What to Look For – Week 8 Wide Receivers/Kickers

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MILESTONE WATCH: Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI has scored 2,540 total points during his 23-year NFL career.
With five points on Sunday at Oakland (4:05 PM ET, CBS), Vinatieri would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer MORTEN ANDERSEN (2,544 points) as the league’s all-time leading scorer.
 
The players with the most points scored in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
TOTAL POINTS SCORED
Morten Andersen*
New Orleans, Atlanta, New York Giants, Kansas City, Minnesota
2,544
Adam Vinatieri
New England, Indianapolis
2,540
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
PHENOMENAL FITZ: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD has 15,800 receiving yards in his 15-year NFL career.
With 135 receiving yards on Sunday against San Francisco (4:25 PM ET, FOX),Fitzgerald would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer TERRELL OWENS (15,934) for the second-most receiving yards in NFL history.
 
The players with the most receiving yards in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
RECEIVING YARDS
Jerry Rice*
San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle
22,895
Terrell Owens*
San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo, Cincinnati
15,934
Larry Fitzgerald
Arizona
15,800
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
THIELEN GOOD: Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had nine catches for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ Week 7 win and leads the league with 67 receptions and 822 receiving yards this season.
 
Thielen has recorded at least 100 receiving yards in each of Minnesota’s first seven games this season and can surpass CHARLEY HENNIGAN (seven consecutive games in 1961) to become the only player in NFL history with 100 or more receiving yards in each of his team’s first eight games to start a season.
 
With 100 receiving yards on Sunday Night Football against New Orleans (8:20 PM ET, NBC), Thielen would join CALVIN JOHNSON (2012) as the only players to record eight consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history.
 
The players with the most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ REC. YARDS
Calvin Johnson
Detroit
2012
8
Adam Thielen
Minnesota
2018
7*
Demaryius Thomas
Denver
2014
7
Michael Irvin**
Dallas
1995
7
Charley Hennigan
Houston Oilers
1961
7
*Active Streak
**Pro Football Hall of Famer
 
Thielen, who also has a touchdown catch in each of his past four games, can join PATRICK JEFFERS (five consecutive games with Carolina in 1999) as the only players since 1970 with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in five consecutive games.
 
Courtesy of NFL Communications

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