2016 NFL Week 17 Season Leaders

After Week 17 in the 2016 NFL Season, along with trying to lead their respective teams to victory, the key NFL position players fight for recognition as this season leaders in Passing, Rushing and Receiving. As each week of the 2016 NFL Season passes, new names are added to the rankings and the Top 10 players in each category are ranked based on Total Yards and Total Touchdowns for the season. The NFL Quarterbacks are ranked by the most Passing Yards and Passing Touchdowns. In addition, the NFL Running Backs and other key position players are ranked by most Rushing Yards and Rushing Touchdowns while the Wide Receivers and Tight Ends are ranked by most Receiving Yards and Receiving Touchdowns. The rankings for each category are as follows:

2016 NFL Passing Yard Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints – 5,208
  2. Matt RyanAtlanta Falcons – 4,932
  3. Kirk CousinsWashington Redskins – 4,917
  4. Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers – 4,428
  5. Philip RiversSan Diego Chargers – 4,390
  6. Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions – 4,319
  7. Joe FlaccoBaltimore Ravens – 4,317
  8. Carson PalmerArizona Cardinals – 4,237
  9. Andrew LuckIndianapolis Colts – 4,223
  10. Russell WilsonSeattle Seahawks – 4,219

2016 NFL Passing Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers – 40
  2. Matt RyanAtlanta Falcons – 38
  3. Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints – 37
  4. Philip RiversSan Diego Chargers – 33
  5. Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts – 31
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – 29
  7. Jameis WinstonTampa Bay Buccaneers – 28
    Derek CarrOakland Raiders – 28
    Tom BradyNew England Patriots – 28
  8. Carson PalmerArizona Cardinals – 26
    Eli ManningNew York Giants – 26
    Marcus MariotaTennessee Titans – 26
  9. Kirk CousinsWashington Redskins – 25
  10. Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions – 24

2016 NFL Rushing Yards Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys – 1,631
  2. Jordan HowardChicago Bears – 1,313
  3. DeMarco MurrayTennessee Titans – 1,287
  4. Jay AjayiMiami Dolphins – 1,272
  5. LeVeon BellPittsburgh Steelers – 1,268
  6. LeSean McCoyBuffalo Bills – 1,267
  7. David JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 1,238
  8. LeGarrett BlountNew England Patriots – 1,161
  9. Devonta FreemanAtlanta Falcons – 1,079
  10. Lamar MillerHouston Texans – 1,073

2016 NFL Rushing Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. LeGarrett BlountNew England Patriots – 18
  2. David JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 16
  3. Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys – 15
  4. LeSean McCoyBuffalo Bills – 13
  5. Latavius MurrayOakland Raiders – 12
  6. Devonta FreemanAtlanta Falcons – 11
  7. Melvin GordonSan Diego Chargers – 10 
  8. DeMarco MurrayTennessee Titans – 9
    Jeremy HillCincinnati Bengals – 9
    Jonathan StewartCarolina Panthers – 9
  9. Jay AjayiMiami Dolphins – 8 
    Ryan MatthewsPhiladelphia Eagles – 8
    Mike GillisleeBuffalo Bills – 8
    Tevin ColemanAtlanta Falcons – 8
  10. LeVeon BellPittsburgh Steelers – 7
    Isiah CrowellCleveland Browns – 7
    Matt ForteNew York Jets – 7
    Christine MichaelSeattle Seahawks – 7
    Robert TurbinIndianapolis Colts – 7
     

2016 NFL Receiving Yards Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis Colts – 1,448
  2. Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons – 1,409
  3. Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giants – 1,367
  4. Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneers – 1,321
  5. Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers – 1,284
  6. Jordy NelsonGreen Bay Packers – 1,257
  7. Brandin CooksNew Orleans Saints – 1,173
  8. Amari CooperOakland Raiders – 1,153
  9. Jarvis LandryMiami Dolphins – 1,138
  10. Michael ThomasNew Orleans Saints – 1,137

2016 NFL Receiving Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. Jordy NelsonGreen Bay Packers – 14
  2. Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneers – 12
    Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers – 12
    Davante AdamsGreen Bay Packers – 12
  3. Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giants – 10
  4. Michael ThomasNew Orleans Saints – 9
    Rishard MatthewsTennessee Titans – 9
    Kenny StillsMiami Dolphins – 9 
  5. Brandin CooksNew Orleans Saints – 8 
    Michael CrabtreeOakland Raiders – 8
    Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys – 8
    Cameron BrateTampa Bay Buccaneers – 8
    Anquan BoldinDetroit Lions – 8
    Hunter HenrySan Diego Chargers – 8
  6. Doug BaldwinSeattle Seahawks – 7
    Tyrell WilliamsSan Diego Chargers – 7
    Kelvin BenjaminCarolina Panthers – 7
    Jamison CrowderWashington Redskins – 7
    Kyle RudolphMinnesota Vikings – 7
    Delanie Walker Tennessee Titans – 7
    Martellus BennettNew England Patriots – 7
    Sterling ShepardNew York Giants – 7
    Antonio GatesSan Diego Chargers – 7
    Donte MoncriefIndianapolis Colts – 7
  7. T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis Colts – 6
    Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons – 6
    Larry FitzgeraldArizona Cardinals – 6
    Jimmy GrahamSeattle Seahawks – 6
    Allen RobinsonJacksonville Jaguars – 6
    Brandon LaFellCincinnati Bengals – 6
    Jordan ReedWashington Redskins – 6
    Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs – 6
    J.J. NelsonArizona Cardinals – 6
    Taylor GabrielAtlanta Falcons – 6
    Dwayne AllenIndianapolis Colts – 6
  8. Amari CooperOakland Raiders – 5
    Dimaryius ThomasDenver Broncos – 5
    Emanuel SandersDenver Broncos – 5
    Kenny BrittLos Angeles Rams – 5
    Adam ThielenMinnesota Vikings – 5
    Cole BeasleyDallas Cowboys – 5
    Steve Smith Sr.Baltimore Ravens – 5 

