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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN NFL WEEK 11

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:

 

TEAMSEASONSCONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH .500 OR BETTER RECORD
Dallas1965-8521
Cleveland1957-7317
   
New England2001-Present16*
*Active streak  

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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:

 

PLAYERTEAMSEASONSACKS OVER 2-GAME SPAN
Derrick Thomas^Kansas City19908
Aldon SmithSan Francisco20127.5
Johnie CooksIndianapolis19847.5
Many tied  7
    
Adrian ClaybornAtlanta20176*
*Through one game
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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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:

 

PLAYERTEAMSEASONSGAMES WITH 4+ TD PASSES IN 1ST 2 SEASONS
Dan Marino^Miami1983-846
Fran Tarkenton^Minnesota1961-624
    
Carson WentzPhiladelphia2016-173*
*In second season  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer  

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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 BradyNew England20076-83
     
Jared GoffLos Angeles Rams20179-102*
*Active streak    

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RISING ROETHLISBERGERPittsburgh 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, Denver71,940
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota71,838
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 68,509*
Tom Brady New England 64,389*
Dan Marino^ Miami61,361
John Elway^ Denver51,475
Eli Manning New York Giants 50,307*
Warren Moon^ Houston Oilers, Minnesota, Seattle, Kansas City49,325
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:

 

PLAYERTEAM(S)CAREER COMPLETIONS
Brett Favre^Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota6,300
Peyton ManningIndianapolis, Denver6,125
Drew BreesSan Diego, New Orleans 6,051*
Tom BradyNew England5,475*
Dan Marino^Miami4,967
Eli ManningNew York Giants 4,287*
John Elway^Denver4,123
Philip RiversSan Diego/Los Angeles Chargers 4,005*
   
Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburgh 3,991*
 
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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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:

 

PLAYERTEAMRECEPTIONS IN 1ST 25 CAREER GAMES
Odell Beckham, Jr.New York Giants176
Anquan BoldinArizona154
Michael ThomasNew Orleans151*
Reggie BushNew Orleans143
Jarvis LandryMiami143
*Through 24 games

 

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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:

PLAYERTEAM(S)CAREER RECEIVING YARDS 
Jerry Rice^San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle22,895 
Terrell OwensSan Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati15,934 
Randy MossMinnesota, Oakland, New England, Tennessee, San Francisco15,292 
Isaac BruceLos Angeles/St. Louis, San Francisco15,208 
Tony GonzalezKansas City, Atlanta15,127 
Larry FitzgeraldArizona15,066* 
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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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:

 

PLAYERTEAMSEASONWEEKSCONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 50+ YARD TD CATCH
Darnay ScottCincinnati199912-143
Al ToonNew York Jets19868-103
Willie GaultChicago19833-53
Mel GraySt. Louis Cardinals19743-53
     
Robert WoodsLos Angeles Rams20179-102*
*Active streak   

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