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With 307 receptions through the first 61 games of his career, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has reached 300 career catches faster than any other player in franchise history, per ESPN Insider Adam Caplan.

Bryant entered Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans with 297 grabs through 60 games. He then proceeded to haul in 10 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown despite missing a series in the first half because of a shoulder injury, according to ESPNDallas.com.

After watching his Cowboys let a 16-0 lead slide to 16-10, Bryant almost single-handedly extended the lead back to 13 points, catching five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown on one third-quarter drive.

Bryant's 300th career catch occurred earlier in the game when he caught a 12-yard pass in the second quarter to convert a 3rd-and-3 from the Dallas 47-yard line.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed Hall of Famer Bart Starr for second place on the franchise's all-time passing-yardage list during Sunday's 31-24 win over the New York Jets, per Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Now the proud owner of 24,732 career passing yards, Rodgers needed all of Sunday's game to surpass Starr, who recorded each of his 24,718 yards in a Green Bay uniform.

Trailing Starr by one yard and facing a 3rd-and-3 to clinch the game with two minutes remaining, Rodgers found wide receiver Jordy Nelson for a 15-yard completion, and then kneeled twice to end the contest.

Rodgers' final completion to Nelson put the wideout over 200 receiving yards for the game, marking the Packers' first performance of that kind since Javon Walker had exactly 200 yards in a 2004 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson had nine catches for 209 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the New York Jets, becoming the franchise's first player since Javon Walker in 2004 to record 200 or more receiving yards in one game, per the Packers' official twitter account.

Nelson accounted for all but 137 of his team's 346 receiving yards, with his afternoon highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter that broke a 24-24 tie. On the impressive play, he burnt 2013 first-round draft pick Dee Milliner and then cut back inside to avoid a tackle from 2014 first-round pick Calvin Pryor.

With two minutes remaining and the Packers facing a 3rd-and-3 to end the game, Nelson hauled in a 15-yard pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, sealing up the victory while eclipsing 200 yards.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Nelson's 16 targets in the game were the most any player has ever gotten from Rodgers in a single contest.

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick earned his 200th career regular-season victory with Sunday's 30-7 triumph over the Minnesota Vikings, per Ben Volin of The Boston Globe.

Following a disappointing season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins, Belichick rode his defense and running game to a surprisingly easy victory, even though the Vikings started the game with a seven-play, 80-yard touchdown drive.

That drive accounted for all the points Minnesota would muster, as the Patriots ended the game on a 30-0 run, highlighted by defensive end Chandler Jones' blocked field goal that he also returned for a touchdown.

One week after running back Stevan Ridley got just eight carries, the Patriots handed him the ball a whopping 25 times, with the former LSU Tiger rumbling for 101 yards.

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Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson used a six-catch, 74-yard performance against the Oakland Raiders to move past Irving Fryar for 15th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yardage list, per CSN Houston's James Palmer.

Johnson had an efficient afternoon in the Texans' 30-14 blowout victory, hauling in six of his seven targets from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The longest gain came on Johnson's final reception of the day, a 20-yard run-and-catch on a screen pass in the third quarter.

Though he's yet to reach the end zone this season, Johnson is off to a promising start under new head coach Bill O'Brien, having accounted for 12 of the team's 28 receptions through two games. The lack of team-wide volume is due to the fact that Fitzpatrick has attempted just 41 passes, the fewest for any NFL quarterback that has started and played through both of his team's games.

Now 15th on the all-time receiving yardage list with 12,828, Johnson figures to climb much higher by the end of the season. Things are bunched pretty close, with the exception of all-time leader Jerry Rice, whose 22,895 career receiving yards are far beyond the 15,934 of second-place Terrell Owens.

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With a seventh-inning single Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers recorded RBI No. 100 on the season, reaching this mark for the 11th consecutive year.

