KANSAS CITY.- KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-1) is set to host BUFFALO BILLS (4-1) in a rematch of last season’s memorable division clash. The teams enter Sunday’s matchup as the top two scoring offenses in the league, with Kansas City averaging 31.8 points per game and Buffalo 30.4. The Bills also enter Week 6 tied for points allowed in the league (12.2 per game).
Sunday’s will mark the first game since 2019 (Baltimore vs. San Francisco in Week 13) with the league’s top two scoring offenses in Week 6 or later.
This will be the fifth time JOSH ALLEN and PATRICK MAHOMES will meet as opposing starting quarterbacks, including postseason, with Kansas City winning four of the first five meetings. In previous matchups, Allen had 12 touchdowns (11 passing, one rushing) and a 105.1 passer rating, while Mahomes had 11 touchdowns (10 passing, one rushing) and a 108.1 passer rating.
Mahomes enters Week 6 as the league leader in passing touchdowns (15) this season, while Allen ranks second with 14. This marks the first game since 2011 (AARON RODGERS vs. MATTHEW STAFFORD in Week 12) with the two league leaders in touchdown passes in Week 6 or later.
Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE leads the league with seven receiving touchdowns this season, after becoming just the fourth tight end in history last week, and first since JIMMIE GILES in 1985, with four receiving touchdowns in a single game. He marked his ninth career game with multiple receiving touchdowns.
With two receiving touchdowns on Sunday, Kelce can become the sixth tight end in the Super Bowl era with multiple receiving touchdowns in 10 or more career games.
Kelce can also become the fourth player in the Super Bowl era to record nine receiving touchdowns in his team’s first six games of a season, joining HAROLD JACKSON (1973), Hall of Famer CALVIN JOHNSON (2011 ) and JULIUS THOMAS (2014).
FEATHERED AND DEADLY. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-0) is the only undefeated team left in the NFL, and it’s a team that finished with a positive trade differential in each of its five wins this season.
In Sunday Night Football’s classic against Dallas, the Eagles can become the fourth team in the Super Bowl era to start a season 6-0 and have a positive trade-off differential in each win.
Quarterback JALEN HURTS last week recorded his seventh career game with at least two rushing touchdowns, tied for the second-most such performances by a quarterback in NFL history. Additionally, he leads all quarterbacks with six rushing touchdowns during the 2022 season.
With a rushing touchdown against Dallas, Hurts can become the first quarterback with seven rushing touchdowns in his team’s first six games of a season in the Super Bowl era.
Additionally, with a rushing touchdown, Hurts can join KYLER MURRAY (2020) and CAM NEWTON (2011) as the only quarterbacks in history with any rushing touchdown in five of their first six games of a season.
PARSONS, THE STAR. Dallas second-year linebacker MICAH PARSONS in Week 5 had two sacks, plus multiple sacks in three of his first five games this season. With two sacks in Philadelphia on Sunday night, Parsons can join ELVIS DUMERVIL (2009) and Hall of Famer KEVIN GREENE (1998) as the only players to record at least two sacks in four of the first six games. for his team in a season since 1982, when the individual sack became the official stat.
Parsons has six career games with at least two sacks, tied with NICK BOSA and TJ WATT for the most such performances since the start of the 2021 season. With his next game of two or more sacks, he can match JASON PIERRE-PAUL (seven) and JJ WATT (seven) for the fourth most games by a player in his first two NFL seasons since 1982, when the individual sack became an official stat.
THE BEST PREY DOG. Cleveland running back NICK CHUBB enters Week 6 leading the league with 593 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. He has a touchdown run in each of the last four games and is the only player in the league with at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of the first five weeks of the season.
Since entering the NFL in 2018, Chubb ranks second among all players with 43 rushing touchdowns. With a rushing touchdown against New England on Sunday, Chubb will become the fifth player in history to record at least eight rushing touchdowns in each of his first five seasons, joining Hall of Famers JIM BROWN, EMMITT SMITH and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON, as well as ADRIAN PETERSON.
As a team, Cleveland enters Week 6 with the best rushing game in the league, averaging 192.4 rushing yards per game. He also ranks second in the NFL with 10 rushing touchdowns. In each of their five games this season, the Browns have posted at least 150 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.
If he accomplishes such a feat again on Sunday, Cleveland can join the 1971 Oakland Raiders as the only teams in the Super Bowl era to record at least 150 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in each of their first six games of a season. .
CMC DOES IT ALL. Last week, Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 54 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in his fourth straight game with at least 100 scrimmage yards. He also marked his 23rd career game with at least 50 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards. Since he entered the league in 2017, he is one of two players (ALVIN KAMARA) with at least 3,000 rushing yards (3,911) and 3,000 receiving yards (3,203).
With at least 50 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, FOX), McCaffrey will surpass TIKI BARBER (23 games) and Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON. (23) for the second most such performances in history. Only Hall of Famer MARSHALL FAULK (41) has more.
GETTING GOURMET. Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON this season leads the league with 547 receiving yards and ranks second with 40 receptions. He had 12 receptions for 154 yards in Week 5 after totaling 10 receptions for 147 yards in Week 4.
Jefferson can become just the fourth player in history to record at least 10 receptions and 125 receiving yards in three straight games, joining BRETT PERRIMAN (1995), ANDRE JOHNSON (2008) and MICHAEL THOMAS (2019).
Last week marked Jefferson’s sixth career game with at least 150 receiving yards, tied for the most ever by a player in his first three seasons. With at least 150 receiving yards in Miami on Sunday, Jefferson will surpass Hall of Famers LANCE ALWORTH (six games) and RANDY MOSS (six) for the most games with at least 150 receiving yards by a player in their careers. first three seasons in NFL history.
HEY, ROOKIE. Pittsburgh rookie quarterback KENNY PICKETT, selected 20th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, posted 327 passing yards in his first career start last week.
With at least 300 passing yards against Tampa Bay on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Pickett will become the fourth rookie quarterback in history with at least 300 passing yards in each of his first two career starts, joining JUSTIN HERBERT (2020), KYLER MURRAY (2019) and CAM NEWTON (2011).
New York Jets rookie running back BREECE HALL, signed 36th overall in the 2022 Draft, leads all rookies this season with 488 scrimmage yards (275 rushing, 213 receiving). Last week, he set a Jets rookie record with 197 scrimmage yards (100 receiving, 97 rushing) and a rushing touchdown in his team’s win.
With at least 75 rushing yards and 75 receiving yards in another game this season, Hall can become the fifth rookie in the Super Bowl era with at least 75 rushing yards and 75 receiving yards in multiple games, joining members of the Hall of Famers MARSHALL FAULK (1994) and EDGERRIN JAMES (1999), as well as MEWELDE MOORE (2004) and FRED TAYLOR (1998).
Jets rookie cornerback SAUCE GARDNER, signed with the fourth overall pick in the 2022 Draft, is one of three players in the league with a pass defensed in each of the first five weeks of the season.
With a pass defensed at Green Bay on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Gardner will join DESMOND TRUFANT (2013) as the only players since 2000 with a pass defensed in each of the first six games of his career.
Seattle rookie cornerback TARIQ WOOLEN, a fifth-round pick in the 2022 Draft, leads all rookies with three interceptions this season and has recorded an interception in each of the last three games.
With an interception against Arizona on Sunday, Woolen will become the third rookie since 2000 to have an interception in at least four straight games, joining JAIRUS BYRD (five straight in 2009) and JOE HADEN (four straight in 2010).
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