PASSING HISTORIC MILESTONES:

Both New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES and New England quarterback TOM BRADY – who rank first and second in career passing yards in NFL history, respectively – can reach another historic milestone in Week 15.

If Brady has four touchdown passes on Sunday against Cincinnati (1:00 PM ET, CBS) or Brees has three touchdown passes against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), they would surpass PEYTON MANNING (539 touchdowns) for the most career touchdown passes in NFL history.

The players with the most career touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 539
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 537
Tom Brady New England 536
Brett FavreHOF Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 508
Dan MarinoHOF Miami 420

Additionally, if Brady – who has 19 touchdown passes in 2019 – has at least one touchdown pass on Sunday, he would surpass Manning (16 seasons) for the most seasons with at least 20 touchdown passes in NFL history. With three touchdown passes on Monday, Brees will also reach 20 for the season, tying Manning with 16 such seasons in his career.

The players with the most seasons with at least 20 touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) SEASONS WITH 20+ TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Tom Brady New England 16*
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 16
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 15#
Brett FavreHOF Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 15
*Has 19 touchdown passes in 2019
#Has 17 touchdown passes in 2019

PETERSON CONTINUES TO CLIMB:

Last week, Washington running back ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown, becoming the sixth player in NFL history with at least 14,000 career rushing yards (14,036) and joined Pro Football Hall of Famers EMMITT SMITH and WALTER PAYTON as the only players with at least 14,000 rushing yards and 100 rushing touchdowns (109) in NFL history.

If Peterson has at least 66 rushing yards on Sunday against Philadelphia (1:00 PM ET, FOX), he would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer CURTIS MARTIN (14,101) for the fifth-most career rushing yards in NFL history.

The players with the most career rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) RUSHING YARDS
Emmitt SmithHOF Dallas, Arizona 18,355
Walter PaytonHOF Chicago 16,726
Frank Gore San Francisco, Indianapolis, Miami, Buffalo 15,306*
Barry SandersHOF Detroit 15,269
Curtis MartinHOF New England, New York Jets 14,101
Adrian Peterson Minnesota, New Orleans, Arizona, Washington 14,036*
*Active

Additionally, Peterson needs one rushing touchdown on Sunday to tie Payton (110) for the fourth-most rushing touchdowns in NFL history.

The players with the most career rushing touchdowns in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) RUSHING TDs
Emmitt SmithHOF Dallas, Arizona 164
LaDainian TomlinsonHOF San Diego, New York Jets 145
Marcus AllenHOF Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City 123
Walter PaytonHOF Chicago 110
Adrian Peterson Minnesota, New Orleans, Arizona, Washington 109*
*Entering Sunday

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