Week 13 in the NFL brought us another series of StatStories. Receiving passing and players performing beyond where they were picked highlight this week in the NFL.
Even Father Time can’t cover Mike Evans
For the 10th year in a row, Mike Evans has surpassed 1000 yards receiving. Evans has been an unstoppable force ever since he entered the league. While no other player has even had 1000 yards receiving in their first seven seasons, Evans is now on his 10th. Only the great Jerry Rice has ever had more consecutive seasons with a thousand yards receiving with 11 and only Rice (14) and Randy Moss (10) have ever reached this mile stone.
Speaking of strong starts in Week 13 StatStories...
CJ Stroud continues his streak of strong starts. Even though he had less than 300 yards passing for the first time in a month, his 274 yards brought him to the lead in the NFL. If Stroud keeps this up, he’d be the first ever rookie to lead the NFL in passing.
The Miami Dolphins keep doing Miami Dolphin things
This week Tyreek Hill scored his 20th and 21st career 60+ yard touchdowns. This brings Hill to third-most all-time, tied with Devin Hester, and behind DeSean Jackson (26) and Jerry Rice (23). His teammate De’Von Achane has scored nine touchdowns in his first six games, tying Gale Sayers and Ockie Anderson for second place behind Eric Dickerson, who scored 10 touchdowns in his first six games in 1983. Their teammate Raheem Mostert became only the fifth undrafted player to score 15 touchdowns in one season. Mostert joins LeGarrette Blount, Arian Foster, Austin Ekeler, and Chiefs great Priest Holmes.
Speaking of undervalued...
Puka Nacua became the second player ever selected after the top 100 to pass 1000 receiving yards in his rookie season. Selected 177th, Nacua has showed himself prepared to perform in the NFL, much like the other player who got 1000 receiving yards in his rookie season, Marques Colston. Selected 252nd overall, Colston ended up becoming the Saints' all time leader in receiving yards.
Hall of Fame company
Christian McCaffrey became only the third player to have 50 rushing touchdowns and 25 receiving touchdowns in their career. McCaffrey joins Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk and Lenny Moore. In an era when running backs are undervalued McCaffrey has been a revelation for the 49ers.