2013 NFL Week 17 Review

WEEK 17 REVIEW

All eyes this week were focussed on the Denver Broncos watching to see if Peyton Manning would indeed break Drew Brees’ Single Season Passing Yards Record and to see how many touchdowns he would eventually throw in the season after breaking Tom Brady’s Single Season Passing Touchdown Record in Week 16.  A win was a must for Denver in order to secure the #1 position in the AFC and home field advantage throughout the Playoffs knowing that a Denver loss and a Patriots win would put Tom Brady in the driver’s seat.  If not for that scenario, Coach John Fox might have sat Manning sat in the final game of the season. Everyone knew that Manning would only play a half game and maybe more if the score was close. Once it started, it was evident that the hapless Raiders had no chance of winning which made the clock seem to tick all that much faster as we all watched to see if history would be made.

Going into the game, Manning needed 265 passing yards to have the most passing yards in a season ever and having already broken Tom Brady’s record for touchdowns in a season in Week 16, it was just going to be a final accounting to see where the new record would wind up.  About half way through the First QuarterManning connected with Eric Decker for a touchdown from 3 yards out to put the first points on the board giving Manning his 52nd passing touchdown of the season.  Two minutes later, Manning threw a 7 yard pass to Knowshon Moreno for his 53rd touchdown and giving the Broncos a 14-0 lead. With the Broncos up by 14, everybody wondered how long John Fox would let his star player play in the game as he was still short of the record for passing yards and the Broncos were just 2 points away from posting the highest team total for points in the history of the NFL.  In the Second QuarterMatt Prater kicked a 34 yard field goal and the Broncos were up 17-0.  Seven minutes later Manning threw a pass to Demaryius Thomas and he scored from 63 yards out and the record was in sight but the clock was ticking as the Broncos led 24-0.  On what looked to be the final drive of the half, Manning marched the ball down the field and again connected with Thomas for a touchdown from 5 yards out with 13 seconds left in the half. That catch put Peyton Manning over the single season passing mark by 1 yard and gave him his 55th passing touchdown of the season and gave the Broncos a 31-0 lead. As expected, Manning and many other starters did not play in the second half and in the Fourth QuarterPrater kicked another field goal from 54 yards and the Broncos led 34-0.  The Raiders were able to put up 14 points with a 14 yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater and a 9 yard pass to Nick Kasa and would up losing 34-14.

Peyton Manning was the man of the hour and the entire season so far and he was the first Quarterback to throw for more than 5,000 yards and more than 50 touchdowns and he did it with only 11 interceptions all season.  The Broncos Offensive Line allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL and they had 8 opening drive touchdowns.  Manning was voted to his 13th Pro Bowl which is the most for any Quarterback.  In the end, Manning threw for 5,477 yards (beat Drew Brees’ record by 1 yard) and his 4 touchdown passes in Week 17 put the official passing touchdown record at 55 plus he scored 1 rushing touchdown when he ran in on a naked bootleg earlier in the season.  In addition, the Denver Broncos are the first team to ever score more than 600 points in one season.  His weapons were all over the field and the Broncos had 5 players with more than 10 touchdowns each including Demaryius Thomas (14 TDs and 1,430 Yards)Eric Decker (11 TDs and 1,288 Yards)Wes Welker (10 TDs and 778 Yards)Julius Thomas (12 TDs and 788 Yards) and Knowshon Moreno (13 TDs (10 Rushing + 3 Receiving) and ran for 1,038 yards and caught passes for 548 yards this season).  With the win, the Denver Broncos secured the #1 Seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs finishing their season 13-3 for the second year in a row.  Manning as a Bronco has a regular season record of 26-6 over the two years he has played in Denver.  Peyton Manning was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and he is the current front runner for the NFL MVP Award and deserves the MVP award for his play which would be his 5th NFL MVP Award, also a record. At this point, Manning is currently #2 on the Career Passing Yards list behind future Hall of Fame Quarterback Brett Favre and needs 6,874 yards to tie the record and is also #2 on the Career Passing Touchdown list behind Brett Favre and needs 17 touchdowns to tie the all time record. Football fans witnessed greatness this season and probably the best Quarterback to ever play the game.

It is hard to believe the 2013 NFL Football season had drawn to a close and the playoff schedules have been set with the Wildcard Playoffs beginning next week while the Division Champions getting the week off waiting to see who they will play in the Playoffs.  It was a fun season with many ups and downs.  Last years Super Bowl Champions got knocked out of the Playoffs with a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and will be forced to watch the rest of the season from home.

The Wildcard Playoffs will begin this weekend with the following match ups:

Saturday January 4th
#5 Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) at #4 Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
#6 New Orleans Saints (11-5) at #3 Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)

Sunday January 5th
#6 San Diego Chargers (9-7) vs. #3 Cincinnati Bengals (11-5)
#5 San Francisco 49ers (12-4) vs. #4 Green Bay Packers (8-7-1)

The winners will go onto the Divisional Round beginning Saturday January 11th.

SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • Denver Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-14
  • Carolina Panthers squeak by to beat the Atlanta Falcons 21-20
  • Cincinnati Bengals killed the Baltimore Ravens 34-17
  • Tennessee Titans defeated the Miami Dolphins 20-7
  • Indianapolis Colts handily beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-10
  • New York Jets easily defeated the Miami Dolphins 20-7
  • Minnesota Vikings  beat the Detroit Lions 14-13
  • New York Giants won over the Washington Redskins 20-6
  • Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-7
  • Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28
  • New England Patriots won over the Buffalo Bills 34-20
  • New Orleans Saints beat up on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-17
  • San Francisco 49ers won over the Arizona Cardinals 23-20
  • San Diego Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24
  • Seattle Seahawks beat the St. Louis Rams 27-9
  • Philadelphia Eagles won over the Dallas Cowboys 24-22

