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Published: Dec. 13, 2018 at 03:33 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2018 at 04:30 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for 2018 Week 15

Patrick Mahomes is excelling under pressure, the Patriots are hoping to bounce back after a tough loss in Miami, and something great is baking in the Browns' kitchen. See what the numbers have to say with these mind-boggling stats for Week 15.

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  • Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 11 touchdown passes when under pressure this year. His 7.9 yards per attempt under pressure ranks fourth in the league. Mahomes will be chased by Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa on Thursday night. Bosa has 4.0 sacks in the four games he has played since returning in Week 11. Ingram doesn't have a sack in any of those games, his longest streak without a sack this season. 11

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    Excelling under pressure

    Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 11 touchdown passes when under pressure this year. His 7.9 yards per attempt under pressure ranks fourth in the league. Mahomes will be chased by Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa on Thursday night. Bosa has 4.0 sacks in the four games he has played since returning in Week 11. Ingram doesn't have a sack in any of those games, his longest streak without a sack this season.

  • Saquon Barkley has scored 333.3 PPR fantasy points this season. He needs to average just 15.33 PPR fantasy points over his final three games to break the rookie record held by Eric Dickerson, who scored 379.2 PPR points in 1983. That bodes well for Barkley, who has averaged 25.6 PPR fantasy points per game and has scored fewer than 15.33 fantasy points just once this season. 10

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    Barkley leading the pack

    Saquon Barkley has scored 333.3 PPR fantasy points this season. He needs to average just 15.33 PPR fantasy points over his final three games to break the rookie record held by Eric Dickerson, who scored 379.2 PPR points in 1983. That bodes well for Barkley, who has averaged 25.6 PPR fantasy points per game and has scored fewer than 15.33 fantasy points just once this season.

  • Not only is Baker Mayfield 3-2 in five starts under new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, he has been one of the NFL's most efficient quarterbacks since the Browns' coaching shakeup in Week 9. In that time, Mayfield ranks third in completion percentage (73.2), first in yards per pass attempt (9.2), and third in passer rating (114.4) among QBs to make at least four starts. 9

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    Something is baking in the Browns' kitchen

    Not only is Baker Mayfield 3-2 in five starts under new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, he has been one of the NFL's most efficient quarterbacks since the Browns' coaching shakeup in Week 9. In that time, Mayfield ranks third in completion percentage (73.2), first in yards per pass attempt (9.2), and third in passer rating (114.4) among QBs to make at least four starts.

  • How good has Amari Cooper been for the Cowboys? Since debuting for America's Team in Week 9, Cooper leads the NFL with 642 receiving yards and is tied for the league lead with six receiving touchdowns. Dak Prescott has taken off as well, completing a league-best 74.1 percent of his passes and compiling a 105.7 passer rating since Cooper's arrival. 8

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    Better on America's Team

    How good has Amari Cooper been for the Cowboys? Since debuting for America's Team in Week 9, Cooper leads the NFL with 642 receiving yards and is tied for the league lead with six receiving touchdowns. Dak Prescott has taken off as well, completing a league-best 74.1 percent of his passes and compiling a 105.7 passer rating since Cooper's arrival.

  • Darius Leonard leads the NFL with 135 tackles this season, on pace to be the first rookie to lead the NFL in tackles since Luke Kuechly racked up 164 tackles in 2012. Leonard's 11.3 tackles per game are the most by a rookie since 2000, edging out former Defensive Rookies of the Year Patrick Willis (10.9 tackles per game in 2007) and Kuechly (10.3 tackles per game in 2012). 7

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    Record-breaking debut

    Darius Leonard leads the NFL with 135 tackles this season, on pace to be the first rookie to lead the NFL in tackles since Luke Kuechly racked up 164 tackles in 2012. Leonard's 11.3 tackles per game are the most by a rookie since 2000, edging out former Defensive Rookies of the Year Patrick Willis (10.9 tackles per game in 2007) and Kuechly (10.3 tackles per game in 2012).

