NFL Week 11 Recap Notes

* If not for a botched snap on a would-be go-ahead field goal late in Week 10 against the St. Louis Rams, the Cleveland Browns would somehow be 5-5 and in contention for a Wild Card berth considering they still have two left against both the Steelers and Ravens, as well as one more with the Bengals..

* Onward he goes. Make that 10 straight games that Aaron Rodgers has compiled a quarterback rating of at least 100.0. Rodgers threw for 299 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT in Green Bay's 35-26 win over Green Bay, good for a QB rating of 112.3. Rodgers is the only player in NFL history to have a double-digit streak of 100-plus QB rating games in a single season.

* With his five receptions in Atlanta's win over the Tennessee Titans, Tony Gonzalez reached 50 receptions for the 14th time in his Hall of Fame career.  Gonzalez joins Jerry Rice as the only players in league history to have 14 seasons with 50 or more receptions. With 1,119 career receptions, Gonzalez is now a mere 430 behind Jerry Rice's 1,549 career mark for the most ever. Rice remarkably had 17 seasons with 50 or more receptions. Ridiculous. Equally crazy is the legitimate possibility that Gonzalez could flirt with Rice's record. He won't get there unless he plays until he's 40, but who knows, maybe he will. It's not as if he's not still playing the game at an incredibly high level, and with three more 75-catch seasons, he'll be within 200.

* A win tonight by the Patriots moves Bill Belichick past Bill Parcells for ninth place in all time wins by a coach. The two have both won 183 games.

* As noted by Adam Schefter Monday afternoon, the brothers Harbaugh share not only a last name, but also the same points per game total through 11 weeks -- both the Ravens and the 49ers are averaging 25.6 points per contest.

* Remember last Friday when I pointed you to the insane article comparing Tim Tebow to Michael Jordan? Well, though not as egregious, some of the same makes its way to press in Philadelphia last night following Vince Young's impressive 18-play, 80-yard drive spanning just a shade under nine minutes that put the Eagles up by seven points, 17-10.  Young's three interceptions were a reminder of his erratic play, but it's hard to deny how well he played in key spots throughout the game, and certainly down the stretch on that final drive. Philly keeps their faint playoff alive and improves to 4-6 on the year with the win.

* I wrote before this weekend that I thought Detroit and Buffalo would continue their slides in Week 11. The Bills certainly did, as they got dusted by the Miami Dolphins -- winners of three straight following their 0-7 start to the season -- by the lopsided score of 35-8. As for the Lions? Well, they fell behind big against the Carolina Panthers, 24-7, before roaring back to win 49-35. The win marked the third time this season that the Lions have overcome a deficit of at least 17 points, the first time in NFL history that feat has been accomplished. Matthew Stafford also became the first QB in league history to have two five-touchdown games in his first 23 career starts. I'm still extremely wary of Detroit's chances to hang on for a wild card spot; they're just too erratic for my liking. However, color me intrigued by their Thanksgiving Day showdown with the undefeated Green Bay Packers.

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