WEEK 17 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Peyton Manning was on a mission in the final week of the season and his teammates helped him attain his goals in just one half of a football game against the Oakland Raiders. Throughout the season, Manning had been racking up record breaking numbers and with just one game left to play, had two milestones he wanted to add to his long list of accolades. Going into the game, Manning was 265 yards away from having the most passing yards in a season ever. Having broken Tom Brady’s record for touchdowns in a season in Week 16, it was just going to be a final accounting to see where the new record would wind up and Manning threw 4 touchdowns in Week 17 to put the new record at 55 touchdowns.  Manning ended the 2013 regular season with 5,477 passing yards (beat Drew Brees’ record by 1 yard) and 55 touchdown passes.  Manning also ran for 1 touchdown earlier in the season for a total of 56 touchdowns on the season. The win in Week 17 clinched the first place spot in the AFC and the Denver Broncos have a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  Peyton Manning deserves the MVP award for his play which would be his 5th NFL MVP Award, also a record. At this point, Manning is currently #2 on the Career Passing Yards list behind Brett Favre and needs 6,874 yards to tie the record and is also #2 on the Career Passing Touchdown list behind Brett Favre and needs 17 touchdowns to tie the all time record.
  • LeSean McCoy carried the ball 27 times for 131 yards and caught 1 pass for 3 yards for a touchdown ending the 2013 season with the most rushing yards at 1,607 yards along with 9 rushing touchdowns.
  • Tony Gonzalez, in what could be his last game of his long and distinguished career, caught 4 passes for 56 yards finishing the season at #5 for Career Receiving Yards with 15,127 yards and 111 Career Receiving Touchdowns which is #6 all time. Amazing numbers for the future Hall of Fame Tight End.
  • Aaron Rodgers came back after being sidelined for 6 weeks with a broken collar bone and completed 64.1% of his passes for 318 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and knocked the Chicago Bears out of the playoffs.
  • LeGarrette Blount ran the ball 24 times for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns averaging 7.9 yards per carry.
  • Kyle Orton completed 65.2% of his passes for 358 yards and 2 touchdowns along with 2 interceptions.
  • Demaryius Thomas caught 6 passes from Peyton Manning for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns with the final catch of the first half putting Peyton Manning over the career yards in a season mark and securing his 55th passing touchdown of the season. Thomas ended a career high season with 1,430 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns.
  • Chad Henne threw for 331 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 interception in the Jacksonville loss.
  • Chris Johnson ran the ball 27 times for 127 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • T.Y. Hilton caught 11 passes for 155 yards.
  • Matt Asiata ran the ball 14 times for 115 yards averaging 8.2 yards per carry.
  • Golden Tate caught 8 passes for 129 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 16.1 yards per reception.
  • Marshawn Lynch ran the ball 23 times for 97 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Josh Gordon caught 7 passes for 82 yards and secured the top spot for receiving yards for the season with 1,646 total receiving yards and 9 touchdowns in the season.
  • Carson Palmer threw for 407 yards and 2 touchdowns along with 1 interception.
  • C.J. Spiller carried the ball 19 times for 105 yards.
  • Anquan Boldin caught 9 passes for 149 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 16.6 yards per reception.
  • Ryan Matthews ran 24 times for 144 yards averaging 6.0 yards per carry.
  • Larry Fitzgerald caught 6 passes for 113 yards averaging 18.8 yards per reception.
  • Drew Brees completed 77.4% of his passes for 381 yards and 4 touchdowns with zero interception and eclipsed 5,000 yards in a season for his third year in a row finishing the season with 5,162 passing yards and 39 passing touchdowns.
  • Jordy Nelson caught 10 passes for 161 yards.
  • Matt Forte carried the ball 22 times for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Randall Cobb made it back after suffering an injury in week 5 and caught 2 passes for 55 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Colin Kaepernick threw for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Jimmy Graham caught 5 passes for 73 yards and 1 touchdown which put him at the top of the 2013 receiving touchdown list with 16 this season.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 17 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Carson Palmer moved up 2 slots to #25 passing John Hadl and Phil Simms and is behind Ben Roethlisberger with 33,739 Career Passing Yards.  Palmer also moved past Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw to take over the #28 slot with 213 Career Passing Touchdowns and is currently behind John Brodie on the list.
  • Philip Rivers moved up 2 slots past Hall of Fame Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and Kurt Warner to #32 behind Ken Anderson with 32,369 Career Passing Yards.
  • Aaron Rodgers knocked Hall of Fame Quarterback Sammy Baugh out of the Top 40 and assumed the #40 slot behind Hall of Fame Quarterback Bob Griese with 188 Career Passing Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 17 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Marshawn Lynch moved into a tie at #31 with Jamal Lewis and Mike Alstott with 58 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Chris Johnson moved past James Brooks, Rick Casares, Warrick Dunn, Rodney Hampton, Rudi Johnson and Deuce McAllister into a tie at #49 with Hall of Fame Running Back Paul Hornung, Joe Morris and Wendell Tyler with 50 Career Rushing Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 17 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Antonio Gates moved up 1 slot into a tie at #11 with Andre Rison and Larry Fitzgerald with 87 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Brandon Marshall moved up 1 slot passing Wes Chandler, Tony Martin and Haven Moses to join Otis Taylor and Greg Jennings at #36 with 57 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Vernon Davis joined Isaac Curtis in the Top 40 at #40 with 53 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Dallas Clark joined Isaac Curtis and Vernon Davis in the Top 40 at #40 with 53 Career Receiving Touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE LEADERS – WEEK 17 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Ed Reed moved past Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and Darren Sharper to the #6 slot behind Hall of Famer Dick “Night Train” Lane with 64 Career Interceptions.
  • Jared Allen moved into the Top 10 at #10 passing Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas and Hall of Famer Ricky Jackson and is behind Hall of Fame Linebacker Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neil with 128.5 Career Sacks.
  • Robert Mathis moved up 2 slots passing Dwight Freeney and Greg Townsend to #18 behind Sean Jones with 111.0 Career Sacks.

2013 NFL Week 10 Review

WEEK 10 REVIEW

This week the Denver Broncos started where they left off before the bye week with their power house offense led by Peyton Manning. Manning continues to maneuver his offensive unit down the field with regularity and ease. The San Diego Chargers trailed the Broncos 21-6 at the half and put up 14 points in the second half but it was not enough to overcome the Broncos losing 28-20. In the game Peyton Manning threw 3 Touchdowns to his seemingly new favorite receiver Demaryius Thomas who now has 9 receiving Touchdowns this season. With that, the Denver Broncos now have 3 receivers with 9 Touchdowns each accounting for 27 of Manning’s 33 passing Touchdowns this season. At the very end of the game there was a scary moment as a low tackle took Manning down and he was visibly hobbled as he limped around. An MRI on Monday showed he did not further injure his ankle and should be ready to go when the Broncos face the undefeated and well rested Kansas City Chiefs coming off of their bye week.

Nick Foles once again led the Philadelphia Eagles in the place of injured Quarterback Michael Vick who is still nursing a sore hamstring. Foles and the Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers 27-13 and Foles picked apart the Eagles secondary finding his new favorite target Riley Cooper for another 2 Touchdowns and 102 yards receiving. The rushing game of the Eagles was suppored mainly by LeSean Jackson who posted 155 rushing yards averaging 6.2 yards per carry. The win brings the Philadelphia Eagles to 5-5 for the season and still in good position in the NFC. It is hard to believe that Foles could lose the starting job back to Michael Vick when his hamstring is healthy at this point but crazier things have happened in the NFL. Foles is proving to be a tremendous asset and has played in 7 games throwing for 1,256 yards and 16 Touchdowns with 0 Interceptions so far this year.

