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GORDON III HAS A KNACK FOR THE FIRST DOWN

Since entering the league in 2015, running back Melvin Gordon III has recorded the third-most rushing first downs in the NFL.

TOTAL RUSHING FIRST DOWNS, NFL, SINCE 2015

Table inside Article
Player (Tm.) Rush Yards 1st Downs
1. Ezekiel Elliott (Dal.) 1,227 5,624 314
2. Todd Gurley II (LAR/Atl.) 1,314 5,601 291
3. Melvin Gordon III (LAC./Den.) 1,101 4,414 245
4. Mark Ingram II (N.O./Bal.) 960 4,683 233
5. Jordan Howard (Chi./Phi./Mia. 913 3,907 216

NOAH FANT STANDS OUT TO START THE SEASON

Second-year tight end Noah Fant ranks second among NFL tight ends in receiving yards with 14 receptions for 184 yards (13.1) avg. with two touchdowns through Week 3. Fant also caught a touchdown in each of Denver's first two games. In Week 1, he tied a career high with five receptions to go along with 81 yards (16.2 yds.) with one score. He followed that up in Week 2 against Pittsburgh with four catches for 57 yards (14.3 avg.) with one touchdown.

NFL TIGHT END RECEIVING YARDAGE LEADERS, 2020

Table inside Article
Player (Tm.) Rec Yds. Avg. TD
1. Travic Kelce (Kan.) 21 227 10.8 2
2. Hunter Henry (LAC) 16 206 12.9 0
3. Noah Fant (Den.) 14 184 13.1 2
4. Mo Alie-Cox (Ind.) 10 181 18.1 1
4. Jonnu Smith (Ten.) 13 181 13.9 3

WHAT TO WATCH FOR VS. JETS

TE Noah Fant (746 career receiving yards & 5 TDs through 19 games)
Needs 54 receiving yards to become the fifth Broncos pass-catcher to reach 800 career receiving yards by his 19th game.
Needs one touchdown reception to match Courtland Sutton (6), Demaryius Thomas (6) & Tony Scheffler (6) for the second-most touch-down catches in team history through his first 19 games.

RB Melvin Gordon (1,907 receiving yards; 49 scrimmage TDs)
Needs 93 receiving yards to become the eighth active running back with 2,000 receiving yards in his career.
Needs one scrimmage touchdown (rush or rec.) to become the fifth active running back with 50 combined scores.

WR Jerry Jeudy (173 yards through first three career games)
Needs 27 yards to become the third Broncos rookie WR to reach 200 receiving yards by his fourth game (Eddie Royal - 2008, 298 yds.; Rich Upchurch - 1975, 273 yds.).

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