2022 NFL season, Week 7: What We Learned from Sunday's games – NFL.com

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Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s action in Week 7 of the 2022 NFL season. Catch up on each game’s biggest takeaways using the links below:
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Grant Gordon’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Tua Tagovailoa was pressured on a career-low 8.6 percent of dropbacks by the Steelers on Sunday night. Pittsburgh’s defense currently ranks last in the NFL in QB pressure percentage (19.7%) this season.
NFL Research: Kenny Pickett has now thrown seven interceptions in his first four career games. The only other rookie quarterback to throw five-plus picks in his first four career games for the Steelers was Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, who went on to win four Super Bowls with the franchise.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: The 49ers’ Samson Ebukam (three pressures) was the only San Francisco defender with more than one QB pressure against the Chiefs.
NFL Research: Mecole Hardman is the first wide receiver in the Super Bowl era with two or more rushing TDs and one or more receiving TD in a single game.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
NFL Research: Austin Ekeler recorded his ninth career game with a rushing TD and a receiving TD in Week 7. Ekeler is now tied for the most such games in a player’s first six seasons in the Super Bowl era.
Next Gen stat of the game: Kenneth Walker reached 22.09 mph on his 74-yard TD run, the fastest speed by a ball carrier in the NFL this season. Walker earned +87 rushing yards over expected on 23 rushes, the fourth-most RYOE in a single game this season.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Fifty-eight of Breece Hall’s 62 yards gained on his touchdown run were over expected, the most RYOE by a Jets rusher since Week 5 of 2018. Hall reached a max speed of 21.87 mph on the touchdown scamper, the second-fastest ball-carrier speed in the NFL this season.
NFL Research: The Jets are the first team since the 2011 Tim Tebow-led Broncos to win consecutive games with 105 or less net passing yards.
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Christian Gonzales’ takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Derek Carr was 7-of-8 for 109 yards on play-action passes (14 of 19 for 132 yards, TD without play action).
NFL Research: Josh Jacobs joined Hall of Famer Marcus Allen (1982 vs. Rams) as the only players with three-plus rushing touchdowns in the second half of a game in Raiders history.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Dak Prescott averaged 10.7 air yards per attempt. The QB attempted four deep passes on the day, none in the second half.
NFL Research: Trevon Diggs has 17 career interceptions, tied for most in the NFL since 2020. Diggs has played 35 NFL games. The only player with more interceptions in his first 35 games in the Super Bowl era was former Cowboys CB Everson Walls.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the week: Jonathan Taylor earned 23 yards on four rushes outside the box and had 47 yards on nine rushes versus light boxes.
NFL Research: Ryan Tannehill is 6-1 against the Colts as the Titans’ starting QB with 12 passing touchdowns, four interceptions and a 102.9 passer rating over the seven games.
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Michael Baca’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the day: Mike Evans had 10.9 yards of separation on a would-be TD drop in the first quarter, which is the most separation on a drop this season.
NFL Research: Tom Brady was held to three points or fewer for only the fifth time in his career. Brady had two such games in his first 20 seasons (all with the Patriots) and now has three such games in three seasons with the Buccaneers.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Taylor Heinicke and Terry McLaurin connected for a 37-yard touchdown, a play that had a 19.8% chance of success. It was McLaurin’s 11th career reception with a completion probability under 25%, which is tied for the most in the NFL since 2019 with the Chargers’ Mike Williams.
NFL Research: Aaron Rodgers had only 47 passing yards (on 15 attempts) in the first half. Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell had more yards on his pick-six of Taylor Heinicke (63) than all of the Packers receivers combined in the opening half.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Daniel Jones was 10-of-14 passing for 105 yards and a TD on play-action passes (which came on 45.2% of his dropbacks Sunday).
NFL Research: Jones joins Lamar Jackson as the only players in 2022 with 200-plus pass yards, 100-plus rush yards, as well as rushing and passing TDs in a game. Only Jackson, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen and Jones have done this in a game since 2016.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Joe Burrow finished with 335 passing yards gained on passes of 10-plus air yards, the fourth-most on such passes in a game since the start of the Next Gen Stats era (2016).
NFL Research: Joe Burrow tied Matthew Stafford for the fourth-fastest quarterback to reach 9,000 passing yards, doing so in 33 career games.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen Stat of the game: Baltimore gained 9.1% in win probability with Calais Campbell’s strip-sack of Jacoby Brissett in the third quarter, which eventually led to a Ravens touchdown.
NFL Research: Sunday was Lamar Jackson’s second career win as a starter with fewer than 10 completions.
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Nick Chubb paved the way on Monday night as the Browns defeated the Bengals for their fifth consecutive win in the rivalry.
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Lamar Jackson and the Ravens came on in the second half and then fended off a Tom Brady-led rally to defeat the Buccaneers on Thursday night.
Quarterback Justin Fields and the Chicago rushing offense keyed the Bears’ lopsided win over the Patriots on Monday night.
The Cardinals scored 22 straight points to turn an eight-point first-half deficit into a 14-point first-half lead en route to a big win over the Saints on Thursday night.
In OT, a special teams gaffe by the Broncos set up Chargers kicker Dustin Hopkins, who was playing through a hamstring injury, for a 39-yard game-winning field goal and Hopkins lifted the Bolts to a 19-16 victory over the Broncos.
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Carson Wentz, Brian Robinson and the Commanders edged Justin Fields and the Bears, 12-7, on Thursday night.
In an instant classic rife with drama, controversy and stupendous individual efforts, it was Mahomes and Co. who hung on for a 30-29 Chiefs win over the Raiders on Monday night.
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Faced with fourth-and-1 from the Colts’ 5-yard line and down by three points in OT, Broncos rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett went for the win, but a Wilson throw into the end zone was broken up by Stephon Gilmore for a 12-9 Indianapolis win.
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