Cabrera's first season reaching triple-digit RBI numbers came back in 2004 as a member of the Florida Marlins. He racked up steady totals with that franchise following his rookie season, accumulating 112, 116, 114 and 119 RBI before departing for Detroit. 

It was during his time in the Motor City that Cabrera was truly able to turn things up from a power standpoint, however. His 2008 debut season with the Tigers was his second of seven straight 30-homer seasons, and the slugger was able to post a .981 OPS with the team.

Miggy famously recorded the first MLB Triple Crown since 1967 back in 2011, when he lead the American League in home runs (44), RBI (139) and batting average (.330) in his first of two straight AL MVP campaigns.

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With a leadoff single Wednesday night against the New York Yankees, Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays recorded hit No. 1,000 of his career, per MLB.com. It was Zobrist's only base knock of the evening, as he finished the game with one hit in five at-bats.

With the accomplishment, Zobrist became the second player in franchise history to reach the 1,000-hit mark, joining Carl Crawford, who collected 1,480 hits with the team when he called Tampa Bay home from 2002-10. Teammate Evan Longoria should also join this club early in 2015, as the third baseman currently sits with 961 career hits (entering Friday's action).

In addition to hits, Zobrist also leads the franchise with 226 doubles and is second to only Crawford (765) with 559 runs scored. His 101 stolen bases are good enough for third all-time on that list, placing him behind both Crawford (409) and B.J. Upton (232).

The 33-year-old utility player enters Friday just 11 hits shy of his fourth straight 150-hit campaign. He owns a .264 career batting average and needs just one stolen base to hit double-digit steals for the sixth consecutive year.

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Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch set a team record by playing in his 130th consecutive game Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Per Patrick Gleason of the team's public relations staff, Koch broke the record of 129 games set by current San Diego Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson from 2003 to 2011.

Koch's record comes with the caveat that he's a punter, making it quite a bit easier to stay healthy than if he played nearly any other position.

Still, Koch's longevity is impressive, as he's tied with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for the honor of being the second-longest-tenured current Raven. Both Ngata and Koch were selected in the 2006 draft. Ngata went 12th overall in the first round, while Koch had to wait until the sixth round, going No. 203 overall.

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New York Yankees outfielder Chris Young hit his ninth home run of the season on Wednesday evening, becoming only the second player to hit a home run for both the Yankees and the New York Mets in the same season. Young matched the feat first accomplished almost four decades ago by Dave Kingman in 1977, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Young started the 2014 season with the Mets after signing a one-year deal with them in the offseason for a reported $7.25 million. He played in 88 games for the 'Amazins, hitting a lowly .205 with an equally miserable .283 on-base percentage and .346 slugging percentage.

The Mets released Young in late August, and he was subsequently signed to a minor league contract by the Yankees on Aug. 27. Young spent his first few days as a Yankee down on the farm, until being brought up with the September call-ups on the first.

Like Young, Kingman started his 1977 season with the Mets, though Kingman had two additional stops prior to the Bronx that season. Playing in only 58 games with the Mets and having eerily similar numbers (.209/.263/.370) to Young, Kingman was traded to the San Diego Padres in mid-June of that year.

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Following Monday's win over the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles took a 10-game lead in the American League East for the first time since Sept. 22, 1979, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

With the Orioles entering the day 9.5 games ahead of the New York Yankees and 10 ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore and Toronto both picked up wins, while the Yankees were dormant. Following another two wins over the Red Sox on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Orioles remain 10 games up on Toronto and now sit 11 ahead of New York.

On track for their first division crown since 1997, the O's reduced their magic number to eight upon beating the Red Sox 10-6 on Wednesday afternoon. Per CSN Baltimore, the Orioles have taken the season series from Boston in three straight years, marking the first time that has happened since it occurred four years in a row from 1964-67.

Speaking of three consecutive seasons, the Orioles have now won at least 85 games in each of the last three years, something that previously hadn't happened since 1983-85, with the first of those campaigns ending in a World Series triumph, per ESPN Stats & Info.