NFL Week 17 predictions, league game notes, scenarios for 7 playoff spots remaining

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa / Credit: Miami Dolphins Media Site

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Each week I bring you this week’s NFL schedule with my predictions followed by some great notes and stats directly from the National Football League Communications Department.

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WEEK 17 NFL SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, JANUARY 3
(All times Eastern)

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM CBS
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM CBS
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions 1:00 PM FOX
New York Jets at New England Patriots 1:00 PM CBS
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM FOX
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 4:25 PM FOX
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears 4:25 PM FOX
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos 4:25 PM CBS
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans 4:25 PM CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts 4:25 PM CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs 4:25 PM FOX
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams 4:25 PM CBS
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers* 4:25 PM FOX
Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles 8:20 PM NBC

*State Farm Stadium, Arizona

Vince’s View: There aren’t many teams in a playoff position with nothing at stake that are resting players. That’s good and refreshing because some years these Week 17s have a few games that matter and that’s it. There are four matchups of winning teams and all of them have some meaning. Dolphins/Bills, Steelers/Browns, Packers/Bears and Cardinals/Rams all have meaning for at least one team. On top of that, even though the NFC East has been bad this year, three of the teams can still win the division and all four are playing each other to decide it. I think Dallas in the playoffs would make that 4/5 matchup a little more interesting than Washington or the G-men. Changing some of the first round matchups would add even more intrigue to the Divisional Round. Some of the current ones below are not the best we could see.

The playoff matchups in the Divisional Round entering Week 17 would be:
AFC
7-Cleveland at 2-Buffalo
6-Baltimore at 3-Pittsburgh
5-Miami at 4-Tennessee
Bye: 1-Kansas City

NFC
7-Chicago at 2-New Orleans
6-LA Rams at 3-Seattle
5-Tampa Bay at 4-Washington
Bye: 1-Green Bay

Week 16 Prediction Record: 12-4 (75%)
Season Record: 161-79 (67%)


2020 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

AFC

CLINCHED:

Buffalo Bills – AFC East division title

Kansas City Chiefs – AFC West division title and first-round bye

Pittsburgh Steelers – AFC North division title

BALTIMORE RAVENS (10-5) (at Cincinnati (4-10-1), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Baltimore clinches playoff berth with:

  1. BAL win OR
  2. CLE loss OR
  3. IND loss OR
  4. BAL tie + MIA loss OR
  5. BAL tie + TEN loss OR
  6. BAL tie + CLE tie OR
  7. BAL tie + IND tie

CLEVELAND BROWNS (10-5) (vs. Pittsburgh (12-3), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Cleveland clinches playoff berth with:

  1. CLE win OR
  2. IND loss OR
  3. TEN loss + MIA win or tie + BAL win or tie OR
  4. CLE tie + BAL loss OR
  5. CLE tie + MIA loss OR
  6. CLE tie + TEN loss OR
  7. CLE tie + IND tie OR
  8. CLE tie + TEN tie + BAL win + MIA win

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-5(vs. Jacksonville (1-14), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Indianapolis clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. IND win + TEN loss or tie OR
  2. IND tie + TEN loss

Indianapolis clinches playoff berth with:

  1. IND win + BAL loss or tie OR
  2. IND win + CLE loss or tie OR
  3. IND win + MIA loss or tie OR
  4. IND tie + BAL loss OR
  5. IND tie + CLE loss OR
  6. IND tie + MIA loss

MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-5) (at Buffalo (11-3), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Miami clinches playoff berth with:

  1. MIA win OR
  2. BAL loss OR
  3. CLE loss OR
  4. IND loss OR
  5. MIA tie + BAL tie OR
  6. MIA tie + CLE tie OR
  7. MIA tie + IND tie OR
  8. MIA tie + TEN loss

TENNESSEE TITANS (10-5) (at Houston (4-11), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Tennessee clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. TEN win OR
  2. IND loss OR
  3. TEN tie + IND tie

Tennessee clinches playoff berth with:

  1. BAL loss OR
  2. MIA loss OR
  3. TEN tie + CLE loss OR
  4. TEN tie + MIA tie OR
  5. TEN tie + BAL tie

NFC

CLINCHED:

