4 rookie QBs starting the same week is NFL rarity

Four rookie quarterbacks started in the same week for only the second time in NFL history in Week 4. None of them scored a victory.

Baker Mayfield of Cleveland and Josh Rosen of Arizona were close. Both teams lost by a field goal. Buffalo's Josh Allen had the group's worst game in a money-laundering loss. Sam Darnold and the Jets did not have a chance against Jacksonville.

Mayfield had 21 of 41 passes for 295 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 45-42 overtime loss at Oakland. He came off the bench to lead the Browns to a rare victory in the previous game against the Jets.

Rosen also made his first start, with 15 of 27 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 loss to Seattle. 19659002] Allen was 16 of 33 for 151 yards and two picks in a 22-0 loss to Green Bay. He led the Bills to an amazing loss in Minnesota the week before.

Darnold completed 17 of 34 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown in a 31-12 loss to the Jaguars.

Baltimore's Lamar Jackson scored four carries in a victory against the Steelers, so the five quarterbacks selected in the first round played the same week. When Mayfield and Rosen made their debut in Week 3, it was the first time five first-round quarterbacks played in the first three games of a season.

Here's a list of more Week 5 numbers:

PEYTON: Drew Brees needs 201 passing yards when New Orleans hosts the Redskins on Monday to beat Peyton Manning (71,940) and Brett Favre (71,838) for most yards in NFL history. Brees (496) and Brady (497) are close to joining Manning and Favre as the only club members with 500 touchdown passes.

OFFENSIVE OBTAINMENT: Total points (3,030), touchdowns (344) and touchdown passes (228) are all highest in the first four weeks of a season.

LEAGUE OF PASS: The 12 individual performances of at least 400 yards are the highest during the first four weeks. The five individual passes of 400 yards in Week 4 were the highest in a single week.

PARITY: The average margin of victory has been 9.9 points and 38 games have been decided by eight points or less, the largest possible number. four weeks. Six games in Week 4 had the winning points scored in the last 10 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime.

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