1) CJ Stroud leads Texans to victory behind record-breaking performance
There is a new single-game NFL record: 470, set by CJ Stroud in Week 9 against the Buccaneers.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 draft broke Andrew Luck’s rushing record of 433 yards in Week 9 of 2012 against the Dolphins.
Stroud finished with an eye-popping stat line of 30 completions, 470 passing yards, five passing touchdowns and zero interceptions. His fifth touchdown pass came with less than 10 seconds left, turning a 37-33 deficit into a 39-37 victory.
The Texans had three receivers with 100-plus receiving yards and one-plus touchdowns, marking the first time in team history that Houston had three players top 100 receiving yards in a single game. Stroud’s two leading receivers, Noah Brown (153) and Dalton Schultz (130), both set career highs.
Stroud became the first rookie in NFL history with four-plus touchdown passes, 400-plus passing yards and zero interceptions in a game. Stroud (22 years and 33 days) became the youngest quarterback with at least five touchdown passes and 400 yards in a game.