NEW YORK – Below are teams and players that can set historic marks or reach career milestones in Week 10 of the 2023 NFL season, including:
- Houston (C.J. Stroud)
- Buffalo (Josh Allen)
- Dallas (Dak Prescott)
- Baltimore (Lamar Jackson)
- Pittsburgh (T.J. Watt)
- Cleveland (Myles Garrett)
- San Francisco (Christian McCaffrey & George Kittle)
- Las Vegas (Josh Jacobs)
- Carolina (Adam Thielen)
STROUD AMONG ROOKIE QUARTERBACKS
Houston quarterback C.J. STROUD leads all qualified rookie quarterbacks with 2,270 passing yards, 14 touchdown passes, 173 completions and a 102.9 passer rating. Last week, he recorded the most passing yards (470) by a rookie in a game in NFL history and the highest-ever single-game passer rating (147.8) by a rookie quarterback (minimum 30 attempts).
With 230 passing yards on Sunday at Cincinnati (1 p.m. ET, CBS), Stroud will become the fourth rookie quarterback in NFL history with at least 2,500 passing yards in his first nine career starts, joining JUSTIN HERBERT (2,699 passing yards in 2020), ANDREW LUCK (2,631 in 2012) and CAM NEWTON (2,605 in 2011).
The rookie quarterbacks with the most passing yards in their first nine career starts in NFL history:
|Justin Herbert||L.A. Chargers||2020||2,699|
|*in eight starts|
Stroud is one of four quarterbacks this season with at least three games with 300 passing yards and multiple touchdown passes and with another such performance this season, will become the fifth rookie quarterback in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdown passes in four-or-more games, joining JUSTIN HERBERT (five games in 2020), ANDREW LUCK (five in 2012), DANIEL JONES (four in 2019) and KYLER MURRAY (four in 2019).
The rookie quarterbacks with the most games with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdown passes in NFL history:
|Justin Herbert||L.A. Chargers||2020||5|
|Daniel Jones||N.Y. Giants||2019||4|
ALLEN LOOKS TO CONTINUE HIS CLIMB UP LEADERBOARD
Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN leads all quarterbacks with 24 total touchdowns this season (18 passing, six rushing) and has recorded at least one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown in six of his past seven games.
With both a touchdown pass and rushing touchdown against Denver on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), Allen can surpass AARON RODGERS (31 games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (31) for the second-most games with at least one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown in NFL history. Only CAM NEWTON (45 games) has more.
The players with the most games with at least one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown in NFL history:
|Cam Newton||Carolina, New England||45|
|Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||31|
|Steve YoungHOF||Tampa Bay, San Francisco||31|
Since entering the NFL in 2018, Allen has recorded 200 total touchdowns (156 passing, 44 rushing) and with four combined passing and rushing touchdowns on Sunday, he will tie PATRICK MAHOMES (204 combined touchdowns) for the most combined passing and rushing touchdowns in a player’s first six seasons in NFL history.
The players with the most combined passing and rushing touchdowns in their first six seasons in NFL history:
|PLAYER||TEAM||SEASONS||TD PASSES||RUSHING TDs||COMBINED TDs|
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||2017-22||192||12||204|
|*in sixth season|
PRESCOTT LOOKS TO CLIMB LEADERBOARD
Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT has recorded at least three touchdown passes in each of his past two games and ranks fourth among NFC quarterbacks with 13 touchdown passes this season.
With three touchdown passes on Sunday against the New York Giants (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX), Prescott can tie Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (33 games) for the fourth-most such games by a player in his first eight seasons in NFL history.
The players with the most games with at least three touchdown passes in their first eight seasons in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||38#|
|Brett FavreHOF||Green Bay||33|
|Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||32|
|#in seventh season|
|*in eighth season|
With at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes on Sunday, Prescott will surpass KIRK COUSINS (17 games), AARON RODGERS (17) and Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (17) for the third-most such games by a player in his first eight career seasons in NFL history. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (26 games, in seventh season) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (26) have more.
