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Chris Jones Ties Mark With 10-Game Sack Streak

Dec 14, 2018 8:32 AM

Chris Jones tied an NFL record with a sack in his 10th consecutive game Thursday night.

The Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman already holds the NFL's single-season record for consecutive games with a sack.

The two other players with a sack in 10 straight games -- DeMarcus Ware and Simon Fletcher -- did so across two seasons.

Jones, 24, has 14 total sacks this season.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor, Stats

Larry Fitzgerald Passes Jerry Rice's Catch Mark

Dec 10, 2018 8:55 AM

Larry Fitzgerald has passed Jerry Rice for the most catches with one team in NFL history.

Fitzgerald has 1,286 catches in his 15 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Rice had 1,281 receptions with the San Francisco 49ers.

"It's a two-way street in this business," Fitzgerald said. "You have to want to stay in a place and the organization, team, coaches have to want you to be here. It's a two-way street. I'm appreciative of the Bidwill family for giving me the shot to continue to play and call Arizona home. It means a lot to me."

Fitzgerald is third on the NFL's all-time receptions list. Rice is first with 1,549 and tight end Tony Gonzalez is second with 1,325.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Stats

Aaron Rodgers Sets Mark For Most Passes Without Interception

Dec 10, 2018 8:49 AM

Aaron Rodgers set the NFL record for most consecutive passes thrown without an interception in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons.

He tied Tom Brady with 358, then surpassed him in the second half.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback finished the game with his streak intact at 368 passes.

Rodgers' last interception came in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills on a twice-deflected pass. He has 23 touchdowns and just one interception this season. He's completing 62% of his passes.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Misc Rumor, Stats

Eli Manning One Loss From Tying Brett Favre For Second-Most Ever

Dec 6, 2018 8:34 AM

If the New York Giants lose on Sunday, Eli Manning will tie Brett Favre for the second-most quarterback losses in NFL history.

Manning has 111 loses as New York's starter.

Vinny Testaverde holds the dubious mark with 123 defeats.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Stats

Odell Beckham Wants To Reach 2,000 Receiving Yards

Nov 30, 2018 8:25 AM

Odell Beckham, Jr. reached the 1,000-yard mark last Sunday for the fourth time in his five-year career.

Beckham has 74 receptions for 1,017 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games.

"Like I said, it's not a down year. My numbers are still my numbers," said Beckham, who isn't impressed with his numbers. "I guess that is where my mindset is different than everybody else. I expect way higher of myself.

"I expect ... I'm trying to reach 2,000 yards. I'm trying to go for 20 TDs. One-hundred receptions is tatted on me. Those are goals that hopefully in my career and future, along with championships and winning, because numbers don't mean anything without winning. You can go home with 300 yards in a game with an L -- it's not going to feel good.

"So it's really all about winning, and I just feel like I could've had a better year so far but this is where I'm at. You just have to deal with that, keep pushing to keep getting better day by day, work at your craft. That is all I can really do."

No player has ever recorded 2,000 receiving yards in a single season. Calvin Johnson holds the NFL record with 1,964 yards, set in 2012.

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Tags: New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Stats

Zach Ertz On Pace To Break Tight End Catch Mark

Nov 28, 2018 8:59 AM

Zach Ertz has 84 catches for 895 yards this season, putting him on pace for a historic season.

The record for catches in a season by a tight end is held by Jason Witten. He hauled in 110 passes in 2012, but Ertz is on pace for 122 catches for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ertz is also on pace for 1,300 yards. No tight end has surpassed that yardage total and caught 100 passes in NFL history.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Stats

Michael Thomas Has Unprecedented Catch Rate

Nov 20, 2018 8:43 AM

Drew Brees is getting a lot of recognition as the potential NFL MVP this season.

Michael Thomas, however, is having a season unlike any wide receiver in history.

Thomas has caught 82 of the 91 passes he's been targeted on. His 90.1% completion rate is absolutely unprecedented for a 1,000-yard wide receiver.

Football Outsiders has target stats dating back to 1986, and the highest catch rate for any 1,000-yard wide receiver in the NFL since 1986 came when John Taylor (San Francisco 49ers) caught 80 percent of his passes in 1989, when he caught 60 passes for 1,077 yards.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor, Stats

Rams, Chiefs Put Up Record Numbers On MNF

Nov 20, 2018 8:36 AM

The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs set records in a wild 54-51 game on Monday night.

