NFL 2014: What to Look For Week 14
NFL 2014: What to Look For Week 14


Here's what to look for during Week 14 of the NFL 2014 Regular Season

1,000 Club

Houston Texans wide receiver ANDRE JOHNSON (992) needs eight catches to become the 10th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions. Johnson, who has played 166 career games, can tie MARVIN HARRISON (167) for the fewest games in NFL history to reach the milestone.

Johnson can also join Harrison, REGGIE WAYNE and HINES WARD as the only players with more than 1,000 receptions who only played for one franchise.

The NFL players to reach 1,000 career catches:

Player Team(s) Seasons Catches
Source: NFL *Active
Jerry Rice49ers, Raiders, Seahawks1985-20041,549
Tony GonzalezChiefs, Falcons1997-20131,325
Marvin HarrisonColts1996-20081,102
Cris CarterEagles, Vikings, Dolphins1987-20021,101
Tim BrownRaiders, Buccaneers1988-20041,094
Terrell Owens49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, Bengals1996-20101,078
Reggie Wayne*Colts2001-20141,060
Isaac BruceRams, 49ers1994-20091,024
Hines WardSteelers1998-20111,000
Andre Johnson*Texans2003-2014992


The NFL players to reach 1,000 receptions in the fewest games in NFL history:

Player Games
Source: NFL * 992 career catches
Marvin Harrison167
Jerry Rice181
Reggie Wayne195
Terrell Owens204
Tony Gonzalez207
Andre Johnson*166


4,000-Yard Passers

Denver's PEYTON MANNING (13) and New Orleans' DREW BREES (eight) rank No. 1 and 2, respectively, on the all-time list of NFL players with the most 4,000-yard passing seasons.

Both players can extend those historic totals in Week 14. Manning (3,737) needs 263 yards against Buffalo to reach 4,000 passing yards for the 14th time. Brees (3,748) has an active streak of eight 4,000-yard passing seasons, the longest in NFL history, and needs 252 yards against Carolina to reach the milestone for the ninth consecutive year.

The players with the most 4,000-yard passing seasons:

Quarterback Seasons
Source: NFL *Active
Peyton Manning*13
Drew Brees*8
Tom Brady*6
Brett Favre6
Dan Marino6


Young QBs

Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON has led the Seahawks to 32 regular-season wins, already tied with JOE FLACCO for the third-most wins by a starting quarterback through his first three seasons who began his career in the Super Bowl era. With a victory against Philadelphia on Sunday, Wilson would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (33) and MATT RYAN (33) for the most wins by a starting QB in his first three seasons during that span.

ANDREW LUCK, who also entered the NFL in 2012, has led Indianapolis to 30 regular-season wins. With a win against Cleveland in Week 14, Luck would surpass ANDY DALTON (30) for sole possession of the fifth-most wins among Super Bowl-era starting QBs in their first three seasons.

The starting quarterbacks with the most wins through their first three seasons who began their careers in the Super Bowl era (since 1966):

Quarterback Wins
Source: NFL *Entered NFL in 2012
Matt Ryan33
Dan Marino33
Joe Flacco32
Russell Wilson*32
Andy Dalton30
Andrew Luck*30


Good Luck

Indianapolis Colts quarterback ANDREW LUCK leads the league with 4,011 passing yards, including an NFL-best 10 300-yard passing games.

With 300 passing yards on Sunday against Cleveland, Luck can join DREW BREES (twice), PEYTON MANNING and TOM BRADY as the only players in NFL history with at least 11 300-yard passing games in one season. Brees holds the single-season record with 13 300-yard passing games in 2011.

The players with the most 300-yard passing games in a season:

Quarterback Team Season Games
Source: NFL *Through 12 games
Drew BreesNew Orleans201113
Peyton ManningDenver201312
Tom BradyNew England201111
Drew BreesNew Orleans201311
Andrew Luck*Indianapolis201410


Greener Pastures

Since entering the NFL in 2011, Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN has 4,519 receiving yards. With 87 receiving yards against Pittsburgh on Sunday, Green can surpass LARRY FITZGERALD (4,544) and ANQUAN BOLDIN (4,605) for the fourth-most receiving yards by any player in his first four NFL seasons.

The players with the most receiving yards in their first four seasons:

Player Yards
Source: NFL
Randy Moss5,396
Torry Holt5,088
Jerry Rice4,881
Anquan Boldin4,605
Larry Fitzgerald4,544
A.J. Green4,519


Action Jackson

Buffalo running back FRED JACKSON has 5,472 career rushing yards and 2,479 receiving yards. With 21 receiving yards on Sunday against Denver, Jackson would join PRIEST HOLMES and CLEM DANIELS as the only undrafted players in NFL history with at least 5,000 rushing yards and 2,500 receiving.

Holmes is the all-time rushing leader among undrafted players with 8,172 yards and also recorded 2,962 career receiving yards. Daniels finished his nine-year career with 5,138 rushing yards and 3,314 receiving yards.

Jackson can also join Pro Football Hall of Famer THURMAN THOMAS as the only players to accomplish the feat in franchise history, regardless of draft position.


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