    Randall CobbGreen Bay Packers – 5
    James WhiteNew England Patriots – 5
    Jack DoyleIndianapolis Colts – 5
    Tyler EifertCincinnati Bengals – 5
    Theo RiddickDetroit Lions – 5
  9. Jarvis LandryMiami Dolphins – 4
    Travis Kelce
    Kansas City Chiefs – 4
    Golden Tate
    Detroit Lions – 4
    Mike WallaceBaltimore Ravens – 4
    Terrelle PryorCleveland Browns – 4
    DeSean JacksonWashington Redskins – 4
    A.J. GreenCincinnati Bengals – 4
    DeAndre HopkinsHouston Texans – 4
    Marvin JonesDetroit Lions – 4
    Willie SneadNew Orleans Saints – 4
    Cameron MeredithChicago Bears – 4
    David JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 4
    Quincy EnunwaNew York Jets – 4
    Zack ErtzPhiladelphia Eagles – 4
    Dontrelle InmanSan Diego Chargers – 4
    DaVante ParkerMiami Dolphins – 4
    Ted Ginn Jr.Carolina Panthers – 4
    DaVante ParkerMiami Dolphins – 4
    Chris HoganNew England Patriots – 4
    Travis BenjaminSan Diego Chargers – 4
    Terrance WilliamsDallas Cowboys – 4
    Mohamed SanuAtlanta Falcons – 4
    C.J. FiedorowitzHouston Texans – 4
    Charles ClayBuffalo Bills – 4
    Zach MillerChicago Bears – 4
    Malcolm MitchellNew England Patriots – 4
    Vance McDonaldSan Francisco 49ers – 4
    Seth RobertsOakland Raiders – 4
    Devin FunchessCarolina Panthers – 4
    Mark IngramNew Orleans Saints – 4
    Julius ThomasJacksonville Jaguars – 4
    Travaris CadetNew Orleans Saints – 4
    Frank GoreIndianapolis Colts – 4
    Dion SimsMiami Dolphins – 4
    Danny AmendolaNew England Patriots – 4
    Justin HardyAtlanta Falcons – 4
    Justin HunterBuffalo Bills – 4
  10. Julian EdelmanNew England Patriots – 3
    Greg OlsenCarolina Panthers – 3
    Pierre GarconWashington Redskins – 3
    Stefon DiggsMinnesota Vikings – 3
    Marqise LeeJacksonville Jaguars – 3
    Jordan MatthewsPhiladelphia Eagles – 3
    Brandon Marshall – New York Jets – 3
    Jeremy KerleySan Francisco 49ers – 3
    Coby FleenerNew Orleans Saints – 3
    Jason WittenDallas Cowboys – 3
    Brian Quick Los Angeles Rams – 3
    Eli Rogers Pittsburgh Steelers – 3
    Rob GronkowskiNew England Patriots – 3
    Jaron BrownArizona Cardinals – 3
    Breshad PerrimanBaltimore Ravens – 3 

    Allen HurnsJacksonville Jaguars – 3
    Tavon AustinLos Angeles Rams – 3
    Michael FloydArizona Cardinals – 3
    Marquise GoodwinBuffalo Bills – 3
    Tevin ColemanAtlanta Falcons – 3
    Kendall WrightTennessee Titans – 3
    Corey ColemanCleveland Browns – 3
    Clive WalfordOakland Raiders – 3
    Garrett CelekSan Francisco 49ers – 3
    Jesse JamesPittsburgh Steelers – 3
    Andrew HawkinsCleveland Browns – 3
    Brandon ColemanNew Orleans Saints – 3
    Torrey SmithSan Francisco 49ers – 3
    Austin Hooper Atlanta Falcons – 3
    Damien WilliamsMiami Dolphins – 3
    Brice ButlerDallas Cowboys – 3
    Jacob TammeAtlanta Falcons – 3
    Carlos HydeSan Francisco 49ers – 3
    Andre HolmesOakland Raiders – 3

2016 NFL Week 16 Season Leaders

After Week 16 in the 2016 NFL Season, along with trying to lead their respective teams to victory, the key NFL position players fight for recognition as this season leaders in Passing, Rushing and Receiving. As each week of the 2016 NFL Season passes, new names are added to the rankings and the Top 10 players in each category are ranked based on Total Yards and Total Touchdowns for the season. The NFL Quarterbacks are ranked by the most Passing Yards and Passing Touchdowns. In addition, the NFL Running Backs and other key position players are ranked by most Rushing Yards and Rushing Touchdowns while the Wide Receivers and Tight Ends are ranked by most Receiving Yards and Receiving Touchdowns. The rankings for each category are as follows:

2016 NFL Passing Yard Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints – 4,858
  2. Kirk CousinsWashington Redskins – 4,630
  3. Matt RyanAtlanta Falcons – 4,601
  4. Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers – 4,128
  5. Philip RiversSan Diego Chargers – 4,121
  6. Joe FlaccoBaltimore Ravens – 4,050
  7. Carson PalmerArizona Cardinals – 3,982
  8. Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals – 3,980
  9. Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions – 3,972
  10. Russell WilsonSeattle Seahawks – 3,961

2016 NFL Passing Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers – 36
  2. Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints – 35
  3. Matt RyanAtlanta Falcons – 34
  4. Philip RiversSan Diego Chargers – 31
  5. Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts – 29
    Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers – 29
  6. Derek CarrOakland Raiders – 28
  7. Jameis WinstonTampa Bay Buccaneers – 27
  8. Eli ManningNew York Giants – 26
    Marcus MariotaTennessee Titans – 26
  9. Tom BradyNew England Patriots – 25
  10. Kirk CousinsWashington Redskins – 24 

2016 NFL Rushing Yards Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys – 1,631
  2. LeVeon BellPittsburgh Steelers – 1,268
  3. DeMarco MurrayTennessee Titans – 1,266
  4. LeSean McCoyBuffalo Bills – 1,257
  5. David JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 1,232
  6. Jay AjayiMiami Dolphins – 1,213
  7. Jordan HowardChicago Bears – 1,178
  8. LeGarrett BlountNew England Patriots – 1,110
  9. Lamar MillerHouston Texans – 1,073
  10. Melvin GordonSan Diego Chargers – 997

