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Expectations, What to Look For in Week 11 of the NFL

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 11

PERSISTENT PATRIOTS: New England has won five consecutive games and is tied for the best record in the AFC at 7-2.

With a win on Sunday against Oakland at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, the Patriots will clinch a .500 or better record for the 17th consecutive season, tying the 1957-73 Cleveland Browns for the second-longest streak in NFL history. The 1965-85 Dallas Cowboys had a .500 or better record in 21 consecutive seasons, the longest such streak all-time.

The teams with the most consecutive seasons with a .500 or better record in NFL history:

 

TEAM SEASONS CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH .500 OR BETTER RECORD
Dallas 1965-85 21
Cleveland 1957-73 17
     
New England 2001-Present 16*
*Active streak

– NFL –

YO, ADRIAN: Atlanta defensive end ADRIAN CLAYBORN recorded a franchise-record six sacks, forced two fumbles and a fumble recovered in the Falcons’ 27-7 win against Dallas last week.

Clayborn’s six sacks are tied for the second-most in a game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (seven on November 11, 1990) had more sacks in a single game.

With 2.5 sacks at Seattle on Monday Night Football, Clayborn would surpass Thomas (eight) for the most sacks in a two-game span in a single season since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982.

The players with the most sacks in a two-game span in a single season since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982:

 

PLAYER TEAM SEASON SACKS OVER 2-GAME SPAN
Derrick Thomas^ Kansas City 1990 8
Aldon Smith San Francisco 2012 7.5
Johnie Cooks Indianapolis 1984 7.5
Many tied     7
       
Adrian Clayborn Atlanta 2017 6*
*Through one game
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

FOUR SCORES AND TWO YEARS: Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ, who had a bye in Week 10, threw four touchdown passes in the Eagles’ 51-23 win against Denver in Week 9, his third career game with at least four touchdown passes.

This Sunday night at Dallas, Wentz can tie Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (four) for the second-most games with at least four touchdown passes in a player’s first two seasons in NFL history.

The players with the most games with at least four touchdown passes in their first two seasons in NFL history:

 

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS GAMES WITH 4+ TD PASSES IN 1ST 2 SEASONS
Dan Marino^ Miami 1983-84 6
Fran Tarkenton^ Minnesota 1961-62 4
       
Carson Wentz Philadelphia 2016-17 3*
*In second season
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

BIG GAME GOFF: Los Angeles Rams quarterback JARED GOFF completed 25 of 37 passes (67.6 percent) for 355 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 125.4 rating in the Rams’ 33-7 win against Houston in Week 10.

Goff has passed for at least 300 yards with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions in consecutive games, becoming the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

With at least 300 passing yards, three touchdown passes and zero interceptions on Sunday at Minnesota, Goff will join TOM BRADY (2007) as the only players in NFL history to accomplish the feat in three consecutive games.

 

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

WEEKS

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 300+ YARDS, 3+ TD PASSES AND 0 INTS
Tom Brady New England 2007 6-8 3
         
Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 2017 9-10 2*
*Active streak        

​– NFL –

RISING ROETHLISBERGER: Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 236 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ 20-17 win at Indianapolis last week.

With 214 passing yards against Tennessee on Thursday Night Football, Roethlisberger, who has 49,112 career passing yards, would pass Pro Football Hall of Famer WARREN MOON (49,325) for the eighth-most passing yards in NFL history.

The players with the most passing yards in NFL history:

 

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER PASSING YARDS
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 71,940
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 71,838
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 68,509*
Tom Brady New England 64,389*
Dan Marino^ Miami 61,361
John Elway^ Denver 51,475
Eli Manning New York Giants 50,307*
Warren Moon^ Houston Oilers, Minnesota, Seattle, Kansas City 49,325
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 49,112*
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Fame

Roethlisberger enters Week 11 ranked ninth in NFL history with 3,991 completions. With nine completions on Sunday, Roethlisberger will become the ninth quarterback in NFL history to reach 4,000 career completions.

