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Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri converted a pair of field goals in Sunday's 27-0 win over the Cincinnati Bengals to overtake John Kasay for sole possession of sixth place on the all-time field-goals-made list.

Sitting at 460 career field goals entering the game, Vinatieri tied Kasay at 461 upon kicking an easy 23-yarder to open the scoring late in the first quarter. He then kicked three extra points before getting a chance from 50 yards out in the fourth quarter with the Colts nursing a 24-0 lead inside of the two-minute warning.

Vinatieri converted the long but otherwise fairly meaningless field goal, passing Kasay on the all-time list while recording his first kick from 50-plus yards this season. Having now hit all 14 of his field-goal attempts this year, the 41-year-old veteran owns an 83.4 percent conversion rate for his career, good for 15th place on the all-time accuracy list.

Best remembered for his game-winning field goals in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII for the New England Patriots, Vinatieri recorded 263 regular-season field goals in a Patriots uniform from 1996 to 2005, adding another 199 since he joined the Colts before the 2006 season.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning needs just three touchdown passes in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers to surpass Brett Favre's all-time record of 508 touchdown passes.

Sitting at 506 through the first 245 games of his career, Manning has thrown 15 touchdowns through five games this season, after setting the single-season record of 55 touchdown passes last year.

Given that he's averaging better than three touchdowns per game since the beginning of last season, Manning will surprise nobody if he ties and then breaks Favre's record this week.

Manning has three or more touchdown passes in four of his five games this season, after hitting the mark 11 times in 16 tries last year. Since joining the Broncos before the 2012 campaign, Manning has thrown three or more touchdown passes in 24 of his 37 regular-season appearances, averaging 2.89 scoring strikes per game in a Denver uniform.

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The New York Jets suffered an odd 27-25 loss at the hands of the New England Patriots on Thursday, becoming the first team since time of possession was first tracked in 1977 to lose a game while recording 40 or more minutes of possession, 200 or more rushing yards and no turnovers, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The Patriots, meanwhile, became just the fifth team in league history to win a game in which it was outrushed by 150 or more yards and did not produce a takeaway, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

As one might expect, the Jets had little trouble moving the ball Thursday night, but they struggled to keep things going once they approached the New England goal line.

The team managed touchdowns on both of its second-half scoring drives, but that was only after a first half that saw kicker Nick Folk boot four field goals.

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Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland earned a save in each of his team's four games during the American League Championship Series against the Baltimore Orioles to join Dennis Eckersley as the only pitchers with four saves in a single LCS, per MLB Stat of the Day.

In 1988, Eckersley saved each of the Oakland Athletics' four wins in an ALCS sweep of the Boston Red Sox, though his '88 postseason is best remembered for the game-winning home run he served up to Kirk Gibson in a World Series Game 1 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Holland is hoping for a more satisfying end to his own postseason, which has thus far been a very active one. He has six saves in eight appearances, having pitched in each of the Royals' eight playoff games, all victories.

Though now on a roll, Holland started his 2014 postseason in rather unspectacular fashion, with a scoreless, three-walk ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics in the AL Wild Card Game, escaping a bases-loaded jam to send the game to extra innings.

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Playing in his 200th career game, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady guided his team to a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets, setting an all-time record for starting quarterbacks with his 19th consecutive win in an intradivision home game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Brady had previously been tied at 18 such victories with Brett Favre, whose streak came for the Green Bay Packers in the old NFC Central from 1994 to 1998. Favre and the Packers beat up on the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in that division, until the famous 1998 Vikings put an end to the streak on their way to a 15-1 record.

Brady's 19-game run has a bit of a quirk, as it's actually three games longer than the Patriots' 16-game intradivision winning streak as a team. The future Hall of Famer hasn't lost a home game in the AFC East since 2006, but his team lost at home to both the Jets and Miami Dolphins under the direction of Matt Cassel in 2008, when Brady missed all but the first game of the season due to a torn ACL.

In addition to the ongoing divisional streak, the Patriots have now won 33 consecutive intraconference home games, which is easily a league record since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, according to the team's official website. The second-longest such streak was just 21 games, compiled by the Miami Dolphins from 1971 to 1974.

