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Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee can set a record in Week 17

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Can the man known as Guy Fieri do it? Let’s hope so!

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The Los Angeles Rams’ season has come and gone with the Rams having no shot at a playoff spot, ultimately resulting in a disappointing season.

With the season over and nothing really left to be accomplished, the Rams are looking at minor accomplishments, none of which are bigger than the opportunity presented for TE Tyler Higbee. Higbee can be the first tight end in NFL history to surpass 100+ receiving yards in five consecutive games.

Thus far, Higbee is only one of four tight ends in NFL history to eclipse 100+ receiving yards in four consecutive games. The only other tight ends to accomplish this feat are Hall-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez, current Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (who did it twice), and Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce.

Higbee is the only one of the bunch to eclipse 104+ receiving yards in four straight games, already setting a record so-to-speak, though that is an oddly specific situation.

The matchup for Higbee in Week 17 is a great one as the Arizona Cardinals are the worst team in the league at defending opposing tight ends. In Week 13, Higbee began his streak against the Cardinals as he totaled seven receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown. If the Rams elect to feed Higbee once again (they should), he could very well set his own NFL record and etch his name in not only the Rams’ record books, but the NFL’s.

For a man that hardly did anything in his career prior to the last four weeks, Higbee is rightfully earning the contract extension the Rams handed to him prior to kicking off the 2019 season.