2016 NFL Rushing Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. LeGarrett BlountNew England Patriots – 17
  2. David JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 16
  3. Ezekiel ElliottDallas Cowboys – 15 
  4. LeSean McCoyBuffalo Bills – 13
  5. Latavius MurrayOakland Raiders – 12
  6. Melvin GordonSan Diego Chargers – 10
    Devonta FreemanAtlanta Falcons – 10 
  7. DeMarco MurrayTennessee Titans – 9
    Jeremy HillCincinnati Bengals – 9
  8. Jay AjayiMiami Dolphins – 8
    Jonathan StewartCarolina Panthers – 8
    Ryan MatthewsPhiladelphia Eagles – 8
    Tevin ColemanAtlanta Falcons – 8
  9. LeVeon BellPittsburgh Steelers – 7
    Matt ForteNew York Jets – 7
    Isiah CrowellCleveland Browns – 7
    Mike GillisleeBuffalo Bills – 7
  10. Jordan HowardChicago Bears – 6
    Carlos HydeSan Francisco 49ers – 6
    Todd GurleyLos Angeles Rams – 6
    Rob KelleyWashington Redskins – 6
    Tyrod TaylorBuffalo Bills – 6
    Christine MichaelSeattle Seahawks – 6
    Matt AsiataMinnesota Vikings – 6
    Dak PrescottDallas Cowboys – 6
    Robert TurbinIndianapolis Colts – 6
     

2016 NFL Receiving Yards Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis Colts – 1,353
  2. Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giants – 1,323
  3. Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons – 1,313
  4. Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers – 1,284
  5. Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneers – 1,256
  6. Jordy NelsonGreen Bay Packers – 1,191
  7. Brandin CooksNew Orleans Saints – 1,154
  8. Travis KelceKansas City Chiefs – 1,117
  9. Amari CooperOakland Raiders – 1,114
  10. Doug BaldwinSeattle Seahawks – 1,084

2016 NFL Receiving Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. Jordy NelsonGreen Bay Packers – 14
  2. Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers – 12
  3. Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneers – 11
  4. Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giants – 10
    Davante AdamsGreen Bay Packers – 10
  5. Brandin CooksNew Orleans Saints – 8
    Michael ThomasNew Orleans Saints – 8
    Michael CrabtreeOakland Raiders – 8
    Rishard MatthewsTennessee Titans – 8
    Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys – 8
    Kenny StillsMiami Dolphins – 8
    Cameron BrateTampa Bay Buccaneers – 8
  6. Doug BaldwinSeattle Seahawks – 7
    Tyrell WilliamsSan Diego Chargers – 7
    Jamison CrowderWashington Redskins – 7
    Delanie Walker Tennessee Titans – 7
    Sterling ShepardNew York Giants – 7
    Anquan BoldinDetroit Lions – 7
    Hunter HenrySan Diego Chargers – 7
    Donte MoncriefIndianapolis Colts – 7 
  7. T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis Colts – 6
    Jimmy GrahamSeattle Seahawks – 6
    Kelvin BenjaminCarolina Panthers – 6
    Allen RobinsonJacksonville Jaguars – 6
    Brandon LaFellCincinnati Bengals – 6
    Kyle RudolphMinnesota Vikings – 6
    Martellus BennettNew England Patriots – 6
    Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs – 6
    Taylor GabrielAtlanta Falcons – 6
    Antonio GatesSan Diego Chargers – 6
    J.J. NelsonArizona Cardinals – 6
  8. Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons – 5
    Dimaryius ThomasDenver Broncos – 5
    Emanuel SandersDenver Broncos – 5
    Kenny BrittLos Angeles Rams – 5
    Larry FitzgeraldArizona Cardinals – 5
    Adam ThielenMinnesota Vikings – 5
    Cole BeasleyDallas Cowboys – 5
    Steve Smith Sr.Baltimore Ravens – 5
    Jordan ReedWashington Redskins – 5 

    Randall CobbGreen Bay Packers – 5
    James WhiteNew England Patriots – 5
    Tyler EifertCincinnati Bengals – 5
    Dwayne AllenIndianapolis Colts – 5
    Theo RiddickDetroit Lions – 5
  9. Travis KelceKansas City Chiefs – 4
    Amari Cooper
    Oakland Raiders – 4
    Mike WallaceBaltimore Ravens – 4
    DeSean JacksonWashington Redskins – 4
    A.J. GreenCincinnati Bengals – 4
    Terrelle PryorCleveland Browns – 4
    Marvin JonesDetroit Lions – 4
    David JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 4
    DeAndre HopkinsHouston Texans – 4
    Cameron MeredithChicago Bears – 4
    Willie SneadNew Orleans Saints – 4
    Quincy EnunwaNew York Jets – 4
    Dontrelle InmanSan Diego Chargers – 4
    DaVante ParkerMiami Dolphins – 4
    Ted Ginn Jr.Carolina Panthers – 4
    Travis BenjaminSan Diego Chargers – 4
    Chris HoganNew England Patriots – 4
    Jack DoyleIndianapolis Colts – 4
    Charles ClayBuffalo Bills – 4
    Zach MillerChicago Bears – 4
    Malcolm MitchellNew England Patriots – 4
    Vance McDonaldSan Francisco 49ers – 4
    Devin FunchessCarolina Panthers – 4
    Seth RobertsOakland Raiders – 4
    Mark IngramNew Orleans Saints – 4
    Julius ThomasJacksonville Jaguars – 4
    Frank GoreIndianapolis Colts – 4
    Dion SimsMiami Dolphins – 4
    Danny AmendolaNew England Patriots – 4
    Justin HunterBuffalo Bills – 4
  10. Jarvis LandryMiami Dolphins – 3
    Greg OlsenCarolina Panthers – 3
    Golden TateDetroit Lions – 3
    Pierre GarconWashington Redskins – 3
    Stefon DiggsMinnesota Vikings – 3
    Jordan MatthewsPhiladelphia Eagles – 3
    Brandon Marshall – New York Jets – 3
    Marqise LeeJacksonville Jaguars – 3
    Jeremy KerleySan Francisco 49ers – 3
    Coby FleenerNew Orleans Saints – 3
    Jason WittenDallas Cowboys – 3
    Terrance WilliamsDallas Cowboys – 3
    Brian Quick Los Angeles Rams – 3
    C.J. FiedorowitzHouston Texans – 3
    Mohamed SanuAtlanta Falcons – 3
    Rob GronkowskiNew England Patriots – 3
    Jaron BrownArizona Cardinals – 3
    Eli Rogers Pittsburgh Steelers – 3 

