That list of quarterbacks includes two rookies, DANIEL JONES (New York Giants) and GARDNER MINSHEW (Jacksonville), along with two second-year quarterbacks, KYLE ALLEN (Carolina) and LAMAR JACKSON (Baltimore). In total, six quarterbacks under the age of 25 and eight under the age of 30 have a passer rating of 100 or higher (minimum 20 attempts) through the first three weeks.

The quarterbacks with a passer rating of 100 or higher this season (min. 20 attempts):​

PLAYER TEAM AGE PASSER RATING
Kyle Allen Carolina 23 144.4
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 24 134.9
Dak Prescott Dallas 26 128.0
Russell Wilson Seattle 30 119.6
Tom Brady New England 42 116.5
Lamar Jackson Baltimore 22 113.9
Jacoby Brissett Indianapolis 26 112.0
Gardner Minshew Jacksonville 23 110.6
Daniel Jones New York Giants 22 109.7
Deshaun Watson Houston 24 108.6
Case Keenum Washington 31 100.0

Six other quarterbacks, including Tennessee’s MARCUS MARIOTA (99.3) and the Los Angeles Chargers’ PHILIP RIVERS (98.5), have a passer rating of 95 or higher this season and look to join this group after Week 3. Through a season’s first four weeks, only 2015 and 2007 have featured at least 11 quarterbacks with a passer rating of 100 or higher (minimum 20 attempts). ​

The seasons with the most quarterbacks with a passer rating of at least 100 through four weeks (min. 20 attempts):

SEASON QUARTERBACKS WITH 100+ RATING THROUGH 4 WEEKS
2015 11
2007 11
2018 10
2017 9
2019 11*
*Through Week 3  


MAHOMES STREAKING
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Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 374 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Chiefs’ 33-28 win over Baltimore last week. Mahomes – who passed for 378 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 and 443 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 –   is the first player to record at least 350 passing yards, three touchdown passes and no interceptions in three consecutive games in NFL history.

Dating back to Week 6 of the 2018 season, the reigning league MVP has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 14 consecutive games. With at least two touchdown passes on Sunday at Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Mahomes can tie PEYTON MANNING (15 consecutive games) for the most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes in NFL history.​

The most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON(S) CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 2+ PASS TDs
Peyton Manning Denver 2013-14 15
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2018-19 14*
Philip Rivers Los Angeles Chargers 2017-18 13
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2011 13
Tom Brady New England 2010-11 13
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 2004 13
*Active streak      

Mahomes can also become the fifth player in NFL history to throw at least three touchdowns in each of his first four games of a season.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes to begin their season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 3+ PASS TDs TO BEGIN THEIR SEASON
Tom Brady# New England 2007 10
Steve YoungHOF San Francisco 1998 5
Dan MarinoHOF Miami 1987 4
Kurt WarnerHOF# St. Louis Rams 1999 4
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2019 3*
*Active streak      
#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player      


CAROLINA KYLE
:

In his first start of the season last week, Carolina quarterback KYLE ALLEN passed for 261 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 144.4 passer rating in the Panthers’ Week 3 win. Allen also threw for 228 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 111.3 rating in Carolina’s Week 17 victory in 2018, his first career start.

With at least two touchdown passes and no interceptions on Sunday at Houston (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Allen would become the first player in the Super Bowl era to throw at least two touchdown passes without an interception in each of his first three career starts.

COOKING UP YARDS:

Minnesota running back DALVIN COOK rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ Week 3 win over Oakland and has recorded at least 100 rushing yards and a touchdown in each of his first three games of the season. His 375 rushing yards lead the league through three weeks.

With at least 100 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown on Sunday at Chicago (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Cook would become the fifth player in NFL history with at least 100 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in each of his team’s first four games to begin a season.​

The players with at least 100 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in each of their team’s first four games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON MOST GAMES WITH 100+ RUSH YARDS & RUSH TD TO BEGIN SEASON
Jim BrownHOF Cleveland 1958 6
O.J. SimpsonHOF Buffalo 1975 5
DeMarco Murray Dallas 2014 4
Emmitt SmithHOF Dallas 1995 4
Dalvin Cook Minnesota 2019 3*
*Active streak      


15,000 FOR FRANK
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Buffalo running back FRANK GORE has rushed for 14,912 yards over his 15-year NFL career. With 88 rushing yards on Sunday against New England (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Gore would become the fourth player in league history to reach 15,000 career rushing yards. The other three players are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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
Barry SandersHOF Detroit 15,269
Frank Gore San Francisco, Indianapolis, Miami, Buffalo 14,912*
*Active    


WALLER BALLER
:

Oakland tight end DARREN WALLER had a career-high 13 catches for 134 yards last week. His 26 receptions rank second in the league and lead all tight ends through the first three weeks of the season.

With eight receptions on Sunday at Indianapolis (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Waller would surpass ANTONIO GATES (33 receptions) for the most receptions by a tight end through his team’s first four games of a season in NFL history.

The tight ends with the most receptions through their team’s first four games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RECEPTIONS
Antonio Gates San Diego 2007 33
Jimmy Graham New Orleans 2014 32
Zach Ertz Philadelphia 2018 31
Jordan Cameron Cleveland 2013 30
Darren Waller Oakland 2019 26*
*Through Week 3      


SHAQ ATTACK
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Tampa Bay linebacker SHAQUIL BARRETT enters Week 4 with a league-leading eight sacks. Barrett registered three sacks in Week 2, followed by a career-high four-sack performance last week, tying a Tampa Bay single-game franchise record.

With at least 1.5 sacks on Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams (4:05 PM ET, FOX), Barrett would surpass MARK GASTINEAU (nine sacks, 1984), KABEER GBAJA-BIAMILA (nine, 2001) and Pro Football Hall of Famer KEVIN GREENE (nine, 1998) for the most sacks by a player through his team’s first four games of a season since 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.​

The players with the most sacks through their team’s first four games of a season since 1982:

PLAYER SEASON TEAM SACKS
Mark Gastineau 1984 New York Jets 9
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila 2001 Green Bay 9
Kevin GreeneHOF 1998 Carolina 9
William Gay 1983 Detroit 8.5
Shaquil Barrett 2019 Tampa Bay 8*
*Through Week 3      ​

Additionally, with at least three sacks in Week 4, Barrett can become the first player wi​​th at least three sacks in three consecutive games since 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.

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