What To Look For
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
The teams to go from “worst-to-first” in
their division since 2003:
New York Giants
* Through Week 13
** Tied for last place
*** Won Super Bowl
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:
CAREER RECEIVING YARDS
San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle
San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati
Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee, San Francisco
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
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:
CONSECUTIVE 100-CATCH SEASONS
*Has 88 catches through
^Pro Football Hall of
SIXTH & SEVENTH SEASON SUCCESSES: Indianapolis wide
receiver T.Y. HILTON has 791 receiving yards and four touchdown catches
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
SEASONS WITH 850+ REC. YARDS & 5+ TDS TO BEGIN CAREER
*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
The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 950
receiving yards to begin their career:
CONSEC. SEASONS WITH 950+ REC. YARDS TO BEGIN
*Has 886 rec. yards in seventh season
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:
*Through 12 games
^Pro Football Hall of
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:
WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS & TD IN 6 CONSEC. GAMES
^Pro Football Hall of
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