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MAGNIFICENT MAHOMES: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 2,526 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes through the first eight weeks of the season. Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of his last seven games.
 
With 300 passing yards at Cleveland (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes would join ANDREW LUCK (2014) as the only quarterbacks with at least 300 passing yards in eight consecutive games within a single season in league history.
 
The players with at least 300 passing yards in the most consecutive games within a single season in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 300+ PASS YARDS
Andrew Luck
Indianapolis
2014
8
Drew Brees
New Orleans
2011
7
Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
7*
*Active streak
 
Mahomes, who has thrown four touchdown passes in three consecutive games and five total games this season, can become the third quarterback in league annals with at least four touchdown passes in six different games in a single season, joining PEYTON MANNING (six games in 2004 and nine in 2013) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (six in 1984). Manning and Marino each won the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award in those seasons.
 
The players with the most games with at least four touchdown passes within a single season in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
GAMES WITH 4+ TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
9
Peyton Manning#
Indianapolis
2004
6
Dan Marino^#
Miami
1984
6
 
 
 
 
Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
5
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player
 
HERE COMES HOUSTON: Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for five touchdowns with a 156.0 rating in the Texans’ 42-23 victory over Miami in Week 8.
 
Watson, who has 34 touchdown passes in 15 career games, needs one touchdown pass on Sunday at Denver (4:05 PM ET, CBS) to join Pro Football Hall of Famers KURT WARNER (39 touchdowns) and DAN MARINO (35) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 35 touchdown passes in their first 16 career games.
 
The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in their first 16 career games in NFL history:
 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASONS
PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Kurt Warner^
St. Louis
1998-99
39
Dan Marino^
Miami
1983-84
35
 
 
 
 
Deshaun Watson
Houston
2017-18
34*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*In 15 career games
 
The HOUSTON TEXANS have won five consecutive games following an 0-3 start to the season. With a win on Sunday, the Texans would join the 1970 NEW YORK GIANTS as the only teams since 1970 to win six consecutive games immediately following an 0-3 start.
 
SUPER CAM: Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON has 58 career rushing touchdowns, the most by a quarterback in NFL history, and has at least five rushing touchdowns in each of his first seven seasons in the NFL.
 
Newton, who has four rushing touchdowns this season and faces Tampa Bay on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), needs one rushing touchdown to become the first quarterback and seventh player overall in NFL history with at least five rushing touchdowns in eight consecutive seasons.
 
The players with at least five rushing touchdowns in the most consecutive seasons in league annals:
 
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 5+ RUSH TDS
Marshall Faulk^
Indianapolis, St. Louis
10
LaDainian Tomlinson^
San Diego, New York Jets
10
Jim Brown^
Cleveland
9
Ricky Watters
San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle
9
Eddie George
Houston Oilers/Tennessee
8
Thurman Thomas^
Buffalo
8
 
 
 
Cam Newton
Carolina
7*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has four rushing touchdowns in 2018
 
Courtesy of NFL Communications

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