Roethlisberger, who was selected 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft, would join ELI MANNING (No. 1 overall, 4,287 completions) and PHILIP RIVERS(No. 4 overall, 4,005) as the only trio of quarterbacks from the same draft class to each record 4,000 career completions.

The players with at least 4,000 career completions in NFL history:

 

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER COMPLETIONS
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 6,300
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 6,125
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 6,051*
Tom Brady New England 5,475*
Dan Marino^ Miami 4,967
Eli Manning New York Giants 4,287*
John Elway^ Denver 4,123
Philip Rivers San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers 4,005*
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 3,991*
​*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

WELL RECEIVED: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS ranks fourth in the NFL with 59 catches this season.

Thomas has 151 receptions in 24 career games, and needs four catches on Sunday against Washington to surpass ANQUAN BOLDIN (154) for the second-most catches by a player in his first 25 games in NFL history.

The players with the most receptions in their first 25 games in NFL history:

 

PLAYER TEAM RECEPTIONS IN 1ST 25 CAREER GAMES
Odell Beckham, Jr. New York Giants 176
Anquan Boldin Arizona 154
Michael Thomas New Orleans 151*
Reggie Bush New Orleans 143
Jarvis Landry Miami 143
*Through 24 games

– NFL –

FIFTH FOR FITZ: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD, who has 15,066 career receiving yards with the Cardinals, had 10 catches for 113 yards in Week 10 and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (19,247 receiving yards with San Francisco) as the only players in NFL history to reach 15,000 career receiving yards with a single team.

With 62 receiving yards on Sunday at Houston, Fitzgerald will surpass TONY GONZALEZ (15,127) for the fifth-most receiving yards in NFL history.

The players with the most career 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  
Isaac Bruce Los Angeles/St. Louis, San Francisco 15,208  
Tony Gonzalez Kansas City, Atlanta 15,127  
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona 15,066*  
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

ROBERT RUNNING RAMPANT: Los Angeles Rams wide receiver ROBERT WOODS had eight receptions for a career-high 171 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Rams’ win against Houston in Week 10.

Woods, who had a 52-yard touchdown catch in Week 9 and a 94-yard touchdown reception in Week 10, can become the fifth player since 1970 with a touchdown reception of at least 50 yards in three consecutive games.

The players to record a 50+ yard touchdown catch in three consecutive games since 1970:

 

PLAYER TEAM SEASON WEEKS CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 50+ YARD TD CATCH
Darnay Scott Cincinnati 1999 12-14 3
Al Toon New York Jets 1986 8-10 3
Willie Gault Chicago 1983 3-5 3
Mel Gray St. Louis Cardinals 1974 3-5 3
         
Robert Woods Los Angeles Rams 2017 9-10 2*
*Active streak

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

NFL announces Week 12 & 13 TV scheduling changes

 

 

NFL SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR WEEKS 12 & 13

 

The following are​ scheduling changes for Weeks 12 (Sunday, November 26) and 13 (Sunday, December 3), the NFL announced today.

 

Week 12 (Sunday, November 26) Changes:

 

The New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams game will move from 4:05 PM ET to 4:25 PM ET and will be cross-flexed to CBS.

 

The Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts game at 1:00 PM ET will be cross-flexed to FOX.

 

Week 13 (Sunday, December 3) Changes:

 

The Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints game will move from 1:00 PM ET to 4:25 PM ET and remain on FOX.

 

The Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins game at 1:00 PM ET will be cross-flexed to FOX.

