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Oakland Raiders: What to watch for in 2018

The Oakland Raiders kick off the 2018 regular season Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

Here are some significant milestones you should be watching for over the next 16 games:

Quarterback Derek Carr

36 – Carr needs 36 touchdown passes to pass Peyton Manning for the second-most passing scores in NFL history though a player’s first five season.

30 –Carr needs 30 touchdown passes to become the sixth NFL player in NFL history with at least 4030 touchdown passes in two of their first five seasons, joining Brett Favre, Jeff Garcia, Andrew Luck, Dan Marino and Kurt Warner.

27 – Carr needs 27 touchdown passes to become the fourth player in NFL history to throw for at least 130 scores through his first five seasons, joining Dan Marino (168), Peyton Manning (138), and Andrew Luck (132).

20 – Carr needs 20 touchdown passes to become the fourth player in NFL history, joining Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, and Russell Wilson to throw for at least 20 scores in each of their first five seasons.

4310 –Carr needs 4,310 passing yards to become the fourth quarterback in NFL history to toss 19,000 passing yards through a player’s first five years, joining Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Andrew Luck.

3,000 –Carr needs 3,000 passing yards to become the fifth player in NFL history to start their career with five straight 3,000-yard seasons, joining Andy Dalton, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

372 – Carr needs 372 completions to pass Peyton Manning for the most completions in NFL history through a player’s first five seasons.

350 –Carr needs 350 completions to join Matthew Stafford and Ryan Tannehill as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for 350 completions in three of their first five seasons.

300 –Carr needs 300 completions to become the second quarterback in NFL history to begin their career with five consecutive seasons with at least 300 completions, joining Peyton Manning (1998-2002).

Wide Receiver Amari Cooper

1,000 – Cooper needs 1,000 yards to become the 18th player in NFL history to record three 1,000-yard seasons through his first four years.

70 – Cooper needs 70 receptions to become the 18th player in NFL history to record three 70-reception seasons through his first four years.

1,097 – Cooper needs 1,097 yards receiving to become the sixth player in NFL history to record 4,000 career receiving yards before the age of 25, joining Randy Moss, Mike Evans, Larry Fitzgerald, DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr.

Running Back Marshawn Lynch

9 – Lynch needs nine touchdowns to become the 15th rusher in NFL history with 90 career scores.

10 – Lynch needs 10 rushing touchdowns to become the 15th player in NFL history to record double-digit rushing scores in five different seasons (he would become only the second active player to do so, joining Adrian Peterson (eight).

997 – Lynch needs 997 yards rushing to become the 22nd player in NFL history with at least 11,000 career rushing yards.

Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson

1,000 – Nelson needs 1,000 yards to become the eighth active player to register four career 1,000-yard seasons.

152 – Nelson needs 152 yards to become the 11th active player to register 8,000 career receiving yards.

10 – Nelson needs 10 receiving touchdowns to become the sixth active player to register double-digit receiving scores in four different seasons.

1 – Nelson needs one receiving touchdown to become the sixth active player (and 44th all time) to haul in 70 career receiving scores.

50 – Nelson needs 50 receptions to become the ninth active player to record 600 career receptions.

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