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Eric Ebron Wants To Set Tight End Touchdown Record

May 8, 2019 8:24 AM

Eric Ebron, who scored a career-high 13 touchdowns last season, wants to break the record for touchdowns by a tight end.

"I believe Gronk still holds the record for most touchdowns, which is 17. So, if I want to do anything that is gonna be real spectacular or really good, I gotta go get 17," Ebron said. "And if I go and get 17, I help my team win games. I did that, proved that and I feel like if I'm at my best, then I feel like this team will be at their best."

Ebron is set to make $7 million in 2019, the final year of his two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

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45 Percent Of '16 Draft First Rounders Have Fifth-Year Option Declined

May 3, 2019 8:11 AM

Forty-five percent of first round picks (14 of 31) from the 2016 NFL Draft had their fifth-year options declined.

In each of the last two years, 20 fifth-year options were picked up and 12 were declined.

Jack Conklin was the highest selected player who had his option declined as the Tennessee Titans had selected him eight overall.

The Cleveland Browns had already released Corey Coleman, as had the Denver Broncos with Paxton Lynch.

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Von Miller Has Sights Set On 20-Sack Season

Apr 19, 2019 8:48 AM

Von Miller has a goal of posting a 20-sack season for the Denver Broncos.

Miller also wants to break Bruce Smith's all-time sack record of 200. To get there, Miller knows he'll need one massive season.

"I feel like I haven't even made it halfway yet," Miller said. "I'm going on nine [seasons]. We had Bruce Smith at our pass-rush summit and I talked to him about it a little bit. He played 20 years and averaged 10 sacks a season. That's right where I'm at with it. Hopefully I can get one of those 20-sack seasons. If I can get one of those in, it'll put me ahead of the pace. I'm still feeling good. I told [Bradley] Chubb today, 'I'm old but I'm still good. I still feel good out there. I still look good, Chubb?' And he was like, 'Yes.'

"As long as I'm still going and as long as I'm still playing first and second down, and rushing the quarterback on third, then I'm good. Whenever I start slipping to third down, then you know Von is on the way out. But I think that's a long way away for me."

Miller's career-high is 18.5 sacks.


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Antonio Brown Wants To Pass Jerry Rice On Receiving List

Mar 14, 2019 8:55 AM

During his introductory press conference with the Oakland Raiders, Antonio Brown says his ultimate goal is to pass Jerry Rice as the NFL's all-time leading receiver.

Brown has averaged 114 catches for 1,524 yards the past six seasons. No Raiders receiver in franchise history has ever reached either of those marks in a single season.

He currently sits No. 28 on the NFL's all-time receptions list with 837 catches. Rice sits first with 1,549 catches.

"My goal really is to catch Jerry Rice," Brown said. "Playing with a guy like Coach [Jon] Gruden, obviously, he knows what it takes to keep me upright and fresh. Keep me out there for a long time so it's a challenge every year to prove my love for the game. I'm just taking it one year at a time.

"Obviously, my goal in the back of my mind is to catch Jerry Rice. Every year, I have to prove my love. This year I'm out here to prove my love."

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

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Chiefs, Rams, Saints, Patriots In Top-5 Offensive DVOA

Jan 14, 2019 10:16 AM

The NFL's Final Four for the 2018 season features four of the top-5 offenses in the league, according to Football Outsiders' DVOA.

The Kansas City Chiefs rank first, followed by the Los Angeles Rams at No. 2, the New Orleans Saints at No. 4 and the New England Patriots at No. 5.

The Patriots defeated the fourth ranked Los Angeles Chargers to reach the AFC Championship.

The combined over/under for both Championship Games is the highest in NFL history.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.


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McCaffrey First In 33 Years With 50 Yards Rushing, Receiving, Passing

Dec 18, 2018 1:17 PM

Christian McCaffrey was a true jack-of-all-trades for the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.

McCaffrey ran the ball 15 times for 53 yards, he caught eight passes for 67 yards, and he threw a 50-yard touchdown pass on a trick play.

He is the first player since Walton Payton (1985) to have 50 or more yards rushing, receiving and passing all in the same game.

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Lamar Jackson Running More Than Any Quarterback In History

Dec 17, 2018 8:34 AM

Lamar Jackson carried the football 18 times on Sunday for 95 yards.

Jackson is running the football more than any quarterback, ever. In five starts for the Baltimore Ravens, he has averaged 17.2 rushing attempts.

Over the course of an NFL season, no quarterback has ever averaged more than 10.1 rushing attempts per start.

In Jackson's starts, the Ravens have 234 runs and 119 passes, a ratio unheard of in today's NFL.

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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.

Adam Teicher/ESPN

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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Aaron Rodgers Sets Mark For Most Passes Without Interception
Aaron Rodgers has 23 touchdowns and just one interception this season.

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Eli Manning One Loss From Tying Brett Favre For Second-Most Ever
If the Giants lose on Sunday, Eli Manning will tie Brett Favre for the second-most quarterback losses in NFL history.

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Odell Beckham Wants To Reach 2,000 Receiving Yards
Odell Beckham, Jr. reached the 1,000-yard mark last Sunday for the fourth time in his five-year career.

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Zach Ertz On Pace To Break Tight End Catch Mark
Zach Ertz has 84 catches for 895 yards this season, putting him on pace for a historic season.

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Michael Thomas Has Unprecedented Catch Rate
Michael Thomas has caught 82 of the 91 passes he's been targeted on this season.

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Rams, Chiefs Put Up Record Numbers On MNF
The Rams and Chiefs set records in a wild 54-51 game on Monday night.


Frank Gore Reaches 500 Yards In 14th Straight Season
Frank Gore has set an NFL record by reaching 500 yards for the 14th straight season.

Adam Beasley/Miami Herald

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

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.

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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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