20 IN 25:
San Francisco quarterback JIMMY GAROPPOLO has 19 wins in his first 24 career starts under center.
With a win on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Rams (8:15 PM ET, NFLN), Garoppolo would tie Pro Football Hall of Famers ROGER STAUBACH (20 wins) and KURT WARNER (20), as well as PAT HADEN (20) for the third-most wins through a quarterback’s first 25 starts in the Super Bowl Era.
The quarterbacks with the most wins through their first 25 career starts in the Super Bowl Era:
|Pat Haden||Los Angeles Rams||1976-78||20|
|Kurt WarnerHOF||St. Louis Rams||1999-2000||20|
|Jimmy Garoppolo||New England, San Francisco||2016-19||19*|
|*In 24 starts|
BY AIR AND C-MC:
After recording the most receptions by a running back in a single season with 107 in 2018, Panthers running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY – who leads all running backs and ranks third overall in the league with 94 receptions in 2019 – joined LARRY CENTERS (1995 and 1996) as the only running backs with at least 90 receptions in multiple seasons in NFL history.
With at least six receptions on Sunday at Indianapolis (1:00 PM ET, FOX), McCaffrey would become the fourth player to record at least 100 receptions in two of his first three seasons in NFL history. He would also become the first running back to accomplish the feat.
The players with at least 100 receptions in two of their first three seasons in NFL history:
|Anquan Boldin||Arizona||2003, 2005|
|Michael Thomas||New Orleans||2017-18|
|*Has 94 receptions in 2019|
In Week 15, McCaffrey recorded 175 scrimmage yards (88 receiving, 87 rushing) and two rushing touchdowns, marking his sixth career game with at least 75 rushing yards and 75 receiving yards, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer WALTER PAYTON (six games) for the third-most such games since 1970.
McCaffrey – who leads the NFL with 2,121 scrimmage yards and 18 total touchdowns in 2019 – now has 14 rushing and four receiving touchdowns on the season. With both a rushing and receiving touchdown on Sunday, he would become the fourth player with at least 15 rushing and five receiving touchdowns in a single season in NFL history.
The players with at least 15 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns in a single season in NFL history:
|PLAYER||TEAM||SEASON||RUSHING TDs||REC. TDs|
|Ahman Green||Green Bay||2003||15||5|
|Marshall FaulkHOF||St. Louis Rams||2000||18||8|
FIRST TO 12,000:
Last week, Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES had 13 receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 29-22 win over San Francisco. In the win, Jones – who has 11,881 receiving yards since entering the NFL in 2011 – surpassed TORRY HOLT (11,864) and Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (11,776) for the most receiving yards by a player in his first nine seasons in NFL history.
Appearing in his 125th career game on Sunday against Jacksonville (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Jones needs at least 119 receiving yards to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (142 games) as the fastest player to reach 12,000 career receiving yards in NFL history.
The players to reach 12,000 receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:
|PLAYER||TEAM||GAMES TO 12,000 REC. YARDS|
|Jerry RiceHOF||San Francisco||142|
|Torry Holt||St. Louis Rams||146|
|*Has 11,881 receiving yards in 124 games|