The players with the most games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in their first eight seasons in NFL history:
|Patrick Mahomes||Kansas City||26#|
|Kirk Cousins||Washington, Minnesota||17|
|Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||17|
|Kurt WarnerHOF||St. Louis Rams||17|
|#in seventh season|
|*in eighth season|
HISTORIC WEEK FOR AFC NORTH
The Cleveland Browns, who lead the NFL in total defense this season (234.8 yards per game allowed) travel to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, FOX), who rank second in total defense (262.6 yards per game allowed). It will mark the first time that the teams with the top two total defenses will meet in Week 10 or later of a season since Week 15, 2021 (Carolina at Buffalo).
Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON leads all quarterbacks with 440 rushing yards and has 4,877 rushing yards since entering the NFL in 2018. With 52 rushing yards, he can surpass RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (4,928) for the fourth-most rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history.
With 60 rushing yards on Sunday, Jackson will become the first quarterback ever to record at least 500 rushing yards in each of his first six seasons and the fourth quarterback ever with six-or-more career seasons with at least 500 rushing yards, joining CAM NEWTON (seven seasons), RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (six) and MICHAEL VICK (six).
The quarterbacks with the most seasons with at least 500 rushing yards in NFL history:
|Cam Newton||Carolina, New England||7 (2011-15, 2017, 2020)|
|Randall Cunningham||Philadelphia||6 (1986-92)|
|Michael Vick||Atlanta, Philadelphia||6 (2002, 2004-06, 2010-11)|
|Lamar Jackson||Baltimore||5* (2018-22)|
|*has 440 rushing yards in 2023|
Cleveland defensive end MYLES GARRETT and Pittsburgh linebacker T.J. WATT each rank tied for second with 9.5 sacks this season. Since both entered the NFL in 2017, Watt, with 87 sacks, and Garrett, with 84, rank first and second, respectively, in sacks.
In Week 10, Watt – appearing in his 96th career game on Sunday against Green Bay (1 p.m. ET, CBS) – can surpass his brother J.J. WATT (87.5 sacks) for the second-most sacks by a player in his first 100 career games since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic. Additionally, Garrett – appearing in his 93rd career game on Sunday at Baltimore (1 p.m. EST, FOX) needs one sack to tie Pro Football Hall of Famer DEMARCUS WARE (85 sacks) for the fourth-most sacks by a player in his first 100 career games since 1982.
The players with the most sacks in their first 100 NFL games since 1982:
|*in 92 career games|
|#in 95 career games|
With at least one sack on Sunday, Garrett will surpass AARON DONALD (57 games) for the fourth-most career games with at least one sack in a player’s first seven NFL seasons since 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers DEMARCUS WARE (68 games) and REGGIE WHITE (63) as well as VON MILLER (61) have more.
The players with the most games with at least one sack in their first seven NFL seasons since 1982:
|Aaron Donald||St. Louis/L.A. Rams||57|
|*in seventh season|
With at least half a sack on Sunday, Garrett will become the fourth player to record at least 10 sacks in six of his first seven NFL seasons since 1982, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers REGGIE WHITE (seven seasons) and DEMARCUS WARE (six) as well as VON MILLER (six).
The players with the most seasons with at least 10 sacks in their first seven NFL seasons since 1982:
|Reggie WhiteHOF||Philadelphia||7 (1985-91)|
|Von Miller||Denver||6 (2011-12, 2014-17)|
|DeMarcus WareHOF||Dallas||6 (2006-11)|
|Myles Garrett||Cleveland||5* (2018-22)|
|*in seventh season|
MCCAFFREY LOOKS TO EXTEND STREAK WHILE KITTLE LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY
San Francisco running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY ties for the league-lead with 13 scrimmage touchdowns and ranks second with nine rushing touchdowns this season. He is the only player in the league with a scrimmage touchdown in each of his team’s first eight games of the season.
Dating back to Week 13 of the 2022 season and including the postseason, McCaffrey has recorded at least one scrimmage touchdown in 17 consecutive games. With a touchdown on Sunday at Jacksonville (1 p.m. ET, FOX), he will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer LENNY MOORE (17 consecutive games from 1963-64) for longest streak ever with a touchdown of any kind, including the postseason.
