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WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 14

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​WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 14

TERRIFIC TURNAROUND: The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES lead the NFC East and are tied for the best record in the NFL at 10-2. The Eagles, who finished in last place in the division with a 7-9 record in 2016, can clinch the NFC East on Sunday with a win at the Los Angeles Rams or a loss by Dallas.

It would mark the 14th season in the past 15 years that at least one team won its division the season after finishing in last or tied for last place. In fact, of the 44 teams in league history to go from “worst-to-first,” 21 of them have done so in the past 14 years (2003-16), including an NFL-record three such teams in 2005 and 2006.

The teams to go from “worst-to-first” in their division since 2003:

SEASON

TEAM

RECORD

PRIOR SEASON RECORD

2003

Carolina

11-5

7-9

2003

Kansas City

13-3

8-8**

2004

Atlanta

11-5

5-11

2004

San Diego

12-4

 4-12**

2005

Chicago

11-5

5-11

2005

New York Giants

11-5

6-10**

2005

Tampa Bay

11-5

5-11

2006

Baltimore

13-3

 6-10**

2006

New Orleans

10-6

3-13

2006

Philadelphia

10-6

6-10

2007

Tampa Bay

9-7

4-12

2008

Miami

11-5

1-15

2009

New Orleans***

13-3

8-8

2010

Kansas City

10-6

4-12

2011

Denver

8-8

4-12

2011

Houston

10-6

6-10**

2012

Washington

10-6

5-11

2013

Carolina

12-4

7-9**

2013

Philadelphia

10-6

4-12

2015

Washington

9-7

4-12

2016

Dallas

13-3

4-12

 

 

 

 

2017

Philadelphia

10-2*

7-9

* Through Week 13

** Tied for last place 

*** Won Super Bowl

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THE CLIMB CONTINUES: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD has 15,267 receiving yards in his 14-year career.

With 26 receiving yards on Sunday against Tennessee, Fitzgerald will surpass RANDY MOSS (15,292) for the third-most receiving yards in NFL history.

The players with the most receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

 

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle

22,895

 

Terrell Owens

San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati

15,934

 

Randy Moss

Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee, San Francisco

15,292

 

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

15,267*

 

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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CENTENNIAL BROWN: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN leads the NFL with 88 receptions this season.

Brown, who plays against Baltimore on Sunday night, can become the first player in NFL history with at least 100 catches in five consecutive seasons. Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON (1999-2002) is the only other player to accomplish the feat in four consecutive seasons.

The players with the most consecutive 100-catch seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-CATCH SEASONS

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2013-16

4*

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

1999-2002

4

*Has 88 catches through Week 13

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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SIXTH & SEVENTH SEASON SUCCESSES: Indianapolis wide receiver T.Y. HILTON has 791 receiving yards and four touchdown catches this season.

Hilton, who plays at Buffalo on Sunday, can join GARY CLARK (1985-92) and RANDY MOSS (1998-2003) as the only players in NFL history to have at least 850 receiving yards and five touchdown catches in each of their first six seasons to start a career.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 850 receiving yards and five touchdown catches to begin their career:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

CONSEC. SEASONS WITH 850+ REC. YARDS & 5+ TDS TO BEGIN CAREER

Gary Clark

Washington

1985-92

8

Randy Moss

Minnesota

1998-2003

6

 

 

 

 

T.Y. Hilton

Indianapolis

2012-16

5*

*Has 791 rec. yards and four TDs in sixth season

Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN ties for fifth in the AFC with 886 receiving yards. Green, who plays against Chicago on Sunday, can become the first player in NFL history with at least 950 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons. Green and RANDY MOSS are the only players to accomplish the feat in each of their first six NFL seasons.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 950 receiving yards to begin their career:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

CONSEC. SEASONS WITH 950+ REC. YARDS TO BEGIN CAREER

A.J. Green

Cincinnati

2011-16

6*

Randy Moss

Minnesota

1998-2003

6

*Has 886 rec. yards in seventh season

 

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ALL-PURPOSE ALL-STARS: Pittsburgh running back LE’VEON BELL (1,559 scrimmage yards) and Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY (1,502) rank first and second in the NFL in scrimmage yards.

Bell (1,057 rushing yards and 502 receiving yards) and Gurley (939 and 563) can become the seventh and eighth players in NFL history with at least 1,100 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in their team’s first 13 games of a season. They would become the first pair of players to accomplish the feat in the same season.

Bell can join Pro Football Hall of Famer MARSHALL FAULK (1998 and 1999) as the only players to accomplish the feat twice. In 2014, Bell had 1,231 rushing yards and 693 receiving yards in the Steelers’ first 13 games of the season.

The players with 1,100+ rushing yards and 600+ receiving yards in their team’s first 13 games to start a season in NFL history

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RUSH YARDS

REC. YARDS

Marshall Faulk^

Indianapolis

1998

1,113

823

Marshall Faulk^

St. Louis

1999

1,180

720

Priest Holmes

Kansas City

2002

1,454

650

Steven Jackson

St. Louis

2006

1,109

680

Brian Westbrook

Philadelphia

2007

1,110

642

Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh

2014

1,231

693

 

 

 

 

 

Le’Veon Bell*

Pittsburgh

2017

1,057

502

Todd Gurley*

LA Rams

2017

939

563

*Through 12 games

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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ELITE COMPANY: Since the start of November, New Orleans rookie running back ALVIN KAMARA leads the NFL with 720 scrimmage yards and eight touchdowns. Kamara has eclipsed 100 scrimmage yards and scored at least one touchdown in each of his past five games.

On Thursday Night Football at Atlanta, Kamara can tie Pro Football Hall of Famer FRANCO HARRIS (six in 1972) for the second-longest streak of consecutive games with at least 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown by a rookie. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (10 in 1983) had a longer streak as a rookie.

The rookies with at least six consecutive games with 100+ scrimmage yards and a touchdown in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

ROOKIES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS & TD IN 6 CONSEC. GAMES

Eric Dickerson^

LA Rams

1983

10

Franco Harris^

Pittsburgh

1972

6

 

 

 

 

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

2017

5*

*Active streak

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

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