Los Angeles Chargers Legend Of Justin Herbert Continues
Since bursting onto the scene in 2020, the Los Angeles Chargers exceptional quarterback, Justin Herbert, has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with. In fact, he currently holds the impressive fourth position among all players in the league, having thrown a remarkable 113 touchdown passes.
In an electrifying matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC), if Herbert manages to deliver two touchdowns, he will surpass the celebrated Patrick Mahomes, who had accumulated 114 touchdown passes, securing the second-most touchdowns by a player in his first four seasons in NFL history. It is worth noting that only the illustrious Dan Marino, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, stands ahead with a staggering 142 touchdowns.
So, as we look at the chronicles of the NFL, these are the individuals who have etched their names in history with the most touchdown passes in their first four seasons.
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Keenan Allen Is Having A Historic Season
Herbert’s primary target this season has been none other than the remarkable wide receiver Keenan Allen. Allen has truly dominated the league, leading in receptions with 83 and ranking fourth in receiving yards with 1,011. In his last two games, Allen has achieved an incredible feat, recording at least 10 receptions, 100 receiving yards, and a touchdown reception each time.
If Allen manages to pull off yet another outstanding performance on Sunday night, he will etch his name in NFL history. Only two players in the league have ever accomplished the remarkable feat of tallying at least 10 receptions, 100 receiving yards, and a touchdown reception in three consecutive games. Allen himself achieved this milestone in Weeks 11-13 of 2017. The other player to achieve this remarkable feat is Michael Thomas during Weeks 14-16 of 2019.
Last week, Allen marked his 18th career game with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards. Should he achieve these impressive numbers again, he will join an exclusive club of players in NFL history. Only two players, Andre Johnson with 21 games and Antonio Brown with 20 games, have reached or surpassed 19 career games of at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards. However, both Davante Adams of Las Vegas and Julio Jones of Philadelphia, with 18 games each, also have the chance to join this prestigious group.
Here are the players who currently hold the record for the most games with at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in NFL history:
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Khalil Mack Keeps Stacking Sacks
Linebacker Khalil Mack proved his dominance last week, notching two impressive sacks. Currently, he ranks fourth in the league with a staggering 11 sacks. This marks his fifth season with double-digit sacks, showcasing his incredible consistency. Throughout his career, Mack has reached the impressive milestone of at least 12 sacks in two different seasons. He achieved a remarkable 15 sacks in 2015 while playing for the Raiders, and a formidable 12.5 sacks in 2018 as a member of the Bears.
If Mack accomplishes another sack on Sunday night, he will elevate himself to an elite club. He will join the legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Greene as the only other player since 1982, when individual sacks were officially recorded, to achieve at least 12 sacks with three different franchises. This incredible feat was only accomplished by Greene, who amassed double-digit sacks with the Rams, Steelers, and Panthers. Mack stands on the brink of etching his name into this exclusive group of football greats.