5 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Mahomes is the fourth quarterback with 20 games with at least 300 passing yards in his first four seasons in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers KURT WARNER (26 games) and DAN MARINO (22), as well as ANDREW LUCK (21).
Hill, who has 36 receiving touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns during his career, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (197 receiving touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns) as the only players with at least 35 receiving touchdowns and five rushing touchdowns since 1970.
- Appearing in his 80th career game, Cleveland Browns wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM JR. had five receptions for 58 yards in the Browns’ 32-23 win against the Indianapolis Colts.
Beckham has 6,805 career receiving yards and surpassed TORRY HOLT (6,784) for the third-most by a player in his first 80 career games in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (7,854) and JULIO JONES (7,676) had more.
Beckham has 485 career receptions and surpassed KEENAN ALLEN (482) for the third-most by a player in his first 80 career games in league annals. Only ANQUAN BOLDIN (502) and JULIO JONES (501) had more.
- Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CEEDEE LAMB had eight receptions for 124 yards in the Cowboys’ 37-34 win over the New York Giants in Week 5.
Lamb is the second player with at least five receptions in each of his first five career games in NFL history, joining TERRY GLENN (1996).
- Atlanta Falcons running back TODD GURLEY rushed for 121 yards and one touchdown in Week 5 against Carolina.
Gurley recorded his 75th career touchdown in his 78th career game on Sunday, becoming the fourth-fastest player to reach the mark in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (72 games), LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (72) and EMMITT SMITH (77) reached the milestone in fewer games.
- Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman AARON DONALD tied his career high with four sacks while linebacker TROY REEDER registered three sacks in the team’s 30-10 win at Washington in Week 5.
Donald and Reeder are the first pair of teammates to each record at least three sacks in the same game since Week 17 of the 2015 season [Houston’s WHITNEY MERCILUS (3.5 sacks) and J.J. WATT (three sacks) on January 3, 2016].
Donald, who also recorded four sacks in Week 7 of the 2018 season, is the fifth player with two games with at least four sacks since 2000, joining JUSTIN HOUSTON, CHANDLER JONES, JOEY PORTER and CAMERON WAKE.
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