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Sunday’s NFL numbers

Published: Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 10:48 a.m. CDT

• Chicago is the first team to miss the playoffs after a 7-1 start since the 1996 Redskins.

• The Dallas Cowboys entered Sunday night’s game 2-10 in Week 17 dating back to 2000.

• Adrian Peterson had 1.019 yards after contact this season. Peterson finished with 2,097 yards, second most in history and nine yards short of Eric Dickerson’s NFL record. He became the seventh player with 2,000 rushing yards in a single season.

• Detroit’s Calvin Johnson finished with an NFL record 1,965 receiving yards.

• The Arizona Cardinals finished 5-11, the worst record by a team that started a season 4-0.

• The Kansas City Chiefs were outscored by 214 points this season. KC scored only 211 points.

• The last time the Denver Broncos were a 1-seed (1998) they won the Super Bowl.

• Frank Gore set a 49ers record with his 51st rushing TD, breaking the mark he shared with Roger Craig or Joe Perry.

• With Siunday’s loss, the Kansas City Chiefs will have the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

• Peyton Manning’s 37 TD passes are the most in a season by a quarterback age 36 or older. It was also Manning’s 73rd career game with three TD passes, passing Brett Favre for most all-time.

• Steven Jackson became the sixth player in NFL history with eight straight seasons of 1,000 rushing yards. Emmit Smith has the record at 11.

• Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets ended the season with a 23.4 season Total Quarterback Rating, the lowest of any qualifying QB in NFL history.

• Eli Manning’s 99.6 Total QBR Sunday vs. the Eagles is the highest single-game QBR by anyone this season.

• The Dolphins now have four straight losing seasons for the first time since 1966 to 1969 — their first four seasons as a team.

• Minnesota’s Blair Walsh made an NFL record 10 field goals of 50-plus yards.

• The Texxans are 0-11 all-time at the Colts, the worst winless road record for one NFL team against another.

• Drew Brees of the Saints is the first player in NFL history with back-to-back seasons of 40-plus passing touchdowns. He is the first quarterback in NFL history with three seasons of 5,000 yards passing.

• The Titans are the first team in NFL history with two punt-return TDs and two interception return touchdowns in the same game.

• The Saints broke the NFL record for total yards allowed in a aseason, surpassing the 1981 Colts.

• Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has broken Drew Bledsoe’s 1994 NFL record of 691 pass attempts in a single season.

• The Colts are the seventh NFL team to improve by nine wins from one season to the next (2-14 in 2011, 11-5 in 2012.)

• Andy Reid has won 130 games as the Eagles head coach, 67 more than the next-most (Greasy Neale).

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