Shep’s Top-10 Stats of the Week (Dec. 7-Dec. 13)

Kevin Durant
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In this edition of Top-10 Stats of the Week, the title-hungry Los Angeles Rams end Kyler Murray's 2021 MVP run, Kevin Durant goes for an NBA season-high points mark, and are the Houston Rockets really hotter than the Golden State Warriors? Plus, Tom Brady continues to do clutch Tom Brady things, and Tom Thibodeau is wearing out his welcome in the Big Apple.

6 -- In the Rams' 30-23 road win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, Matthew Stafford threw for three touchdowns with no picks. It was his sixth game this season with at least three passing scores and zero picks, which is more than he had in the previous four years combined. Looks like someone doesn't miss playing in Detroit.

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39 -- Cardinals star quarterback Kyler Murray finished with two interceptions and zero touchdowns against the Rams. In two of his last three games, he's had multiple interceptions while throwing for zero scores. In the first 39 games of Murray's career, he had done this zero times.

48 -- The Kansas City Chiefs crushed the rival Las Vegas Raiders, 48-9, on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. That's the most points Patrick Mahomes has ever produced in a winning effort as the team's starting quarterback.

0 -- The Tennessee Titans held the Jacksonville Jaguars to zero points on Sunday. It was the Titans' first home shutout win in more than two decades -- at that point in time, Tom Brady had zero career wins.

11 -- Jaguars first-year head coach Urban Meyer already has 11 losses in 2021. In seven seasons as Ohio State's head coach, he lost only nine total games.

6,600 -- Tom Brady connected with Breshad Perriman for the game-winning score in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' overtime win over Buffalo Bills, marking just the second time in Brady's career where he tossed a walk-off score in overtime. The first time Brady threw an overtime touchdown was back in Week 7 of 2003 -- more than 6,600 days ago.

2 -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw two interceptions and zero touchdowns in his first game this season. Since then, he's thrown for 27 touchdowns and just two picks. It's no accident that the Packers have won 10 games, which is tied for the most in the NFL this season.

51 -- On Sunday, Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant dropped an NBA season-high 51 points in a 116-104 win over the Detroit Pistons. The only other time he scored 51-plus was back in 2012, when he was still a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

2-7 -- New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau decided to bench guard Kemba Walker three weeks ago, and the move has backfired. The Knicks are 10-8 with Walker on the court this season and a measly 2-7 without him.

8-2 -- The Houston Rockets started the season a pitiful 1-16, which is why it's hard to believe they've won eight of 10 games since. During this unexpected stretch, they've even been better than the red-hot Golden State Warriors.

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