What to Look For – Week 8 Quarterbacks

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TOP PASSERS: Six active quarterbacks – New England’s TOM BRADY, New Orleans’ DREW BREES, the Los Angeles Chargers’ PHILIP RIVERS, the New York Giants’ ELI MANNING, Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER and Green Bay’s AARON RODGERS – rank in the top 10 in NFL history in passing touchdowns.
 
With four touchdown passes on Monday Night Football at Buffalo (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), Brady (504 touchdown passes) would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (508) for the second-most touchdown passes in NFL history.
Roethlisberger (341) needs two touchdown passes against Cleveland (1:00 PM ET, CBS) on Sunday to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (342) and move into sole possession of eighth place on the league’s all-time touchdown passes list.
The players with the most touchdown passes in NFL history:
 
Tom Brady*
New England
504
Drew Brees*
San Diego, New Orleans
501
Dan Marino**
Miami
420
Philip Rivers*
San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers
359
Eli Manning*
New York Giants
346
Fran Tarkenton**
Minnesota, New York Giants
342
Ben Roethlisberger*
Pittsburgh
341
Aaron Rodgers*
Green Bay
325
*Active
**Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
VALUABLE COMPANY: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 22 touchdown passes through the first seven weeks of the season.
 
Mahomes needs three touchdown passes on Sunday against Denver (1:00 PM ET, CBS) to join TOM BRADY (2007) and PEYTON MANNING (2004 & 2013) as the only players in NFL history with at least 25 touchdown passes in their team’s first eight games of a season. Brady and Manning went on to earn Associated Press MVP honors in those seasons.
 
The players with the most passing touchdowns in their team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Tom Brady**
New England
2007
30
Peyton Manning**
Denver
2013
29
Peyton Manning**
Indianapolis
2004
26
Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
22*
*In first seven games of season
**Named Associated Press MVP
 
GREEN MACHINE: Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN has 596 catches for 8,824 yards and 62 touchdowns in his eight-year NFL career.
 
Green, who will play his 110th career game on Sunday against Tampa Bay (1:00 PM ET, FOX), needs four receptions to join Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON and LARRY FITZGERALD as the only players in NFL history with at least 600 receptions and 60 receiving touchdowns in their first 110 career games.
 
The players with at least 600 receptions and 60 receiving touchdowns in their first 110 career games in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
RECEPTIONS
TOUCHDOWNS
Marvin Harrison*
Indianapolis
677
74
Larry Fitzgerald
Arizona
623
66
A.J. Green
Cincinnati
596*
62*
*In 109 career games
**Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
Courtesy of NFL Communications

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