  • Jared Goff could use a get-right game after a bad loss to the Bears. Lucky for him, it might not get any better than a meeting with the Eagles defense in Los Angeles. This season, Goff has thrown for 366.5 pass YPG at home – most among current starters – and the Eagles have allowed 341.0 pass YPG on the road, most in the NFL. 6

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    Excelling at the Coliseum

    Jared Goff could use a get-right game after a bad loss to the Bears. Lucky for him, it might not get any better than a meeting with the Eagles defense in Los Angeles. This season, Goff has thrown for 366.5 pass YPG at home – most among current starters – and the Eagles have allowed 341.0 pass YPG on the road, most in the NFL.

  • Rob Gronkowski averages 110.7 receiving yards per game versus the Steelers in his career, most by any player against the Pittsburgh (min. 5 games) since the 1970 merger. Second on that leaderboard? New teammate Josh Gordon, who averaged 91.7 receiving yards per game against the Steelers in six games with the Browns. 5

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    Get ready for Gronk

    Rob Gronkowski averages 110.7 receiving yards per game versus the Steelers in his career, most by any player against the Pittsburgh (min. 5 games) since the 1970 merger. Second on that leaderboard? New teammate Josh Gordon, who averaged 91.7 receiving yards per game against the Steelers in six games with the Browns.

  • When Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey meet in Week 15, it will mark only the third time since 2006 that opposing players with 1,300-plus scrimmage yards and 13-plus TDs from scrimmage will meet. The last occurrence? Weeks 15 and 17, 2006, when Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson met Chiefs RB Larry Johnson, and then Johnson faced Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew. 4

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    Best on best

    When Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey meet in Week 15, it will mark only the third time since 2006 that opposing players with 1,300-plus scrimmage yards and 13-plus TDs from scrimmage will meet. The last occurrence? Weeks 15 and 17, 2006, when Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson met Chiefs RB Larry Johnson, and then Johnson faced Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew.

  • Good news for the Chiefs: Travis Kelce has already set a career high with 1,159 receiving yards this season, and is on pace to break Rob Gronkowski's single season record for receiving yards by a tight end (1,327 in 2011). Bad news for the Chiefs: In nine career games versus the Chargers, Kelce has zero touchdowns and has never had 100 receiving yards in a single game. 3

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    On track for TE record

    Good news for the Chiefs: Travis Kelce has already set a career high with 1,159 receiving yards this season, and is on pace to break Rob Gronkowski's single season record for receiving yards by a tight end (1,327 in 2011). Bad news for the Chiefs: In nine career games versus the Chargers, Kelce has zero touchdowns and has never had 100 receiving yards in a single game.

  • Look for Tom Brady and the Patriots to bounce back this week against the Steelers. Brady is 11-2 versus the Steelers in his career (including playoffs), and his 113.0 passer rating versus Pittsburgh is the highest by any QB against one opponent since the 1970 merger (min. 10 starts, including playoffs). Brady is 43-11 in his career in the ensuing game following a loss (within a season), and his .796 winning percentage under those circumstances is the best among all QBs to make at least 25 such starts since the merger. 2

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    Brady hoping to bounce back

    Look for Tom Brady and the Patriots to bounce back this week against the Steelers. Brady is 11-2 versus the Steelers in his career (including playoffs), and his 113.0 passer rating versus Pittsburgh is the highest by any QB against one opponent since the 1970 merger (min. 10 starts, including playoffs). Brady is 43-11 in his career in the ensuing game following a loss (within a season), and his .796 winning percentage under those circumstances is the best among all QBs to make at least 25 such starts since the merger.

  • Bad news for Deshaun Watson and the Texans as they prepare for the Jets in Week 15: The Jets have the fifth-highest pressure rate (29.1 pct) in the NFL, according to Next Gen Stats. Watson has a 32.7 passer rating when under pressure this season, the lowest in the NFL among 32 qualified QBs. 1

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    Putting pressure on Deshaun

    Bad news for Deshaun Watson and the Texans as they prepare for the Jets in Week 15: The Jets have the fifth-highest pressure rate (29.1 pct) in the NFL, according to Next Gen Stats. Watson has a 32.7 passer rating when under pressure this season, the lowest in the NFL among 32 qualified QBs.