Friday 19 January 2018 / 12:59 PM


A WINNING COMBINATION: New England quarterback TOM BRADY recorded his 200th career victory (including the postseason) in the Patriots’ 22-17 win at the New York Jets last week, tying PEYTON MANNING (200) for the most wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

With a victory against Los Angeles on Sunday, Brady would become the all-time wins leader (including playoffs) in league history.

The quarterbacks with the most career regular-season and postseason wins in NFL history:

 Tom BradyNew England200
 Peyton ManningIndianapolis, Denver200
 Brett Favre^Atlanta, Green Bay, NY Jets, Minnesota199
 John Elway^Denver162
 ^Pro Football Hall of Famer 

Brady (200-61, .766) owns the highest winning percentage among quarterbacks with at least 50 career starts since the 1970 merger. With a victory over the Rams this week, he would become the first quarterback in NFL history with a record 140 games over .500 at any point in his career.

The quarterbacks with the highest winning percentages since 1970 (minimum 50 starts):

Tom Brady2000-present200610.766
Roger Staubach^1969-197995350.731
Russell Wilson2012-present60241.712
Joe Montana^1979-1994133540.711
Peyton Manning1998-2015200920.685
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

The Patriots enter Week 13 with a 9-2 record, tied with the Oakland Raiders (9-2) atop the AFC. With a win on Sunday, the Patriots would clinch their 14th consecutive season with at least 10 wins, the second-longest streak of 10-win seasons in NFL history. The 1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers (16) are the only franchise with more consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories.

The franchises with the most consecutive 10-win seasons in NFL history:

San Francisco 49ers1983-199816
New England Patriots2003-201513*
Indianapolis Colts2002-20109
*Active streak  


PRESCOTT FINDING PAYDIRT: Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in passing yards (2,835), touchdown passes (18) and passer rating (108.6). With two touchdown passes on Thursday night at Minnesota, Prescott would join CHARLIE CONERLY (22) as the only rookie quarterbacks to throw at least 20 touchdown passes in his team’s first 12 games.

The most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback in his team’s first 12 games:

Charlie Conerly1948New York Giants22
Marcus Mariota2015Tennessee Titans19
Russell Wilson2012Seattle Seahawks19
Peyton Manning1998Indianapolis Colts19
Dak Prescott2016Dallas Cowboys18*
*Through 11 games


FITZ AMONG THE FINEST: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD recorded four catches in the Cardinals’ 38-19 loss to Atlanta last week, bringing his career reception total to 1,096.

With seven catches against Washington on Sunday, Fitzgerald would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famers CRIS CARTER (1,101) and MARVIN HARRISON (1,102) for the third-most career receptions in NFL history.

The players with the most receptions in NFL history:

Jerry Rice^San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle1,549
Tony GonzalezKansas City, Atlanta1,325
Marvin Harrison^Indianapolis1,102
Cris Carter^Philadelphia, Minnesota, Miami1,101
Larry FitzgeraldArizona1,096
Tim Brown^Los Angeles, Oakland, Tampa Bay1,094
^Pro Football Hall of Famer



THE COMEBACK KID: Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD has engineered seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in 2016, while helping the Lions become the first team in NFL history to record seven wins when trailing in the fourth quarter in the team’s first 11 games of a season.

With a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime at New Orleans on Sunday, Stafford would record the most such drives in a single season since the 1970 merger.

The most single-season game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 1970:

Matthew Stafford2016Detroit Lions7*
Andrew Luck2012Indianapolis Colts7
Peyton Manning2009Indianapolis Colts7
Jake Delhomme2003Carolina Panthers7
Peyton Manning1999Indianapolis Colts7
Jake Plummer1998Arizona Cardinals7
Don Majkowski1989Green Bay Packers7
Brian Sipe1979Cleveland Browns7
*Through 11 games

RACKING UP THE YARDS: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES leads the NFL with 3,587 passing yards this season and has passed for at least 3,500 yards in 12 consecutive seasons, the second-longest streak in NFL history. PEYTON MANNING passed for 3,500+ yards in 13 consecutive seasons from 1998-2010.

With 413 passing yards on Sunday, Brees would become the first quarterback in NFL history to record 4,000 passing yards through his team’s first 12 games of a season twice in his career, having also accomplished the feat in 2011.

The quarterbacks with at least 4,000 passing yards in their team’s first 12 games:

Peyton Manning2013Denver Broncos4,125
Drew Brees2011New Orleans Saints4,031
Andrew Luck2014Indianapolis Colts4,011
Drew Brees2016New Orleans Saints3,587*
*Through 11 games

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