    Allen HurnsJacksonville Jaguars – 3
    Tavon AustinLos Angeles Rams – 3
    Michael FloydArizona Cardinals – 3
    Breshad PerrimanBaltimore Ravens – 3
    Marquise GoodwinBuffalo Bills – 3
    Kendall WrightTennessee Titans – 3
    Corey ColemanCleveland Browns – 3
    Clive WalfordOakland Raiders – 3
    Jesse JamesPittsburgh Steelers – 3
    Andrew HawkinsCleveland Browns – 3
    Brandon ColemanNew Orleans Saints – 3
    Torrey SmithSan Francisco 49ers – 3
    Travaris CadetNew Orleans Saints – 3
    Austin Hooper Atlanta Falcons – 3
    Damien WilliamsMiami Dolphins – 3
    Brice ButlerDallas Cowboys – 3
    Jacob TammeAtlanta Falcons – 3
    Carlos HydeSan Francisco 49ers – 3
    Justin HardyAtlanta Falcons – 3
    Andre HolmesOakland Raiders – 3

2015 NFL Week 17 Season Leaders

After Week 17 in the 2015 NFL Season, along with trying to lead their respective teams to victory, the key NFL position players fight for recognition as this season leaders in Passing, Rushing and Receiving. As each week of the 2015 NFL Season passes, new names are added to the rankings and the Top 10 players in each category are ranked based on Total Yards and Total Touchdowns for the season. The NFL Quarterbacks are ranked by the most Passing Yards and Passing Touchdowns. In addition, the NFL Running Backs and other key position players are ranked by most Rushing Yards and Rushing Touchdowns while the Wide Receivers and Tight Ends are ranked by most Receiving Yards and Receiving Touchdowns. The rankings for each category are as follows:

2015 NFL Passing Yard Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints – 4,870
  2. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers – 4,793
  3. Tom BradyNew England Patriots – 4,770
  4. Carson Palmer Arizona Cardinals – 4,644
  5. Matt RyanAtlanta Falcons – 4,591
  6. Eli ManningNew York Giants – 4,436
  7. Blake BortlesJacksonville Jaguars – 4,428
  8. Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions – 4,262
  9. Ryan TannehillMiami Dolphins – 4,210
  10. Kirk CousinsWashington Redskins – 4,166

2015 NFL Passing Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. Tom Brady – New England Patriots – 36
  2. Carson PalmerArizona Cardinals – 35
    Eli ManningNew York Giants – 35
    Blake BortlesJacksonville Jaguars – 35
    Cam NewtonCarolina Panthers – 35
  3. Russell WilsonSeattle Seahawks – 34
  4. Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints – 32
    Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – 32
  5. Ryan FitzpatrickNew York Jets – 31
    Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers – 31
  6. Philip RiversSan Diego Chargers – 29
    Kirk CousinsWashington Redskins – 29
  7. Derek CarrOakland Raiders – 28
  8. Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals – 25
  9. Ryan TannehillMiami Dolphins – 24
  10. Jamies WinstonTampa Bay Buccaneers – 22

2015 NFL Rushing Yards Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. Adrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings – 1,485
  2. Doug MartinTampa Bay Buccaneers – 1,402
  3. Todd Gurley – St. Louis Rams – 1,097
  4. Darren McFaddenDallas Cowboys – 1,089
  5. Chris IvoryNew York Jets – 1,070
  6. Latavius MurrayOakland Raiders – 1,066
  7. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons – 1,061
  8. Jonathan StewartCarolina Panthers – 990
  9. Frank GoreIndianapolis Colts – 967
  10. DeAngelo WilliamsPittsburgh Steelers – 901

