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What to Look For - Week 14

Posted Dec 5, 2013

What to Look For - Week 14



WHAT TO LOOK FORWEEK 14

 

PLAY 60: In Week 13, four teams – ATLANTA (trailed 14-0; won 34-31 in OT), DALLAS (trailed 21-7; won 31-24), DENVER (trailed 21-7; won 35-28) and the NEW YORK GIANTS (trailed 14-0; won 24-17) – each overcame a 14-point deficit to win. That brings the season total to 15 such games, tied for the second-most though Week 13 in NFL history.

 

The most comeback victories of at least 14 points through Week 13 in NFL history:

 

SEASON

MOST 14 POINT COMEBACK WINS THROUGH WEEK 13

1987

16

2013

15

1996

15

 

With four weeks to play, the number of 14 point comeback wins can challenge for the most in a season all-time (18 in 2011).

 

The most comeback victories of at least 14 points in a season in NFL history:

 

SEASON

MOST 14 POINT COMEBACK WINS

2011

18

1996

17

1987

17

1983

17

1979

17

 

 

2013

15*

                                                                                                                        *Through Week 13

 

-- NFL --

 

SWEET CAROLINA: The Carolina Panthers (9-3) have won a franchise-record eight consecutive games after starting the season 1-3 and are tied with the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead.

 

With a win against New Orleans on Sunday Night Football, Carolina can become the fifth team ever to win nine consecutive games after starting a season 1-3 or worse.

 

The teams that won at least nine consecutive games after starting a season 1-3 or worse:

 

TEAM

YEAR

SEASON START

FINAL RECORD

WIN STREAK

Houston Oilers

1961

1-3

10-3-1**

9

Baltimore Colts

1975

1-4

10-4*

9

Pittsburgh Steelers

1976

1-4

10-4*

9

Houston Oilers

1993

1-4

12-4*

11

*Advanced to playoffs

 

 

 

 

**AFL Champions

 

 

 

 

                                   

-- NFL --

 

 

 

THE SHOW-ME CHIEFS: The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-3) travel to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

 

With a victory against Washington, the Chiefs would tie the 1963 Oakland Raiders (10) and the 1975 Baltimore Colts (10) for the third-most wins by a team that won two or fewer games the previous season.

 

The teams with the most wins after winning two or fewer games the previous season:

 

TEAM

YEAR

MOST WINS AFTER WINNING 2 OR FEWER GAMES

Miami Dolphins

2008

11

Indianapolis Colts

2012

11

Oakland Raiders

1963

10

Baltimore Colts

1975

10

Many tied

 

9

 

-- NFL --

 

WHO DAT: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES ranks fifth in NFL history with 49,713 career passing yards.

 

With 287 passing yards on Sunday night against the Panthers, Brees would become the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards.

 

The players with the most passing yards in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

MOST CAREER PASSING YARDS

Brett Favre

71,838

Peyton Manning*

63,612

Dan Marino

61,361

John Elway

51,475

Drew Brees*

49,713

*Active

 

 

Brees, who will play in his 183rd game on Sunday, can reach 50,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history.

 

PLAYER

FEWEST GAMES TO REACH 50,000 PASSING YARDS

Peyton Manning

191

Dan Marino

193

Brett Favre

211

John Elway

229

 

 

Drew Brees

182*

*49,713 passing yards

 

 

-- NFL --

 

MEGATRON: Through Week 13, Detroit wide receiver CALVIN JOHNSON has an NFL-best 1,299 receiving yards, including seven 100-yard receiving games.

 

With 100 receiving yards on Sunday at Philadelphia, Johnson can become the first player in NFL history with at least eight 100-yard receiving games in three consecutive seasons.

 

Last season, Johnson’s 11 100-yard receiving games matched Pro Football Hall of Famer MICHAEL IRVIN’s NFL record set in 1995. In 2011, Johnson totaled eight games with at least 100 receiving yards.

 

-- NFL --

 

WHO DEY: Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN has totaled 3,510 receiving yards in 43 career games.

 

On Sunday against Indianapolis, Green needs 66 receiving yards to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE for the third-most receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career in NFL history.

 

The players with the most receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career in NFL history:

 

 

PLAYER

RECEIVING YARDS

Randy Moss

4,163

Torry Holt

3,786

Jerry Rice

3,575

A.J. Green

3,510*

John Jefferson

3,431

*Through 12 games in 2013

 

 

 

-- NFL --

 

ALL DAY: Last week, Minnesota running back ADRIAN PETERSON (10,057) joined ERIC DICKERSON (11,226), LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (10,650), BARRY SANDERS (10,172) and EMMITT SMITH (10,160) as the only players in NFL history to rush for at least 10,000 yards in the first seven seasons of a career.

 

With 104 rushing yards on Sunday at Baltimore, Peterson can surpass Emmitt Smith for the fourth-most rushing yards in the first seven seasons of a career in NFL history.

 

The players with the most rushing yards in their first seven seasons:

 

PLAYER

RUSHING YARDS

Eric Dickerson^

11,226

LaDainian Tomlinson

10,650

Barry Sanders^

10,172

Emmitt Smith^

10,160

Adrian Peterson

10,057*

*Through 12 games in 2013

 

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 


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