It was the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history. The Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to score 50 or more points and lose.

The 105 combined points were the third-highest total ever for an NFL game.

"It was a whirlwind," Sean McVay said. "I feel like I might need a couple beverages to relax tonight. But it was great. This is what you love so much about the game."

Patrick Mahomes became the first to throw six touchdowns passes in a Monday night game.


Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor, Stats

Frank Gore Reaches 500 Yards In 14th Straight Season

Nov 12, 2018 8:51 AM

Frank Gore has set an NFL record by reaching 500 yards for the 14th straight season.

Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton reached the plateau in 13 straight years.

Earlier this year, Gore passed Curtis Martin to move into fourth place on the league's all-time rushing list.

Adam Beasley/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Stats

NFL Passing Numbers Are Way Up

Oct 10, 2018 8:50 AM

Passing numbers are up across the NFL this season as throwing the football dominates offenses more and more.

The average passer rating this season is 93.4 -- from 2002 through 2017, the average was 84.2.

From 1966 through 2017, the league saw 300-yard passing performances once every 3.8 games. This year, the average has fallen to once ever 1.4 games, with 57 300-yard performances in 78 games.

Eleven quarterbacks already have more than 1,500 passing yards. Six have thrown at least 12 touchdown passes through five weeks.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Misc Rumor, Stats

Drew Brees Becomes NFL's All-Time Passing Leader
Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning's all-time passing mark of 71,940 yards in the second quarter of the Saints' 43-19 win over the Redskins on Monday night.

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Tom Brady Throws 500th Career Touchdown
Tom Brady became just the third quarterback in NFL history to throw 500 career touchdowns passes in the second half of the Patriots' 38-24 win over the Colts on Thursday night.

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Tom Brady, Drew Brees Could Join 500 TD Club In Week 5
Only two players have thrown 500 touchdown passes in NFL history, but two more players will join the club very soon.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Drew Brees Believes 80 Percent Completion Rate In Sustainable
Through three games, Drew Brees has a 80.6% completion rate on his 129 passing attempts.

Josh Katzenstein/NOLA

Michael Thomas Begins Season On Record Pace
Through three games, Michael Thomas has 38 catches for 398 yards.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Drew Brees Passes Brett Favre For Most Career Completions
Drew Brees is also on track to set the record for career passing yards within the next few weeks.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Ravens Set Mark With TDs On First 12 Red Zone Trips
The Ravens have set an NFL record with touchdowns on each of their first 12 trips into the red zone this season.

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Kerryon Johnson Becomes Lions' First 100-Yard Rusher Since 2013
Kerryon Johnson rushed for 101 yards in the Lions' win over the Patriots on Sunday night, breaking a streak that dated back to 2013.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Denver's Phillip Lindsay Sets NFL Rookie Record
Phillip Lindsay set an NFL record on Sunday, becoming the first undrafted free agent ever with 100-plus scrimmage yards in each of his first two games.

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Adrian Peterson Scores 100th Rushing Touchdown
Adrian Peterson rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Washington Redskins
Washington was pretty good but not great during the Kirk Cousins era and enter 2018 optimistic about Alex Smith.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Tennessee Titans
The Titans have largely been stuck in the bottom half of the NFL since their 13-3 season in 2008, but they reached the playoffs in 2017 despite a negative point differential.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers haven't reached the playoffs since 2007 and they've had a few false starts in turning it around.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Seattle Seahawks
Finishing first in DVOA over the first four seasons of Russell Wilson's career was an extraordinary run for the Seahawks.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers hope Kyle Shanahan can similarly turnaround the 49ers as Jim Harbaugh did in 2011.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers have been consistent contenders throughout this century (and last).

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have been one of the NFL's most consistent winners this century.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: New York Jets
After the initial success of the Rex Ryan era, the Jets have struggled since 2012 and even missed out on the playoffs in 2015 when they won 10 games and ranked 9th in DVOA.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Oakland Raiders
The Raiders struggled for many, many years following their Super Bowl loss in the 2002 season, but they became competitive again in 2015.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: New York Giants
The Giants have struggled in four out of the past five years in DVOA and they again put their faith in Eli Manning in drafting Saquon Barkley over all of the quarterbacks available to them.

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