2015 NFL Rushing Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. Adrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings – 11
    Devonta FreemanAtlanta Falcons – 11
    DeAngelo WilliamsPittsburgh Steelers – 11
    Jeremy Hill Cincinnati Bengals – 11
  2. Todd Gurley – St. Louis Rams – 10
    Cam NewtonCarolina Panthers – 10
  3. Lamar MillerMiami Dolphins – 8 
    David JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 8
  4. Chris IvoryNew York Jets – 7
    Ronnie HillmanDenver Broncos – 7
    Karlos WilliamsBuffalo Bills – 7
  5. Doug MartinTampa Bay Buccaneers – 6
    Latavius MurrayOakland Raiders – 6
    Jonathan StewartCarolina Panthers – 6
    Frank Gore Indianapolis Colts – 6
    LaGarrett BlountNew England Patriots – 6
    DeMarco Murray – Philadelphia Eagles – 6
    Jeremy LangfordChicago Bears – 6
    Ryan MathewsPhiladelphia Eagles – 6
    Spencer WareKansas City Chiefs – 6
    Jameis WinstonTampa Bay Buccaneers – 6
  6. Mark IngramNew Orleans Saints – 5
    C.J. AndersonDenver Broncos – 5
    Kirk CousinsWashington Redskins – 5
  7. Matt ForteChicago Bears – 4
    Thomas RawlsSeattle Seahawks – 4
    Isiah CrowellCleveland Browns – 4
    Charcandrick WestKansas City Chiefs – 4
    Tyrod TaylorBuffalo Bills – 4
    Tavon AustinSt. Louis Rams – 4
    T. HightowerNew Orleans Saints – 4
    Jamaal CharlesKansas City Chiefs – 4
    Joseph RandleDallas Cowboys – 4
    Joique BellDetroit Lions – 4
    Khiry RobinsonNew Orleans Saints – 4
  8. Darren McFaddenDallas Cowboys – 3
    LeSean McCoyBuffalo Bills – 3
    Rashad JenningsNew York Giants – 3
    Chris JohnsonArizona Cardinals – 3
    Eddie LacyGreen Bay Packers – 3
    Le’Veon BellPittsburgh Steelers – 3
    Antonio AndrewsTennessee Titans – 3
    Matt JonesWashington Redskins – 3
    Carlos Hyde – San Francisco 49ers – 3
    Marshawn LynchSeattle Seahawks – 3
    Blake BortlesJacksonville Jaguars – 3
    Darren SprolesPhiladelphia Eagles – 3
    Andre EllingtonArizona Cardinals – 3
    M. GillisleeBuffalo Bills – 3
    Teddy BridgewaterMinnesota Vikings – 3
    Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals – 3
    Tom BradyNew England Patriots – 3
    Joe FlaccoBaltimore Ravens – 3
  9. T.J. YeldonJacksonville Jaguars – 2
    Giovani BernardCincinnati Bengals – 2
    Alfred BlueHouston Texans – 2
    Justin ForsettBaltimore Ravens – 2
    James StarksGreen Bay Packers – 2
    Ameer AbdullahDetroit Lions – 2
    Alex SmithKansas City Chiefs – 2
    Ryan FitzpatrickNew York Jets – 2
    Marcus MariotaTennessee Titans – 2
    Jerick McKinnonMinnesota Vikings – 2
    Dion LewisNew England Patriots – 2
    Mohamed SanuCincinnati Bengals – 2
    Ka’Deem CareyChicago Bears – 2
    James WhiteNew England Patriots – 2
    John KuhnGreen Bay Packers – 2
    Zach LineMinnesota Vikings – 2
  10. Alfred MorrisWashington Redskins – 1
    Russell WilsonSeattle Seahawks – 1
    Javorius AllenBaltimore Ravens – 1
    Tevin ColemanAtlanta Falcons – 1
    Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers – 1
    Chris PolkHouston Texans – 1
    Danny WoodheadSan Diego Chargers – 1
    Bilal PowellNew York Jets – 1
    Shaun DraughnSan Francisco 49ers – 1
    Jonathan GrimesHouston Texans – 1
    Andre WilliamsNew York Giants – 1
    Colin KaepernickSan Francisco 49ers – 1
    Denard RobinsonJacksonville Jaguars – 1
    Dexter McClusterTennessee Titans – 1
    Mike TolbertCarolina Panthers – 1
    Jay CutlerChicago Bears – 1
    Tre MasonSt. Louis Rams – 1
    Bishop SankeyTennessee Titans – 1
    Donald BrownSan Diego Chargers – 1
    J. AjayiMiami Dolphins – 1
    Blaine GabbertSan Francisco 49ers – 1
    Cameron Artis-PayneCarolina Panthers – 1
    Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions – 1
    Orleans DarkwaNew York Giants – 1
    Arian FosterHouston Texans – 1
    Ryan TannehillMiami Dolphins – 1
    Kerwynn WilliamsArizona Cardinals – 1
    R. TurbinDallas Cowboys – 1
    Jamize OlawaleOakland Raiders – 1
    Fozzy WhittakerCarolina Panthers – 1
    Josh McCownCleveland Browns – 1
    Terron WardAtlanta Falcons – 1
    Jarvis LandryMiami Dolphins – 1
    Fred JacksonSeattle Seahawks – 1
    D. CobbTennessee Titans – 1
    Knile DavisKansas City Chiefs – 1
    E.J. ManuelBuffalo Bills – 1
    De’Anthony ThomasKansas City Chiefs – 1
    Dan HerronBuffalo Bills – 1
    Martavis BryantPittsburgh Steelers – 1
    S. Jackson – New England Patriots – 1
    Lorenzo TaliaferroBaltimore Ravens – 1
    Carson PalmerArizona Cardinals – 1
    Nick FolesSt. Louis Rams – 1
    Brock OsweillerDenver Broncos – 1
    B. BrownSeattle Seahawks – 1
    Z. Mettenberger Tennessee Titans – 1
    Ryan MallettHouston Texans – 1
    B. WeedenHouston Texans – 1
    Jalston FowlerTennessee Titans – 1
    Will JohnsonPittsburgh Steelers – 1
    William TukaufuSeattle Seahawks – 1
    Austin JohnsonNew Orleans Saints – 1
    B. MillerSan Francisco 49ers – 1
    Anthony DixonBuffalo Bills – 1
    Dontari PoeKansas City Chiefs – 1

2015 NFL Receiving Yards Leaders (Top 10) – Total Yards

  1. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons – 1,871
  2. Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers – 1,710
  3. DeAndre HopkinsHouston Texans – 1,521
  4. Brandon MarshallNew York Jets – 1,502
  5. Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants – 1,450
  6. Allen RobinsonJacksonville Jaguars – 1,400
  7. Dimaryius ThomasDenver Broncos – 1,304
  8. A.J. GreenCincinnati Bengals – 1,263
  9. Calvin JohnsonDetroit Lions – 1,216
  10. Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals – 1,215

2015 NFL Receiving Touchdown Leaders (Top 10) – Total Touchdowns

  1. Brandon MarshallNew York Jets – 14
    Allen Robinson
    Jacksonville Jaguars – 14
    Doug BaldwinSeattle Seahawks – 14
  2. Odell Beckham Jr.New York Giants – 13
    Tyler Eifert Cincinnati Bengals – 13
  3. Eric DeckerNew York Jets – 12
  4. DeAndre HopkinsHouston Texans – 11
    Rob GronkowskiNew England Patriots – 11
    Jordan ReedWashington Redskins – 11
  5. Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers – 10
    A.J. GreenCincinnati Bengals – 10
    Allen HurnsJacksonville Jaguars – 10
    Ted Ginn Jr.Carolina Panthers – 10
  6. Calvin JohnsonDetroit Lions – 9
    Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals – 9
    Brandin CooksNew Orleans Saints – 9
    Sammy WatkinsBuffalo Bills – 9
    Gary BarnidgeCleveland Browns – 9
    Michael CrabtreeOakland Raiders – 9
  7. Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons – 8
    Jeremy MaclinKansas City Chiefs – 8
    Jordan MatthewsPhiladelphia Eagles – 8
    James JonesGreen Bay Packers – 8
    Reuben RandleNew York Giants – 8
    Richard RodgersGreen Bay Packers – 8
  8. Greg OlsenCarolina Panthers – 7 
    Donte MoncriefIndianapolis Colts – 7
    Julian EdelmanNew England Patriots – 7
  9. Dimaryius ThomasDenver Broncos – 6
    Emanuel SandersDenver Broncos – 6
    Delanie WalkerTennessee Titans – 6
    Amari CooperOakland Raiders – 6 
    John BrownArizona Cardinals – 6
    Randall CobbGreen Bay Packers – 6
    Benjamin WatsonNew Orleans Saints – 6
    Michael FloydArizona Cardinals – 6
    Golden TateDetroit Lions – 6
    Pierre GarconWashington Redskins – 6
    Danny WoodheadSan Diego Chargers – 6
    Tyler LockettSeattle Seahawks – 6
  10. T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis Colts – 5
    Travis Benjamin – Cleveland Browns – 5
    Kamar AikenBaltimore Ravens – 5
    Travis KelceKansas City Chiefs – 5
    Markus WheatonPittsburgh Steelers – 5
    Martavis Bryant – Pittsburgh Steelers – 5
    Jermaine KearseSeattle Seahawks – 5
    Antonio GatesSan Diego Chargers – 5
    Eric EbronDetroit Lions – 5
    Cole BeasleyDallas Cowboys – 5
    Kyle RudolphMinnesota Vikings – 5
    Seth RobertsOakland Raiders – 5
    Tavon AustinSt. Louis Rams – 5
    Devin FunchessCarolina Panthers – 5
    Julius ThomasJacksonville Jaguars – 5
    Zach MillerChicago Bears – 5

