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Winston first ever to pass for 200 in first six games



Given the relative ups and downs of Jameis Winston's first six games, it's a surprisingly impressive statistic: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Winston is the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 200 yards in each of his first six games.

He's had 210 or less three times, but he's kept the 200 streak going -- he's done it while averaging only 30 passes per game, while teaming up with the NFL's No. 3 rusher in Doug Martin.

Other QBs have certainly come close to the same honor -- the Colts' Andrew Luck topped 200 in his first five games, then threw for 186 in the next, then topped 200 in the next seven games as a rookie in 2012. The only other rookie to throw for 4,000-plus yards, Carolina's Cam Newton, went under 200 just once in his first 13 games, but it was in Week 3, so he didn't pull it off either.

Another Winston stat we found for Sunday's paper -- it's all the more impressive to see him go back-to-back games without an interception, given that he did that just once in his FSU career. He had no interceptions against Syracuse and Idaho midway through his 2013 season, but both of those were also blowouts where he was out of the game shortly after halftime. If he can go INT-free against Atlanta, he'll be in rare company -- of the other 15 QBs drafted in the top 10 picks of the last 10 drafts, only five ever went three straight games without an INT -- Ryan Tannehill and Sam Bradford have the longest streaks at four games each.

One more, and we're done: Winston has had a passer rating of over 100 in each of his last two games -- of those 15 QBs we mentioned, only one had more than two straight games at 100 or better as a rookie: Robert Griffin, who had five straight in 2012 as a rookie.

[Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2015 6:43pm]


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