 

The following is the final schedule for Weeks 12 and 13:

 

WEEK 12
Thursday, November 23, 2017
GAME LOCAL ET TV  
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions 12:30p (ET) 12:30p FOX  
Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys 3:30p (CT) 4:30p CBS  
New York Giants at Washington Redskins 8:30p (ET) 8:30p NBC  

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX  
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS  
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX  
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS  
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS  
Carolina Panthers at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX  
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX  
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers 1:05p (PT) 4:05p FOX  
Jacksonville Jaguars at Arizona Cardinals 2:25p (MST) 4:25p CBS  
New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS  
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS  
Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:30p (ET) 8:30p NBC  
Monday, November 27, 2017
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens 8:30p (ET) 8:30p ESPN  

 

WEEK 13
Thursday, November 30, 2017
GAME LOCAL ET TV
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys 7:25p (CT) 8:25p NBC/NFLN/Amazon
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS
Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers 1:05p (PT) 4:05p CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals 2:25p (MST) 4:25p FOX
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 3:25p (CT) 4:25p FOX
New York Giants at Oakland Raiders 1:25p (PT) 4:25p FOX
Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks 5:30p (PT) 8:30p NBC
Monday, December 4, 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals 8:30p (ET) 8:30p ESPN

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

NFL enters Week 11 with game in Mexico City between Raiders and Patriots

​PLAYOFF RACES AROUND THE NFL ARE HEATING UP

NFL RETURNS TO MEXICO AS RAIDERS HOST PATRIOTS

The NFL has entered the second half of the season and the excitement is building as playoff races tighten.

Eleven teams have at least six wins, led by the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles – Philadelphia (8-1), Los Angeles Rams (7-2), Minnesota (7-2), New England (7-2), New Orleans (7-2), Pittsburgh (7-2), Carolina (7-3), Jacksonville (6-3), Kansas City (6-3), Seattle (6-3) and Tennessee (6-3). Seven of those 11 teams – Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Minnesota, New Orleans, Carolina, Jacksonville and Tennessee – did not make the playoffs last season. Since the 12-team playoff format began in 1990, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.

Seven teams currently have an active winning streak of at least four games, led by the Eagles and Saints who have each won seven in a row. The Patriots and Vikings are both riding five-game winning streaks while the Rams, Steelers and Titans have each won four consecutive contests.

New Orleans, which started the season 0-2, is the second team in the Super Bowl era to win its next seven games immediately following an 0-2 start. The other team to accomplish the feat – 1993 Dallas Cowboys – won the Super Bowl in that season. Last week, the Saints rushed for 298 yards and a franchise-record six touchdowns in the team’s 47-10 win at Buffalo. New Orleans became the fifth team – and first since 1957 (Cleveland Browns, November 24, 1957) – in NFL history (including the postseason) to rush for at least 295 yards and six touchdowns in a single game.

As the season’s second half continues, there’s a lot to be decided, with plenty of football left to play. So don’t count anyone out. Since 1990, 27 teams have qualified for the playoffs with a losing record through nine games. Last year, two teams – Green Bay (4-5) and Pittsburgh (4-5) – accomplished the feat and both clubs advanced to the Conference Championship Game.

Also in Week 11, the NFL returns to Mexico for the second consecutive year as the Oakland Raiders host the Patriots (4:25 PM ET, CBS). Last year, the Raiders defeated the Houston Texans 27-20 in front of 76,473 fans at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City in the first-ever Monday Night Football game to be played outside the United States.

Four of the NFL’s 10 largest single-game attendance totals have come in Mexico, including the top two: 112,376 fans on August 15, 1994 (American Bowl preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers) and 106,424 on August 17, 1998 (American Bowl preseason game between the Cowboys and Patriots). Both of those contests were also played at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Estadio Azteca underwent vast renovations in advance of the NFL’s game in 2016 which reduced stadium capacity to approximately 77,000.

