What To Look For – NFL Week 11
JUST INCREDIBLE: Last week, Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON recorded a career-high 193 receiving yards and established NFL records for the most games with at least 100 receiving yards (20) and most games with at least 150 receiving yards (seven) by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.
Jefferson, who has 4,076 receiving yards in 42 career games, also tied Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (42 games) and ODELL BECKHAM JR. (42) for the fewest games to reach 4,000 career receiving yards in NFL history.
With at least 88 receiving yards on Sunday against Dallas (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Jefferson would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (4,163 receiving yards) for the most receiving yards by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.
The players with the most receiving yards in their first three seasons in NFL history:
|Odell Beckham Jr.||New York Giants||4,122|
|*In third season|
CLASS OF 2018: When BUFFALO (6-3) hosts CLEVELAND (3-6) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), two members of the 2018 NFL Draft class can reach historic milestones in their fifth seasons.
Bills quarterback JOSH ALLEN, the No. 7 overall pick in 2018, has 158 career combined passing and rushing touchdowns (123 passing, 35 rushing) and needs three more to surpass PATRICK MAHOMES (159) and CAM NEWTON (160) for the second-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|
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||2017-21||151||8||159|
|*In fifth season|
Allen leads the NFL with 3,209 combined passing and rushing yards this season and has recorded at least 300 combined yards in six of his nine games. On Sunday, he can join Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (3,545 in 2013) and ANDREW LUCK (3,532 in 2014) as the only quarterbacks with at least 3,500 combined passing and rushing yards in his team’s first 10 games of a season in NFL history.
The players with the most combined passing and rushing yards in their team’s first 10 games of a season in NFL history:
|Drew Brees||New Orleans||2013||3,400|
|*In first nine games|
Browns running back NICK CHUBB, selected in the second round (No. 35 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft, leads the league with 11 rushing touchdowns and ranks third with 904 rushing yards this season.
With at least 46 rushing yards on Sunday, Chubb would become the third player in NFL history with at least 950 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns in each of his first five career seasons, joining ADRIAN PETERSON and Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON.
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QUICK 10K: Since entering the NFL as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Cincinnati quarterback JOE BURROW has 9,834 passing yards in 35 games.
With at least 166 passing yards at Pittsburgh on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Burrow can tie Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (36 games) for the third-fewest games to reach 10,000 career passing yards in NFL history.
The players to record at least 10,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||34|
|Justin Herbert||Los Angeles Chargers||35|
|Kurt WarnerHOF||St. Louis Rams||36|
|*Has 9,834 passing yards|
BEAR GROUND: Last week, the CHICAGO BEARS became the first team in NFL history to rush for at least 225 yards in five consecutive games and the second team with at least 2,000 rushing yards (2,017) in their first 10 games of a season since 1980, joining the 2019 BALTIMORE RAVENS (2,031).
Against Atlanta on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), the Bears can become the third team since 1950 to rush for at least 200 yards in six consecutive games within a season, joining the 1972 PITTSBURGH STEELERS (seven consecutive games) and 1951 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (six).
The teams with the most consecutive games with at least 200 rushing yards within a season since 1950:
|San Francisco 49ers||1951||6|
Chicago has recorded consecutive games with at least 250 rushing yards and can become the fourth team in the Super Bowl era and first since 1976 with at least 250 rushing yards in three consecutive games.
The teams with the most consecutive games with at least 250 rushing yards since 1966:
|Pittsburgh Steelers||1976||3 (Weeks 8-10)|
|Buffalo Bills||1976||3 (Weeks 12-14)|
|Buffalo Bills||1975||3 (Weeks 1-3)|
|Chicago Bears||2022||2* (Weeks 9-10)|
Quarterback JUSTIN FIELDS, who rushed for a quarterback regular-season single-game NFL record 178 yards in Week 9 and 147 rushing yards in Week 10, became the first quarterback since TOBIN ROTE (Weeks 8-9, 1951) with at least 125 rushing yards in consecutive games. No quarterback in NFL history has recorded at least 100 rushing yards in three consecutive games.
Fields can join KYLER MURRAY (five consecutive games in 2020) as the only players in the Super Bowl era with at least one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown in five consecutive games, and become the third quarterback, along with Murray and CAM NEWTON (five consecutive games in 2021), to record a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games in the Super Bowl era.
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FLYING TO THE BALL: Philadelphia safety C.J. GARDNER-JOHNSON leads the NFL with a career-high six interceptions this season and has recorded an interception in each of his past five games.
With an interception at Indianapolis on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), he can become the ninth player since 1970 and the fourth since 1990 with an interception in six consecutive games.
The players with an interception in the most consecutive games since 1970:
|Trevon Diggs||Dallas||6 (9/9/21 – 10/17-21)|
|Brian Russell||Minnesota||6 (9/7/03 – 10/19/03)|
|Doug Evans||Carolina||6 (9/23/01 – 10/28/01)|
|Barry Wilburn||Washington||6 (9/13/87 – 11/15/87)|
|Lester Hayes||Oakland Raiders||6 (10/26/80 – 12/1/80)|
|Eric Harris||Kansas City||6 (10/19/80 – 11/23/80)|
|Lemar Parrish||Washington||6 (12/16/78 – 9/30/79)|
|Mel BlountHOF||Pittsburgh||6 (11/2/75 – 12/7/75)|
|C.J. Gardner-Johnson||Philadelphia||5* (10/9/22 – 11/14/22)|
HOUSTON, WE HAVE SACKS: Baltimore linebacker JUSTIN HOUSTON ranks tied for fourth in the NFL with 8.5 sacks this season and has recorded at least two sacks in each of his past three games. Among active players, he ranks third with 110.5 career sacks.
With at least two sacks against Carolina on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Houston can become the fourth player since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, with at least two sacks in four consecutive games.
The players with at least two sacks in the most consecutive games since 1982:
|Simeon Rice||Tampa Bay||5 (10/27/02 – 12/1/02)|
|Kevin GreeneHOF||San Francisco, Carolina||5 (12/21/97-10/4/98)|
|Reggie WhiteHOF||Philadelphia||4 (11/15/87 – 12/6/87)|
|Justin Houston||Baltimore||3* (10/23/22 – 11/7/22)|
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