Five things to look for in NFL Week 7:
1. New Orleans’ Drew Brees continues to reach more milestones. After becoming the all-time leader in passing yards last week, he now needs one more touchdown pass to become the fourth quarterback to throw 500 touchdown passes behind only Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Tom Brady. And if he beats Baltimore, Brees will join Manning and Favre as the only quarterbacks to beat the other 31 current teams.
2. Adam Vinatieri of Indianapolis needs 10 points against Buffalo to become the league’s all-time leading scorer. He has 2,535 points, while Hall of Famer Morten Andersen currently leads with 2,544.
3. Now that Kansas City has suffered its first defeat, the Los Angeles Rams are the only unbeaten team in the league. They can go to 7-0 with a victory at San Francisco. The teams with the best chance of beating them are New Orleans next week, Kansas City on Nov. 19 and Philadelphia on Dec. 16. And Todd Gurley can become just the fifth player in NFL history to get at least 1,000 total yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in his team’s first seven games if he gets 130 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. The other four are Priest Holmes, who did it twice, Terrell Davis, Eric Dickerson and, of course, Jim Brown.
4. Last year, the Chiefs went 5-0 and then lost six of seven. They hope to bounce back from their first loss last Sunday night in New England when they play host to Cincinnati. It will be their second consecutive game on Sunday Night Football because the league flexed the game into primetime. Patrick Mahomes, who has 18 touchdown passes in his first seven career games, needs two touchdown passes to become just the third player to get 20 touchdown passes in his first eight games. Kurt Warner had 21 and Deshaun Watson 20.
5. The 1-5 New York Giants are wasting his yards, but Saquon Barkley can become just the seventh rookie to have 100 scrimmage yards in seven consecutive games at any point in his first season against Atlanta on Monday night. He is giving the Giants the running threat they wanted but it hasn’t made any difference in their won-lost record. Eric Dickerson is on top of the list as he did it 10 games in a row as a rookie in 1983. The Rams went 9-7 and made the playoffs.