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NFL: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2014

August 1, 2014
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PEYTON MANNING, Denver, needs 18 touchdown passes to surpass Brett Favre (508) for the most all-time. In 16 seasons,

Manning has 491 touchdown passes.

Manning needs 5,036 passing yards to join Brett Favre (71,838) as the only players with 70,000 career passing yards. In 16 seasons, Manning has 64,964 passing yards.

Manning needs two 400-yard passing games to surpass Dan Marino (13) for the most all-time (see Brees note). In 16 seasons, Manning has 12 400-yard passing games.

Manning can increase his NFL record total of 300-yard passing games. In 16 seasons, Manning has 84 300-yard passing games (see Brees note).

Manning needs 4,000 passing yards to become the first player in NFL history with 14 4,000-yard seasons. Manning is the only quarterback to accomplish the feat in 13 seasons.

Manning can increase his NFL record total of four-touchdown passing games. In 16 seasons, Manning has 31 games with four or more touchdown passes (see Brees note).

Manning can become the first player to lead the league in touchdown passes five times in his career. Manning is currently tied with Drew Brees, Len Dawson, Brett Favre, Johnny Unitas and Steve Young (4) for the most such seasons in NFL history (see Brees note).

Manning has led the league in passing yards three times in his career and can join Drew Brees (4), Dan Fouts (4), Johnny Unitas (4), Sammy Baugh (4), Dan Marino (5) and Sonny Jurgensen (5) as the only players to lead the league in passing yards at least four times.

Manning has led the league in completions four times in his career and can join Sammy Baugh (5) and Dan Marino (6) as the only players to lead the league in completions at least five times.

Manning has led the league in pass attempts three times in his career and can join Sammy Baugh (4), Johnny Unitas (4), George Blanda (4) and Dan Marino (5) as the only players to lead the league in attempts at least four times.

DREW BREES, New Orleans, needs 4,000 passing yards to join Peyton Manning (13) as the only players in NFL history with at least nine 4,000-yard passing seasons. In 13 seasons, Brees has eight 4,000-yard passing seasons.

Brees needs four 400-yard passing games to surpass Peyton Manning (12) and Dan Marino (13) for the most all-time (see Manning note). In 13 seasons, Brees has 10 400-yard passing games.

Brees needs 37 touchdown passes to join Dan Marino (420), Peyton Manning (491) and Brett Favre (508) as the only players with 400 career touchdown passes (see Brady and Manning notes). In 13 seasons, Brees has 363 touchdown passes.

Brees can extend his NFL record streak of consecutive seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes.

Brees has passed for at least 30 touchdowns in each of the past six seasons.

Brees has 25 games with four or more touchdown passes and needs seven such games to surpass Peyton Manning (31) for the most all-time (see Manning note).

Brees needs to pass for 300 yards in seven games to surpass Peyton Manning (84) for the most 300-yard passing games in NFL history (see Manning note). In 13 seasons, Brees has 78 300-yard passing games.

Brees needs 395 passing yards to surpass John Elway (51,475) for fourth place all-time (see Brady note). In 13 seasons, Brees has 51,081 passing yards.

Brees can become the first player to lead the league in touchdown passes five times in his career. Brees is currently tied with Len Dawson, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas and Steve Young (4) for the most such seasons in NFL history (see Manning note).

Brees has led the league in passing yards four times in his career and can tie Sonny Jurgensen and Dan Marino (5) for the most seasons leading the league in passing yards.

TOM BRADY, New England, has led the league in touchdown passes three times in his career and can tie Drew Brees, Len Dawson, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas and Steve Young (4) for the most seasons leading the league in touchdown passes (see Brees and Manning notes).

Brady needs five touchdown passes to surpass Drew Brees (363) for fourth place all-time and needs 41 touchdown passes to join Dan Marino (420), Peyton Manning (491) and Brett Favre (508) as the only players with 400 career TDs (see Brees and Manning notes). In 14 seasons, Brady has 359 touchdown passes.

Brady needs 2,327 passing yards to surpass Warren Moon (49,325), Drew Brees (51,081) and John Elway (51,475) for fourth place all-time (see Brees note). In 14 seasons, Brady has 49,149 passing yards.

Brady needs 4,000 passing yards to join Drew Brees (8) and Peyton Manning (13) as the only players in NFL history with at least seven 4,000-yard passing seasons. In 14 seasons, Brady has six 4,000-yard passing seasons.

Brady needs four 300-yard passing games to surpass Brett Favre (62) and Dan Marino (63) for third place all-time. In 14 seasons, Brady has 59 300-yard passing games.

PHILIP RIVERS, San Diego, has led the league in average yards per pass three times in his career and can join Steve Young (5)and Sid Luckman (7) as the only players in NFL history to do so in at least four seasons.

ADRIAN PETERSON (left), Minnesota, needs 10 rushing touchdowns to join Emmitt Smith (8) and LaDainian Tomlinson (9) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 10 touchdowns in at least eight different seasons.

Peterson has five 200-yard rushing games in his career. Peterson needs two 200-yard games to surpass Tiki Barber (5) and O.J. Simpson (6) for the most all-time.

Peterson needs 14 rushing touchdowns to become the ninth player in NFL history with 100 rushing touchdowns. In seven seasons, Peterson has 86 rushing touchdowns.

STEVEN JACKSON, Atlanta, needs 1,000 rushing yards to join Curtis Martin (10), Barry Sanders (10), Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith (11) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in at least nine different seasons. In 10 seasons, Jackson has rushed for 1,000 yards eight times.

REGGIE WAYNE, Indianapolis, needs 97 receptions to surpass Isaac Bruce (1,024), Terrell Owens (1,078), Tim Brown (1,094), Cris Carter (1,101) and Marvin Harrison (1,102) for third place alltime.

