As the Minnesota Vikings visit Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers tonight (Thursday), the NFL in week five has a great chance of seeing several milestones achieved, but first I’m taking my fedora off to cheer on a Cowboy. The Dallas Cowboys have given RB De Marco Murray every opportunity to control football games with his ability to run the football giving the Cowboy offense balance.
Murray has rushed for at least 100 yards and scored a touchdown in each of the first four games of the 2014 season. His achievements thus far have tied Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and Cowboy great Emmitt Smith for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history to start a season.
Can the Houston Texans slow down this locomotive on Sunday? If Murray runs for over 100 yards and a touchdown on Sunday he will join a very select group of running backs to achieve that milestone in the first five games to begin a season.
The longest start-of-season streaks in NFL history with at least 100 rushing yards and a touchdown run:
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Week 5 NFL Predictions
Minnesota @ Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville Steelers
Buffalo @ Detroit Lions
Baltimore @ Indianapolis Colts
Houston @ Dallas Cowboys
Chicago @ Carolina Panthers
Atlanta @ NYG Giants
St. Louis @ Philadelphia Eagles
Cleveland @ Tennessee Browns
Arizona @ Denver Broncos
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans Saints
NYJ @ San Diego Chargers
Cincinnati @ New England Bengals
Kansas City @ San Francisco 49ers
Seattle @ Washington Seahawks
Last Week 9 – 4
Overall Season Record 34-27