Week 11 kicks off on Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN/Amazon) when the Steelers host the Titans. Both teams enter the contest on four-game winning streaks. The week concludes with a pair of primetime games as the Dallas Cowboys host the Eagles on Sunday night (8:30 PM ET, NBC) in a key NFC East showdown and the Atlanta Falcons visit the Seahawks on Monday night (8:30 PM ET, ESPN) in a rematch of last season’s NFC Divisional Playoff. Some of the other notable games in Week 11:

TENNESSEE TITANS (6-3) at PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-2) (Thursday, NBC/NFLN/Amazon Prime, 8:25 PM ET)

  • The Titans are tied for first in the AFC South with a 6-3 record and have won four consecutive games, including last week’s 24-20 win over Cincinnati.
  • Tennessee running back DE MARCO MURRAY scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) against the Bengals, including the game-winning seven-yard TD reception from quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA with 36 seconds remaining. Since entering the NFL in 2015, Mariota has 36 touchdown passes and no interceptions in the red zone, the best TD/INT ratio in the league.
  • The Steelers lead the AFC North and are tied for the best record in the AFC (7-2). Pittsburgh has won four consecutive games, including last week’s 20-17 victory at Indianapolis.
  • Pittsburgh running back LE’VEON BELL leads the NFL with 840 rushing yards and wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN has a league-best 882 receiving yards along with 60 receptions, tied for the second-most in the NFL. Wide receiver JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER leads all rookies with 521 receiving yards and has recorded a touchdown reception in three consecutive games.

LOS ANGELES RAMS (7-2) at MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-2) (Sunday, FOX, 1:00 PM ET)​

  • The Rams, who lead the NFC West with a 7-2 record, have won four games in a row, including last week’s 33-7 victory over Houston. Los Angeles leads the NFL averaging 32.9 points per game.
  • Rams quarterback JARED GOFF passed for 355 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions last week and is the first player in team history to pass for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in consecutive games. Running back TODD GURLEY leads the NFL with 1,160 scrimmage yards (754 rushing, 406 receiving) and 10 touchdowns (seven rushing, three receiving).
  • The Vikings lead the NFC North with a 7-2 record and have won five consecutive games, including last week’s 38-30 win at Washington as quarterback CASE KEENUM threw four touchdown passes.
  • Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had eight catches for 166 yards and a touchdown in the victory against the Redskins. Thielen, who went undrafted out of Minnesota State in 2013, has three career games (two in 2017) with at least 150 receiving yards, the most among active players who were not drafted. Thielen ranks third in the NFL with 793 receiving yards.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-2) at OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-5) in Mexico City (Sunday, CBS, 4:25 PM ET)

  • The Patriots lead the AFC East and are tied for the best record in the AFC (7-2). New England has won five consecutive games, including last week’s 41-16 victory at Denver. The Patriots lead the NFL in total offense (409.4 yards per game) and passing offense (301.6).
  • New England quarterback TOM BRADY leads the NFL in completions (231), attempts (343) and passing yards (2,807), ranks second in passer rating (108.3) and ties for second in touchdown passes (19). Brady threw three touchdown passes at Denver and recorded his 86th regular-season road win, passing PEYTON MANNING (85) for the most in NFL history.
  • The Raiders, who had a bye last week, defeated Miami 27-24 in Week 9 as quarterback DEREK CARR threw for 300 yards with a touchdown and running back MARSHAWN LYNCH rushed for two scores.
  • Oakland defeated Houston 27-20 last year at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (November 21, 2016). In that contest, Carr threw three touchdown passes, including the game-winning 35-yard score to wide receiver AMARI COOPER with 4:43 remaining.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-1) at DALLAS COWBOYS (5-4) (Sunday, NBC, 8:30 PM ET)

  • The Eagles, who had a bye last week, have the NFL’s best record (8-1) and have won seven consecutive games. This is the fifth time in franchise history the Eagles have started a season 8-1 or better (1949, 1960, 1980 and 2004) and the team advanced to the NFL Championship/Super Bowl in each of the previous four instances.
  • Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ leads the NFL with 23 touchdown passes and his 104.1 passer rating tops the NFC. Wentz’s 23 touchdown passes are the most by an Eagle in the team’s first nine games to start a season in franchise history. In Week 9, Wentz threw four touchdown passes in the Eagles’ 51-23 victory over Denver.
  • The Cowboys have won three of their past four games and are in the thick of the NFC playoff race with a 5-4 record.
  • Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT is one of only four players since the 1970 merger to account for at least 50 touchdowns in his first 25 career NFL games. Prescott has passed for 39 touchdowns and rushed for 11 TDs in his first 25 career games and has led the Cowboys to an 18-7 record during that span. Prescott’s 11 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback since the start of the 2016 season.