2013 NFL Week 22 Review – Super Bowl

WEEK 22 REVIEW – SUPER BOWL

Wow, it is finally here after 22 weeks since the regular season started, we are down to two teams battling it out for the coveted Lombardi Trophy and bragging rights after a hard fought season.  Like other seasons, we look forward to the Super Bowl commercials, the hoopla, half time entertainment, pomp and circumstance and hopefully a great game.  This season, like many others included its fair share of injuries, controversies and mistakes but we all made it through poised to watch, what on paper, should be a fantastic game with the AFC Champion Denver Broncos facing off against the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.  Arguably the two best teams in the NFL this season with the powerhouse Offense of the Denver Broncos with multiple record setting performances versus the Defensive centered Seattle Seahawks who also have a pretty decent offense.  They always say “Defense Wins Championships” and we will soon see who the best of the best is, at least for this season.  I want to apologize that there is no Week 21 review but I have to admit I did not watch the Pro Bowl the previous week and don’t even know who won.  I know it is a throw away game for the most part but ever since the NFL moved the game to before the Super Bowl rather than after where the players from the Super Bowl, the best players typically, do not get to play, it lost some of its joy as the ultimate pick-up game and reward to the players for their accomplishments and a great place to wind down after the hard fought season.  Anyway, back to the game of games, the quintessential meeting of the best teams from each division playing for the number one ranking for the season, the winner of Super Bowl XLVIII.

NFC Champion Seattle Seahaks vs. AFC Champion Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XLVIII started off on a strange note when Hall of Fame New York Jets Quarterback, Joe Namath came out for the official coin toss in his opulent fur coat which I think is the same one he used to wear on the sidelines back in his playing days.  The referee described the formalities and handed Namath the official coin to flip and he did just that, flipped it up in the air and the ref caught the coin in mid-air because he had not determined the initial call, heads or tails.  Right there it started off on the wrong foot.  On the second try, Seattle won the toss and elected to kick the ball.

The game was now live and the kick was deep into the end zone and speedster Trindon Holliday decided to run the ball out of the end zone against a tough special teams unit and made it to the 11 yard line before getting tackled.  Not the best field position to start.  The Broncos powerhouse offense came out and lined up and Peyton Manning, with his usual flair began to analyze the Seahawks Defense and when he called out his first audible, he stepped toward the line and boom, the ball gets hiked right past his head right into the end zone on the first play.  Knowshon Moreno scrambled back into the end zone and jumped on the ball and was touched down by Cliff Avril for a Safety.  Sure, far better than a Seahawks recovery for a touchdown but still, far from the ideal start to the biggest game of the year.  The odds makers in Vegas had to be shocked and people with the squares pools finally had reason to not hate having a 2 in their numbers.  I would imagine the bets on the first score being a Safety were far and few between but probably paid really well for those crazy enough to bet on it.

So, just 12 seconds into Super Bowl XLVIII and the Broncos were down by 2 points and getting ready to punt the ball to Seattle.  Starting in great field position, the Seahawks were able to move the ball but settled for a 31 yard Matt Hauschka field goal and a 5 point lead with 10:21 left in the First Quarter.  The Broncos on their next drive went 3 and out and punted the ball.  Seattle moved the ball again into field goal position and Hauschka kicked a 33 yard field goal and the Seahawks led 8-0 at the end of one quarter.  In the Second Quarter, Marshawn Lynch ran in a 1 yard touchdown extending the Seahawks lead to 15 points.  Denver finally was able to start moving the ball a bit when Seattle’s Malcolm Smith intercepted a Peyton Manning pass and ran it back 69 yards for a touchdown with 3:21 left in the fist half.  Going into half time, the Seattle Seahawks had dominated the Denver Broncos and led 22-0.

During half time, Bruno Mars put on a decent show and the Red Hot Chili Peppers came out for one song which brewed controversy because they were unplugged and lip synching.  I know it is a big game and everything has to be perfect but having professional musicians lip synch their performance is just so wrong on so many levels.

Seattle, who kicked to start the game got to receive the ball from Matt Prater who kicked it to Percy Harvin who returned the kick 87 yards for a Seattle toucdown just 12 seconds into the second half.  With almost a whole half left in the game, Seattle was up 29-0.  With 2:58 left in the Third Quarter, Russell Wilson threw a 23 yard pass to Jermaine Kearse and the Seahawks led 36-0 posting 7 unanswered scores from the Seahawks Offense, Defense and Special Teams units.  On the next possession, Denver was finally able to move the ball and Peyton Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas for a 23 yard touchdown and then Manning threw a 2 yard pass to Wes Welker completing the 2 point conversion and putting Denver on the board with 8 points at the very end of the Third Quarter.  Denver kicked an onside kick which was horrible and easily recovered by the Seahawks giving them great field position and Wilson was able to quickly move the ball against the hapless Broncos Defense and threw a 10 yard touchdown to Doug Baldwin from 10 yards out and bringing the score to 43-8 with 11:45 left in the Fourth Quarter.  There were no other scores in the game as Denver could not move the ball and Seattle ran the ball to waste the clock and with the final gun, the Seattle Seahawks had defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8.  Not the Broncos worst loss in a Super Bowl as they had previously lost 55-10 to the San Francisco 49ers back in 1988 but after such a great season from Peyton Manning and his offense, it was so anti climactic.  One might look back to earlier in the season when Seattle beat Denver 45-10 in pre season as a foreshadowing for this meeting but Seattle came to play and Denver was flat from the first snap.