On Thursday, it looked like the Washington Redskins would beat the Minnesota Vikings when the game went to half-time with the Redskins leading 24-14.  The Vikings came back with  a vengeance in the second half scoring 20 points while holding the Redskins to just 3 points in the half. The Redskins ended up losing the game 34-27 leaving the Washington Redskins at 3-6 for the season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars both posted their first wins of the 2013 season in Week 10. The Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 29-27 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Miami Dolphins handing them their 5th loss of the season.

The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Overtime 20-17. The first half was dominated by the Bengals as they shut out the Ravens with 17 unanswered points. The pep talk in the Ravens locker room and adjustments made at halftime proved to be more than the Bengals could handle and the Ravens scored 3 points in the third quarter and another 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to tie the game and force it into overtime. The Ravens moved the ball and Justin Tucker scored the game winning Field Goal when he booted the ball 46 yards through the uprights for the win giving the Baltimore Ravens their 4th win of the season and taking the Cincinnati Bengals to 6-4 just past the halfway point in the season.

SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • Minnesota Vikings won over the Washington Redskins 34-27
  • Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 28-20
  • Seattle Seahawks defeated the Atlanta Falcons 33-10
  • Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 21-19
  • Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-13
  • Jacksonville Jaguars secure their first win of the season over the Tennessee Titans 29-27
  • St. Louis Rams handily beat the Indianapolis Colts 34-10
  • New York Giants defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-20
  • Pittsburgh Steelers won easily over the Buffalo Bills 38-8
  • Baltimore Ravens  defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17
  • Carolina Panthers narrowly defeated the San Francisco 49ers 10-9
  • Arizona Cardinals beat the Houston Texans 27-24
  • New Orleans Saints routed the Dallas Cowboys 49-17
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured their first victory of the season over the Miami Dolphins 22-19

WEEK 10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Peyton Manning was back in action after a much needed bye week for the Denver Broncos. Manning completed 25 of 36 passes for 330 yards and 4 Touchdowns and leads the league with 3,249 passing yards and 33 passing Touchdowns.
  • Tavon Austin had his break out game of the season showing why he was a first round draft pick in this years draft. Austin caught 2 Touchdowns while racking up 138 yards receiving. He also had 145 yards in Punt Returns along with 1 punt returned 98 yards for a Touchdown.
  • LeSean McCoy ran for 155 yards and caught 1 pass for 6 yards.
  • Denaryius Thomas caught 3 of Peyton Manning’s 4 Touchdowns for 108 yards in the Broncos win over the San Diego Chargers.
  • Alfred Morris posted 135 rushing yards.
  • Golden Tate had 106 receiving yards with 1 Touchdown and 55 yards in punt returns.
  • Darren Sproles had 1 receiving and 1 rushing Touchdown in Week 10.
  • Pierre Thomas rushed for 87 yards and 1 Touchdown plus had 24 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Pierre Garcon had 119 receiving yards and scored 1 Touchdown.
  • Riley Cooper had another good week with Nick Foles at the helm and caught passes for 102 Yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • A.J. Green was responsible for 151 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Marshawn Lynch rushed for 145 yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Nick Foles started again for the Philadelphia Eagles and completed 69% of his passes throwing for 228 yards and 3 Touchdowns win the Eagles victory over the Packers.
  • Brandon Marshall caught 7 passes for 139 yards and 2 Touchdowns.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Ben Roethlisberger moved up 2 slots to #30 for Career Passing Yards passing Hall of Fame Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and Kurt Warner while still behind Ken Anderson at 32,378 yards passing. Big Ben threw 1 Touchdown pass in Week 10 moving him past Jim Everett into sole possession of the #32 slot with 201 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Carson Palmer moved up 1 slot to #35 passing John Brodie and sitting behind Mark Brunell with 31,619 Career Passing Yards. Palmer moved up 1 slot into the #31 position tied with Roman Gabriel and Matt Hasselbeck at 201 passing TDs.
  • Philip Rivers moved up 1 slot into a tie with Randall Cunningham at #29 with 207 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Tony Romo moved past Ken Anderson to gain sole possession of the #33 slot behind Phil Simms with 198 passing TDs.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Adrian Peterson moved past Hall of Fame Running Back Jim Taylor to occupy the #12 slot behind Priest Holmes with 85 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew scored 1 Touchdown in Week 10 which moved him past Thurman Thomas and Stephen Davis into the #25 slot tied with Fred Taylor, Ricky Williams and Michael Turner at 66 Touchdowns.
  • Marshawn Lynch moved up 1 slot into a tie with Marion Barber and Chuck Foreman with 53 Career Rushing Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Andre Johnson passed Hines Ward to occupy the #19 slot behind Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Charlie Joiner with 12,104 yards receiving in his career. Johnson caught 2 Touchdowns in the game and moved up 2 slots past Marques Colston, Mark Duper, Anquan Boldin, Drew Hill, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Elroy Hirsh, Jerry Smith and Gene A. Washington to join Mike Quick, Pete Pihos, Billy Horton, Antonio Freeman and Donald Driver at #32 with 61 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Anquan Boldin moved past Stanley Morgan into the #32 slot behind Gary Clark with 10,734 receiving yards.
  • Calvin Johnson scored 2 Touchdowns in Week 10 moving past Mike Quick, Pete Pihos, Billy Horton, Antonio Freeman, Donald Driver, Hall of Fame Tight End Shannon Sharpe, Mushin Muhammad, Herman Moore and Dante Laveli into a tie at #34 with Hall of Fame Wide Receiver John Stallworth, Carl Perkins, Anthony Miller, Keenan McCardell and Terrance Mathis with 63 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Marquis Colston passed Mark Duper to join Gene A. Washington, Jerry Smith, Elroy Hirsh, Drew Hill and Anquan Boldin at #33 with 60 Touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • John Abraham entered the Top 10 at the #10 position for Career Sacks passing Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas with 127.0 Sacks.
  • Jared Allen passed Clyde Simmons into a tie with Simeon Rice at #12 with 122.0 Career Sacks.
  • Robert Mathis passed Neal Smith and Kevin Carter to assume the #21 slot behind Trace Armstrong with 105.0 Sacks.