ATLANTA FALCONS (5-4) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-3) (Monday, ESPN, 8:30 PM ET)

  • Atlanta defensive end ADRIAN CLAYBORN recorded a franchise-record six sacks in the Falcons’ 27-7 win over Dallas last week. Clayborn’s six sacks are tied for the second-most in a single game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982 (Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS, seven sacks on November 11, 1990).
  • Falcons quarterback MATT RYAN (40,073) reached 40,000 career passing yards in his 151st game and became the fastest player in NFL history to attain the milestone.
  • The Seahawks have won five of their past six games, including a 22-16 win at Arizona on Thursday night in Week 10. Seattle leads the NFC in passing offense (267.8 yards per game).
  • Seahawks quarterback RUSSELL WILSON threw two touchdown passes to tight end JIMMY GRAHAM in the win over the Cardinals, including a two-yard TD in the fourth quarter to extend Seattle’s lead. Wilson is the NFL’s top-ranked passer in the fourth quarter with a 135.2 passer rating with 12 touchdowns and one interception.

GAME PREVIEWS WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

Reviewing Week 10 in the National Football League

THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 10

SPRINTING SAINTS: The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS defeated Buffalo 47-10 in Week 10 to improve to 7-2.

The Saints, who have won seven consecutive games after starting 0-2, are the second team in the Super Bowl era to win its next seven games immediately following an 0-2 start. The other team to accomplish the feat – 1993 Dallas Cowboys – won the Super Bowl in that season.

New Orleans, led by running backs MARK INGRAM (131 rushing yards, three touchdowns) and rookie ALVIN KAMARA (106 rushing yards, one touchdown), rushed for 298 yards and a franchise-record six touchdowns in the victory. New Orleans became the fifth team – and the first since 1957 (Cleveland Browns, November 24, 1957) – in NFL history (including the postseason) to rush for at least 295 yards and six touchdowns in a single game.

The teams with at least 295 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns in a single game in NFL history (including the postseason):

TEAM DATE RUSHING YARDS RUSHING TDS
New Orleans November 12, 2017 298 6
Cleveland November 24, 1957 330 6
Los Angeles Rams November 18, 1951 371 6
New York Giants November 19, 1950 423 6
Chicago December 8, 1940* 382 7
*NFL Championship

– NFL –

CAREER DAY FOR CLAYBORN: Atlanta defensive end ADRIAN CLAYBORN recorded a career-high six sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble in the Falcons’ 27-7 win against Dallas last week.

Clayborn’s six sacks are a single-game franchise record (CHUCK SMITH, five on October 12, 1997) and are tied for the second-most in a game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (seven on November 11, 1990) had more sacks in a single game.

The players with the most sacks in a single game since 1982:

PLAYER TEAM DATE SACKS
Derrick Thomas^ Kansas City November 11, 1990 7
Adrian Clayborn Atlanta November 12, 2017 6
Osi Umenyiora New York Giants September 30, 2007 6
Derrick Thomas^ Kansas City September 6, 1998 6
Fred Dean^ San Francisco November 13, 1983 6
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

15,000 FOR FITZ: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had 10 catches for 113 yards in the Cardinals’ loss to Seattle in Week 10.

Fitzgerald, who has 15,066 career receiving yards, became the sixth player in NFL history with at least 15,000 career receiving yards.

