2022 NFL season, Week 11: 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 11 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: Chargers wide receiver Joshua Palmer had two receptions for 56 yards and two touchdowns on two targets when aligned tight.
NFL Research: The Chiefs are 4-0 this season when trailing at halftime.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: On Dak Prescott’s 27-yard completion to CeeDee Lamb, Lamb’s shoulders were 1.1 yards out of bounds when the ball arrived, the farthest out of bounds on a catch over the past three NFL seasons. The pass had a completion probability of 7.4%, which made it the second-most improbable catch of the 2022 season.
NFL Research: After their 37-point loss to the Cowboys, the Vikings have a minus-2 point differential in 2022, the lowest in NFL history by any team to start a season 8-2 or better through 10 games. The previous low was by the 1987 Chargers (plus-6) who missed the playoffs that season.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Russell Wilson went 11-of-12 for 160 yards versus the blitz (blitzed on 41.9% of dropbacks).
NFL Research: Derek Carr is 8-2 in his career in overtime, the best winning percentage (.800) by any QB with 10-plus OT games in NFL history — second-best is Tom Brady: 10-4 W-L (.714). Carr has led a game-winning drive in 19 of the Raiders’ 32 wins over the last five seasons — 19 game-winning drives are most in the NFL since 2018.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen Stat of the game: Joe Burrow attempted three passes with targets located behind the line of scrimmage on Sunday. All three passes produced touchdowns, the most such passing touchdowns in a game in the Next Gen Stats era.
NFL Research: T.J. Watt is the first player since the Vikings’ Mike Merriweather (versus Detroit, 1989) to have two games with 0.5 or more sacks and one interception against a single opponent in the same season. The only other players to do so in the history of recorded sacks are Lawrence Taylor (1987) and Todd Bell (1984). Watt is also the only player since 2000 to have multiple games with 0.5 or more sacks and one interception in his first three games played in a season.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: The Falcons defense pressured Justin Fields on 40.0% of his dropbacks. Atlanta had a 22.2 QB pressure percentage in Weeks 1-10, the fourth-lowest rate in the NFL.
NFL Research: Justin Fields recorded his fifth straight game with at least one passing touchdown and one rush TD, tying Kyler Murray for the longest such streak since 1950.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Stephon Gilmore lined up across from A.J. Brown on 19 of Brown’s 25 routes (76%). Brown caught two of four targets for 35 yards versus Gilmore.
NFL Research: Jalen Hurts broke a tie with Kyler Murray for the third-most rushing touchdowns (21) by a QB in his first three seasons in NFL history. Only Cam Newton (28 from 2011-13) and Josh Allen (25 from 2018-20) had more.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Jared Goff was blitzed 16 times and took zero sacks in Week 11. It’s the third time in 2022 the Giants have blitzed 15-plus times and collected zero sacks, the most such games in NFL. It was also the second time in 2022 Goff was blitzed more than 50.0% of his dropbacks and taken zero sacks (also in Week 9 vs. Green Bay).
NFL Research: Jamaal Williams is the first player to score multiple rushing touchdowns in at least five of his team’s first 10 games since Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006, when he set the single-season TD record with 31.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Marcus Jones’ 84-yard punt return touchdown increased the Patriots’ chances of winning by 47.8 percentage points (from 51.0% to 98.8%), the most win probability added on a punt return in the NGS era (since 2016).
NFL Research: Matthew Judon has set a new career high and leads the NFL with 13.5 sacks. Only one player in Patriots franchise history has had more sacks in a season: Hall of Famer Andre Tippett, who had 18.5 in 1984 and 16.5 in 1985.
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Coral Smith’s takeaways:
NFL Research: With his performance Sunday, Curtis Samuel is now one of four WRs in the Super Bowl era with 600-plus rush yards, six-plus rush TDs, 2,500-plus receiving yards and 15-plus receiving TDs in a career. The other players are Jerry Rice, Tyreek Hill and Eric Metcalf.
Next Gen stat of the game: Jonathan Allen had seven QB pressures and two sacks on 32 pass rushes (21.9 pressure percent).
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Andy Dalton completed 11 of 13 passes for 131 yards and three touchdowns on attempts down the seams.
NFL Research: At 3-7, the Rams are just two more losses from securing a losing season after winning Super Bowl LVI. The last reigning champion to finish with a losing record in the following season was the 2003 Buccaneers.
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Michael Baca’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the day: Lamar Jackson was blitzed on 50% of dropbacks, going 11-of-16 passing for 59 yards and one interception versus the blitz.
NFL Research: The Ravens have at least one defensive takeaway in 12 straight games, marking the longest active streak in the NFL.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Bills running back James Cook finished with plus-32 rushing yards over expected Sunday, the highest total for a Bills player who isn’t a quarterback this season.
NFL Research: After recording 15 total yards and scoring three points in the first quarter, the Bills scored 28 points and gained 342 yards in the final three quarters.
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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in the AFC Championship Game Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII, where they will take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, on Championship Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII where they will face the Kansas City Chiefs.
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys to reach the NFC Championship Game for a second straight season, where they will face the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to reach the AFC Championship Game and will face the Kansas City Chiefs for the second consecutive year.
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants, 38-7, on Saturday to advance to the NFC Championship Game.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-20, on Saturday to advance to their fifth consecutive AFC Championship Game.
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-14, on Monday night to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since the 2018 season.
The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 24-17, to advance to the AFC Divisional Round for the second consecutive year.
The New York Giants upset the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since their Super Bowl-winning 2011 season. They will face their NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Buffalo Bills held off the Miami Dolphins, 34-31, to advance to the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Los Angeles Chargers to advance to the AFC Divisional Round for the first time since the 2017 season.
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 41-23, on Saturday to kick off Super Wild Card Weekend and advance to the NFC Divisional Round.
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