What to Look For – NFL Week 13

Lets Talk NFL Football Week 13

The BALTIMORE RAVENS enter Week 13 with the NFL’s top scoring offense (35.1 points per game), while the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS have allowed 14.8 points per game, the fewest in the NFC this season. ​

Sunday’s matchup in Baltimore (1:00 PM ET, FOX) will mark the third time that a team averaging more than 35 points per game and a team averaging fewer than 15 points allowed per game will meet in Week 13 or later since 1970. In each of the previous two matchups, one of the competing teams advanced to the Super Bowl that season.

Baltimore enters December having scored at least 40 points in each of its past three games – 49 points in Week 10, 41 in Week 11 and 45 in Week 12. With at least 40 points against San Francisco on Sunday, the Ravens can become the fourth team to score at least 40 points in four consecutive games in NFL history.​

In his past three games, Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON has 12 touchdown passes and zero interceptions for a 147.8 passer rating and has had a passer rating of 130-or-higher in each of those contests.

With a passer rating of 130-or-higher on Sunday against San Francisco, Jackson can become the third quarterback with four consecutive games with a passer rating of 130 or higher in NFL history.

New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS leads the NFL with 104 receptions and 1,242 receiving yards this season. Thomas’ 104 receptions are the most by a player through his team’s first 11 games in NFL history. Last week, Thomas recorded his sixth game with at least 10 catches in 2019.

With at least 10 receptions on Thanksgiving night against Atlanta (8:20 PM ET, NBC), Thomas can become the third player with seven games with at least 10 receptions in a single season in NFL history.

Tampa Bay quarterback JAMEIS WINSTON ranks second in the NFL in passing yards (3,391) and third in passing touchdowns (22), and is one of four quarterbacks to average at least 300 passing yards per game (308.3) this season. Winston has passed for at least 300 yards and a touchdown in each of his past six games.

By passing for at least 300 yards and one touchdown on Sunday against Jacksonville (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Winston would tie PEYTON MANNING (seven from 2012-13) for the fourth-most consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards and a passing touchdown in NFL history. Winston would also join ANDREW LUCK (eight consecutive games in 2014) as the only players to do so in at least seven consecutive games in a single season.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards and a passing touchdown in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON(S) CONSECUTIVE GAMES
Drew Brees New Orleans 2011-12 9
Drew Brees New Orleans 2012-13 8
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2014 8
Peyton Manning Denver 2012-13 7
       
Jameis Winston Tampa Bay 2019 6*
*Active streak      

Entering Week 13, Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY leads the NFL in rushing yards (1,123), rushing touchdowns (12) and scrimmage yards (1,709). McCaffrey also leads all running backs with 68 receptions in 2019.

With seven receptions on Sunday against Washington (1:00 PM ET, CBS), McCaffrey would become the fifth running back with at least 75 receptions in three seasons in NFL history.

Last week, McCaffrey recorded, his fourth game with both a rushing and receiving touchdown in 2019.

With both a rushing and receiving touchdown on Sunday, McCaffrey would join CHUCK FOREMAN (1975) as the only players with at least five games with both a rushing and receiving touchdown in a single season in NFL history.

In 2018, Denver running back PHILLIP LINDSAY became the third undrafted rookie with at least 1,000 rushing yards since 1970. Lindsay has followed up his rookie year with 887 scrimmage yards in 11 games this season.

With 113 scrimmage yards on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Lindsay would become the third undrafted player with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his first two seasons in the common-draft era.

Philadelphia’s ZACH ERTZ leads all tight ends with 67 receptions this season, while Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE ranks second with 63.

If Ertz (at Miami, 1:00 PM ET, FOX) has at least three receptions or Kelce (vs. Oakland, 4:25 PM ET, CBS) has at least seven receptions on Sunday, they would tie Pro Football Hall of Famer SHANNON SHARPE (five seasons) for the fourth-most seasons with at least 70 catches by a tight end in NFL history.​

Additionally, Kelce – who leads all tight ends with 833 receiving yards in 2019 – needs at least 167 receiving yards on Sunday to become the first tight end with 1,000 receiving yards in four consecutive seasons in NFL history.

2019 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 13​

AFC

CLINCHED: None

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-1) (at Houston (7-4), Sunday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

New England clinches playoff berth with:

  1. NE win + OAK loss or tie OR
  2. NE win + PIT loss or tie OR
  3. NE tie + OAK loss + PIT loss OR
  4. NE tie + OAK loss + IND loss OR
  5. NE tie + PIT loss + IND loss

​NFC

CLINCHED: None

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-2) (at Atlanta (3-8), Thursday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

New Orleans clinches NFC South division title with:​

  1. NO win OR
  2. NO tie + CAR loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (10-1) (at Baltimore (9-2), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

San Francisco clinches playoff berth with:

  1. SF win + LAR loss or tie OR
  2. SF tie + LAR loss

 

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