WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 13
TOM TERRIFIC: New England quarterback TOM BRADY has thrown 420 touchdown passes in his 16-year NFL career.
With a touchdown pass on Sunday against Philadelphia, Brady would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (420) for the third-most touchdown passes in NFL history. Only PEYTON MANNING (539) and BRETT FAVRE (508) have thrown more touchdown passes.
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The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in NFL history: 

PLAYER

YEARS

CAREER TD PASSES

Peyton Manning*

1998-present

539

Brett Favre

1991-2010

508

Tom Brady*

2000-present

420

Dan Marino

1983-1999

420

Drew Brees*

2001-present

416

*Active

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​STREAKING SMITHKansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH completed 19 of 30 passes (63.3 percent) for 255 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 112.5 passer rating in the Chiefs‘ 30-22 win over Buffalo in Week 12.
Smith now has an active streak of 283 consecutive pass attempts without an interception. With 26 consecutive pass attempts and no interceptions on Sunday at Oakland, Smith would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BART STARR (294) and BERNIE KOSAR (308) for the second-longest streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception in NFL history.
The most consecutive pass attempts without an interception in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

YEAR(S)

CONSECUTIVE PASS ATTEMPTS WITHOUT AN INTERCEPTION

Tom Brady

New England

2010-11

358

Bernie Kosar

Cleveland

1990-91

308

Bart Starr

Green Bay

1964-65

294

Alex Smith

Kansas City

2015

283*

Jeff George

Indianapolis, Atlanta

1993-94

279

*Active streak

 

 

 

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CATCHING ONArizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had 10 receptions for 66 yards in the Cardinals‘ 19-13 win at San Francisco in Week 12. In 12 seasons, Fitzgerald has 992 career receptions. 
With eight receptions in Week 13 at St. Louis, Fitzgerald (32 years, 97 days old on Sunday) would surpass ANDRE JOHNSON (33 years, 163 days) as the youngest player to reach 1,000 career receptions in NFL history. 
With two receptions on Monday Night Football at Washington, Dallas tight end JASON WITTEN, who has 998 career receptions, would join TONY GONZALEZ as the only tight ends in NFL history to have 1,000 career catches. Witten (33 years, 215 days old on Monday) would be the youngest tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions (Gonzalez, 34 years, 197 days).
The youngest players to reach 1,000 career receptions in NFL history: 

PLAYER

AGE AT TIME OF 1000TH RECEPTION

CAREER RECEPTIONS

Andre Johnson^

33 years, 163 days

1,038

Jerry Rice

34 years, 21 days

1,594

Marvin Harrison

34 years, 107 days

1,102

Tony Gonzalez

34 years, 197 days

1,325

Reggie Wayne

34 years, 331 days

1,070

 

 

 

Larry Fitzgerald^

32 years, 97 days*

992

Jason Witten^

33 years, 215 days**

998

^Active

 

 

*Age on Sunday

 

 

**Age on Monday

 

 

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PETERSON TO PAYDIRT: Minnesota running back ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for two touchdowns last week, his second multi-touchdown performance this season. Through Week 12, Peterson is second in the league with eight rushing touchdowns
With two rushing touchdowns on Sunday against Seattle, Peterson would join Pro Football Hall of Famer EMMITT SMITH (eight) and LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (nine) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 10 touchdowns in at least eight different seasons.
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RIVETING RAVENSThe BALTIMORE RAVENS defeated Cleveland 33-27 on Monday Night Football in Week 12 after safety WILL HILLreturned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired.
All 11 of the Ravens‘ games this season have been decided by eight or fewer points, becoming the fourth team in NFL history to play 11 consecutive one-possession games within a season. They are the first to do so in each of their first 11 contests.
​With a one-score differential on Sunday at Miami, Baltimore would join the 1989 San Diego Chargers as the only teams in NFL history to play in 12 consecutive one-possession games within a season.
The teams to play the most consecutive one-possession games within a season: 

TEAM

YEAR

CONSECUTIVE ONE-POSSESSION GAMES WITHIN A SEASON

San Diego

1989

12

Baltimore

2015

11*

Cincinnati

2003

11

Washington

1967

11

*Active

 

 

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DECEMBER TO REMEMBERNew Orleans quarterback DREW BREES has thrown 107 career touchdown passes in the month of December, trailing only PEYTON MANNING (134), BRETT FAVRE (116) and DAN MARINO (110) for the most touchdown passes during the month in NFL history.
With four touchdown passes on Sunday against Carolina, Brees would surpass Marino for the third-most touchdown passes in the month of December in NFL history.
The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in the month of December in NFL history:  

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

TD PASSES IN DECEMBER

Peyton Manning*

Indianapolis, Denver

134

Brett Favre

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

116

Dan Marino^

Miami

110

Drew Brees*

San Diego, New Orleans

107

Tom Brady*

New England

93

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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SUPER BOWL REMATCHES AND HOMECOMINGS FEATURED THIS SEASON
AS PART OF SUPER BOWL 50 CELEBRATION
WEEK 13: EAGLES AT PATRIOTS 
The 2015 NFL regular-season schedule features 19 Super Bowl rematches as part of the year-long celebration of Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. 
In Week 13, the Eagles will travel to take on the Patriots Sunday in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, won by the Patriots 24-21. The New England Patriots will also host its Super Bowl Homecoming in Week 13 to commemorate and honor past Super Bowl teams. The Patriots will host their Super Bowl XXXIX team with an evening event Saturday and during the game on Sunday, there will be an on-field recognition ceremony for the honored Super Bowl players. Rematches and Homecomings are part of the NFL’s On The Fifty platform, designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year’s game and honor the teams, players, coaches, fans and communities that have been a part of those games. 
The Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will also celebrate their Homecoming this week as NFL Legends will return to be honored by their teams and will reconnect with former teammates, club personnel and fans. The Raiders will have a ceremony for TIM BROWN to receive his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring, while the Buccaneers will induct DOUG WILLIAMS into their Ring of Honor. 

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