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What to Look For – Week 7 Quarterbacks

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MILESTONE WATCH: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 363 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints’ Week 5 win. Brees has 72,103 career passing yards and surpassed PEYTON MANNING (71,940) in Week 5 to become the league’s all-time leading passer.
 
With a touchdown pass on Sunday at Baltimore (4:05 PM ET, FOX), Brees can join Manning (539), Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (508) and TOM BRADY (501) as the only players in NFL history to throw 500 career touchdown passes.
 
The players with the most touchdown passes in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis, Denver
539
Brett Favre*
Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota
508
Tom Brady
New England
501
Drew Brees
San Diego, New Orleans
499
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
PROLIFIC PAT: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 18 touchdown passes through the first six weeks of the season.
 
Mahomes, who has 18 touchdown passes in his first seven career games, needs two touchdown passes against Cincinnati on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC) to join Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (21) and DESHAUN WATSON (20) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 20 touchdown passes in their first eight career games.
 
The players with the most passing touchdowns in their first eight career games in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASONS
PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Kurt Warner*
St. Louis Rams
1998-99
21
Deshaun Watson
Houston
2017-18
20
Patrick Mahomes
 Kansas City
 
2017-18
 18**
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
**In seven career games
 
CAPTAIN’S ORDERS: Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK threw for 301 yards with four touchdown passes in Week 6.
 
Luck, who has passed for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of his past three games, can become the third quarterback in NFL history with four consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns within a single season on Sunday against Buffalo (1:00 PM ET, CBS).
 
The players with the most consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns within a single season in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
CONSECUTIVE GAMES
Steve Young*
San Francisco
1998
5
Peyton Manning
Denver
2012
4
Andrew Luck
Indianapolis
2018
3**
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
**Active streak
Courtesy of NFL Communications

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