2013 NFL Week 9 Review

WEEK 9 REVIEW

This week the Philadelphia Eagles led by Quarterback Nick Foles came ready to face the Oakland Raiders handing them a 49-20 loss and bringing the Eagles to 4-5 going into their bye week. Foles finished the day 22 of 28, throwing 406 yards and seven (7) Touchdowns. Foles is the second player this season to throw 7 Touchdown passes in a game. He ties the Denver Broncos Peyton Manning and joins an elite group of players who achieved the same feat including Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Joe Kapp and Y.A. Tittle at 7 Touchdowns in a game. Amazingly, Foles threw all seven Touchdowns in the first 3 quarters. For the season, Nick Foles has completed 74 passes for 1,028 yards with 13 Touchdowns and 0 Interceptions. Even though he had a career day, he may lose the starting job back to Michael Vick when his hamstring is healthy.

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31. Brady threw for a season high 432 yards and 4 Touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski had a career high 9 receptions with 1 Touchdown.  The 55 points are the most scored in an NFL game this season and the most ever scored against the Pittsburgh Steelers in franchise history.

The Washington Redskins beat the San Diego Chargers 30-24 in Overtime. The Redskins Running Backs totaled more than 200 rushing yards in the game while scoring 3 Touchdowns. Success rushing the ball opened up the field for Robert Griffin III to pick apart the Chargers secondary. At the close of the 2nd half, the Chargers did not trust enough in their running game after a failed attempt and chose to pass the ball twice from the 1 yard line before settling for a Nick Novak Field Goal to tie the game and go into Overtime. The Redskins won the coin toss and proceeded to march down the field to score a Touchdown and secure the win. Not bad for a team that started the season 1-3.

The Kansas City Chiefs continue posting wins in their undefeated season. In a close game, the Chiefs narrowly defeated the Buffalo Bills 23-13.

The Dallas Cowboys pulled out a last second 27-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, while the New Orleans Saints fell to the New York Jets in New York.

The Seattle Seahawks survived a scare against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an Overtime victory and moved to an NFC best 8-1 for the season.

SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • Kansas City Chiefs won over the Buffalo Bills 23-13 and remain the only undefeated team at 9-0 for the season
  • Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-23
  • Tennessee Titans defeated the St. Louis Rams 28-21
  • New York Jets beat the New Orleans Saints 26-20
  • Washington Redskins defeated the San Diego Chargers 30-24
  • Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-10
  • Philadelphia Eagles held church on the Oakland Raiders beating them 49-20
  • Seattle Seahawks narrowly defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24
  • Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-18
  • New England Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31
  • Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans 27-24
  • Chicago Bears beat the Green Bay Packers 27-20

WEEK 9 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nick Foles had the game of his career throwing for 406 yards and 7 Touchdowns joining Peyton Manning as the only other quarterback this season to throw for 7 Touchdowns in a single game.
  • Case Keenum threw for 350 yards and 3 Touchdowns and posted a passer rating of 123.4 for the game.
  • Andre Johnson scored 3 Touchdowns and racked up 229 receiving yards in the game.
  • Stevan Ridley rushed for 115 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • Chris Johnson posted 150 rushing yards with 2 rushing Touchdowns in addition to 20 receiving yards.
  • Tom Brady had the best game of his season so far and threw for 432 yards and 4 Touchdowns landing him in the Top 10 at #9 for total passing yards for the season.
  • Adrian Peterson rushed the ball 25 times for 140 yards and 1 Touchdown. He also caught 3 passes for 37 yards in the game.
  • Eddie Lacy rushed for 150 Yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Jason Witten caught passes for 102 Yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Rob Gronkowski continues to make his mark in his comeback and was responsible for 143 receiving yards and  Touchdown.
  • Aaron Dobson rushed for 130 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • Zack Stacy ran the ball for 127 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • Jimmy Graham caught 9 passes for 116 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • Chris Ivory ran the ball 19 times for 139 yards and 1 Touchdown
  • Pierre Garcon caught 7 passes for 172 yards.
  • Riley Cooper caught 5 passes for 139 yards and 3 Touchdowns.
  • Ben Roethlisberger completed 58% of his passes in Week 9 for 400 yards, 4 Touchdowns and 2 Interceptions. Big Ben passed the 2,000 passing yards for the season and is now just 9 Touchdowns shy of the Pittsburgh Steelers all time Touchdown leader.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Tom Brady moved past Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton to the #7 slot behind Drew Brees with 47,062 Career Passing Yards.
  • Ben Roethlisberger passed Mark Brunell to the #32 slot for Career Passing Yards behind Hall of Fame Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen with 32,174 passing yards. With 4 passing Touchdowns in Week 9, Roethlisberger moved past Roman Gabriel, Matt Hasselbeck and Phil Simms into the #20 slot tied with Jim Everett at 203 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Tony Romo moved past Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Hall of Fame Quarterback Bobby Lane and Norm Snead into the #33 slot tied with Kenny Anderson at 197 Career Passing Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Steven Jackson passed Ottis Anderson to take the #25 slot behind Eddie George for Career Rushing Yards.
  • Adrian Peterson moved up 2 slots to the #30 position passing both Shaun Alexander and Frank Gore on the list and just trailing Hall of Fame Running Back Joe Perry with 9,560 Career Rushing Yards. Peterson also moved past Corey Dillon to #13 tied with Hall of Fame Running Back Jim Taylor at 83 Career Rushing Touchdowns, 3 Touchdowns behind Priest Holmes.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Andre Johnson moved up 2 slots to #20 on the list of Career Receiving Yards, passing Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin and Derrick Mason. Johnson enters the Top 20 for the first time and is behind Hines Ward at 12,067 receiving yards. Johnson had a monster day moving up 4 slots passing Haven Moses, Tony Martin, Wes Chandler, Otis Taylor, Chris Chambers, Gary Garrison, Joe Horn and Hugh Taylor to #34 tied with Mark Duper and Maurice Colston at 59 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Steve Smith moved past Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Don Maynard into the #23 slot behind Michael Irvin for Career Receiving Yards.

DEFENSIVE LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Julius Peppers moved past Sean Jones to #15 on the list of Career Sacks behind DeMarcus Ware with 113.5 Sacks.
  • Terrell Suggs moved into a tie with Henry Thomas at #29 with 93.5 Career Sacks.

2013 NFL Week 8 Review

WEEK 8 REVIEW

This week the Kansas City Chiefs steal the spotlight from the Denver Broncos with another win keeping alive the undefeated season and holding on to the lead in the AFC West Division. The Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns 23-17 to keep the streak alive.

Dallas Cowboys took an opportunity to win the game on Sunday against the Detroit Lions and opened the door with just 45 seconds left.  Matthew Stafford moved the ball with ease and put the Lions into scoring position at the 1 yard line. A confused Cowboy Defense left the middle open and Stafford, rather than spike the ball to stop the clock, quick snapped the ball and dove headfirst over the middle scoring the winning Touchdown and narrowly beating the Dallas Cowboys 31-30. The Individual Effort Award goes to Calvin Johnson who caught 14 passes for a career high 329 Receiving Yards in a single game, just 7 yards short of Flipper Anderson’s Record 336 Receiving Yards in a single game.