He can also become the third player in NFL history to record a touchdown in at least 15 consecutive regular-season games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers LENNY MOORE (18 consecutive games in 1963-65) and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (18 in 2004-05).
The players with the most consecutive regular-season games with a touchdown in NFL history:
|Lenny MooreHOF||Baltimore Colts||18 (1963-65)|
|LaDainian TomlinsonHOF||San Diego Chargers||18 (2004-05)|
|Christian McCaffrey||San Francisco||14* (2022-23)|
|O.J. SimpsonHOF||Buffalo||14 (1975)|
Since joining San Francisco in Week 7 of the 2022 season, McCaffrey has 23 scrimmage touchdowns (15 rushing, eight receiving) in 19 regular-season games. McCaffrey has three games with multiple touchdowns this season, tied for the most in the league, and with two on Sunday, he will tie Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (25 scrimmage touchdowns with New England) for the second-most scrimmage touchdowns by a player in his first 20 games with a team in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (27 with Cleveland) has more.
The players with the most scrimmage touchdowns in their first 20 games with a team in NFL history:
|Randy MossHOF||New England||25|
|Christian McCaffrey||San Francisco||23*|
|*in 19 games|
Since entering the league in 2017, tight end GEORGE KITTLE ranks second among tight ends with 5,697 receiving yards and third in both receptions (427) and touchdown receptions (34).
Kittle ranks fourth among tight ends with 443 receiving yards this season and with 57 receiving yards on Sunday, he will become the fourth tight end in NFL history to record at least 500 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons, joining ROB GRONKOWSKI (first 11 seasons), Pro Football Hall of Famer OZZIE NEWSOME (first eight) and KEITH JACKSON (first seven).
JACOBS LOOKS TO JOIN HISTORIC LIST
Since entering the NFL in 2019, Las Vegas running back JOSH JACOBS ranks second with 45 rushing touchdowns and third with 5,246 rushing yards. Last week, he recorded his 12th career game with two rushing touchdowns, second-most among all players over the past five seasons.
On Sunday Night Football against the New York Jets (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC), Jacobs can become the seventh player in NFL history to record at least seven rushing touchdowns in his first five seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (nine seasons from 1957-65), LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (nine from 2001-09), EMMITT SMITH (seven from 1990-96) and WALTER PAYTON (five from 1975-79) as well as ADRIAN PETERSON (seven from 2007-13) and NICK CHUBB (five from 2018-22).
The players with at least seven rushing touchdowns in the most consecutive seasons to begin a career in NFL history:
|Jim BrownHOF||Cleveland||9 (1957-65)|
|LaDainian TomlinsonHOF||San Diego Chargers||9 (2001-09)|
|Adrian Peterson||Minnesota||7 (2007-13)|
|Emmitt SmithHOF||Dallas||7 (1990-96)|
|Nick Chubb||Cleveland||5 (2018-22)|
|Walter PaytonHOF||Chicago||5 (1975-79)|
|Josh Jacobs||Las Vegas||4* (2019-22)|
|*has five rushing touchdowns in 2023|
THIELEN LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY
Since entering the NFL in as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Carolina wide receiver ADAM THIELEN has totaled 596 receptions, 7,292 receiving yards and 59 touchdown receptions and is one of four undrafted players since 1967 with at least 50 career touchdown receptions.
With four receptions on Thursday Night Football at Chicago (8:15 p.m. ET, Prime Video), Thielen will become the fifth undrafted player in the common-draft era to record at least 600 career receptions, joining ANTONIO GATES (955 receptions), WES WELKER (903), ROD SMITH (849) and DANNY AMENDOLA (617).
The undrafted players with the most receptions in the common-draft era:
|Antonio Gates||San Diego/L.A. Chargers||955|
|Wes Welker||Miami, New England, Denver||903|
|Danny Amendola||St. Louis Rams, New England, Miami, Detroit, Houston||617|
|Adam Thielen||Minnesota, Carolina||596|