Green Bay Packers – NFC North division title

New Orleans Saints – NFC South division title

Seattle Seahawks – NFC West division title

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – playoff berth

ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-7) (at L.A. Rams (9-6), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Arizona clinches playoff berth with:

  1. ARI win OR
  2. ARI tie + CHI loss

CHICAGO BEARS (8-7) (vs. Green Bay (12-3), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

Chicago clinches playoff berth with:

  1. CHI win OR
  2. ARI loss OR
  3. CHI tie + ARI tie

DALLAS COWBOYS (6-9) (at N.Y. Giants (5-10), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Dallas clinches NFC East division title with:

  1. DAL win + WAS loss or tie OR
  2. DAL tie + WAS loss

GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-3) (at Chicago (8-7), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Green Bay clinches the first-round bye with:

  1. GB win or tie OR
  2. SEA loss or tie

LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-6) (vs. Arizona (8-7), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Los Angeles clinches playoff berth with:

  1. LAR win or tie OR
  2. CHI loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-4) (at Carolina (5-10), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

New Orleans clinches the first-round bye with:

  1. NO win + GB loss + SEA win

NEW YORK GIANTS (5-10) (vs. Dallas (6-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

New York clinches NFC East division title with:

  1. NYG win + WAS loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (11-4) (at San Francisco* (6-9), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

Seattle clinches the first-round bye with:

  1. SEA win + GB loss + NO loss or tie

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (6-9) (at Philadelphia (4-10-1), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

Washington clinches NFC East division title with:

  1. WAS win OR
  2. WAS tie + DAL loss or tie

SEVEN PLAYOFF BERTHS REMAIN, 18 TEAMS IN CONTENTION FOR SUPER BOWL LV AS NFL CONCLUDES REGULAR SEASON

The NFL concludes its 101st regular season on Sunday and for the 11th consecutive year, all games on the season-ending docket are division contests. Playoff ramifications are aplenty.

In 2020, the NFL expanded the playoffs by two teams, adding one Wild Card berth to each conference. The change has only added to the excitement.

Seven playoff berths are still to be claimed. That’s the most available playoff berths entering the season’s final weekend in 31 years, since there also were seven in 1989.

A total of 18 teams – more than half of the league – remain in contention for Super Bowl LV in Tampa. The NFL hasn’t had more than 18 teams in contention entering the final week since there were 20 in 2006.

WIN AND IN, AFC: Five teams in the AFC are battling for the conference’s final four playoff berths.

  • The BALTIMORE RAVENS (10-5) with a win at Cincinnati (4-10-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS) will nail down their third consecutive trip to the playoffs.
  • The CLEVELAND BROWNS (10-5) with a home victory over Pittsburgh (12-3) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS) will have their first playoff berth since 2002.
  • The MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-5) with a win at Buffalo (12-3) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS) will clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2016.
  • The TENNESSEE TITANS (10-5) with a win at Houston (4-11) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS) will cement their first division title since 2008.

Meanwhile, the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-5), who host Jacksonville (1-14) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), can still win their division with a win and a Titans loss or tie, which would lock up their first AFC South title since 2014. They also can make the playoffs as a Wild Card team with a win and a loss or tie by either Baltimore, Cleveland or Miami.

WIN AND IN, NFC: Six teams in the NFC are battling for the conference’s final three playoff berths.

  • When the ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-7) travel to meet the LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-6) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), the winning team will be rewarded with a Wild Card berth.
  • The CHICAGO BEARS (8-7) can return to the playoffs with a home win over Green Bay (12-3) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX).
  • The WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (6-9) needs a win at Philadelphia (4-10-1) on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC) to clinch its first playoff berth and division title since 2015.

When the DALLAS COWBOYS (6-9) and NEW YORK GIANTS (5-10) meet at MetLife Stadium on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), the winning team will keep its playoff hopes alive. The Cowboys-Giants winner would need a Washington loss Sunday night to clinch the NFC East and the No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Cowboys are seeking their second division title in three years while the Giants would have their first playoff berth since 2016 and first division crown since 2011.

Three teams in the NFC – the GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-3), NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-4) and SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (11-4) – can nail down the No. 1 seed as the conference’s only first-round bye this weekend. Green Bay has the inside track at the coveted position, needing only a win at Chicago (8-7) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX).

PLAYOFF BERTHS LOCKED IN: Last week, the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (14-1) clinched the AFC’s lone first-round bye and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, securing the No. 1 seed in the AFC for the second time in the past three seasons (2018). With a win against the Los Angeles Chargers (6-9) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), the Chiefs will tie the 2011 Packers (15-1, .938) for the best regular-season record by a defending Super Bowl champion in NFL history.

  • The BUFFALO BILLS (12-3) clinched the AFC East division title for the first time since 1995.
  • The GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-3) clinched the NFC North division title for the second-consecutive season.
  • The PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-3) last week overcame a 17-point deficit to win and clinch the AFC North division title for the first time since 2017. Pittsburgh won the AFC North after missing the postseason in 2019. In each of the past 43 seasons (1977-2020, excluding 1982, when divisional play did not occur), at least one team has won its division the season after missing the playoffs. T
  • The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-4) clinched the NFC South division title for the fourth-consecutive season.
  • The SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (11-4) clinched the NFC West division title for the first time since 2016.
  • The TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (10-5) clinched their first playoff berth since 2007.

TWO LONGEST DROUGHTS COULD BE HISTORY: After the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (10-5) clinched their first playoff appearance since 2007, the CLEVELAND BROWNS (10-5) now can return to the postseason for the first time since 2002. If that happens, the NFL would see its two longest active playoff droughts end in the same season for only the fourth time since the league merger in 1970. It also happened in 1999 (Seattle and the St. Louis Rams), 1988 (Buffalo and Philadelphia) and 1987 (New Orleans and Indianapolis). The 1999 ST. LOUIS RAMS went on to win Super Bowl XXXIV.

COMEBACK NATION: This season, there have been 42 games in which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 10 points to win, the most through Week 16 in NFL history. The single-season NFL record is 43, in both 2013 and 2014.

There also have been nine games in a which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 17 points to win, trailing only the 2011 season (11 games) for the most ever in a single season.

SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORDS: Two significant NFL records fell last week and at least two more are likely to fall in Week 17.

  • Buffalo wide receiver STEFON DIGGS caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from JOSH ALLEN last week to give the NFL 1,372 touchdowns this season and break the single-season league record (1,371 touchdowns in 2018). Diggs leads the NFL in both receptions (120) and receiving yards (1,459). The total number of NFL touchdowns this season is 1,373 entering Week 17.
  • Also last week, New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA kicked off the weekend by tying an NFL single-game record with six rushing touchdowns. NFL teams went on to break the 41-year-old league record for rushing touchdowns in a season. The total is 494 entering Week 17. The single-season league record was 487 in 1979.
  • NFL teams have scored 11,854 points through 16 weeks. The single-season league record is 11,985 points in 2013.
  • NFL teams have scored 812 passing touchdowns through 16 weeks. The single-season league record is 847 in 2018.​

PASSER RATING: Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS leads all qualified players with a 119.4 passer rating. When the Packers play at Chicago on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), he has an opportunity to finish the season with one of the top three single-season passer ratings in NFL history among qualified players.

The highest single-season passer ratings among qualified players in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RATING
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2011 122.5
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 2004 121.1
Nick Foles Philadelphia 2013 119.2
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2020 119.4*
*Entering Week 17

ROOKIE RECEIVING YARDS: Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON, who ranks eighth in the NFL with 1,267 receiving yards, has an opportunity this week to total one of the top three receiving-yards marks in history by a rookie. The Vikings play at Detroit on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX).

The most receiving yards by a rookie in league history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON YARDS
Bill Groman Houston Oilers 1960 1,473
Anquan Boldin Arizona 2003 1,377
Randy MossHOF Minnesota 1998 1,313

CONSECUTIVE RUSHING TITLES FOR HENRY: Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY, who leads the NFL with 1,777 rushing yards this season, is bidding to become the first player since Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (2006-07) to lead the league in rushing yards in consecutive seasons. Henry, who has 3,317 combined rushing yards from 2019-20, also has an opportunity this week to register one of the top consecutive-season rushing totals in NFL history.

