49ers QB extends improbable streak with Thursday night win over Giants

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This season, Brock Purdy has created NFL history; on Thursday night, when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the New York Giants, he repeated the accomplishment.

Purdy’s eight consecutive regular-season victories to begin his career—the third-longest streak in NFL history—follow the 30-12 victory over New York. Prior to the game, Purdy had a seven-game streak, which tied him with four other quarterbacks for third place all-time. He now holds sole possession of the No. 3 position.

Ben Roethlisberger has the longest streak in NFL history. The Big Ben streak began in Week 3 of the 2004 campaign and continued through Week 3 of the 2005 campaign.

Roethlisberger took the Steelers to the AFC Championship game in his debut season of 2004, but Pittsburgh lost. Big Ben bounced back in 2005 by leading the Steelers to victory in Super Bowl XL.

Similar circumstances again surround Purdy: the second-year quarterback guided the 49ers to the conference championship game in his debut season, and despite their loss, they are considered the overwhelming favorites to win the Lombardi Trophy this year.

With Purdy at the helm, the 49ers have been unbeaten since Week 13 of the 2022 season, when they defeated the Buccaneers 35-7 to start their run.

By mid-October, if things continue as they are, Purdy might move up to No. 2 on the list. To tie Tomczak, Purdy will need to win two more games, which won’t be simple. Even though the 49ers will be favored against the Cardinals in Week 4, things will be much more difficult when they play the Cowboys in Week 5.

Purdy has a chance to overtake Roethlisberger with a victory on Thursday night.

Purdy will surpass Ben Roethlisberger for the greatest winning streak to begin a quarterback’s career in NFL history if his run lasts until Week 12 and the 49ers defeat the Seahawks.

Even if it doesn’t, Purdy has already contributed to this year’s NFL history. Purdy made NFL history by being the FIRST quarterback to win his first six regular-season starts while ALSO tossing multiple touchdowns in each contest in a 30-7 victory over the Steelers in Week 1. In addition, Purdy is the first quarterback in NFL history to have at least a 95 passer rating in each of his first six starts. The good news for Purdy is that he had already written his name into the NFL record book when each of those streaks ended in Week 2 against the Rams.

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