NFL – WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 14

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National Football League Playoffs 2012-2013

BROWN IN THE BOOKS: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN ties for the NFL lead with 88 receptions this season and has totaled 463 catches since 2013. With seven catches at Buffalo on Sunday, Brown would have the most receptions by a player over any four-year span in NFL history, passing Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON (469 catches from 1999-2002).

The players with the most receptions over any four-year span in NFL history:

 PLAYER SEASONS TEAM RECEPTIONS
 Marvin Harrison^ 1999-2002 Indianapolis 469
 Antonio Brown 2013-2016 Pittsburgh 463*
 Wes Welker 2009-2012 New England 449
 *In fourth season of span
 ^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brown leads the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions and ranks fourth in the league with 1,052 receiving yards. With 148 receiving yards against the Bills, Brown would become the fifth player in NFL history to record four consecutive seasons with at least 1,200 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 1,200 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches:

PLAYER SEASONS TEAM CONSECUTIVE SEASONS
Jerry Rice^ 1988-1996 San Francisco 9
Marvin Harrison^ 1999-2003 Indianapolis 5
Randy Moss 1998-2001 Minnesota 4
Lance Alworth^ 1963-1966 San Diego 4
Antonio Brown 2013-2015 Pittsburgh 3*
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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MILESTONE FOR MILLER: Denver linebacker VON MILLER leads the NFL with 12.5 sacks this season and has 72.5 career sacks in his first six seasons in the league. With 2.5 sacks at Tennessee on Sunday, Miller would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer BRUCE SMITH as the third-fastest player to reach 75 career sacks, doing so in his 85th career game.

The players to reach 75 career sacks in the fewest games since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982:

PLAYER TEAM GAMES TO REACH 75 SACKS
Reggie White^ Philadelphia 62
J.J. Watt Houston 82
Bruce Smith^ Buffalo 85
Derrick Thomas^ Kansas City 91
Richard Dent^ Chicago 92
     
Von Miller Denver 84*
*Has 72.5 sacks entering Week 14
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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GOOD COMPANY: Since entering the NFL in 2015, Arizona running back DAVID JOHNSON leads the league with 28 total touchdowns, including 19 rushing touchdowns, eight receiving scores and a kickoff-return TD.

With a rushing touchdown at Miami on Sunday, Johnson would join Pro Football Hall of Famer GALE SAYERS as the only players in NFL history with 20+ rushing touchdowns, 5+ receiving touchdowns and a kickoff-return touchdown in their first two seasons.

 PLAYER TEAM RUSHING TDS RECEIVING TDS KICKOFF RETURN TDS
 Gale Sayers^ Chicago 22 8 3
         
 David Johnson Arizona 19 8 1
 ^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Johnson has recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of the Cardinals’ 12 games this season. With 100 scrimmage yards on Sunday, he would tie EDGERRIN JAMES (13 in 2005) for the longest streak of consecutive games with 100 scrimmage yards to begin a season in NFL history.

The most consecutive games with at least 100 scrimmage yards to start a season:

PLAYER SEASON TEAM CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS
Edgerrin James 2005 Indianapolis 13
David Johnson 2016 Arizona 12*
Edgerrin James 2000 Indianapolis 12
Larry Brown 1972 Washington 10
*Active streak      

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LUXURY CARR: Oakland quarterback DEREK CARR passed for two touchdowns in the Raiders’ 38-24 victory against Buffalo in Week 13. Carr has 77 touchdown passes in his first three seasons and with three touchdowns at Kansas City on Thursday Night Football, Carr would become the fifth player in NFL history with 80 touchdown passes in his first three seasons.

The players with the most touchdown passes in their first three seasons:

PLAYER SEASONS TEAM PASSING TOUCHDOWNS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS
Dan Marino^ 1983-1985 Miami 98
Andrew Luck 2012-2014 Indianapolis 86
Peyton Manning 1998-2000 Indianapolis 85
Andy Dalton 2011-2013 Cincinnati 80
Derek Carr 2014-present Oakland 77*
*In third season  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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RISING ROOKIES: Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT has 10 games with a passer rating of 100 or higher this season, the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. With a 100+ passer rating at the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, Prescott would become the eighth different quarterback in NFL history to have 11 or more games with a 100+ rating in a single season.

The quarterbacks with a 100+ rating in 11 or more games in a single season:

 

PLAYER SEASON TEAM GAMES WITH 100+ RATING
Aaron Rodgers 2011 Green Bay 13
Tom Brady 2011 New England 12
Tom Brady 2010 New England 12
Steve Young^ 1994 San Francisco 12
Carson Palmer 2015 Arizona 11
Aaron Rodgers 2014 Green Bay 11
Drew Brees 2011 New Orleans 11
Tom Brady 2007 New England 11
Carson Palmer 2005 Cincinnati 11
Peyton Manning 2004 Indianapolis 11
Kurt Warner 1999 St. Louis 11
Dak Prescott 2016 Dallas 10*
*Through 12 games
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Prescott tops NFL rookies with 2,974 passing yards and 19 touchdown passes, while Cowboys rookie running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads the league with 1,285 rushing yards and ranks second with 12 rushing touchdowns. With a passing touchdown from Prescott on Sunday night, the Cowboys would become the third team in NFL history to have a rookie pass for 20 touchdowns and a rookie rush for 10 touchdowns in the same season.

 

SEASON TEAM PLAYER PASSING TDS PLAYER RUSHING TDS
2012 Washington Robert Griffin III 20 Alfred Morris 13
2011 Carolina Cam Newton 21 Cam Newton 14
2016 Dallas Dak Prescott 19* Ezekiel Elliott 12*
*Through 12 games        
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