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FLYING TO HISTORY: The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (6-0) return to action this week following their Week 7 bye. They are the last remaining undefeated team in the league and are looking to match their best start to a season in franchise history (7-0 in 2004).
Philadelphia leads the league with a +12 turnover differential and has a league-low two giveaways through their first six games. With no turnovers against Pittsburgh on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), the Eagles will become the second team in the Super Bowl era with two-or-fewer giveaways through their first seven games of a season, joining the 2017 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (one giveaway).
The teams with the fewest giveaways through their first seven games of a season in the Super Bowl era:
|Kansas City Chiefs||2017||1|
|Green Bay Packers||2020||3|
|New England Patriots||2015||3|
|San Diego Chargers||2014||3|
|*Through six games|
Quarterback JALEN HURTS led all quarterbacks with 10 rushing touchdowns last season and in 2022 again leads the position with six rushing touchdowns entering Week 8. Hurts, who also had three rushing touchdowns as a rookie in 2020, enters Sunday with 19 career rushing touchdowns and can become the fourth quarterback with at least 20 rushing touchdowns in his first three seasons in the Super Bowl era.
The quarterbacks with the most rushing touchdowns in their first three seasons in the Super Bowl era:
|*In third season|
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SCARY GOOD DUO: Cincinnati enters Week 8 having won four of their past five games and have scored at least 30 points in each of their past two games. Quarterback JOE BURROW ranks second in the league with 2,097 passing yards and third with 15 touchdown passes, while wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE ranks sixth with 605 receiving yards and tied for second with six touchdown receptions.
Last week, Burrow and Chase connected on touchdowns of 32 and 41 yards. In their 23 games together as Bengals teammates, they have now connected on 11 touchdowns of at least 30 yards, tied for the fourth-most such touchdowns by a quarterback and wide receiver duo each under the age of 26 in NFL history.
When Cincinnati travels to Cleveland on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), Burrow will be 25 years and 325 days old while Chase will be 22 years and 244 days old.
The quarterback-wide receiver duos each under the age of 26 with the most 30-yard touchdown connections in NFL history:
|QB & WR DUO||TEAM||30+ YARD TOUCHDOWNS|
|Daunte Culpepper & Randy MossHOF||Minnesota||13|
|Dan MarinoHOF & Mark Clayton||Miami||12|
|John Hadl & Lance AlworthHOF||San Diego Chargers||12|
|Joe Burrow & Ja’Marr Chase||Cincinnati||11|
|Andrew Luck & T.Y. Hilton||Indianapolis||11|
Burrow has scored a rushing touchdown in each of the past three weeks and has recorded at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in each of the past two games. In Week 7, he earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after becoming the third player in NFL history with at least 475 passing yards, three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown in a single game.
On Monday night, Burrow can become the first player in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards and a rushing touchdown in three straight games. He can also join JACK KEMP (1960) as the only players ever with at least three touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games.
Since entering the league in 2021, Chase ranks fourth among all players with 2,060 receiving yards and second with 19 touchdown receptions. Monday will mark his 25th career game and with a touchdown reception, he will join ODELL BECKHAM JR. as the only players in the Super Bowl era with at least 2,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdown receptions in their first 25 career games.
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MINNESOTA MILESTONES: Minnesota (5-1) enters the week sitting atop the NFC North, having won four consecutive games prior to their Week 7 bye. They rank fourth in the NFC with 242 passing yards per game, led by quarterback KIRK COUSINS and wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON.
Cousins entered the year as one of three quarterbacks with at least 300 completions in each of the past seven seasons. In 131 games over his 11-year career, Cousins has totaled 2,976 completions. With 24 completions against Arizona on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Cousins will tie DEREK CARR (132 games) as the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 3,000 career completions. Only MATTHEW STAFFORD (125 games) and MATT RYAN (130) reached the mark in fewer games.
The players to reach 3,000 career completions in the fewest games in NFL history:
|Derek Carr||Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders||132|
|Kirk Cousins||Washington, Minnesota||131*|
|*Has 2,976 career completions|
Jefferson enters the week ranked third in the NFL with 654 receiving yards this season and has totaled over 100 receiving yards in each of his past three games. Since entering the league in 2020, Jefferson has 18 career games with at least 100 receiving yards, tied for the most in the league over that span.
With at least 100 receiving yards on Sunday, Jefferson will tie ODELL BECKHAM JR. (19 games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (19) for the most games with at least 100 receiving yards by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.
The players with the most games with at least 100 receiving yards in their first three seasons in NFL history:
|Odell Beckham Jr.||N.Y. Giants||19|
|*In third season|
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HOME COOKING: Buffalo’s JOSH ALLEN and Detroit’s JARED GOFF are two of three quarterbacks to record at least four touchdown passes in multiple games this season. Allen totaled four touchdown passes in each of his two 2022 home games (Weeks 2 and 5), while Goff also reached the mark in his past two home games (Weeks 2 and 4).
If Allen records at least four touchdown passes against Green Bay on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC) or if Goff does so against Miami (1:00 PM ET, CBS), they will become the fourth and fifth different players to record at least four touchdown passes in three consecutive home games. Allen can also join TOM BRADY (2021) as the only players ever with four-or-more touchdown passes in each of their first three home games of a season.
