Stewart Love’s what to look for in week 12 of the NFL

What to look for Week 12:

TOP PASSER: New England quarterback TOM BRADY has 79,133 passing yards and 576 touchdown passes in 300 career games, including the postseason.

Brady, who faces the New York Jets on Sunday, needs 147 passing yards and four touchdown passes to surpass PEYTON MANNING (79,279 passing yards and 579 touchdown passes) for the most passing yards and touchdown passes in NFL history, including the postseason.

CONSISTENT COLTS: The INDIANAPOLIS COLTS rank second in the NFL with only 10 sacks allowed this season and have not given up a sack in five consecutive games.

On Sunday against Miami, Indianapolis can become the fourth team to allow zero sacks in six consecutive games within a single season since 1963 when team sacks became an official statistic.

SACK MASTERS: Carolina defensive end JULIUS PEPPERS recorded a sack in Week 11 and has 158.5 sacks during his 17-year NFL career.

With two sacks on Sunday against Seattle, Peppers would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer KEVIN GREENE (160 sacks) for the third-most sacks since 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.

ROLLING RIVERS: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS ties for third in the AFC with 23 touchdown passes this season and has thrown for at least 25 touchdowns in 10 consecutive seasons.

Rivers, who faces Arizona on Sunday, needs two touchdown passes to tie DREW BREES (11 consecutive seasons) for the second-longest streak of seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes in league annals.

NORTH STAR: Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS has thrown 26 touchdowns against zero interceptions for a 115.6 passer rating in his past 10 games against the NFC North.

Rodgers, who plays at Minnesota on Sunday Night Football, needs three touchdown passes without an interception to have the most consecutive touchdowns without an interception by a player against any division since 2002.

The players with the most consecutive touchdowns without an interception against any division since 2002:

TOUCHDOWN BROWN: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN ties for the league-lead with 11 touchdown receptions in 2018 and has recorded at least one touchdown catch in eight consecutive games.

With a touchdown reception on Sunday at Denver, Brown would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (nine consecutive games in 1963) and A.J. GREEN (nine consecutive games in 2012) for the third-longest streak of games with a touchdown catch within a single season in NFL history.

THREE FOR THOMAS: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS ranks second in the NFL in receptions (82) and third in receiving yards (1,042) this season. Thomas has 278 catches for 3,424 yards and 22 touchdowns in 41 games during his three-year NFL career.

Thomas can continue the record-setting beginning to his NFL career on Thanksgiving against Atlanta:

With 58 receiving yards, Thomas would join ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (2014-16) and Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (1998-2000) as the only players in league history to record at least 1,100 receiving yards in each of their first three seasons.

With eight receptions, Thomas would join ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (2014-16) as the only players in league annals to record at least 90 catches in each of their first three seasons.

With 11 catches, Thomas would surpass ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (288 receptions) and JARVIS LANDRY (288) for the most receptions by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.

MAGIC MIKE: Tampa Bay wide receiver MIKE EVANS leads the Buccaneers with 957 receiving yards this season.

Evans, who plays against San Francisco on Sunday, can join Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (six consecutive seasons) and A.J. GREEN (five consecutive seasons) as the only players in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of their first five seasons.

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