The most rushing yards in consecutive seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER SEASONS RUSHING YARDS PLAYER SEASONS RUSHING YARDS
Eric DickersonHOF 1983-84 3,913 Barry SandersHOF 1997-98 3,544
Terrell DavisHOF 1997-98 3,758 Larry Johnson 2005-06 3,539
Earl CampbellHOF 1979-80 3,631 Tiki Barber 2005-06 3,522
Barry SandersHOF 1996-97 3,606 Jamal Lewis 2002-03 3,393
Shaun Alexander 2004-05 3,576 Barry SandersHOF 1994-95 3,383

PLAYOFF PUSH: All 16 games are divisional contests in Week 17 and there are still 18 teams in contention for a trip to Super Bowl LV. There hasn’t been more teams still alive for postseason berths entering the league’s final week since 2006 (20 teams).

Six division titles have been secured, three of which feature a team that did not win their division in 2019 – the AFC East  (BUFFALO BILLS), AFC North (PITTSBURGH STEELERS) and NFC West (SEATTLE SEAHAWKS).

Both the AFC South, coming down to the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS or TENNESSEE TITANS, and NFC East, with the DALLAS COWBOYSNEW YORK GIANTS and WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM each still in contention for the division crown, are guaranteed to also have new winners in 2020.

The five new division winners this season will be the most in a season since 2017 (five).

Additionally, Pittsburgh won their division after missing the postseason in 2019, while two other division titles – AFC South (Indianapolis) and NFC East (Dallas, N.Y. Giants or Washington) – can be won by a team that missed the playoffs last season. At least two teams have won their divisions the season after missing the playoffs in 16 of the past 17 years.

Should Washington win the NFC East, they would complete the “worst-to-first” turnaround. At least one team has won its division the season after finishing in or tied for last place in 15 of the past 17 seasons.

The ARIZONA CARDINALS and MIAMI DOLPHINS can also qualify for the postseason this year after finishing in last place in their division last season.

Since 1990, at least four teams every season have qualified for the playoffs after failing to make the postseason the year before.

For the Week 17 playoff scenarios, click here.

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HIGHEST SCORING SEASON: The 2020 season has seen some of the most prolific offensive play in league history and in Week 17 will secure its spot as the highest scoring season ever. ​

There have been 1,373 touchdowns scored in 2020, the most in a single season in NFL history, and on Sunday, the 2020 season will surpass the 2013 season for the most points scored in a single season in NFL history.

SEASON TOTAL POINTS
2013 11,985
2020 11,854*
*Entering Week 17

Three teams – GREEN BAY (31.6 points per game), KANSAS CITY (30.1) and TENNESSEE (30.0) – are each averaging at least 30 points per game this season while NEW ORLEANS (29.9), TAMPA BAY (29.9) and BUFFALO (29.7) each average at least 29 points per game.

2020 can join 2011 (three teams) and 2018 (three teams) as the only seasons in which at least three teams averaged at least 30 points per game since 1950. No season has seen four teams each score at least 30 points per game.

The seasons with three teams to average at least 30 points per game since 1950:

SEASON TEAM POINTS PER GAME
2018 Kansas City 35.3
Los Angeles Rams 32.9
New Orleans 31.5
2011 Green Bay 35.0
New Orleans 34.2
New England 32.1
2020 Green Bay 31.6*
  Kansas City 30.1*
  Tennessee 30.0*
  New Orleans 29.9*
  Tampa Bay 29.9*
  Buffalo 29.7*
*Entering Week 17

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PLENTY OF PASSING: The 2020 season has had a total of 812 touchdown passes this season and can surpass the 2018 season (847 touchdown passes) for the most in a single season in league annals.

The seasons with the most touchdown passes in NFL history:

SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES
2018 847
2015 842
2020 812*
*Entering Week 17

Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON has 265 touchdown passes in his nine-year career and needs two touchdown passes against San Francisco on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX, in Arizona), to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (266 touchdown passes) for the second-most touchdown passes by a player in his first nine seasons in NFL history. Only PEYTON MANNING (275) has more.

The players with the most touchdown passes in their first nine seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 275
Dan MarinoHOF Miami 266
Russell Wilson Seattle 265*
*In ninth season

Three quarterbacks under the age of 26 – Kansas City’s PATRICK MAHOMES (38 touchdown passes, age 25), Buffalo’s JOSH ALLEN (34 touchdown passes, age 24) and Houston’s DESHAUN WATSON (30 touchdown passes, age 25) – each have at least 30 touchdown passes this season, while Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT (age 22) has 28 touchdown passes, the most by a rookie in NFL history.