Props to Seattle for winning the big game on all sides of the ball and showing the world they are a force to be reckoned with and to the Denver Broncos for such an entertaining season this year.  Hopefully Peyton Manning will return and get a shot at the big game again next year even though his team might look a little different with free agency for Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker.  If you look back in Broncos history, John Elway, who had been to the big game before faced off against Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers in a loss only to come back and win 2 Super Bowls in a row along with Super Bowl MVP before he hung up his cleats.  Maybe Peyton Manning will have a similar crescendo to his tremendous career before it ends.  Congratulations are also due to Peyton Manning for a tremendous record setting season and for winning NFL MVP for 2013.  Thank you to both teams for such an entertaining season albeit a not so entertaining game at the end.  Also, congratulations to an old friend, Brian Schneider who is the Special Teams coach for the Seattle Seahawks and fellow CSU alumni for his efforts and contribution to their win.

SUPER BOWL XLVIII GAME SCORE

  • Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8

WEEK 20 SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Russell Wilson completed 72.0% of his passes throwing for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns with zero interceptions.  He also ran the ball 3 times for 26 yards.
  • Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 15 time for 39 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Demaryius Thomas caught 13 passes for 118 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Seattle Seahawks Defense shut down Peyton Manning holding him to a season low 280 yards and forced 2 interception along with completely stopping the Broncos running attack holding them to just 27 yards rushing in the game.
  • Doug Baldwin caught 5 passes for 66 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 13.2 yards per reception.
  • Jermaine Kearse caught 4 passes for 65 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 16.3 yards per reception.
  • Wes Welker caught 8 passes for 84 yards and converted the 2 point conversion.
  • Percy Harvin ran back a kickoff for a touchdown from 87 yards to open the second half of the game.

Until next year!  I can hardly wait and am already ready for some Football!

2013 NFL Week 20 Review – Conference Championship Playoffs

WEEK 20 REVIEW – CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS

After an entertaining Divisional Playoff weekend, it comes down to 4 teams battling it out to determine the AFC and NFC Champions who will then go on to face one another in Super Bowl XLVIII.

At this point in the season, there were two Conference Championship Playoff games and both games were very entertaining.

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

The first game of the day involved the New England Patriots coming to Denver to face the Denver Broncos. The Broncos were the first on the board when Matt Prater kicked a 27 yard field goal with 3:43 left in the half. About halfway through the Second Quarter, Peyton Manning threw a 1 yard touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme putting the Broncos up 10-0. The Patriots were able to answer with points of their own when Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 47 yard field goal with 2:54 remaining in the half.  Peyton Manning moved the Broncos in to scoring range before the half ended and Prater kicked a 35 yard field goal with 25 seconds left in the half and the Denver Broncos led at halftime 13-3. Midway through the Third Quarter, Manning completed a 3 yard pass to Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos increased their lead to 17 points. In the Fourth Quarter, Prater kicked a 19 yard field goal and the Broncos led by 20 points.  Three minutes later Tom Brady threw a touchdown to Julian Edelman from 7 yards out decreasing the Broncos lead to 13 points. With seven minutes left in the game, Prater kicked a 54 yard field goal and increased the Broncos lead to 16 points. Tom Brady put together a good drive and with 3:07 left in the game ran in a touchdown from 5 yards out and then Shane Vereen failed to run in the two point conversion and the Broncos lead was cut back to 10 points.  The Patriots attempted an onside kick and the Broncos recovered the ball and were able to complete a couple of first downs and run out the clock to win 26-16 in the 15th meeting of Brady and Manning and sending Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to New Jersey and play in Super Bowl XLVIII.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

The action continued in the second game of the day which pitted the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks. The game started fast and San Francisco moved the ball with ease and Phil Dawson kicked a 25 yard field goal to put the 49ers on the board less than 3 minutes into the game. Early in the Second Quarter, Anthony Dixon ran in a touchdown from 1 yard out and put the 49ers up 10-0 with 10:03 left in the first half. Seattle was able to end the shut out when Steven Hauschka kicked a 32 yard field goal and the 49ers led 10-3 at the half. In the Third Quarter Marshawn Lynch ran in a touchdown from 40 yards out and changed the feel of the game at that point tying the game at 10 points. Three minutes later, Anquan Boldin caught a pass from Colin Kaepernick and was able to score a touchdown from the 26 yard line giving the 49ers a 7 point lead. The Seahawks countered quickly and Hauschka kicked a 40 yard field goal with 3:56 left in the quarter. San Francisco was not able to move the ball and ended up punting and the Seahawks were able to capitalize when Jermaine Kearse caught a 35 yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson and took the lead for the first time in the game with a score of 20-17.  San Francisco was not able to move the ball with any regularity in the second half and the Seahawks got the ball back with 6 minutes left in the game and with 3:37 remaining, Hauschka kicked a 47 yard field goal and increased the Seahawks lead to 6 points. Even with sufficient time on the clock, the 49ers were not able to get a first down and gave the ball back to Seattle who ran the clock and won the game 23-17 and will be moving on to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in two weeks.

Sunday February 2nd

SUPER BOWL XLVIII
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF GAME SCORES

  • Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26-16
  • Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17

WEEK 20 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS

  • Peyton Manning completed 74.4% of his passes throwing for 400 yards and 2 touchdowns with zero interceptions.
  • Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 22 times for 109 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Demaryius Thomas caught 7 passes for 134 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 19.1 yards per reception.
  • Colin Kaepernick threw for 153 yards and 1 touchdown along with 2 interceptions.  He also rushed 11 times for 130 yards in the game.
  • Julian Edelman caught 10 passes for 89 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Doug Baldwin caught 6 passes for 106 yards averaging 17.7 yards per reception.
  • Tom Brady completed 63.2% of his passes for 277 yards and 1 passing touchdown and he also ran in a touchdown.

2013 NFL Week 19 Review – Divisional Playoffs

WEEK 19 REVIEW – DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

After an entertaining Wildcard Playoff weekend, it comes down to 8 teams battling it out to take the next step toward the AFC Championship and NFC Championship games which will determine this year’s Super Bowl contenders.  In and of itself, winning the Conference is a feather in the cap for any team and the Super Bowl becomes a formality to crown a single victor for the season.

