By Lydia Jane Allison
NEW YORK –– Nov. 15, 2023 –– Below are teams and players that can set historic marks or reach career milestones in Week 11 of the 2023 NFL season, including:
- Kansas City (Patrick Mahomes)
- Philadelphia (Jalen Hurts)
- Dallas (Dak Prescott & CeeDee Lamb)
- Houston (C.J. Stroud)
- Detroit (Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown & Jahmyr Gibbs)
- L.A. Chargers (Justin Herbert & Keenan Allen)
- Minnesota (Joshua Dobbs)
- Buffalo (Josh Allen)
- L.A. Rams (Matthew Stafford)
SUPER BOWL REMATCH ON MONDAY NIGHT
The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-1) and KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-2) hold the top records in their respective conferences entering Week 11 and will meet on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC) in a rematch of Super Bowl LVII.
Monday will mark the ninth matchup between the previous season’s Super Bowl participants in NFL history. The previous season’s Super Bowl winner is 6-2 in those prior games. It will also mark the fourth game in Week 11 or later since 2000 featuring the teams with the best record in each conference.
When the two clubs met in Arizona last February – resulting in a 38-35 Kansas City victory – quarterbacks PATRICK MAHOMES (27 years and 148 days on Super Bowl Sunday) and JALEN HURTS (24 years and 189 days) combined for the youngest age (51 years and 337 days) of starting quarterbacks ever in a Super Bowl.
This season, Mahomes has recorded at least two touchdown passes in six games, tied for the second-most in the league. His 64 career games with multiple touchdown passes are tied for the second-most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2017.
With two touchdown passes on Monday night, Mahomes will tie Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (65 games) for the most such games ever by a player in his first seven seasons.
The players with the most games with two touchdown passes in their first seven seasons in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||64*|
|*in seventh season|
Hurts ranks second among all quarterbacks with 22 total touchdowns this season (15 passing, seven rushing). Since entering the NFL in 2020, Hurts leads quarterbacks with 33 rushing touchdowns.
With a rushing touchdown on Monday night, Hurts will surpass CAM NEWTON (33 rushing touchdowns) for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in his first four seasons in NFL history.
PRESCOTT & LAMB ON HISTORIC RUNS IN DALLAS
Since Week 8, Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT leads the NFL with 1,082 passing yards and 11 touchdown passes, while ranking second with a 129.4 passer rating. He has recorded at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in each of the Cowboys’ three games in that span.
With 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes at Carolina on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, FOX), Prescott will become the fourth player in NFL history to accomplish the feat in four consecutive games within a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers STEVE YOUNG (five consecutive games in 1998) and PEYTON MANNING (four games in 2012) as well as PATRICK MAHOMES (four games in 2018).
The players with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in the most consecutive games within a season in NFL history:
|Steve YoungHOF||San Francisco||1998||5|
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||2018||4|
Last week, Prescott totaled a season-high 404 passing yards, his 10th-career game with at least 400 passing yards. With another 400-yard performance, Prescott will surpass Mahomes (10 games, currently in his seventh season) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (10) for the most games with at least 400 passing yards by a player in his first eight seasons in NFL history.
The players with the most games with at least 400 passing yards in their first eight seasons in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||10*|
|*in seventh season|
|#in eighth season|
Since Week 6, Dallas wide receiver CEEDEE LAMB leads the NFL with 617 receiving yards, having totaled over 100 receiving yards in each of his four games in that span. In each of his last three games, Lamb has recorded at least 10 receptions and 150 receiving yards, becoming the first player in NFL history to reach those marks in three consecutive games.
On Sunday, Lamb can become the first player ever to record at least 150 receiving yards in four consecutive games. He can also become the second player ever with at least 10 catches in four consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer CALVIN JOHNSON (Weeks 13-16 in 2012).
STROUD REWRITING ROOKIE RECORDS
Houston quarterback C.J. STROUD ranks second in the NFL this season with 2,626 passing yards, the third-most by a rookie quarterback in his first nine career starts in NFL history.
Sunday’s game in Cincinnati (1 p.m. ET, CBS) will mark Stroud’s 10th-career game and he can enter the top-five for the most passing yards ever by a player in his first 10 career games.
The players with the most passing yards in their first 10 career games in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||3,185|
|Justin Herbert||L.A. Chargers||3,015|
|*in first nine games|
Last week, Stroud became the second rookie ever to record at least 350 passing yards in consecutive games. He also has three games with at least 350 passing yards this season, tied for the most in the league in 2023 and tied for the most such games by a rookie in NFL history.
With another 350-yard performance this season, Stroud will become the first rookie in NFL history to record at least 350 passing yards in four games.
Stroud has four games this season with at least 300 passing yards and a touchdown pass, also tied for the most in the league. With another such performance, he will become the fourth rookie ever with at least 300 passing yards and a touchdown pass in five-or-more games, joining JUSTIN HERBERT (eight games in 2020), ANDREW LUCK (six games in 2012) and DANIEL JONES (five games in 2019).
LIONS SETTING OFFENSIVE MARKS
The DETROIT LIONS (7-2) enter Week 11 with the top offense in the NFC (406.4 yards per game), fueled by a trio of offensive playmakers – quarterback JARED GOFF, wide receiver AMON-RA ST. BROWN and rookie running back JAHMYR GIBBS.
Goff ranks fifth in the NFL with 2,507 passing yards this season. Last week, he recorded his 34th career game with at least 300 passing yards, the fifth-most in the league since he entered in 2016.
With 300 passing yards against Chicago on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, FOX), Goff will tie MATT RYAN (35 games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (35) for the third-most games with at least 300 passing yards by a player in his first eight seasons in NFL history. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (44 games, in his seventh season) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (38) have more.