The Denver Broncos regained some momentum going into thier Bye week which happens to come at a good time with Peyton Manning being a little banged up over the past few weeks. The loss of Ryan Clady is evident when the rush comes from the left side but the team is working hard to protect their leader. The Broncos exceeded their average score of 42 points per game so far this season by 3 points in their Week 8 win over the Washington Redskins 45-21. The game marked Mike Shanahans first return to the Mile High City since he was the Coach and a short tribute was given prior to the game which was a very nice gesture to a Coach that went to 5 Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos and won 2 Super Bowls with John Elway and Terrell Davis as MVPs in consecutive years.

SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • Kansas City Chiefs won over the Cleveland Browns 23-17 and remain the only undefeated team at 8-0 for the season
  • New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Eagles 15-7
  • Detroit Lions narrowly defeated the Dallas Cowboys 31-30
  • New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17
  • New Orleans Saints handily defeat the Buffalo Bills 35-17
  • San Francisco 49ers worked the Jacksonville Jaguars 42-10
  • Cincinnati Bengals beat the New York Jets 49-9
  • Oakland Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18
  • Denver Broncos beat the Washington Redskins 45-21

WEEK 8 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Calvin Johnson had a monster game in Week 8 catching 14 passes for 329 yards and 1 Touchdown catapulting him to the top of the receiving yards list for the 2013 NFL Season with 821 Yards.
  • Drew Brees breaks through the 2,000 yard mark for the season completing passes for 331 total yards with 5 Touchdowns.
  • Josh Brown kicked 5 Field Goals in the New York Giants 15-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Andy Dalton threw for 325 yards and 5 Touchdowns.
  • Peyton Manning threw 4 more Touchdowns bringing him to 29 Passing Touchdowns and 2,919 Passing Yards this season leading the league in both categories. Peyton Manning is 7 Touchdowns ahead of Drew Brees who has thrown 19 Touchdowns this season.
  • Wes Welker had another good game with 81 yards receiving and he caught 1 Touchdown pass bringing his total for 2013 to  9 Touchdowns which leads the league half way through the 2013 NFL season.
  • Jordy Nelson posted 123 receiving yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • Matthew Stafford threw for 488 yards and 1 Touchdown along with 1 Rushing Touchdown to win the game.
  • Andre Ellington racked up 154 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Cincinnati Bengals Defense had 4 Sacks, 2 Interceptions and scored 2 Touchdowns.
  • Josh Gordon posted 132 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Knowshon Moreno ran for 43 yards and caught passes for 89 Yards and 1 Touchdown.

Wes Welker caught 1 Touchdown in Week 8 and still leads the league in 2013 with 9 receiving Touchdowns. Following close behind is teammate Julius Thomas with 8 receiving Touchdowns for the year. Further down the list is Demaryous Thomas at 6 Touchdowns and Eric Decker at 3 accounting for 26 of Peyton Manning’s 29 Passing Touchdowns through Week 8 of the 2013 NFL Season. Knowshon Moreno leads the league with 8 Rushing Touchdowns adding to the domination the Denver Broncos are displaying this season so far.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 8 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Eli Manning moved past John Hadl into the #23 slot for Career Passing Yards behind Steve DeBerg.
  • Ben Roethlisberger passed John Brodie to take the #33 slot for Career Passing Yards behind Mark Brunell. Roethlisberger also threw 1 Touchdown in Week 8 and moved into a tie with Phil Simms at #32 with 199 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Carson Palmer moved past Steve McNair to #35 for Career Passing Yards behind John Brodie.  He also threw 2 Touchdowns and moved past Ken Anderson into a tie with Phil Simms and Ben Roethlisberger at #32 with 199 Touchdowns.
  • Tom Brady moved past Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton into the #3 slot with 343 Career Passing Touchdowns behing Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino.
  • Drew Brees threw 5 Touchdown passes in Week 8 and moved past Fran Tarkenton into the #3 slot tied with Tom Brady behind Dan Marino for Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Tony Romo threw 3 Touchdowns and moved up 2 spots to #35 passing Bob Greise and Ken Stabler for Career Passing Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 8 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Frank Gore continues to have a good season and moved up 2 slots to #30 on the Career Rushing Yards list moving past Hall of Fame Running Back Earl Campbell and Shaun Alexander. Gore also scored 2 Touchdowns moving into the #32 slot tied with Jamal Lewis and Mike Alstott. He moved past Ernest Byner, Roger Craig, Curt Warner and Stevan Jackson on the Career Rushing Touchdown list.
  • Adrian Peterson moved past Earl Campbell to #32 behind Shaun Alexander. He also scored 1 Touchdown in Week 8 moving past Ottis Anderson into a tie at #13 with Corey Dillon at 82 Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 8 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Larry Fitzgerald moved past Gary Clark to #30 behind Joey Galloway with 10,833 Career Receiving Yards. Fitzgerald caught 1 Touchdown on Sunday moving him past Art Powell into the #14 slot for Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Anquan Boldin moved into a tie with Stanley Morgan at the #32 slot with 10,716 Career Receiving Yards.
  • Santana Moss joined the Top 40 Career Receiving Yards list behind Eric Moulds with 9,949 yards and is on path to break through 10,000 receiving yards this season.
  • Calvin Johnson, on top of his personal best 329 receiving yards in Week 8, caught 1 Touchdown and moved up to the #32 slot tied with Mike Quick, Hall of Fame Pete Pihos, Billy Howton, Antonio Freeman and Donald Driver for Career Receiving Touchdowns.

2013 NFL Week 7 Review

WEEK 7 REVIEW

Again, the Denver Broncos were in the spotlight with what the media dubbed the War of 1812 capitalizing on the return of #18 Peyton Manning to the House That Manning Built, to face the gunslinger hired to replace the Legend, #12 Andrew Luck. There was a tribute prior to the kickoff for Peyton Manning and he seemed really moved by the fan appreciation which was apparent with all of the #18 Jerseys in the stands. Remember, the Indianapolis Colts let Peyton Manning go after 14 years at the helm. In an interview before the game, Manning stated he never wanted to leave Indianapolis and wanted to retire a Colt. With that, Peyton Manning had a lot to show Colt’s management and Andrew Luck had a lot to show his home crowd trying to finally assert himself as the rightful owner of the Colts starting quarterback position. Peyton Manning put up good numbers again completing 59% of his passes for 386 yards and 3 Touchdowns with only 1 interception. Andrew Luck was effective as well completing 55% of his passes for 228 yards and 3 Touchdowns. He also ran for nearly 30 yards and a Touchdown. The Broncos also got Von Miller back after his 6 game suspension and he needs a couple of weeks to get back in the swing. Unfortunately, veteran Cornerback Champ Bailey, re-aggravated his foot injury that kept him sidelined for the first 6 weeks. The Colts lost their main receiver, Reggie Wayne to an injury after he caught his 1,000 career reception the week before. The Broncos trailed for the entire game and the Colts won the match-up 39-33 ending the undefeated streak for the Broncos and leaving just the Kansas City Chiefs as the only undefeated team in the league.