The players with the most career 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  
Isaac Bruce Los Angeles/St. Louis, San Francisco 15,208  
Tony Gonzalez Kansas City, Atlanta 15,127  
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona 15,066  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Fitzgerald, who was 34 years, 70 days old when he reached 15,000 receiving yards, became the second-youngest player in NFL history to accomplish the milestone, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (33 years, 72 days old).

The youngest players to reach 15,000 career receiving yards:

PLAYER AGE WHEN REACHING 15,000 RECEIVING YARDS
Jerry Rice^ 33 years, 72 days
Larry Fitzgerald 34 years, 70 days
Randy Moss 35 years, 244 days
Terrell Owens 36 years, 279 days
Isaac Bruce 36 years, 307 days
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

ROAD WARRIOR: New England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 266 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 125.4 passer rating in the Patriots’ 41-16 win at Denver on Sunday Night Football last week.

Brady, who has won 86 career regular-season road starts, surpassed PEYTON MANNING (85) for the most regular-season road victories by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

The starting quarterbacks with the most regular-season road victories in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) ROAD WINS  
Tom Brady New England 86*  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 85  
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 73  
Dan Marino^ Miami 65  
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 64*  
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

SUPER-CAM: Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON threw four touchdown passes and rushed for 95 yards, including a long of 69 yards, in the Panthers’ 45-21 win against Miami on Monday Night Football last week.

Newton, who also threw for five touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards on December 20, 2015, is the only quarterback in NFL history with two career games with at least four touchdown passes and 95 rushing yards.

Philadelphia’s RANDALL CUNNINGHAM, who threw four touchdown passes and had 124 rushing yards on November 4, 1990, is the only other quarterback in NFL history to accomplish the feat in a single game.

The quarterbacks with at least four touchdown passes and 95 rushing yards in a single game in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM DATE TD PASSES RUSHING YARDS
Cam Newton Carolina November 13, 2017 4 95
Cam Newton Carolina December 20, 2015 5 100
Randall Cunningham Philadelphia November 4, 1990 4 124

Newton, who has 4,002 career rushing yards, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing yards, joiningMICHAEL VICK (6,109), Cunningham (4,928) and Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (4,239).​​

The quarterbacks with at least 4,000 career rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CARRER GAMES RUSHING YARDS  
Michael Vick Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York Jets, Pittsburgh 143 6,109  
Randall Cunningham Philadelphia, Minnesota, Dallas, Baltimore 162 4,928  
Steve Young^ Tampa Bay, San Francisco 169 4,239  
Cam Newton Carolina 103 4,002  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

MATTY ICE: Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN completed 22 of 29 passes (75.9 percent) for 215 yards with two touchdowns for a 104.8 passer rating in the Falcons’ Week 10 win against Dallas.

Ryan, who has 40,073 passing yards in 151 career games, reached 40,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history, surpassing the previous record held by DREW BREES (152).

The quarterbacks to reach 40,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) GAMES TO 40,000 CAREER PASSING YARDS  
Matt Ryan Atlanta 151  
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 152  
Dan Marino^ Miami 153  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 154  
Philip Rivers San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers 159  
Carson Palmer Cincinnati, Oakland, Arizona 160  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

DAK ATTACK: Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT rushed for a touchdown in the Cowboys’ loss at Atlanta last week.

Prescott, who has 39 touchdown passes and 11 rushing touchdowns in 25 career games, is one of four quarterbacks since 1970 to account for at least 50 touchdowns in his first 25 career games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DAN MARINO (62 touchdowns) and KURT WARNER (60) and DAUNTE CULPEPPER (55).

The quarterbacks to account for at least 50 touchdowns in their first 25 career games since 1970:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS PASSING TDS RUSHING TDS TOTAL TDS  
Dan Marino^ Miami 1983-84 60 2 62  
Kurt Warner^ St. Louis 1998-2000 59 1 60  
Daunte Culpepper Minnesota 1999-2001 43 12 55  
Dak Prescott Dallas 2016-17 39 11 50  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

BIG PLAY BRISSETT: Indianapolis quarterback JACOBY BRISSETT connected on two touchdown passes – a 61-yarder to wide receiverCHESTER ROGERS and a 60-yarder to wide receiver DONTE MONCRIEF – in the Colts’ Week 10 loss to Pittsburgh.

