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Brett Maher Becomes First Kicker To Make Three 60-Yard FGs

Oct 21, 2019 8:40 AM

Brett Maher made NFL history on Sunday night when he made a 63-yard field goal at the end of the first half of the Dallas Cowboys' win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Maher is the first kicker in league history to make three field goals of at least 60 yards.

"It's pretty cool," he said. "I didn't know [it was a record] until I got in here. That's definitely cool."

He made a 62-yarder against the Eagles last season at AT&T Stadium and a 62-yarder last week against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

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Danielle Hunter Sets Record For Most Sacks Before Turning 25

Oct 15, 2019 10:12 AM

Danielle Hunter has set an NFL record for the most sacks before his 25th birthday.

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end got to Carson Wentz on Sunday for the 46th sack of his career.

"Somebody told me that the day before the game, that if he got a sack that he would do that," Mike Zimmer said of the record.

Hunter turns 25 on October 29.

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Tom Brady Passes Peyton Manning For Second On Passing Yardage List

Oct 11, 2019 8:41 AM

Tom Brady surpassed Peyton Manning for second on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list during Thursday night's New England Patriots-New York Giants game.

Brady entered the game needing just 18 yards to pass his longtime rival.

He moved into second place with a 19-yard completion to Sony Michel at 14:20 of the first quarter. He finished New England's 31-14 win with 334 yards.

Brady now has 72,257 yards for his career, second only to Drew Brees' 74,845 yards. The totals are only for the regular season.

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Larry Fitzgerald Moves Into Second Place On Receptions List

Sep 30, 2019 8:35 AM

Larry Fitzgerald passed Tony Gonzalez for second place on the NFL's all-time list on a 15-yard catch with 1 minute, 41 seconds left in the Arizona Cardinals' 27-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Fitzgerald came into the game needing five catches to reach 1,326 for his career.

"I don't mean any disrespect to guys on the all-time list but it's hard to take anything good from losing two in a row at home, three home games out of four, and we don't come out with a win," the receiver said. "That's pretty depressing, so there's not much to really be happy about."

Jerry Rice sits in first place on the receptions list with 1,549.

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Bills Have Fewest Draft Picks On Roster In NFL, Bengals Have Most

Sep 16, 2019 11:22 AM

The Buffalo Bills have the first draft picks they selected still on their roster with 18, followed by the New York Jets with 19. The Cleveland Browns and Kansas Chiefs are tied for third with 21 apiece. 

The Cincinnati Bengals have the most draft picks they selected on their roster with 37, followed by the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks with 36.

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Ravens Win 16th Straight Preseason Game

Aug 23, 2019 9:19 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have won 16 straight preseason games.

The Ravens topped the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15 in a lightning-shortened game at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night.

The winning streak is the longest such streak in the NFL in at least 25 years. The Ravens haven't lost in the preseason since Sept. 3, 2015.

"I don't know how significant it is," John Harbaugh said. "I think it's significant in a sense that I think our coaches do a great job of coaching in training camp. We develop players really well."

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Kyler Murray Goes 6-For-7 On First Preseason Drive

Aug 9, 2019 8:31 AM

Kyler Murray played just one drive for the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night and impressed.

The first overall pick completed 6-of-7 attempts for 44 yards on the night.

Arizona's drive began on their own 2-yard line. Murray's only incompletion came when a receiver stepped out of bounds for a penalty on the catch, which by league rule is deemed an incompletion.

"I thought it was smooth," Murray said. "I was anxious to get out there, move around and throw it a little bit. I really just tried to execute whatever coach called, and I think we did that for the most part."

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

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Chiefs, Rams, Saints, Patriots In Top-5 Offensive DVOA
The combined over/under for both Championship Games is the highest in NFL history.

RealGM Staff Report

Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

McCaffrey First In 33 Years With 50 Yards Rushing, Receiving, Passing
Christian McCaffrey was a true jack-of-all-trades for the Panthers on Monday night.

Pro Football Reference

Lamar Jackson Running More Than Any Quarterback In History
In Lamar 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
Chris Jones, 24, has 14 total sacks this season for the Chiefs.

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Larry Fitzgerald Passes Jerry Rice's Catch Mark
Larry Fitzgerald has passed Jerry Rice for the most catches with one team in NFL history.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

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.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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

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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.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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.

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

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