In 13 seasons, Wayne has 1,006 receptions. Wayne needs 1,369 receiving yards to surpass Henry Ellard (13,777), Cris Carter (13,899), James Lofton (14,004), Marvin Harrison (14,580) and Tim Brown (14,934) for sixth place all-time. In 13 seasons, Wayne has 13,566 receiving yards.

Wayne needs 100 receptions to join Andre Johnson, Brandon Marshall and Wes Welker (5) as the only players in NFL history with five 100-catch seasons. In 13 seasons, Wayne has four 100-catch seasons.

Wayne needs 1,000 receiving yards to join Terrell Owens (9), Jimmy Smith (9), Tim Brown (9), Randy Moss (10) and Jerry Rice (14) as the only players in NFL history with at least nine 1,000-yard receiving seasons. In 13 seasons, Wayne has eight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

CALVIN JOHNSON, Detroit, needs one 200-yard receiving game to surpass Lance Alworth (5) for the most all-time. In seven seasons, Johnson has five career 200-yard receiving games. Johnson needs 1,500 receiving yards to join Andre Johnson (3), Marvin Harrison (3) and Jerry Rice (4) as the only players with at least three such seasons in NFL history (see A. Johnson note). In seven seasons, Johnson has two 1,500-yard receiving seasons.

WES WELKER, Denver, needs 100 receptions to become the first player in NFL history with six 100-catch seasons (see A. Johnson and Marshall notes). Welker, Andre Johnson and Brandon Marshall are the only players with five 100-reception seasons.

Welker has led the league in receptions three times and can join Lionel Taylor (5) and Don Hutson (8) as the only players to lead the league in receptions at least four times.

ANDRE JOHNSON (left), Houston, needs 1,500 receiving yards to join Jerry Rice (4) as the only players with four 1,500-yard seasons. In 11 seasons, Johnson has three 1,500-yard receiving seasons.

Johnson needs two 100-yard receiving games to surpass Don Maynard (50) and Terrell Owens (51) for fourth-place all-time. In 11 seasons, Johnson has 50 100-yard receiving games.

Johnson needs 100 receptions to become the first player in NFL history with six 100-catch seasons (see Marshall and Welker notes). Johnson, Brandon Marshall and Wes Welker are the only players with five 100-reception seasons.

Johnson needs 73 receptions to become the 10th player in NFL history with 1,000 catches. In 11 seasons, Johnson has 927 receptions.

BRANDON MARSHALL, Chicago, needs 100 receptions to become the first player in NFL history with six 100-catch seasons (see A. Johnson and Welker notes). Marshall, Andre Johnson and Wes Welker are the only players with five 100-reception seasons.

JASON WITTEN (right), Dallas, needs 262 receiving yards to surpass Shannon Sharpe (10,060) for second place all-time amongst tight ends (see Gates note). In 11 seasons, Witten has 9,799 receiving yards.

ANTONIO GATES, San Diego, needs 868 receiving yards to surpass Jason Witten (9,799) and Shannon Sharpe (10,060) for second place all-time amongst tight ends (see Witten note). In 11 seasons, Gates has 9,193 receiving yards.

ED REED is the all-time leader in interception-return yards and can add to his NFL record. In 12 seasons, Reed has 1,590 interception-return yards.

Reed needs eight interceptions to surpass Ken Riley (65), Dick “Night Train” Lane (68) and Rod Woodson (71) for third place alltime. In 12 seasons, Reed has 64 interceptions.

CHARLES WOODSON, Oakland, needs two interception-return touchdowns to surpass Rod Woodson (12) for the most all-time. In 16 seasons, Woodson has 11 interception-return touchdowns.

JARED ALLEN, Chicago, has led the league in sacks twice in his career and can become the first player to lead the league three times since the sack became an official statistic in 1982 (see Ware note).

Allen needs 10 sacks to join John Randle (8) and Reggie White (9) as the only players with 10 sacks in at least eight consecutive seasons since 1982. Allen has accomplished the feat in each of the past seven seasons.

Allen needs 13.5 sacks to surpass Leslie O’Neal (132.5), Lawrence Taylor (132.5), John Abraham (133.5), Richard Dent (137.5), John Randle (137.5), Jason Taylor (139.5) and Michael Strahan (141.5) for fifth place since the sack became an official statistic in 1982 (see Abraham note). In 10 seasons, Allen has 128.5 sacks.

Allen needs one safety to surpass Ted Hendricks and Doug English (4) for the most all-time. In 10 seasons, Allen has four safeties.

JOHN ABRAHAM (left), Arizona, needs 8.5 sacks to surpass Richard Dent (137.5), John Randle (137.5), Jason Taylor (139.5) and Michael Strahan (141.5) for fifth place since the sack became an official statistic in 1982 (see Allen note). In 14 seasons, Abraham has 133.5 sacks.

DE MARCUS WARE, Denver, has led the league in sacks twice in his career and can become the first player to lead the league three times since the sack became an official statistic in 1982 (see Allen note).

DEVIN HESTER, Atlanta, needs one return touchdown to surpass Deion Sanders (19) for the most all-time. In eight seasons, Hester has 19 return touchdowns (13 punt return, five kickoff return and one missed field goal return).

ADAM VINATIERI, Indianapolis, needs 145 points to surpass John Carney (2,062) and Jason Hanson (2,150) for third place alltime.

In 18 seasons, Vinatieri has 2,006 points.

Vinatieri needs 100 points to become the only player in NFL history to score 100 points in 17 different seasons. Vinatieri and Jason Elam are the only players to accomplish the feat 16 times.

SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI, Oakland, needs eight 50-yard field goals to surpass Jason Hanson (52) for the most all-time. In 14 seasons, Janikowski has 45 50-yard field goals.


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