The 6-0 Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated the Houston Oilers 17-16 to enter Week 8 as the only undefeated team in the NFL after the Denver Broncos lost to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

The New York Jets beat the New England Patriots 30-27 in Overtime when Nick Folk kicked a field goal to win the game. Rob Gronkowski made his return to action and made an immediate impact catching 8 passes for 114 yards averaging 14.3 yards per reception. Tom Brady looked relieved having a veteran of Gronkowski’s caliber on the field.

The New York Giants easily took care of the disorganized Minnesota Vikings winning 23-7 in what was one of the worst games of the season pitting two of the worst teams together on the big stage.

Around the league:

  • Atlanta Falcons prevail over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23.
  • Cincinnati Bengals beat the Detroit Lions 27-14
  • Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins 23-21
  • Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-3
  • Washington Redskins narrowly defeated the Chicago Bears 45-41
  • Carolina Panthers beat the St. Louis Rams 30-15
  • San Diego Chargers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-6
  • San Francisco 49ers beat the Tennessee Titans 31-17
  • Green Bay Packers defeated the Cleveland Browns 31-13
  • Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 19-16

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Peyton Manning threw 3 more Touchdowns bringing him to 25 Passing Touchdowns and 2,565 Passing Yards this season leading the league in both categories. Peyton Manning is 10 Touchdowns ahead of Matthew Stafford, Tony Romo and Philip Rivers who have each thrown 15 Touchdowns this season.
  • Andy Dalton threw for 372 yards and 3 Touchdowns in their win over the Detroit Lions.
  • Matt Forte posted 91 rushing yards with 3 Touchdowns and another 18 yards receiving.
  • Frank Gore ran for 70 yards and 2 Touchdowns with 34 receiving yards.
  • Roy Helu ran for 3 Touchdowns in the Washington Redskins victory over the Chicago Bears.
  • Calvin Johnson had 71 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown plus another 39 yards rushing.
  • Vincent Jackson caught 10 passes for 138 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • A.J. Green caught 6 passes for 155 yards and a Touchdown.
  • Eric Decker posted 150 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Jordan Reed was responsible for 134 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Harry Douglas had 7 receptions for 149 yards and 1 Touchdown.
  • Carolina Panthers Defense had 2 fumble recoveries, 4 sacks, 1 interception and a Defensive Touchdown.
  • Indianpolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri drilled a 52-yard field goal against the Broncos after making two from 50-plus yards in Week 6. Vinatieri was 3 for 3 in Week 7, hitting also from 27 and 42 yards. He’s 15 of 17 this season.

Wes Welker did not catch any Touchdowns in Week 7 but still leads the league in 2013 with 8 receiving Touchdowns a spot he now shares with teammate Julius Thomas with 8 receiving Touchdowns for the year. Further down the list is Demaryous Thomas at 5 Touchdowns and Eric Decker at 3 accounting for 24 of Peyton Manning’s 25 Passing Touchdowns through Week 7 of the 2013 NFL Season. Knowshon Moreno leads the league with 8 Rushing Touchdowns adding to the domination the Denver Broncos are displaying this season so far.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 7 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Eli Manning moved into the #24 slot for Career Passing Yards with 33,488 yards passing.
  • Philip Rivers moved past Jon Kitna, Joe Ferguson and Randall Cunningham to #38 on the Top 40 Career Passing Yards list. Rivers knocked Jon Kitna off the list and eclipsed the 30,000 Career Passing Yards mark. Rivers also completed 1 Touchdown pass in Week 7 which moved him past Jim Everett to the #39 slot on the Career Passing Touchdowns list behind Randall Cunningham with 204 Passing Touchdowns.
  • Ben Roethlisberger passed Ken Anderson to take the #33 slot with his Touchdown pass in Week 7 putting him right behind Phil Simms with 198 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Carson Palmer’s Touchdown moved him past Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Hall of Fame Quarterback Bobby Layne and Norm Snead to share the #34 slot with Ken Anderson.
  • Tony Romo threw 1 Touchdown in Week 7 and moved into a tie at #37 with Bob Griese at 192 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Aaron Rodgers’ Touchdown pass moved him onto the Top 40 Career Passing Touchdown List for the first time and moved quickly to #38, a position he shares with Hall of Fame Quarterback Sammy Baugh at 187 Touchdowns. Rodgers quickly passed Craig Morton, Mark Brunell while knocking Steve Grogan from the Top 40 List.
For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Passing Yards and NFL Career Passing Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 7 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Frank Gore had a big week and moved past Adrian Peterson to #31 on the Career Rushing Yards list behind Hall of Fame Running Back Earl Campbell. Gore’s 2 Touchdowns in Week 7 moved him to #34 tied with Roger Craig, Steven Jackson and Curt Warner with 56 Touchdowns. Gore moved past Larry Johnson, Tiki Barber, Antowain Smith and George Rogers.
  • Willis McGahee moved past Ernest Byner to #37 on the Career Rushing Yards list behind Hall of Fame Running Back Jim Taylor knocking Gerald Riggs from the Top 40 List.
  • Marshawn Lynch scored 2 rushing Touchdowns and joined the Top 40 Rushing Touchdown list at #38 tied with Chris Warren, Bill Brown and Emerson Boozer at 52 Touchdowns. Lynch moved past Mike Pruitt, Greg Bell, Neal Anderson, Hall of Fame Running Back Paul Hornung, Joe Morris and Wendell Tyler.

For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Rushing Yards and NFL Career Rushing Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 7 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Andre Johnson moved past Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Don Maynard to assume the #22 slot on the list with 11,838 Career Receiving Yards.
  • Steve Smith caught 1 Touchdown in Week 7 moving him into a shared position at #26 for Career Receiving Touchdowns and is tied with Jimmy Moore, Derrick Mason and Roy Green at 66 Touchdowns.
  • Calvin Johnson caught 2 Touchdowns to move up and share the #32 slot with Gene Washington, Jerry Smith, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Elroy Hirsch, Drew Hill and Anquan Boldin with 60 Career Receiving Touchdowns.