The players with the most games with at least 300 passing yards in their first eight seasons in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||44*|
|Kurt WarnerHOF||St. Louis Rams, Arizona||35|
|Jared Goff||L.A. Rams, Detroit||34#|
|*in seventh season|
|#in eighth season|
Goff’s top target this season has been St. Brown, who has recorded at least 100 receiving yards in each of his past four games, and in six of his past seven.
With 100 receiving yards on Sunday, St. Brown – who will be 24 years and 26 days old – will become the third player in NFL history under the age of 25 to record at least 100 receiving yards in five consecutive games, joining ODELL BECKHAM JR. (23 years and 31 days old in 2015) and Pro Football Hall of Famer ISAAC BRUCE (22 years and 360 days old in 1995).
St. Brown has also recorded at least six receptions in seven games this season, tied for the fourth-most in the league. Since entering the NFL in 2021, he has at least six receptions in 27 games, the fifth-most in the league over that span.
With six catches on Sunday, St. Brown will surpass ODELL BECKHAM JR. (27 games) and MICHAEL THOMAS (27) for the second-most games with at least six receptions by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history. Only JUSTIN JEFFERSON (32) has more.
The players with the most games with at least six receptions in their first three seasons in NFL history:
|Odell Beckham Jr.||N.Y. Giants||27|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown||Detroit||27*|
|Michael Thomas||New Orleans||27|
|*in third season|
Gibbs ranks second among rookie running backs this season with 676 scrimmage yards (476 rushing, 200 receiving). He has totaled at least 100 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown in each of the past three games.
With 100 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown on Sunday, Gibbs will become the fifth rookie in the Super Bowl era to accomplish the feat in four-or-more consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers ERIC DICKERSON (six consecutive games in 1983), FRANCO HARRIS (six games in 1972) and CURTIS MARTIN (four games in 1995) as well as KEVIN JONES (four games in 2004). Miami’s DE’VON ACHANE, currently on Injured Reserve, also has a chance to join this group in his first game back.
The rookies with at least 100 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown in the most consecutive games in the Super Bowl era:
|Eric DickersonHOF||L.A. Rams||1983||6|
|Curtis MartinHOF||New England||1995||4|
HERBERT & ALLEN MOVING UP RANKS
Since entering the NFL in 2020, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT ranks tied for fourth in the league with 111 touchdown passes.
With three touchdown passes at Green Bay on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, FOX), Herbert will tie PATRICK MAHOMES (114 touchdown passes) for the second-most touchdown passes by a player in his first four seasons in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (142) has more.
The players with the most touchdown passes in their first four seasons in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||114|
|Justin Herbert||L.A. Chargers||111*|
|*in fourth season|
Last week, Herbert recorded a season-high four touchdown passes, his 19th-career game with at least three touchdown passes. With three touchdown passes on Sunday, Herbert will become the fourth player ever with at least three touchdown passes in 20 games within his first four seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Marino (27 games) and KURT WARNER (21) as well as Mahomes (21).
Wide receiver KEENAN ALLEN totaled 11 receptions for 175 yards and two touchdowns last week, his 17th-career game with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards, tied for the fifth-most such games in NFL history. With another such performance, he will tie DAVANTE ADAMS (18 games) and JULIO JONES (18) for the third-most such games ever.
The players with the most games with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in NFL history:
|Antonio Brown||Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay||20|
|Davante Adams||Green Bay, Las Vegas||18*|
|Keenan Allen||San Diego/L.A. Chargers||17*|
|Brandon Marshall||Denver, Miami, Chicago, N.Y. Jets||17|
ALLEN & DOBBS RUSHING INTO RECORD BOOKS
Buffalo’s JOSH ALLEN is tied for the lead among quarterbacks with seven rushing touchdowns this season, while Minnesota’s JOSHUA DOBBS ranks tied for third with five. Both Allen and Dobbs have recorded a rushing touchdown in four consecutive games entering Week 11.
If either player records a rushing touchdown this week, they will join JUSTIN FIELDS (six consecutive games in 2022), KYLER MURRAY (five games in 2020) and CAM NEWTON (five gams in 2021) as the only quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era to record a rushing touchdown in five-or-more consecutive games.
Allen can also join Fields and Murray as the only players ever with both a passing and rushing touchdown in five consecutive games.
Overall, Allen has seven games with both a passing and rushing touchdown this season, the most in the league. With another such game, he will become the fifth quarterback in NFL history to record both a passing and rushing touchdown in eight-or-more games within a season.
The quarterbacks with the most games with both a passing and rushing touchdown in a season in NFL history:
|Steve Grogan||New England||1976||8|
Since entering the league in 2018, Allen has totaled 202 touchdowns (157 passing, 45 rushing). With three combined passing and rushing touchdowns against the New York Jets on Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS), Allen will surpass PATRICK MAHOMES (204 combined touchdowns) for the most combined passing and rushing touchdowns by a player in his first six seasons in NFL history.
The players with the most combined passing and rushing touchdowns in their first six seasons in NFL history:
|PLAYER||TEAM||SEASONS||TD PASSES||RUSHING TDs||COMBINED TDs|
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||2017-22||192||12||204|
|*in sixth season|
Since entering the league as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Los Angles Rams quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD has totaled 54,152 passing yards and 341 touchdown passes in 199 games.
With 198 passing yards against Seattle on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Stafford will surpass MATT RYAN (54,349 passing yards) for the second-most passing yards by a player in his first 200 games in NFL history. Only DREW BREES (55,439) has more.
The players with the most passing yards in their first 200 career games in NFL history:
|Drew Brees||San Diego Chargers, New Orleans||55,439|
|Matthew Stafford||Detroit, L.A. Rams||54,152*|
|*in 199 games|
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