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by NFL Reporter Dean Michaels
Here's a preview of what to look for during the 14th week of the NFL 2013 regular season
In Week 13, four teams -- Atlanta (trailed 14-0; won 34-31 in OT), Dallas (trailed 21-7; won 31-24), Denver (trailed 21-7; won 35-28) and the New York Giants (trailed 14-0; won 24-17) -- each overcame a 14-point deficit to win.
That brings the season total to 15 such games, tied for the second-most though Week 13 in NFL history.
The most comeback victories of at least 14 points through Week 13 in NFL history:
With four weeks to play, the number of 14+ point comeback wins can challenge for the most in a season all-time (18 in 2011).
The most comeback victories of at least 14 points in a season in NFL history:
|Source: NFL *Through Week 13|
The Carolina Panthers (9-3) have won a franchise-record eight consecutive games after starting the season 1-3 and are tied with the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead.
With a win against New Orleans on Sunday Night Football, Carolina can become the fifth team ever to win nine consecutive games after starting a season 1-3 or worse.
The teams that won at least nine consecutive games after starting a season 1-3 or worse:
|Team||Season||Season Start||Final Record||Win Streak|
|Source: NFL *Advanced to playoffs **AFL Champions|
The Show-Me Chiefs
The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-3) travel to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
With a victory against Washington, the Chiefs would tie the 1963 Oakland Raiders (10) and the 1975 Baltimore Colts (10) for the third-most wins by a team that won two or fewer games the previous season.
The teams with the most wins after winning two or fewer games the previous season:
Who Dat Drew Brees
New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES ranks fifth in NFL history with 49,713 career passing yards.
With 287 passing yards on Sunday night against the Panthers, Brees would become the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards.
The quarterbacks with the most passing yards in NFL history:
|Quarterback||Career Passing Yards|
|Source: NFL *Active|
Brees, who will play in his 183rd game on Sunday, can reach 50,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history.
|Quarterback||Fewest Games to 50,000 Yards|
|Source: NFL *49,713 passing yards|
Through Week 13, Detroit wide receiver CALVIN JOHNSON has an NFL-best 1,299 receiving yards, including seven 100-yard receiving games.
With 100 receiving yards on Sunday at Philadelphia, Johnson can become the first player in NFL history with at least eight 100-yard receiving games in three consecutive seasons.
Last season, Johnson's 11 100-yard receiving games matched Pro Football Hall of Famer MICHAEL IRVIN's NFL record set in 1995. In 2011, Johnson totaled eight games with at least 100 receiving yards.
Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN has totaled 3,510 receiving yards in 43 career games.
On Sunday against Indianapolis, Green needs 66 receiving yards to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE for the third-most receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career in NFL history.
The players with the most receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career in NFL history:
|Quarterback||Career Passing Yards|
|Source: NFL *Through 12 games in 2013|
Last week, Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson (10,057) joined Eric Dickerson (11,226), La Dainian Tomlinson (10,650), Barry Sanders (10,172) and Emmitt Smith (10,160) as the only players in NFL history to rush for at least 10,000 yards in the first seven seasons of a career.
With 104 rushing yards on Sunday at Baltimore, Peterson can surpass Emmitt Smith for the fourth-most rushing yards in the first seven seasons of a career in NFL history.
The players with the most rushing yards in their first seven seasons:
|Running Back||Rushing Yards|
|Source: NFL *Through 12 games in 2013 ^Pro Football Hall of Famer|
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