UPDATE: With a big lead, Fitzpatrick didn’t need to do too much more after halftime, but he did add to his stats with a touchdown run, as he completed 90 percent of his passes, going 18-for-20 for 160 yards two touchdowns and rushed seven times for 38 yards and a touchdown.
Even the great Walter Payton has to share his statistical prowess with the bearded one.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is the 2nd player since at least 1948 to have 2+ pass TD, 1+ rush TD, 20+ rush yds, and a reception in a single game.— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 25, 2020
The other? HOF Walter Payton, in Week 3, 1983 against the Saints #TNF
Oh, and here is that reception!
In the battle of the facial hair, The Beard has taken a lead on The Stache, as old man Ryan Fitzpatrick has yet to have a pass hit the ground with 11 straight completions to start this matchup against the Jaguars. Those 11 straight completions to start are a personal record for Fitzpatrick, as he picks apart the Jacksonville defense.
He’s completed 11-of-11 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing four times for 24 more yards. The 37-year old journeyman popped right back up after taking a helmet to helmet shot on a run, which turned into a first down.
The younger version of Fitzpatrick, Gardner Minshew II, hasn’t been as effective, but he’s completed 7-of-9 passes for 71 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards as we close in on halftime. He also is without his No. 1 receiver D.J. Chark, who is out tonight with chest and back injuries.