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What to look for in Week 13 of NFL

The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES have the NFL’s best record at 10-1 and can clinch the NFC East division title in Week 13. Philadelphia has won nine consecutive games, including each of its past four by at least 20 points.

The Eagles, who play at Seattle on Sunday Night Football, can become the sixth team in NFL history to win five consecutive games all by at least 20 points and the first since the 1999 St. Louis Rams.

The teams with five consecutive wins all by 20+ points in NFL history:

TEAM

SEASON

MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS BY 20+ POINTS

St. Louis

1999

5

Green Bay

1961

5

Houston Oilers

1961

5

Philadelphia

1953

5

Philadelphia

1949

5

Philadelphia

2017

4*

*Active streak

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BIG BEN ASCENDS: Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 49,762 passing yards in his 14-year career with the Steelers.

Roethlisberger, who plays at Cincinnati on Monday Night Football, can become the eighth quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards.

The quarterbacks with at least 50,000 career 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

 69,140*

Tom Brady

New England

 64,956*

Dan Marino^

Miami

61,361

John Elway^

Denver

51,475

Eli Manning

New York Giants

 50,625*

 

 

 

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh

49,762*

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Roethlisberger will play in his 197th career game on Monday and can become the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards in fewer than 200 games, joining DREW BREES (183), PEYTON MANNING (191), Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (193) and TOM BRADY (198).

The quarterbacks to reach 50,000 passing yards in the fewest career games:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES TO 50,000 PASSING YARDS

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

183

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

191

Dan Marino^

Miami

193

Tom Brady

New England

198

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh

196*

*Has 49,762 career passing yards

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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PRESCISION PASSERSPhiladelphia’s CARSON WENTZ leads the NFL with 28 touchdown passes and New England’s TOM BRADY ranks second with 26 TD passes. Wentz (five interceptions) and Brady (three) are the only quarterbacks with at least 25 touchdown passes and five or fewer interceptions this season.

On Sunday, Wentz and Brady can join some elite company. Wentz, who plays at Seattle on Sunday night, can become the third different quarterback in NFL history with at least 30 touchdown passes and five or fewer interceptions through his team’s first 12 games of a season, joining Brady (2007) and AARON RODGERS (2011, 2014).

Brady, who plays at Buffalo on Sunday, can join Rodgers as the only players to accomplish the feat twice. Brady had 41 touchdown passes with five interceptions through his team’s first 12 games of the 2007 season.

The players with at least 30 touchdown passes and five or fewer interceptions through their team’s first 12 games of a season:

PLAYER

 TEAM

SEASON

TD PASSES

INTS

Aaron Rodgers^

 Green Bay

2014

32

3

Aaron Rodgers^

 Green Bay

2011

37

5

Tom Brady^

 New England

2007

41

5

 

 

 

 

 

Carson Wentz*

 Philadelphia

2017

28

5

Tom Brady*

 New England

2017

26

3

*Through 11 games

 

 

 

^Won MVP

 

 

 

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ALL-PURPOSE BACKS: Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY ranks second in the NFL with 1,344 scrimmage yards (865 rushing, 479 receiving) and leads the league with 11 total touchdowns.

Gurley, who plays at Arizona on Sunday, can become the fifth different player in NFL history with at least 1,000 rushing yards, 500 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns through his team’s first 12 games of a season.

The players with at least 1,000 rushing yards, 500 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns in their team’s first 12 games of a season:

PLAYER

 TEAM

SEASON

RUSH YARDS

REC. YARDS

TOUCHDOWNS

David Johnson

 Arizona

2016

1,005

704

15

Priest Holmes

 Kansas City

2003

1,177

559

17

Priest Holmes

 Kansas City

2002

1,322

634

22

Thurman Thomas^

 Buffalo

1991

1,192

522

12

Thurman Thomas^

 Buffalo

1989

1,045

558

11

Chuck Foreman

 Minnesota

1976

1,035

551

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Gurley*

 Los Angeles Rams

2017

865

479

11

*Through 11 games

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 

 

 

Saints rookie running back ALVIN KAMARA ranks second in the NFC with 1,094 scrimmage yards (548 receiving, 546 rushing) and ties for second in the NFL with nine total touchdowns.

Kamara, who plays against Carolina on Sunday, can become the third rookie with at least 600 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in a season in NFL history, joining BILLY SIMS (1980) and Pro Football Hall of Famer CHARLEY TAYLOR (1964). Both Sims and Taylor were named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year in those seasons.

The rookies with at least 600 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

 TEAM

SEASON

RUSH YARDS

REC. YARDS

Billy Sims

 Detroit

1980

1,303

621

Charley Taylor^

 Washington

1964

755

814

Alvin Kamara*

 New Orleans

2017

546

548

*Through 11 games

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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RECORD-SETTING RECEIVER: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN leads the NFL with 80 catches and 1,195 receiving yards this season.

Brown, who has 561 receptions since 2013, can surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON(563 from 1999-2003) for the most catches by a player over any five-year span in NFL history.

The most receptions by a player over any five-year span in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

RECEPTIONS

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

1999-2003

563

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2013-17

561*

Wes Welker

New England

2008-12

560

Wes Welker

New England

2007-11

554

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2012-16

547

*In fifth season of span

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brown, who has 7,510 receiving yards since 2013, can also surpass Harrison (7,594 from 1999-2003) for the most receiving yards by a player over any five-year span in NFL history.

The most receiving yards by a player over any five-year span in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

RECEIVING YARDS

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

1999-2003

7,594

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2013-17

7,510*

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

2011-15

7,428

Torry Holt

St. Louis

2000-04

7,368

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

2010-14

7,334

*In fifth season of span

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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LARRY LEGENDArizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD leads the NFC with 72 receptions and is closing in on his 10th career season with at least 75 catches.

With three catches against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Fitzgerald would become the fourth player in NFL history with at least 75 catches in 10 seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE(13 seasons) and TIM BROWN (10) and TONY GONZALEZ (10).

The players with the most seasons with at least 75 catches in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS WITH 75+ CATCHES

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco, Oakland

13

Tim Brown^

Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

10

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