For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Receiving Yards and NFL Career Receiving Touchdowns.

2013 NFL Week 6 Review

WEEK 6 REVIEW

What does it say when the Denver Broncos don’t play their best game and still put 35 points on the board? On the CBS Sports site Peyton Manning is listed as a cold player after throwing for nearly 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. Obviously he has set the bar high this year for Quarterbacks and even with what historically is a good performance game; he gets listed as a cold player for not living up to his performance standards set in Weeks 1-5. The Jacksonville Jaguars came into Week 6 with the largest ever point spread in the NFL as 26 point underdogs to the Denver Broncos. With the hype, there were rumblings that Peyton Manning would only play one quarter but the Jaguars meant business and the game was nearly tied at the half. The Broncos ended up winning the game 35-19 but showed some weaknesses not seen before this game having trouble with the Cover 2 defense from the Jaguars. However, the Jaguars did cover the biggest spread ever against the Broncos and showed they came to play. With the win, the Denver Broncos remain undefeated for the season at 6-0.

The most dramatic moment from Week 6 came when rookie Wide Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins pulled down a game winning pass from Tom Brady that was just past the fingertips of Jabari Greer with just 5 seconds left in the game pushing the New England Patriots past the New Orleans Saints and handing the Saints their first loss of the season. The Saints loss to the Patriots leaves the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs as the only remaining undefeated teams in the NFL this season.

WEEK 6 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jacksonville Jaguars cover the 26 point spread against the Denver Broncos.
  • Arian Foster ran for 141 yards with 57 receiving yards.
  • LeSean McCoy ran for 116 yards with another 55 receiving yards during the Philadelphia Eagles Week 6 Win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCoy now has 630 yards after the first 6 games, a new Eagles franchise record.
  • Cam Newton passed for 242 yards with 3 passing Touchdowns and also posted 30 rushing yards and a rushing Touchdown.
  • Knowshon Moreno ran for 3 Touchdowns in the Denver Broncos win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • DeSean Jackson caught 2 Touchdown passes.
  • Justin Blackmon, in his second game back from suspension, had 190 receiving yards against the Broncos.
  • Vincent Jackson posted 114 receiving yards and 2 Touchdowns.
  • Marshawn Lynch ran for 77 yards and 2 Touchdowns and had another 78 receiving yards.
  • Joseph Fauria caught 3 Touchdown passes.
  • Andy Dalton threw for 337 yards and 3 Touchdowns.
  • Wes Welker’s 2 Touchdowns in Week 6 leads the league in 2013 with 8 receiving Touchdowns followed closely by teammate Julius Thomas with 7 receiving Touchdowns for the year.
As we complete Week 6 of the 2013 NFL season, there are a number of Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs and Tight Ends playing today who are moving through the ranks improving their career standings on a weekly basis.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 6 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Tom Brady moved into the #18 slot for Career Passing Yards surpassing Vinny Testaverde. Brady is now 717 passing yards away from Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton. Tom Brady’s efforts in Week 6 move him into a tie with Fran Tarkenton at the #14 slot with 342 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Ben Roethlisberger passed Steve McNair to take the #34 slot for Career Passing Yards. Roethlisberger’s Touchdown pass in Week 6 moved him past Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Bobby Layne and Norm Snead into a tie at the #32 slot with Ken Anderson at 197 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Carson Palmer moved past Norm Snead to occupy the #36 slot behind Steve McNair. Palmer completed 2 Touchdown passes moving him past Ken Stabler into a tie at the #33 slot with Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Bobby Layne and Norm Snead.
  • Philip Rivers edges closer to joining the Top 40 Career Passing Yards List and is 7 yards away from knocking Jon Kitna off the list. In addition, Rivers moved into a tie with Jim Everett at #29 with 203 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Drew Brees threw 2 Touchdown passes moving him up to #6 with 336 Career Passing Touchdowns.

For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Passing Yards and NFL Career Passing Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 6 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Willis McGahee moved past Herschel Walker into a tie at #37 with Ernest Byner at 8,261 Career Rushing Yards.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew scored 1 rushing Touchdown moving past Hall of Fame Running Back Larry Csonka and Willis McGahee to the #26 slot tied with Thurman Thomas and Steven Davis with 65 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Rushing Yards and NFL Career Rushing Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 6 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Larry Fitzgerald passed Stanley Morgan to assume the #31 slot behind Gary Clark for Career Receiving Yards with 10,818 yards. Fitzgerald scored 1 Touchdown which moved him past Reggie Wayne to the #14 slot tied with Art Powell at 81 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Anquan Boldin moved past Keyshawn Johnson into the #33 slot behind Stanley Morgan for with 10,586 Career Receiving Yards.
  • Steve Smith caught 1 Touchdown in Week 6 moving him up to the #27 slot for Career Receiving Touchdowns and is tied with Gary Clark, Henry Ellard, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Charlie Joiner, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Bobby Mitchell, Sonny Randle, Sterling Sharpe and Santana Moss with 65 Career Receiving Touchdowns.

For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Receiving Yards and NFL Career Receiving Touchdowns.

2013 NFL Week 5 Review

2013 NFL WEEK 5 REVIEW

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Peyton Manning Orchestrating

The 2013 NFL season continues to be held to the standards Peyton Manning is dictating with his superb performance this year. In what ended up being a shootout, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos faced Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys in a battle that produced the 3rd highest scoring game in history. Tony Romo had the game of his career throwing more than 500 yards and 5 Touchdown passes only to throw an interception in the 4th quarter that sealed the Cowboys fate in their 51 to 48 loss. Possibly the best game of the season so far and the Broncos go into Week 6 at 5-0. The Kansas City Chiefs won again and are 5-0 for the first time in 10 years ushering in the Andy Reid era.

