NFL Football What to Look for in Week 5

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WINNING TEAMS IN LONDON: The GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-1) will become the 32nd team to play a regular-season international game when they face the NEW YORK GIANTS(3-1) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network).

The Packers enter Week 5 with 785 regular-season wins in franchise history, tied with Chicago (785) for the most in NFL history, while the Giants rank third with 709. The Bears/Staleys franchise has had the most all-time regular season wins of any NFL team at the end of each of the league’s first 102 seasons.

This marks the sixth game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since 2019. Four of the previous five matchups have been decided by seven points or fewer, and three of the matchups have featured the game-winning score inside of the final two minutes of the fourth quarter.

The Packers and Giants’ combined winning percentage of .750 (6-2) is the highest by two teams entering an international game in Week 4 or later all-time.

The highest combined winning percentage entering an international game in Week 4 or later in NFL history:

MATCHUP LOCATION SEASON WIN PCT. RESULT
Green Bay Packers (3-1) vs.

New York Giants (3-1)

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

(London)

Week 5,

2022

.750

(6-2)

???
Oakland Raiders (7-2) vs.

Houston Texans (6-3)

Estadio Azteca

(Mexico City)

Week 11,

2016

.722

(13-5)

OAK 27, HOU 20
Chicago Bears (3-1) vs.

Oakland Raiders (2-2)

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

(London)

Week 5,

2019

.625

(5-3)

OAK 24,

CHI 21

New England Patriots (7-2) vs.

Oakland Raiders (4-5)

Estadio Azteca

(Mexico City)

Week 11,

2017

.611

(11-7)

NE 33,

OAK 8

— NFL —

REWRITING THE RECORD BOOK: Since taking over as Kansas City’s full-time starter in 2018, quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 32 games with at least 300 passing yards. Since entering the league in 2020, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT leads the NFL with 19 games with at least 300 passing yards.

If Mahomes reaches least 300 passing yards against Las Vegas on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), he would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (32 games) for the most 300-yard games by a player in his first six seasons in NFL history. If Herbert eclipses 300 passing yards at Cleveland on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), he would surpassANDREW LUCK (19 games) for the most 300-yard games by a player in his first three seasons all-time.

The players with the most games with at least 300 passing yards in their first six seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM GAMES  
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 32*  
Dan MarinoHOF Miami 32  
Kurt WarnerHOF St. Louis Rams 30  
*In sixth season    

The players with the most games with at least 300 passing yards in their first three seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM GAMES  
Justin Herbert L.A. Chargers 19*  
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 19  
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 17  
Kurt WarnerHOF St. Louis Rams 17  
*In third season    

Herbert has also recorded at least 300 passing yards in seven consecutive road games and can join RICH GANNON (eight consecutive road games from 2001-02) as the only players ever with at least 300 passing yards in eight consecutive road games.

Mahomes was awarded AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 4 after recording 249 passing yards and three touchdown passes in Kansas City’s win. It marked his 49th-career game with multiple touchdown passes.

With two touchdown passes on Monday, Mahomes would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (50 games) for the second-most games with multiple touchdown passes by a player in his first six seasons in NFL history.  Only Marino (58 games) has more.

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

PLAYER TEAM GAMES  
Dan MarinoHOF Miami 58  
Peyton ManningHOF Indianapolis 50  
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 49*  
Matt Ryan Atlanta 49  
Russell Wilson Seattle 49  
*In sixth season    

Entering Week 5, Herbert has recorded multiple touchdown passes in five of his past six games dating back to last season and has at least two touchdown passes in 25 of his first 36 career games. With at least two touchdown passes on Sunday, Herbert would tie Manning (26 games) for the third-most such games by a player in his first three seasons all-time. Only Marino (32 games) and Luck (28) have more.

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

PLAYER TEAM GAMES  
Dan MarinoHOF Miami 32  
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 28  
Peyton ManningHOF Indianapolis 26  
Justin Herbert L.A. Chargers 25*  
Derek Carr Oakland Raiders 25  
*In third season    

— NFL —

ALLEN THE END ZONE: Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN ranks second in the NFL with 12 combined passing and rushing touchdowns (10 passing, two rushing) this season and has 146 combined passing and rushing touchdowns since entering the NFL in 2018, fourth-most among all players over that span.

When BUFFALO (3-1) hosts PITTSBURGH (1-3) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Allen needs two touchdowns to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (147 touchdowns) for the fourth-most combined passing and rushing touchdowns by a player in his first five seasons in NFL history.