Brissett, who threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver T.Y. HILTON in Week 9, is one of six quarterbacks in NFL history to throw touchdown passes of at least 60 yards to three different receivers over a two-game span.

The quarterbacks with touchdown passes of at least 60 yards to three different receivers in a two-game span:

QUARTERBACK TEAM SEASON WEEKS RECEIVERS (YARDS)
Jacoby Brissett Indianapolis 2017 9-10 T.Y. Hilton (80), Chester Rogers (61), Donte Moncrief (60­)
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2014 12-13 Donte Moncrief (79), Coby Fleener (73), T.Y. Hilton (73)
Eli Manning New York Giants 2009 13-14 Brandon Jacobs (74), Hakeem Nicks (68), Domenik Hixon (61)
Trent Dilfer Cleveland 2005 1-2 Braylon Edwards (80), Frisman Jackson (68), Steve Heiden (62)
Jim Kelly^ Buffalo 1989 3-4 Andre Reed^ (78), Thurman Thomas^ (74), Don Beebe (63)
Dave Ryan Detroit 1946 7-8 John Greene (88), Billy deCorrevont (72), Bob Cifers (70)
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

RIVERS RISING: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS completed 21 passes with two touchdowns in the team’s overtime loss to Jacksonville last week.

Rivers, who has 4,005 career completions, became the eighth quarterback in league annals to record 4,000 career completions.

The players with at least 4,000 career completions in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER COMPLETIONS
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 6,300
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 6,125
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 6,051*
Tom Brady New England 5,475*
Dan Marino^ Miami 4,967
Eli Manning New York Giants 4,287*
John Elway^ Denver 4,123
Philip Rivers San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers 4,005*
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

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Week 11 kicks off with Thursday Night feature game, Titans visiting the Steelers

 

THURSDAY NIGHT NOTES:

TENNESSEE TITANS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS

November 16, 2017

Week 11 kicks off on Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN/Amazon) in a showdown between AFC contenders as the Pittsburgh Steelers welcome the Tennessee Titans to Heinz Field. Both teams have won four consecutive games. The Titans and Steelers meet for the 78th time (including the postseason), with Pittsburgh holding a 45-32 series advantage. Pittsburgh running back LE’VEON BELL rushed for 204 yards with a touchdown and cornerback WILLIAM GAY had a 28-yard interception-return touchdown in the Steelers’ 27-24 victory in their last meeting (November 17, 2014).

Pittsburgh leads the AFC North with a 7-2 record following a 20-17 victory at Indianapolis last week. Steelers quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER connected on second-half touchdown passes to rookie wide receiver JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER and tight end VANCE MC DONALD, and kicker CHRIS BOSWELL converted the game-winning 33-yard field goal as time expired in the victory. Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN leads the NFL with 882 receiving yards and ties with Arizona’sLARRY FITZGERALD for the league lead with 60 catches. Linebacker RYAN SHAZIER, who recorded an interception in Week 10, has six interceptions since 2016, tied with Baltimore’s C.J. MOSLEY for the most by a linebacker over that span.

Tennessee is tied with Jacksonville for first place in the AFC South with a 6-3 record. Last week, Titans running back DE MARCO MURRAY scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) and Tennessee’s defense limited Cincinnati to 53 rushing yards in a 24-20 victory over the Bengals. Murray, who has five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) this season, has scored 47 scrimmage touchdowns since 2013, the most in the NFL over that span. Titans safety KEVIN BYARD leads the NFL with six interceptions and became only the fifth player since 1970 to record five interceptions in a two-game span, accomplishing the feat in Weeks 7 and 9 (Tennessee had a bye in Week 8).

For the Week 11 Titans-Steelers capsule, click here.

 

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