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Having carried the ball 159 times through his team's first six contests, DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys has a chance to become the new all-time leader for carries in a single season. Per ESPN Stats & Info, Murray has the fourth-most carries through six games in NFL history, trailing only O.J. Simpson, Eddie George and Ricky Williams.

Only five players have recorded more than 400 rushing attempts in a single season, with Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs owning the record of 416 set back in the 2006 season. He's followed by Jamal Anderson (410), James Wilder (407), Eric Dickerson (404) and Eddie George (403) in the 400-carry club.

Murray has been able to turn his high volume of carries into consistent production, recording 785 yards (4.9 YPC) and scoring six rushing touchdowns through the Cowboys' first six games. To put that yardage total in perspective, Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers has the league's second-best rushing total of 542 yards, more than 200 fewer than Murray.

The 6'0", 215-pound back out of Oklahoma is only the second player in NFL history to rush for 100 or more yards in each of his team's first six games of a season. Arguably, his most impressive performance came in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, a team that had yet to allow a 100-yard rusher all year. 

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If the Kansas City Royals are able to win Game 1 of the 2014 MLB World Series, they'll tie the New York Yankees' all-time record of 12 straight postseason victories, per ESPN Stats & Info

The Yankees' original mark dates back to the days of Babe Ruth, with that record-setting 12-game stretch happening between the 1927 and 1932 seasons. The team was then able to match that streak between 1998 and 1999.

The Royals' own streak spans 28 years, dating back to their last World Series (and playoff) appearance in 1985. Down 3-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals in that all-Missouri series, Kansas City was able to win the final two games at Royals Stadium. Although Game 6 was a tight 2-1 contest, Game 7 was won in blowout fashion, as Bret Saberhagen tossed a five-hit shutout to lead the Royals to an 11-0 victory.

It took the Royals until the 2014 campaign to get another taste of postseason play, which they began by defeating the Oakland Athletics with a 12th-inning walk-off hit to advance to the American League Division Series. After completing a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angeles—the team that sported MLB's best regular-season record—the Royals went on to defeat the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles by winning four straight games to complete another sweep.

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In sweeping the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS with a 2-1 victory Wednesday afternoon, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost became the first skipper to win the first eight playoff games of his managerial career, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Yost's first career postseason victory came in dramatic fashion in the AL Wild Card Game against the Oakland Athletics. After erasing a 7-3 deficit, the Royals were able to emerge victorious thanks to a walk-off single off the bat of catcher Salvador Perez in the 12th inning.

Kansas City then went on to make quick work of the Los Angeles Angels—the team that owned the best record in all of MLB (98-64). Yost's Royals were able to complete the sweep behind wins from Danny Duffy, Brandon Finnegan and "Big Game" James Shields.

Keeping the brooms handy, Yost and his Kansas City squad defeated the Orioles by scores of 8-6, 6-4, 2-1 and 2-1 to clinch their first World Series appearance since being crowned champions back in 1985.

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The St. Louis Cardinals have always been known to find key contributors in unexpected places, and their 2014 postseason run has been no different. Much of the team's offensive spark in October has come from the bats of two rookies—second baseman Kolten Wong and outfielder Randal Grichuk—who have hit three and two home runs this postseason, respectively.

Per Lee Sinins of Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the 2014 Cardinals are one of only two teams in MLB history to have multiple rookies contribute two or more postseason home runs.

The other team to have accomplished this feat was the 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks, with both Chris Young and Mark Reynolds collecting two long balls in postseason play. That particular squad eventually fell four games to none in the NLCS to the Colorado Rockies.

Jumping ahead to 2014, the Cardinals are getting even more production from their rookies—Wong in particular. The 24-year-old is the first rookie middle infielder in playoff history to have collected three long balls in postseason play, according to Lee Sinins of Complete Baseball Encyclopedia.

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Heading into Sunday's Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is on pace to finish the year with 458 completions, 5,299 passing yards and 45 passing touchdowns, which would put him in the top six of the all-time single-season lists for each of those categories, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The completions would be good for second on that all-time list, while the passing yards would rank third, and the touchdowns would tie Aaron Rodgers' 2011 campaign for sixth.

Luck leads the NFL in each category this season, with 172 completions (on a league-leading 260 attempts) for 1,987 passing yards and 17 touchdowns through six games.

His efficiency stats, while still impressive, are a bit more modest than the raw numbers.