WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 11
KC VS. THE SUNSHINE BAND: The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-1) and the LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-1), the league’s top two teams by winning percentage, are set to face off on Monday Night Football from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The matchup between the Chiefs and Rams marks the fifth game since 1970 between opposing teams where each had one or fewer losses in Week 11 or later.
Through their team’s first 10 games of the season, Chiefs quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 3,150 passing yards and has a 117.4 passer rating, while Rams quarterback JARED GOFF ranks second in passing yards (3,134) and has a 113.0 passer rating.
Mahomes and Goff are two of seven different quarterbacks in NFL history to have at least 3,000 passing yards and a passer rating of 110 or higher through their team’s first 10 games of a season. Each of the five previous quarterbacks to accomplish the feat were named Associated Press MVP in those seasons, with TOM BRADY accomplishing the feat twice (2007 & 2017).
WINNING IN WASHINGTON: The WASHINGTON REDSKINS lead the NFC East with a 6-3 record this season and have won 599 regular-season games since the franchise’s inception in 1932.
With a win on Sunday against Houston, Washington would become the fifth franchise in league history to register 600 regular-season wins, joining the CHICAGO BEARS (755 wins), GREEN BAY PACKERS (741), NEW YORK GIANTS (689) and PITTSBURGH STEELERS (620).
80 FOR ANDREW: Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK ranks second in the NFL with 26 touchdown passes this season and has thrown at least three touchdowns in each of his past six games, the third-longest streak within a single season in NFL history.
Luck, who has 158 touchdown passes in 79 career games, needs two touchdown passes on Sunday against Tennessee to join Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (182 touchdowns) and AARON RODGERS (160) as the players with at least 160 touchdown passes in their first 80 career games in NFL history.
RYAN ON A ROLL: Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN ranks third in the league with 3,015 passing yards and has thrown for at least 325 yards in each of his past four games.
With 325 passing yards on Sunday against Dallas, Ryan would become the fourth different quarterback in league annals with at least 325 passing yards in five consecutive games.
ELECTRIC CHARGERS: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS ties for fourth in the NFL with 21 touchdown passes in 2018 and has thrown for at least two touchdowns in each of the Chargers’ first nine games of the season.
Rivers, who plays against Denver, can become the sixth quarterback in league history to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of his team’s first 10 games to start a season. Four of the five previous quarterbacks to accomplish the feat were named Associated Press MVP in those seasons.
Chargers running back MELVIN GORDON ranks third in the AFC with 1,033 scrimmage yards and has recorded at least 120 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in each of his past five games.
With 120 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on Sunday, Gordon would become the fifth player in league annals to record six consecutive games with at least 120 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in a single season.
The players with the most consecutive games with at least 120 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in a single season in NFL history:
ELITE ELLIOTT: Dallas running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT has 4,339 scrimmage yards and 31 touchdowns in 34 career games.
Elliott, who will play in his 35th career game on Sunday at Atlanta, needs 161 scrimmage yards to join Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON and EDGERRIN JAMES as the only players in NFL history with at least 4,500 scrimmage yards and 30 touchdowns in their first 35 career games.
LIGHTS, KAMARA, ACTION: New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA has 1,019 scrimmage yards (546 rushing, 473 receiving) and ranks second in the NFL with 14 touchdowns (11 rushing, three receiving) this season.
Kamara, who has scored 28 touchdowns (19 rushing, eight receiving and one kickoff return) in 25 career games, needs two touchdowns on Sunday against Philadelphia to tie Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (26 games) for the fourth-fewest games to reach 30 career touchdowns in league annals.
Kamara, who had 826 receiving yards and 728 rushing yards as a rookie last season, needs 27 receiving yards against the Eagles to become the fourth player in NFL history with both 500 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons.