WHAT TO LOOK FOR-WEEK 15

STELLAR STEELER: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN has 9,886 receiving yards in his eight-year NFL career.

Brown, who will play in his 115th career game on Sunday against New England, can tie CALVIN JOHNSON (115) for the fewest games to reach 10,000 receiving yards in NFL history.

The players to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

FEWEST GAMES TO 10,000 REC. YARDS

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

115

Torry Holt

St. Louis

116

Lance Alworth^

San Diego

120

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

121

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

122

 

 

 

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

114*

*Has 9,886 career receiving yards

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brown, who leads the NFL with 1,509 receiving yards and ties for second with nine touchdown receptions, can become the first player in NFL history with at least 1,600 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in three different seasons, breaking a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON. Brown also accomplished the feat in 2014 and 2015.

With a touchdown catch on Sunday, Brown will record his fourth consecutive season with at least 1,200 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH and RANDY MOSS for the third-longest streak in NFL history.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 1,200 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

 

TEAM

 

SEASONS

MOST CONSECUTIVE 1,200 REC. YARD & 10 TD SEASONS

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

1989-1995

7

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

1999-2003

5

Lance Alworth^

San Diego

1963-1966

4

Randy Moss

Minnesota

1998-2001

4

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2014-2016

 3*

*Has 1,509 rec. yards and nine TD catches through Week 14

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAMCarolina’s CAM NEWTON leads all NFL quarterbacks with 585 rushing yards this season.

Newton, who plays against Green Bay on Sunday, can tie MICHAEL VICK (four) for the most seasons with at least 600 rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history. Newton also accomplished the feat in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

The quarterbacks with the most seasons of at least 600 rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS WITH 600+ RUSH YARDS

Michael Vick

Atlanta, Philadelphia

4

Cam Newton

Carolina

3*

Randall Cunningham

Philadelphia

3

*Has 585 rushing yards through Week 14

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PULVERIZING PEPPERSCarolina defensive end JULIUS PEPPERS has 9.5 sacks this season and is closing in on his 10th career season with at least 10 sacks.

Peppers can join Pro Football Hall of Famers BRUCE SMITH (13), REGGIE WHITE (12) and KEVIN GREENE (10) as the only players in NFL history to have at least 10 seasons with 10+ sacks.

The players with the most seasons with at least 10 sacks in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS WITH 10+ SACKS

Bruce Smith^

Buffalo, Washington

13

Reggie White^

Philadelphia, Green Bay

12

Kevin Greene^

LA Rams, Pittsburgh, Carolina, San Francisco

10

Julius Peppers

Carolina, Chicago, Green Bay

9*

*Has 9.5 sacks through Week 14

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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WONDERFUL WILSONSeattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON ranks second in the NFL with 29 touchdown passes and is second among NFL quarterbacks with 482 rushing yards.

Wilson, who plays against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, can become the first quarterback in NFL history with at least 30 touchdown passes and 500 rushing yards in multiple seasons, having also accomplished the feat in 2015. RANDALL CUNNINGHAMand CAM NEWTON are the only other quarterbacks to reach the marks in a single season.

The players with at least 30 touchdown passes and 500 rushing yards in a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

TD PASSES

RUSH YARDS

Cam Newton

Carolina

2015

35

636

Russell Wilson

Seattle

2015

34

553

Randall Cunningham

Philadelphia

1990

30

942

Russell Wilson*

Seattle

2017

29

482

*Through Week 14

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BURSTING ON THE SCENE: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS, who had 92 receptions as a rookie last year, ranks second in the NFC with 85 catches this season.

Thomas, who faces the New York Jets this week, needs five receptions to join ODELL BECKHAM, JR. as the only players in NFL history to have at least 90 catches in each of their first two NFL seasons. Beckham (2014-16) reached 90+ receptions in each of his first three NFL seasons.

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CONSISTENT COLT: Indianapolis running back FRANK GORE has 941 scrimmage yards this season and has recorded at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his past 11 seasons.

With 59 yards against Denver on Thursday Night Football, Gore will join Pro Football Hall of Famer EMMITT SMITH as the only players in NFL history to record at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in 12 consecutive seasons. Smith accomplished the feat in 13 consecutive seasons from 1990-2002.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS

CONSEC. SEASONS WITH 1,000+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS

Emmitt Smith^

Dallas

1990-2002

13

Frank Gore

San Francisco, Indianapolis

2006-2016

 11*

Marshall Faulk^

Indianapolis, St. Louis

1994-2004

11

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

1986-1996

11

*Active streak

^Pro Football Hall of Fame

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BREES FOR 70K: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES ranks third in NFL history with 69,680 career passing yards.

Brees, who plays against the New York Jets on Sunday, needs 320 yards to join Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (71,838 passing yards) and PEYTON MANNING (71,940) as the only players in NFL history with at least 70,000 career passing yards.

The players with 70,000 career passing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER PASS YARDS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

71,940

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

 71,838

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

69,680*

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brees, who will be playing in his 247th career game, would reach the milestone in the fewest games played.

The players to reach 70,000 career passing yards in the fewest games played:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES TO 70,000 CAREER PASS YARDS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

258

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

293

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

 246*

*Has 69,680 career passing yards

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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