  • Peyton Manning leads the NFL in Passing Yards with 1,884 Yards and Passing Touchdowns with 20 Touchdowns. He also snuck in a Rushing Touchdown in Week 5 with a naked bootleg scoring on foot for the first time in 5 years.
  • LeSean McCoy leads the league with 514 Rushing Yards and is tied for 3rd for Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Adrian Peterson leads the league in Rushing Touchdowns with 5 so far this year.
  • Julio Jones leads the league in Receiving Yards with 481 yards.
  • Wes Welker and Tight End Jimmy Graham are tied for the league lead with 6 Receiving Touchdowns.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS

  • Peyton Manning, with his performance in Week 5 moved into the #2 slot with 61,371 Career Passing Yards passing Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino on the list. Manning, on his quest now to beat Brett Favre needs to throw for another 10,889 yards to tie Favre at the #1 spot and is currently 56 Touchdowns short of Favre’s Career high 508 Touchdowns.
  • Eli Manning moved up 4 spots from #29 to #25 with 33,248 Passing Yards since 2001. He made a significant jump on the list passing legends like Ken Anderson, Troy Aikman, Y.A. Tittle and Steve Young.
  • Philip Rivers completed 2 Touchdown passes in Week 5 and move up the list from #32 to #31 surpassing Matt Hasselbeck and Roman Gabrial with 202 Passing Touchdowns.
  • Carson Palmer moved up the Career Passing Touchdown list from #37 to share the #36 slot with Ken Stabler at 194 Touchdowns.
  • Tony Romo had a career game in Week 5 throwing for more than 500 yards and 5 Touchdowns. His 5 Touchdowns moved him up the list to #38 all-time. Tony Romo passed Hall of Fame Quarterback Sammy Baugh.

For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Passing Yards and NFL Career Passing Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS

  • Frank Gore moved past Ahman Green to take the #33 slot for Career Rushing yards. Gore also scored a Rushing Touchdown moving up to #36 with 54 Touchdowns, a spot shared with Antowan Smith and George Rogers.
  • Willis McGahee moved past Gerald Riggs and Roger Craig to #39 knocking Gerald Riggs off of the list. He also scored a Touchdown which moved him up to 64 Career Rushing Touchdowns passing Hall of Fame Running Back Lenny Moore on the list and tied with Hall of Fame Running Back Larry Csonca and Maurice Jones-Drew at #27.
  • Brandon Jacobs scored 2 Rushing Touchdowns in Week 5 moving him to #31 on the list passing Jamal Lewis and Mike Alstott.
For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Rushing Yards and NFL Career Rushing Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS

  • Tony Gonzalez moved past the great Marvin Harrison to assume the #6 slot on the Career Receiving Yards list. He is the only Tight End in the Top 10.
  • Reggie Wayne moved past Torry Holt to the #11 slot with 13,428 Career Receiving Yards.

For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Receiving Yards and NFL Career Receiving Touchdowns.

2013 NFL Week 4 Review

From a career standpoint, the NFL’s all-time greatest achievements are immortalized in the statistics and records of the teams and players throughout their careers. As we move through the 2013 season, there are a number of Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs and Tight Ends playing today who are moving through the ranks improving their career standings on a weekly basis. As a true football fan I watch the games each week without judgment and revel in the entertainment factor and true competition of the game. The ultimate chess match as coaches and players battle each another in the ultimate real game of chess. At the end of the season there is only one team left holding the coveted Lombardi Trophy. Join me on a weekly basis as we review the action in the NFL and update the players and their rankings on the list of all-time great players. It is an exciting time to be a football fan.

2013 NFL WEEK 4 REVIEW

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Peyton Manning in Action

This year is marked by the standards Peyton Manning has set for the season on his continued quest to become the number one guy in all major NFL Quarterback records. As week 4 closes, Peyton Manning is the leader in passing yards with 1,470 yards just slightly ahead of Drew Brees and leads the league in passing touchdowns with 16 touchdowns in just the first four games with zero interceptions. On top of that he has led the Denver Broncos to a 4-0 start to the season.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS

  • Peyton Manning, with his performance this week, moves closer to overtaking the legendary Dan Marino in most passing yards during his career. If he continues to perform as he has, Manning should pass Marino next week to assume the #2 spot behind Brett Favre.
  • Other notables in Week 4 as Drew Brees moved past Fran Tarkenton to take the #6 slot for NFL Career Passing Yards at 47,353 yards since 2001.
  • Ben Roethlisberger passed Norm Snead and moves into the #35 slot for NFL Career Passing Yards and also moved up one spot to join Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Bobby Layne and Norm Snead at 196 Touchdowns in the #35 slot for NFL Career Passing Touchdown Leaders.
  • Philip Rivers passed Phil Simms and Ken Anderson on the list of most Touchdowns by a Quarterback and now holds the #32 slot with 200 Touchdowns.
  • Carson Palmer moved past Bob Griese to the #37 slot with his 193rd Touchdown pass.
  • Tony Romo completed 2 Touchdown passes moving him up to the #40 spot for NFL Career Passing Touchdown Leaders knocking Mark Brunell and Craig Morton off the Top 40 List of Career Passing Touchdown Leaders.
For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Passing Yards and NFL Career Passing Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS

  • Adrian Peterson passed Ahman Green on the all-time NFL Career Rushing Yards list to #32 behind Earl Campbell with 9,270 rushing yards since 2007. Peterson eclipses Edgerrin James and shares the #14 spot with Ottis Anderson with 81 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Frank Gore moved up the NFL Career Rushing Touchdowns list to #36 sharing the spot with Marion Barber and Chuck Foreman with 53 Touchdowns.
  • Marshawn Lynch joins the Top 40 NFL Career Rushing Touchdown list sharing the spot with James Brooks, Rick Casares, Warrick Dunn, Rodney Hampton and Rudi Johnson.
For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Rushing Yards and NFL Career Rushing Touchdowns.

 WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS

  • Andre Johnson passed Steve Smith on the NFL Career Receiving Yards list moving to #23 all time with 11,622 yards.
  • Antonio Gates, a Tight End, moved past Mark Clayton, Irving Fryer, Tommy McDonald and Andre Rison to #12 on the all-time Career Receiving Touchdowns list to join Paul Warfield, Hines Ward and Lance Alworth with 85 Touchdowns.
  • Reggie Wayne and Larry Fitzgerald both moved up one spot to #15 on the NFL Career Receiving Touchdown list passing Charley Taylor and Harold Carmichael.
  • Anquan Boldin moved up one spot to #32 passing Mark Duper and Marques Colston. He joins Gene Washington, Jerry Smith, Elroy Hirsh and Drew Hill at 60 Touchdowns.
  • Calvin Johnson moved up one spot to #34 all-time with 58 Touchdowns passing Otis Taylor. He shares the #34 spot with Hugh Taylor, Joe Horn, Gary Garrison and Chris Chambers.
  • Greg Jennings moved up 2 spots from #39 to #37 on the all-time Top 40 Career Receiving Touchdowns list with 55 Touchdowns joining Chris Burford, Anthony Carter and Ed McCaffrey.

For a complete list of the all time leaders for NFL Career Receiving Yards and NFL Career Receiving Touchdowns.

The nostalgia I feel every time I look at these list and see so many great players in NFL history and the ones we get to watch today as they continue to perform. Only time will tell where they finish their careers and how they rank on these lists. Some will make it to the Hall of Fame and others will just have their names on the record books and in the hearts of true fans.