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Published: Dec. 6, 2018 at 03:25 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for 2018 Week 14

Patrick Mahomes is outperforming entire teams, the Patriots could clinched the AFC East, and Drew Brees is on track to break even more records this season. See what the numbers have to say with these mind-boggling stats for Week 14.

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  • Good news for Jared Goff and the Rams heading into Sunday Night Football against the Bears' fourth-ranked scoring defense: Goff is 4-0 in primetime games since 2017, with 14 TD passes, 0 interceptions, and a 132.1 passer rating. The bad news: Goff is 2-3 in his career against Top 5 scoring defenses, averaging 192.6 passing yards per game in those contests and leading the Rams to just 16.6 points per game. 6

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    Rams in primetime

    Good news for Jared Goff and the Rams heading into Sunday Night Football against the Bears' fourth-ranked scoring defense: Goff is 4-0 in primetime games since 2017, with 14 TD passes, 0 interceptions, and a 132.1 passer rating. The bad news: Goff is 2-3 in his career against Top 5 scoring defenses, averaging 192.6 passing yards per game in those contests and leading the Rams to just 16.6 points per game.

  • Styles will clash on Monday Night in the Emerald City. The Seahawks run the ball on 51.1 percent of offensive plays, the highest rate in the NFL this season. Meanwhile, the Vikings have a 67.3 pass play percentage this season, the highest in the NFL. Despite attempting 165 fewer passes this season, Russell Wilson (29 pass TD) has 6 more TD passes than Kirk Cousins (23). 5

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    Clashing styles

    Styles will clash on Monday Night in the Emerald City. The Seahawks run the ball on 51.1 percent of offensive plays, the highest rate in the NFL this season. Meanwhile, the Vikings have a 67.3 pass play percentage this season, the highest in the NFL. Despite attempting 165 fewer passes this season, Russell Wilson (29 pass TD) has 6 more TD passes than Kirk Cousins (23).

  • Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 41 passing touchdowns this season, 14 shy of Peyton Manning's single-season record of 55 in 2013. Mahomes has more pass TD in 12 games this season (41) than the Ravens do in their last two seasons-worth of games (39 pass TD in their last 32 games.) Mahomes has 43 total touchdowns this season (41 passing, 2 rushing), which is more than 29 NFL offenses (all but the Chiefs, Saints, and Rams). 4

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    Outperforming entire teams

    Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 41 passing touchdowns this season, 14 shy of Peyton Manning's single-season record of 55 in 2013. Mahomes has more pass TD in 12 games this season (41) than the Ravens do in their last two seasons-worth of games (39 pass TD in their last 32 games.) Mahomes has 43 total touchdowns this season (41 passing, 2 rushing), which is more than 29 NFL offenses (all but the Chiefs, Saints, and Rams).

  • What a difference a...trade makes? Since the Cowboys added Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott's passer rating is up to 105.9 from 87.4, and his TD-INT ratio is 6-1 compared to 8-4 prior to the trade. However, since the Eagles added Golden Tate, Carson Wentz's passer rating has dipped from 109.6 to 86.5, while his TD-INT ratio went from 13-2 before Tate to 5-5 with him. 3

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    Better with Amari

    What a difference a...trade makes? Since the Cowboys added Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott's passer rating is up to 105.9 from 87.4, and his TD-INT ratio is 6-1 compared to 8-4 prior to the trade. However, since the Eagles added Golden Tate, Carson Wentz's passer rating has dipped from 109.6 to 86.5, while his TD-INT ratio went from 13-2 before Tate to 5-5 with him.

  • Drew Brees is on pace to set single-season records for completion percentage (75.5) and passer rating (123.2) this season. There is no more advantageous opponent for him than the Buccaneers, who have allowed a 72.4 completion percentage and 113.7 passer rating to opponents this season, both last in the NFL and the 2nd-worst in each metric since the 1970 merger. 2

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    Brees breaking records

    Drew Brees is on pace to set single-season records for completion percentage (75.5) and passer rating (123.2) this season. There is no more advantageous opponent for him than the Buccaneers, who have allowed a 72.4 completion percentage and 113.7 passer rating to opponents this season, both last in the NFL and the 2nd-worst in each metric since the 1970 merger.

  • The Patriots can clinch the AFC East and a playoff spot for an NFL-record 10th consecutive season with a win this week. A win would also tie the 1983- 1998 49ers' record 16 straight seasons with 10+ wins. How different was the world in 2002, the last time the Patriots failed to win 10+ games? The #1 song on the Billboard charts was "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, Michael Jordan was in the midst of his final NBA season while LeBron James was enjoying his senior year of high school, and the NFL Network had not yet launched to cover Jon Gruden's first season as the Buccaneers' head coach. 1

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    Path to playoffs

    The Patriots can clinch the AFC East and a playoff spot for an NFL-record 10th consecutive season with a win this week. A win would also tie the 1983- 1998 49ers' record 16 straight seasons with 10+ wins. How different was the world in 2002, the last time the Patriots failed to win 10+ games? The #1 song on the Billboard charts was "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, Michael Jordan was in the midst of his final NBA season while LeBron James was enjoying his senior year of high school, and the NFL Network had not yet launched to cover Jon Gruden's first season as the Buccaneers' head coach.