The players with at least four touchdown passes in the most consecutive home games in NFL history:
|PLAYER||TEAM||SEASON(S)||CONSECUTIVE HOME GAMES|
|Tom Brady||Tampa Bay||2020-21||5|
|Drew Brees||New Orleans||2018||3|
|Drew Brees||New Orleans||2013||3|
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HENRY IN HOUSTON: Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY enters Week 8 as one of three players in the league with at least 500 rushing yards (536) and five rushing touchdowns (five) this season. He has totaled over 100 rushing yards in each of his past three games and has a rushing touchdown in four of his past five.
When Tennessee travels to meet Houston on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, CBS), Henry will be facing an opponent that he has had historic recent success against. In his past three games against the Texans, Henry has totaled 673 rushing yards (224.3 per game) and seven rushing touchdowns. In each game, he has recorded at least 200 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
Henry can join EDDIE GEORGE (four consecutive games vs. Cleveland from 1999-2000) as the only players ever with at least two rushing touchdowns in four consecutive games against a single opponent and become the first player in league history to record at least 150 rushing yards in four consecutive games against a single opponent.
Derrick Henry’s past three games against Houston:
|WEEK, SEASON||RUSHING YARDS||RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS||FINAL SCORE|
|Week 17, 2021||250||2||TEN 41, HOU 38|
|Week 6, 2020||212||2||TEN 42, HOU 36|
|Week 17, 2019||211||3||TEN 35, HOU 14|
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SILVER AND BLACK ATTACK: Las Vegas running back JOSH JACOBS totaled 155 scrimmage yards (143 rushing, 12 receiving) and tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns, while wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS led the team with eight receptions and 95 receiving yards in the Raiders’ Week 7 win.
Jacobs ranks tied for second in the NFL with six rushing touchdowns and fourth with 774 scrimmage yards this season and has recorded at least 150 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown in each of his past three games. If he reaches those marks again at New Orleans on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), he can become the fifth player in NFL history with at least 150 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown in four consecutive games and first since Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON in 2006 (Weeks 8-11).
The players with the most consecutive games with at least 150 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown in NFL history:
|LaDainian TomlinsonHOF||San Diego Chargers||2006||4|
|Larry Johnson||Kansas City||2005||4|
|Priest Holmes||Kansas City||2002||4|
|Josh Jacobs||Las Vegas||2022||3*|
Adams has 37 receptions for 509 yards and five touchdowns this season, including at least one touchdown catch in each of his past three road games. Since entering the NFL in 2014, he ranks tied for first among active players in touchdown receptions (78), fourth in receptions (706) and fifth in receiving yards (8,630).
With two more receiving touchdowns this season, Adams can become the fourth player in NFL history with at least 700 receptions and 80 receiving touchdowns in his first nine career seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers MARVIN HARRISON, CALVIN JOHNSON and JERRY RICE.
The players with at least 700 receptions and 80 receiving touchdowns in their first nine seasons in NFL history:
|Jerry RiceHOF||San Francisco||708||118|
|Davante Adams||Green Bay, Las Vegas||706*||78*|
|*In ninth season|
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ROOKIE RUNNING INTO RECORD BOOKS: Seattle running back KENNETH WALKER ties for the lead among rookies with four rushing touchdowns this season and ranks third with 410 rushing yards. Over the past three weeks, he leads all players with 352 rushing yards (117.3 per game).
Walker has rushed for at least 85 yards and a touchdown in each of his past three games, including a 167-yard and two-touchdown rushing performance in Week 7, the most rushing yards by a rookie in a single game this season.
With at least 85 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown against the New York Giants on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), Walker will become the fifth rookie to record at least 85 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in four-or-more consecutive games in the Super Bowl era, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers FRANCO HARRIS (six consecutive games in 1972) and CURTIS MARTIN (four in 1995), as well as ROBERT EDWARDS (four in 1998) and ALFRED MORRIS (four in 2012).
The rookies with at least 85 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the most consecutive games in NFL history:
|Robert Edwards||New England||1998||4|
|Curtis MartinHOF||New England||1995||4|
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TWO AT A TIME: Entering Week 8, Dallas linebacker MICAH PARSONS ranks second in the NFL with eight sacks and leads all players with four games with at least two sacks.
With two sacks against Chicago on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Parsons will become the first player to record at least two sacks in five of his team’s first eight games of a season since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.
Parsons, who is appearing in his 24th career game and led all rookies with three games with at least two sacks last season, can also surpass SHAWNE MERRIMAN (seven games) and ALDON SMITH (seven) for the most games with a least two sacks by a player in his first 25 games since 1982.
The reigning Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year enters Sunday with 21 career sacks and can surpass Merriman (22.5 sacks) and JOEY BOSA (22) for the fourth-most sacks by a player in his first 25 career games since 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (25), VON MILLER (24.5) and Smith (23.5) have more.
The players with the most sacks in their first 25 career games since 1982:
|Derrick ThomasHOF||Kansas City||25|
|Aldon Smith||San Francisco||23.5|
|Shawne Merriman||San Diego Chargers||22.5|
|Joey Bosa||San Diego/L.A. Chargers||22|
|*Through 23 games|