The players with the most combined passing and rushing touchdowns in their first five seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS PASS TDs RUSH TDs TOTAL
Dan MarinoHOF Miami 1983-87 168 3 171
Cam Newton Carolina 2011-15 117 43 160
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2017-21 151 8 159
Peyton ManningHOF Indianapolis 1998-2002 138 9 147
Josh Allen Buffalo 2018-22 113 33 146*
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2012-16 132 14 146
*In fifth season

— NFL —

DUAL THREATS IN THE DESERT: Since the beginning of the 2020 season, KYLER MURRAY leads all quarterbacks with 18 rushing touchdowns, while JALEN HURTS ranks tied for second with 17. The two are set to meet when the league’s last remaining undefeated team, PHILADELPHIA (4-0), travels to ARIZONA (2-2) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX).

Last week, Murray recorded his 10th career game with at least two touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown, the second-most such games by a quarterback since he entered the NFL in 2019. With two touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown on Sunday, Murray can tie JOSH ALLEN (11 games) for the second-most such games by a quarterback in his first four seasons in NFL history. Only CAM NEWTON (12) has more.

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

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS GAMES
Cam Newton Carolina 2011-14 12
Josh Allen Buffalo 2018-21 11
Kyler Murray Arizona 2019-22 10*
*In fourth season

Hurts, who is expected to make his 24th career start, needs one rushing touchdown to tie CAM NEWTON (18) for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in his first 25 career starts all-time.

The quarterbacks with the most rushing touchdowns in their first 25 starts in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM RUSHING TDs
Cam Newton Carolina 18
Josh Allen Buffalo 17
Jalen Hurts Philadelphia 17*
*In 23 starts

SUPER COOPER: Los Angeles Rams wide receiver COOPER KUPP leads the NFL with 42 receptions this season.

When the LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-2) host the DALLAS COWBOYS (3-1) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), Kupp needs six receptions to surpass T.J. HOUSHMANDZADEH (47 receptions in 2007) and ADAM THIELEN (47 in 2018) for the most receptions by a player in his team’s first five games of a season all-time.

The players with the most receptions in their team’s first five games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RECEPTIONS  
T.J. Houshmandzadeh Cincinnati 2007 47  
Adam Thielen Minnesota 2018 47  
Michael Thomas New Orleans 2018 46  
         
Cooper Kupp L.A. Rams 2022 42*  
*Entering Week 5

Kupp, who registered a career-high 14 receptions in Week 4, has recorded at least 10 receptions in three of his first four games this season and has 11 career games with 10-or-more receptions since entering the NFL in 2017.

With 10 receptions on Sunday, he can become the first player in NFL history with at least 10 receptions in four of his first five games of a season. He can also tie ANQUAN BOLDIN (12 games), JULIO JONES (12) and BRANDON MARSHALL (12) for the second-most such games by a player in his first six seasons all-time.

The players with the most games with at least 10 receptions in their first six seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) SEASONS GAMES
Michael Thomas New Orleans 2016-21 18
Anquan Boldin Arizona 2003-08 12
Julio Jones Atlanta 2011-16 12
Brandon Marshall Denver, Miami 2006-11 12
       
Cooper Kupp L.A. Rams 2017-22 11*
*In sixth season

— NFL —

DOMINANT DAVANTE: Las Vegas wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS ranks third among AFC wide receivers with 26 receptions this season and is one of five players in the league with a touchdown catch in three of his first four games in 2022. Since entering the NFL in 2014, he has 695 receptions for 8,411 yards and 76 touchdowns.

When the LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-3) visit the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-1) on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), Adams needs five receptions to become the fifth player in NFL history with at least 700 receptions and 75 touchdown catches in his first nine career seasons.

The players with at least 700 receptions and 75 touchdown catches in their first nine seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) SEASONS RECEPTIONS RECEIVING TDs
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona 2004-12 764 77
Marvin HarrisonHOF Indianapolis 1996-2004 845 98
Calvin JohnsonHOF Detroit 2007-15 731 83
Jerry RiceHOF San Francisco 1985-93 708 118
         
Davante Adams Green Bay, Las Vegas 2014-22 695* 76*
*In ninth season

Adams enters Monday night having surpassed 100 receiving yards in each of his past five games in primetime. That is tied with COOPER KUPP (active streak) for the longest such streak since 1970. With at least 100 receiving yards against Kansas City, Adams will become the first player to record at least 100 receiving yards in six consecutive primetime games since 1970. The Raiders and Rams will meet on Thursday Night Football in Week 14, the next scheduled primetime appearance for each club.