What To Look For - Week 10

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What To Look For - Week 10

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​​​WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 10

MILESTONES ON THE HORIZON: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 346 yards with four touchdowns and New England quarterback TOM BRADY passed 294 yards with a touchdown in Week 9. Brees (506 touchdown passes) and Brady (505) rank third and fourth, respectively, all-time in touchdown passes.

Brees, who faces Cincinnati (1:00 PM ET, FOX) on Sunday, needs three touchdown passes to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (508) for the second-most regular-season touchdown passes in NFL history. Brady, who plays at Tennessee (1:00 PM ET, CBS), needs four touchdown passes to surpass Favre.

The players with the most touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

539

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

508

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

506

Tom Brady

New England

505

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brady has an additional 71 touchdown passes in 37 career playoff games, an NFL record, and needs four touchdown passes to surpass PEYTON MANNING (579 touchdowns) for the most passing touchdowns in league history, including the postseason.

The players with the most touchdown passes (including the postseason) in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

579

Tom Brady

New England

576

Brady, who has appeared in 262 regular-season games and 37 playoff games, can become the second quarterback in league annals to appear in 300 games (including the postseason), joining Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (326).

Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD has 15,902 receiving yards in his 15-year NFL career. With 33 receiving yards on Sunday at Kansas City (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Fitzgerald would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer TERRELL OWENS (15,934) for the second-most receiving yards in NFL history.

The players with the most receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

RECEIVING YARDS

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle

22,895

Terrell Owens^

San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati

15,934

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

15,902

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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PROLIFIC PAT: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 2,901 passing yards and 29 touchdown passes through the first nine weeks of the season. Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of his past four games.

With 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes on Sunday against Arizona (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes would join Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (five games in 1998) as the only quarterbacks in league history to record at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in five consecutive games.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES

Steve Young^

San Francisco

1998

5

 

 

 

 

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

2018

4*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*Active streak

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LUCKY NUMBER THREE: Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK ranks second in the NFL with 23 touchdown passes this season and has thrown at least three touchdowns in each of his past five games.

With three touchdown passes on Sunday against Jacksonville (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Luck would join TOM BRADY (10 consecutive games in 2007) and PEYTON MANNING (eight consecutive games in 2004) as the only quarterbacks to record six consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes in a single season. Brady and Manning were each named Associated Press MVP in those seasons.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES

 

Tom Brady#

New England

2007

10

 

Peyton Manning#

Indianapolis

2004

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

2018

5*

 

#Named Associated Press MVP

*Active streak

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RISING RIVERS: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns for a 105.9 passer rating in the Chargers’ 25-17 win at Seattle in Week 9. Rivers has recorded at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher in each of the Chargers’ first eight games this season.

Rivers, who plays at Oakland (4:05 PM ET, FOX), can join AARON RODGERS (13 games in 2011) and TOM BRADY (10 games in 2007) as the only quarterbacks in league history to throw at least two touchdown passes and have a passer rating of 95 or higher in each of his team’s first nine games of a season. Rodgers and Brady were each named Associated Press MVP in those seasons.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher to begin a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES

 

Aaron Rodgers#

Green Bay

2011

13

 

Tom Brady#

New England

2007

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Rivers

Los Angeles Chargers

2018

8*

 

#Named Associated Press MVP

*Active streak

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TOUCHDOWN TODD: Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns in 2018 and has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Rams’ first nine games of the season.

With a touchdown against Seattle (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Gurley would join Pro Football Hall of Famers O.J. SIMPSON (1975), LENNY MOORE (1964) and ELROY “CRAZY LEGS” HIRSCH (1951) as the only players in league annals to score a touchdown in each of their team’s first 10 games of a season. Simpson and Moore had at least one touchdown in each of their team’s 14 games during their respective seasons.

The players with the most consecutive team games with at least one touchdown to begin a season in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES

 

O.J. Simpson^

Buffalo

1975

14

 

Lenny Moore^

Baltimore Colts

1964

14

 

Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch^

Los Angeles Rams

1951

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

2018

9*

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*Active streak

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TOP 25: New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA had 116 scrimmage yards (82 rushing, 34 receiving) and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Saints’ Week 9 win over the Rams. Since entering the league in 2017, Kamara ranks third in the NFL with 2,471 scrimmage yards (1,253 receiving, 1,218 rushing) in 24 career games.

With 82 rushing yards and 47 receiving yards at Cincinnati (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Kamara, who will be playing in his 25th career game, would join HERSCHEL WALKER (1,394 receiving, 1,339 rushing) as the only players with at least 1,300 rushing yards and 1,300 receiving yards in their first 25 career games.

Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY, who will also be playing his 25th career game on Thursday at Pittsburgh (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime), needs 63 rushing yards to become the seventh player in league history with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his first 25 career games.

The players with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in their first 25 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

RUSHING YARDS

RECEIVING YARDS

Le’Veon Bell

Pittsburgh

2013-14

1,906

1,042

Abner Haynes

Kansas City

1960-61

1,564

1,001

Herschel Walker

Dallas

1986-87

1,339

1,394

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

2017-18

1,218*

1,253*

Charley Taylor^

Washington

1964-65

1,131

1,364

Reggie Bush

New Orleans

2006-07

1,016

1,046

 

 

 

 

 

Christian McCaffrey

Carolina

2017-18

937*

1,029*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*In 24 career games

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CATCH IT LIKE MIKE: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS had a franchise-record 211 receiving yards, including a 72-yard touchdown catch, in the Saints’ 45-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9.

Thomas, who has 266 receptions in 39 career games, needs one catch on Sunday at Cincinnati (1:00 PM ET, FOX) to surpass ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (266) for the most receptions by a player in his first 40 career games in NFL history.

The players with the most receptions in their first 40 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON(S)

RECEPTIONS

Odell Beckham, Jr.

New York Giants

2014-16

266

Michael Thomas

New Orleans

2016-18

266*

*In 39 career games

 

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BIG BEN & AB: Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN in the Steelers’ 23-16 win at Baltimore last week. It marked the 68th touchdown Roethlisberger has thrown to Brown during their careers, including nine this season.

With two touchdown passes from Roethlisberger to Brown on Thursday against Carolina (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime), the duo would become the seventh quarterback-receiver combination in NFL history to connect on 70 career touchdown passes.

The quarterback-receiver combinations with the most touchdowns in NFL history:

PASSER

RECEIVER

TEAM

TOUCHDOWNS

Peyton Manning

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

112

Philip Rivers*

Antonio Gates*

Los Angeles Chargers

88

Steve Young^

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

85

Dan Marino^

Mark Clayton

Miami

79

Tom Brady*

Rob Gronkowski*

New England

76

Drew Brees

Marques Colston

New Orleans

72

Ben Roethlisberger*

Antonio Brown*

Pittsburgh

68

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*Active duo

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NICK AT NIGHT: San Francisco quarterback NICK MULLENS passed for 262 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for 151.9 rating in his NFL debut in Week 9.

With three touchdown passes against the Giants on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), Mullens would become the fifth player in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of his first two career starts at quarterback.

The players with at least three touchdown passes in each of their first two career starts at quarterback in the Super Bowl era:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON(S)

Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo

2015

Matt Flynn

Green Bay

2010-11

Kurt Warner^

St. Louis

1999

Dan Marino^

Miami

1983

 

 

 

Nick Mullens

San Francisco

2018*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

*Threw three TD passes in first-career start last week

With a start on Monday, Mullens will become the first quarterback since Kansas City’s TYLER PALKO (2011) to make his first two career starts in primetime (Thursday Night, Sunday Night or Monday Night).

 

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