NFL 2014: What To Look For Week 11
NFL 2014: What To Look For Week 11


Here's what to look for during Week 11 of the NFL 2014 Regular Season

100 Points

Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI ranks second in the NFL this season with 92 points and is tied with JASON ELAM (16) for the most seasons with at least 100 points scored in NFL history.

With at least eight points against New England on Sunday Night Football, Vinatieri can become the only player in NFL history to score 100 points in 17 different seasons.

The most seasons with 100 or more points scored in NFL history:

Player Seasons
Source: NFL *Active
Adam Vinatieri*16
Jason Elam16
Gary Anderson14
Morten Andersen14


Playoff Hope Still Alive

Since the current playoff format was instituted in 1990, 20 clubs with a losing record after nine games have made the playoffs.

Most recently in 2013, the Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) and San Diego Chargers (4-5) both had losing records through nine games before advancing to the postseason.

The 20 NFL Teams to qualify for the playoffs since 1990 with a losing record through nine games:

Season Team After 9 Games Final Record Advanced To
Source: NFL
1990Houston Oilers4-59-7Wild Card
1990New Orleans4-58-8Wild Card
1992San Diego4-511-5Divisional
1994Detroit4-59-7Wild Card
1994New England3-610-6Wild Card
1995Detroit3-610-6Wild Card
1995San Diego4-59-7Wild Card
1996Jacksonville3-69-7AFC Championship
1997Detroit4-59-7Wild Card
2001Tampa Bay4-59-7Wild Card
2002Cleveland4-59-7Wild Card
2002NY Jets4-59-7Divisional
2003Green Bay4-510-6Divisional
2008San Diego4-58-8Divisional
2009NY Jets4-59-7AFC Championship
2012Cincinnati4-510-6Wild Card
2012Washington3-610-6Wild Card
2013Philadelphia4-510-6Wild Card
2013San Diego4-59-7Divisional


Sunday Funday

This Sunday features four games between teams with winning percentages of .667 or better, the first time this has happened this late in a season in NFL history.

The four matchups between teams with .667 or better winning percentages:

Network (Time) Away Team Record (Pct) Home Team Record (Pct)
Source: NFL
FOX (1:00 PM ET)Seahawks6-3 (.667)Chiefs6-3 (.667)
FOX (4:25 PM ET)Eagles7-2 (.778)Packers6-3 (.667)
FOX (4:25 PM ET)Lions7-2 (.778)Cardinals8-1 (.889)
NBC (8:30 PM ET)Patriots7-2 (.778)Colts6-3 (.667)


Tom Terrific

New England quarterback TOM BRADY has passed for 300 yards in 62 career games, tied with BRETT FAVRE for the fourth-most such games in NFL history.

With at least 300 yards on Sunday Night Football against Indianapolis, Brady can tie Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (63) for the third-most such games all-time.

The most career 300-yard passing games in NFL history:

Quarterback 300-Yard Games
Source: NFL *Active
Peyton Manning*89
Drew Brees*83
Dan Marino63
Tom Brady*62
Brett Favre62


Demaryius Thomas Catching On

Denver wide receiver DEMARYIUS THOMAS extended his streak of 100+ yard receiving games to six last week with 11 receptions for 108 yards in the Broncos' 41-17 win over Oakland.

With at least 100 receiving yards on Sunday at St. Louis, Thomas can tie CHARLEY HENNIGAN and Pro Football Hall of Famer MICHAEL IRVIN (seven) for the second-longest streak of 100-yard receiving games in NFL history.

The NFL quarterbacks with the most consecutive 100-yard receiving games in NFL history:

Quarterbacks Team Season(s) Games
Source: NFL *Active Streak
Calvin JohnsonDetroit20128
Michael IrvinDallas19957
Charley HenniganHouston19617
Demaryius Thomas*Denver20146
Mike WallacePittsburgh2010-116
Isaac BruceSt. Louis19956
Pat StudstillDetroit19666
Bill GromanHouston19616
Raymond BerryBaltimore19606


Young Steeler

Pittsburgh rookie wide receiver MARTAVIS BRYANT (Round 4, No. 118 overall) made his NFL debut in Week 7 in the Steelers' 30-23 win over Houston. Bryant has six touchdown receptions this season -- including at least one TD catch in each of his first four career games -- the most ever by an NFL player in his first four games.

With a touchdown catch at Tennessee on Monday Night Football, Bryant can tie BILLY HOWTON and CHARLIE BROWN (five) for the most consecutive games with a touchdown reception to start a career in NFL history.

The players with the longest streaks of consecutive games with a touchdown catch to start a career in NFL history:

Player Team Season(s) Games
Source: NFL *Active Streak
Billy HowtonGreen Bay19525
Charlie BrownWashington19825
Martavis Bryant*Pittsburgh20144
Steve LachChicago Cardinals19424
Donte' StallworthNew Orleans20024


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