What to Look for in Week 12

What to Look for in Week 12

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 12

WILD, WILD WEST:The DENVER BRONCOS and KANSAS CITY CHIEFS are each 9-1 and tied atop the AFC West. If both teams win this Sunday, it would mark the first time in 65 years (1948) that two teams in the same division won 10 of their first 11 games.

In 1948, the Chicago Cardinals and Chicago Bears, then members of the NFL's Western Division, each started 10-1. The Cardinals finished 11-1 before losing the 1948 NFL Championship game by a score of 7-0 to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears (10-2) finished second in the Western Division.


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RESILIENT GIANTS:The NEW YORK GIANTS(4-6) have won four consecutive games and are now just a game-and-a-half out of first place in the NFC East.

With a win against Dallas on Sunday, the Giants can become only the second team in NFL history to lose its first six games and win its next five games (Tennessee in 2009). The 2009 Tennessee Titans started 0-6 and then won five in a row, finishing the season with an 8-8 record.


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PERFECT 10: Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNINGand the Broncos are tied for the AFC's best record at 9-1 with Kansas City.

With a win against New England on Sunday Night Football, Manning (12) can extend his NFL record for the most seasons with at least 10 wins by a quarterback in NFL history.

Additionally, New England quarterback TOM BRADY(10) and the Patriots are 7-3 and with three more wins this season, Brady would surpass BRETT FAVRE(10) for the second-most such seasons.

The quarterbacks with the most 10 win seasons in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

MOST 10 WIN SEASONS IN NFL HISTORY

*Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

12

Brett Favre

Green Bay, Minnesota

10

*Tom Brady

New England

10

John Elway

Denver

8

Many tied

6

*Active


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COOL BREES:New Orleans quarterback DREW BREESranks second in the NFL with 3,369 passing yards this season (Peyton Manning, 3,572).

With 38 yards passing at Atlanta on Thursday Night Football, Brees (49,288) will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer WARREN MOON(49,325) for the fifth-most career passing yards in NFL history.

The quarterbacks with the most career passing yards in NFL history:

MOST CAREER PASSING YARDS

Brett Favre

71,838

Peyton Manning*

63,059

Dan Marino^

61,361

John Elway^

51,475

Warren Moon^

49,325

*Drew Brees

49,288

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer


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YOUNG LUCK:Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCKhas thrown for 6,804 yards in his first two NFL seasons.

With 264 passing yards at Arizona on Sunday, Luck (6,804) will surpass DREW BLEDSOE(7,049) and ANDY DALTON(7,067) for the fourth-most passing yards in the first two seasons of a career in NFL history.

The quarterbacks with the most passing yards in the first two seasons of a career in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

MOST PASS YARDS IN FIRST TWO SEASONS OF CAREER

Cam Newton

 Carolina

7,920

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

7,874

Dan Marino

Miami

7,294

Andy Dalton

Cincinnati

7,067

Drew Bledsoe

New England

7,049




Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

*6,804

*Through Week 11




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RUSHING TO 100:Minnesota running back ADRIAN PETERSON has rushed for 9,700 yards and 85 touchdowns in 99 career NFL games.

On Sunday at Green Bay, Peterson needs 67 rushing yards to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BARRY SANDERS (9,766) for the third-most rushing yards in the first 100 games of a career in NFL history.

The players with the most rushing yards through their first 100 career games:

PLAYER

RUSHING YARDS

Eric Dickerson^

10,818

Jim Brown^

10,403

Barry Sanders^

9,766

Adrian Peterson

*9,700

LaDainian Tomlinson

9,505

*99 games played

^Pro Football Hall of Famer


Peterson's 85 rushing touchdowns are already the fifth-most through a player's first 100 games in a career.

The players with the most rushing touchdowns through their first 100 career games:

PLAYER

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Emmitt Smith^

103

LaDainian Tomlinson

102

Shaun Alexander

91

Jim Brown^

88

Adrian Peterson

*85

*99 games played

^Pro Football Hall of Famer


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11 GOING FOR 11,000:Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD has 809 receptions for 10,967 yards and 83 touchdowns in his career.

With 33 receiving yards on Sunday against Indianapolis, Fitzgerald would become the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 career receiving yards. He will be 30 years and 85 days old at kickoff on Sunday.

The youngest players to reach 11,000 career receiving yards:

PLAYER

TEAMS

AGE

*YEARS     *

DAYS

Randy Moss

Minnesota, Oakland, New England

30

222

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

31

32

Torry Holt

St. Louis

31

124

Andre Johnson

Houston

31

158

Isaac Bruce

St. Louis

31

349

*Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

30

85

*10,967 receiving yards

^Pro Football Hall of Famer




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