With at least two touchdown passes from Herbert against Kansas City on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), 2020 would become the first season in league history with four quarterbacks under the age of 26 to each throw at least 30 touchdown passes in the same season.

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RODGERS IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Entering Week 17, Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS leads the NFL with 44 touchdown passes and a passer rating of 119.4 (among qualified passers), a mark that would rank as the third-highest single-season passer rating in NFL history.

The players with the highest single-season passer rating in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON PASSER RATING
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2011 122.5
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 2004 121.1
Nick Foles Philadelphia 2013 119.2
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2020 119.4*
*Entering Week 17

Rodgers, who led the league in passer rating in 2011 (122.5) and 2012 (108.0), can become the fifth quarterback to lead the NFL in passer rating in three different seasons since 1970.

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS
Steve YoungHOF San Francisco 6 (1991-94, 96-97)
Ken Anderson Cincinnati 4 (1974-75, 81-82)
Roger StaubachHOF Dallas 4 (1971, 73, 78-79)
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 3 (2004-06)
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2* (2011-12)
*Leads NFL with 119.4 rating entering Week 17

Rodgers, who has 13 games with a passer rating of 100-or-higher in 2020, can become the first quarterback in NFL history with a passer rating of 100-or-higher in 14 games within a single season in NFL history.

The players with the most games with a passer rating of 100-or-higher in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON GAMES WITH 100+ RATING
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2018 13
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2020 13*
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2011 13
*Entering Week 17

Rodgers has 11 games with at least three touchdown passes this season and can tie TOM BRADY (12 games in 2007) for the most such games in a single season in NFL history.

The players with the most games with at least three touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON GAMES WITH 3+ TD PASSES
Tom Brady New England 2007 12
Drew Brees New Orleans 2012 11
Peyton Manning Denver 2013 11
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2020 11*
*Entering Week 17

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KING OF KC: Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce leads all tight ends with 105 receptions and has 1,416 receiving yards, the most by a tight end in a single season in NFL history.

With at least six receptions on Sunday, Kelce can surpass JASON WITTEN (110 receptions in 2012) for the second-most receptions by a tight end in a single season in league annals.

The tight ends with the most receptions in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RECEPTIONS
Zach Ertz Philadelphia 2018 116
Jason Witten Dallas 2012 110
Travis Kelce Kansas City 2020 105*
*Entering Week 17

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MINNESOTA PLAYMAKERS: Minnesota running back DALVIN COOK ranks tied for second in the NFL with 17 scrimmage touchdowns (16 rushing, one receiving), while Vikings wide receiver ADAM THIELEN ranks third in the league with 14 touchdown receptions.

With a touchdown catch from Thielen on Sunday at Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Minnesota can join the 1961 HOUSTON OILERS [BILL GROMAN (18 touchdowns); BILL CANNON (15)] as the only teams to have two players record at least 15 touchdowns each in a single season in NFL history.

Minnesota rookie wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON leads all rookies with 1,267 receiving yards this season.

With at least 111 receiving yards in Week 17, Jefferson can surpass ANQUAN BOLDIN (1,377 receiving yards in 2003) for the most receiving yards by a rookie in the Super Bowl era.

The rookies with the most receiving yards in the Super Bowl era:​

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RECEIVING YARDS
Anquan Boldin Arizona 2003 1,377
Randy MossHOF Minnesota 1998 1,313
Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants 2014 1,305
 
Justin Jefferson Minnesota 2020 1,267
*Entering Week 17      

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1K MILESTONES: Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON leads all quarterbacks with 908 rushing yards this season.

With at least 92 rushing yards at Cincinnati on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Jackson – who rushed for 1,206 yards in 2019 – can become the first quarterback in NFL history with at least 1,000 rushing yards in multiple seasons.

Tampa Bay wide receiver MIKE EVANS recorded a season-high 10 receptions for 181 receiving yards and two touchdowns last week. He now has 960 receiving yards in 2020.

With at least 40 receiving yards against Atlanta on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Evans will become the first player in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons.

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