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(The previous mark of one, by the way, was held by Joe Horn, who celebrated a touchdown for the Saints in 2003 by placing a cell call from the end zone.)

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Forget about the 455 touchdown passes, the 63,976 passing yards, the 281 consecutive starts and all the rest. This cell-phone record might be the one mark of Favre’s that will never be broken.

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I can’t decide what’s stranger, the Bills not playing a division opponent in the first seven weeks (one a bye) or three coaches and a general manager getting fired before the midpoint of the season.

Unless it’s Houston being penalized just 119 yards in its first six games.

(The refs must think: Aw, heck, they’re the Texans. They’ve been punished enough.)

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FYI: Only two clubs had fewer than 500 penalty yards last season - the Seahawks (428) and the Jets (486). Houston is on pace for 317 this year.

Which raises the question: Has a football team ever been awarded the Lady Byng Trophy?

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The Texans have no shot, unfortunately, at the NFL record for fewest penalty yards in a season - 139 by the 1937 Lions. You have to remember, though: In ‘37, there was no roughing the passer penalty. In fact, I’m pretty sure the whistle hadn’t even been invented yet.

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Then again, the strangest thing about this NFL season might be that three starting punters were born in Australia: Ben Graham (Saints), Mat McBriar (Cowboys, currently injured) and Sav Rocca (Eagles).

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