As the 2023 NFL season unfurls its third week, several teams and players are on the verge of creating history or reaching significant career milestones. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of what to anticipate:
Dallas Cowboys Seek Continued Dominance The Dallas Cowboys, boasting a commanding point differential of +60, have taken the NFL by storm in their initial weeks. If they maintain their streak against Arizona, they’ll not only seal a solid start but potentially also achieve the best point differential through the first three games in the Super Bowl era.
This week also highlights Dak Prescott’s 100th career game, a journey marked by impressive completions, passing yards, and touchdowns. His looming milestones might put him past notable names such as Jared Goff and Matt Ryan in terms of completions. Meanwhile, Micah Parsons, with another outstanding performance, could outshine Dwight Freeney in games with at least two sacks within their initial three NFL seasons.
Rams’ Nacua Aims for an Unprecedented Beginning Los Angeles Rams’ rookie Puka Nacua, fresh from his record-breaking reception in Week 2, is another sensation to watch. If Nacua maintains his form, he could join the ranks of Michael Thomas in terms of receptions or even Anquan Boldin in receiving yards in the initial games of a season.
Purdy and McCaffrey of the 49ers Eye Extended Streaks The San Francisco 49ers’ Brock Purdy, with his impressive 2-0 start this season, could soon be rubbing shoulders with Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomczak if he stretches his winning streak as a starter. Christian McCaffrey, leading in rushing yards this season, is chasing the legacies of Jim Brown and O.J. Simpson. A touchdown in the forthcoming game would also bring him close to Emmitt Smith’s record of consecutive games with a touchdown.
Eagles’ Hurts and Colts’ Richardson Dash for the Record Books Jalen Hurts from the Philadelphia Eagles is close to equalling Cam Newton’s record of games with at least two rushing touchdowns. Anthony Richardson, the rookie quarterback from Indianapolis, could also create history by scoring in each of his first three games.
Stroud Eyes Historic Start with the Texans Houston’s C.J. Stroud, ranking impressively in passing yards, could soon find himself amongst Cam Newton and Justin Herbert in terms of passing yards in their initial three games.
Mahomes of the Chiefs Inches Closer to Milestones Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback sensation from Kansas City, stands at the brink of two monumental milestones. He’s close to becoming the fastest player to reach 25,000 career passing yards, potentially surpassing Matthew Stafford. Additionally, he’s on track to be the fastest to achieve 200 career touchdown passes.
As the week progresses, these anticipated milestones will add another layer of excitement to the NFL’s rich tapestry of achievements. All eyes will be glued to the unfolding drama, history-making moments, and unparalleled athletic prowess on the gridiron.