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​WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 6

SUNDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN: New England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 341 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 102.6 rating in the Patriots’ win last week and became the third player in NFL history to throw at least 500 career touchdown passes.

With a win against Kansas City on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC), Brady can become the first quarterback in league annals to record 200 career regular-season wins.

The quarterbacks with the most regular-season wins in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

REGULAR-SEASON WINS

Tom Brady

New England

199*

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

186

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

186

John Elway^

Denver

148

Dan Marino^

Miami

147

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 14 touchdown passes through Week 5 and has won each of his first six NFL starts.

With a win on Sunday night at New England, Mahomes would become the sixth quarterback since 1970 to win each of his first seven career starts.

The quarterbacks with the most consecutive wins to begin their career since 1970:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON(S)

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS TO BEGIN CAREER

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh

2004-05

15

Mike Tomczak

Chicago

1986-87

10

Dieter Brock

Los Angeles Rams

1985

7

Daunte Culpepper

Minnesota

2000

7

Jimmy Garoppolo

New England, San Francisco

2016-17

7

 

 

 

 

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

2017-18

6*

*Active streak

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HOME COOKING: Cleveland rookie quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 342 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Browns’ Week 5 overtime win against Baltimore, his first career start at home.

Mayfield, who plays at home against the Los Angeles Chargers (1:00 PM ET, CBS) this week, can become the first quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the common draft era (1967) to win his first two career home starts.

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AIR OF SUCCESS: Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for 375 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Texans’ Week 5 overtime win against Dallas. Watson has thrown for at least 375 yards in each of his past three games.

Watson, who plays against Buffalo (1:00 PM ET, FOX) on Sunday, can become the first player in NFL history with 375 passing yards in four consecutive games.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 375 passing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 375+ PASSING YARDS

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tampa Bay

2018

3

Deshaun Watson

Houston

2018

3*

Tom Brady

New England

2011

3

Kurt Warner^

St. Louis

2000

3

*Active streak

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Jacksonville quarterback BLAKE BORTLES, who passed for 388 yards in Week 4 and 430 yards in Week 5, can become the fifth player in NFL history with at least 375 passing yards in three consecutive games.

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PRIDE OF DELAWARE: Baltimore quarterback JOE FLACCO ranks fifth in the NFL with 139 completions and has completed at least 25 passes in each of his past eight games, dating back to Week 15 of the 2017 season.

With at least 25 completions at Tennessee (4:25 PM ET, CBS) on Sunday, Flacco would become the third different quarterback in NFL history to complete at least 25 passes in nine consecutive games. New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES accomplished the feat twice.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 25 completions in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON(S)

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 25+ COMPLETIONS

 

Drew Brees

New Orleans

2012-13

11

 

Drew Brees

New Orleans

2011

10

 

Peyton Manning

Denver

2013

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Flacco

Baltimore

2017-18

8*

 

*Active streak

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TODD CAN DO IT ALL: Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY has 5,244 scrimmage yards (3,711 rushing, 1,533 receiving) and 44 touchdowns (36 rushing, eight receiving) in 49 career games.

With a touchdown on Sunday at Denver (4:05 PM ET, CBS), Gurley can become the fourth player in NFL history with at least 3,500 rushing yards, 1,500 receiving yards and 45 offensive touchdowns through his first 50 career games.

The players with at least 3,500 rushing yards, 1,500 receiving yards and 45 scrimmage touchdowns in their first 50 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

RUSHING YARDS

RECEIVING YARDS

TOUCHDOWNS

Chuck Foreman

Minnesota

3,590

2,167

55

Marcus Allen^

Los Angeles Raiders

3,688

2,078

51

Arian Foster

Houston

4,425

1,508

49

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

3,711*

1,533*

44*

*In 49 career games

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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CATCH IT LIKE BECKHAM: New York Giants wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM, JR. had eight catches for 131 yards and a touchdown and threw a 57-yard touchdown pass in the Giants’ Week 5 loss to Carolina.

Beckham, who has 4,886 receiving yards in 52 career games, needs 114 yards on Thursday against Philadelphia (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon) to become the second-fastest player to reach 5,000 receiving yards in NFL history.

The players to reach 5,000 career receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

GAMES TO REACH 5,000 RECEIVING YARDS

Lance Alworth^

San Diego

52

Julio Jones

Atlanta

56

Charley Hennigan

Houston Oilers

59

Randy Moss^

Minnesota

59

 

 

 

Odell Beckham, Jr.

New York Giants

52*

*Has 4,886 receiving yards in 52 career games

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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GRONK SMASH: New England tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI has 497 receptions for 7,487 yards and 77 touchdowns in 107 career games.

With three receptions on Sunday Night, Gronkowksi would join Pro Football Hall of Famer KELLEN WINSLOW (101 games), JIMMY GRAHAM (106) and JASON WITTEN (107) as the only tight ends in NFL history reach 500 career catches in fewer than 110 games.

The tight ends to reach 500 career receptions in the fewest games NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES TO REACH 500 CATCHES

Kellen Winslow^

San Diego

101

Jimmy Graham

New Orleans, Seattle

106

Jason Witten

Dallas

107

Antonio Gates

San Diego

113

 

 

 

Rob Gronkowski

New England

107*

*Has 497 career receptions

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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POWERS OF 10: Philadelphia tight end ZACH ERTZ recorded 10 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ Week 5 loss to Minnesota.

Ertz, who had 10 catches for 112 yards in Week 4, can become the fifth player in NFL history to record at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in three consecutive games on Thursday at the New York Giants (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon).

The players with the longest streaks with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 10+ CATCHES &

100+ RECEIVING YARDS

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

2012

4

Keenan Allen

Los Angeles Chargers

2017

3

Andre Johnson

Houston

2008

3

Brett Perriman

Detroit

1995

3

 

 

 

 

Zach Ertz

Philadelphia

2018

2*

*Active streak

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ELITE COMPANY: Denver linebacker VON MILLER has 87.5 sacks in 109 career games.

Miller, who will appear in his 110th career game on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams (4:05 PM ET, FOX), needs 2.5 sacks to become the fourth player to have at least 90 sacks in his first 110 career games since 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.

The players to record 90 sacks in their first 110 career games since 1982:

PLAYER

TEAM

SACKS

Reggie White^

Philadelphia

114

DeMarcus Ware

Dallas

96

Bruce Smith^

Buffalo

94

 

 

 

Von Miller

Denver

87.5*

*In 109 career games

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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FAMILY AFFAIR: Houston defensive end J.J. WATT has 82 career sacks during his eight-year NFL career while his brother, Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. WATT, has 13 sacks in his first two NFL seasons.

With five combined sacks, the Watts would become the fifth pair of brothers or father-son duos to record at least 100 combined sacks since 1982, where each player recorded at least one sack.

The pairs of brothers or father-son duos with at least 100 combined sacks since 1982, where each player recorded at least one sack:

PLAYERS

COMBINED SACKS

Clay/Clay Matthews

150

Howie^/Chris Long

148.5

John^/Ervin Randle

145.5

Jackson/Jim Jeffcoat

103.5

 

 

J.J./T.J. Watt

95*

*Both active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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