There were four Divisional Playoff games and honestly, all four games were very entertaining even if the scores did not reflect that sentiment.

New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Divisional Playoff Weekend started with the New Orleans Saints who finished the regular season 11-5 facing the Seattle Seahawks who finished their season at 13-3.  In what on paper looked to be one of the best match ups of the weekend, proved to fall a little short.  In the First Quarter, Steven Hauschka kicked two field goals from 38 and 49 yards respectively giving the Seahawks a 6-0 lead after one quarter.  The second field goal came with 37 seconds left in the quarter and less than a minute later, Marshawn Lynch scored a touchdown from 15 yards out putting the Seahawks up 13-0 with 14:17 left in the half.  New Orleans could not put anything together in the first half and Hauschka kicked a 26 yard field goal with 1:18 left in the first half and Seattle led 16-0 at the half.  In the Third Quarter both defenses stepped up allowing no points from either team and in the Fourth Quarter, New Orleans finally put points on the board when Khiry Robinson ran in a touchdown from 1 yard out.  The Saints went for 2 points after the touchdown and converted making the score 16-8 with 13:11 left in the game.  Toward the end of the game, Marshawn Lynch scored again running the ball 31 yards for a touchdown and the Seahawks were up 23-8 with 2:40 left in the game.  The Saints put together a drive with Drew Brees connecting with Marques Colston from 9 yards out for a touchdown with 26 seconds left in the game trailing by 8 points.  The onside kick attempt was thwarted and the Seattle Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints 23-15 and move on to the NFC Championship game next week.

Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots

The second game of the day was the Indianapolis Colts who finished the regular season 11-5 pitted against the New England Patriots who finished the regular season 12-4.  The game started quickly as LeGarrette Blount scored a touchdown from 2 yards out just 1:19 minutes into the game putting the Patriots up 7-0 in rapid fashion.  Blount scored another touchdown from 2 yards out with 7:17 left in the First Quarter and New England was up 14-0.  The Colts countered and 3 minutes later, Andrew Luck completed a pass to LaVon Brazil for 38 yards and a touchdown cutting the lead to 7 points at the end of one quarter.  Blount, who had a monster game, scored another touchdown from 2 yards out with 10:54 remaining in the half increasing the Patriots lead to 14 points.  With 5:35 left in the first half, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 36 yard field goal and the Patriots led 21-10.  The Colts were able to shut down the Patriots on their next possession and on a bad snap, Punter Ryan Allen was not able to field the snap and fumbled the ball through the end zone and the Colts chalked up a Safety and added 2 points to their total.  In the second half, the Colts started out and converted a field goal from 21 yards and the cut the Patriots lead to 6 points.  3 minutes later, Stevan Ridley scored a touchdown from 3 yards out and also ran in the 2 point conversion and the Patriots led 29-15.  One minute later, the Colts scored again when Andrew Luck completed another touchdown pass to LaVon Brazil from 35 yards cutting the lead to 7 points.  At this point it looked as if the Colts were mounting a comeback but LeGarrette Blount quickly took the wind from their sails running 73 yards for a touchdown, his fourth of the day with 12:55 left in the game.  The Colts threw an interception on the next possession and Stevan Ridley scored another touchdown from 1 yard out increasing the Patriots lead to 21 points with 11:12 left in the game.  The rest of the game was a defensive battle and the New England Patriots went on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 and move on to the AFC Championship game next week.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers

On Sunday January 12th, the Divisional Playoffs continued starting with the San Francisco 49ers who finished the regular season 12-4 pitted against the Carolina Panthers who also finished the regular season 12-4.  Carolina started off slow and San Francisco put up the first points of the game with a 49 yard field goal from Phil Dawson with 9:12 left in the First Quarter. Dawson kicked another field goal from 33 yards with 4:33 remaining in the quarter and the 49ers led 6-0 after one quarter.  In the Second Quarter, the Panthers were able to move the ball and Cam Newton threw a 31 yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith and the Panthers led 7-6. Carolina was able to convert a 24 yard field goal from Graham Gano with 3:41 left in the half and the Panthers led 10-6.  With 5 seconds left in the first half, Colin Kaepernick threw a 1 yard pass to Vernon Davis for a touchdown giving the 49ers a 13-10 lead at the half.  Mid way through the Third Quarter, Kaepernick scrambled and ran in a touchdown from 4 yards out increasing the lead to 10 points.  The 49ers Defense was stingy and shut down the Panthers Offense for the most part.  Phil Dawson added three points with a 34 yard field goal in the Fourth Quarter and the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10 and move on to the NFC Championship game next week.

San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos

The second game of the day proved to be much more exciting with the San Diego Chargers who finished the regular season 9-7 facing off against the Denver Broncos who finished the regular season 13-3 with their 3 regular season losses coming from the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots and the San Diego Chargers.  The Denver Broncos have been one of the most successful teams this season and typically get off to a fast start scoring on most of their opening drives but that was not to be in this game.  Torid rivals over the years, the game went back and forth and with 2:25 left in the First Quarter, Peyton Manning completed a 2 yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos led 7-0 after one quarter.  The Broncos Defense did a great job putting pressure on Philip Rivers and shutting down his passing game.  With 6 minutes remaining in the half, Wes Welker caught a 3 yard touchdown pass from Manning and the Denver Broncos led 14-0 at the half.  With almost no time left on the clock, Manning threw an interception at the back of the end zone and San Diego kept themselves in the game trailing 14-0 at the half.  Six minutes into the second half, Matt Prater kicked a 45 yard field goal increasing the Denver lead to 17 points.  Throughout the game, it looked like Denver would dominate and early in the Fourth Quarter, San Diego put their first points on the board when Philip Rivers threw a 16 yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen cutting the Denver lead to 10 points.  Denver countered when Knowshon Moreno ran in a touchdown from 3 yards out bringing the lead back to 17 points with 8:12 remaining in the game.  Two minutes later, Rivers connected again with Allen for a 16 yard touchdown and cut the Denver lead to 10 points.  San Diego then kicked an onside kick and recovered the ball and moved into field goal position and Nick Novak was able to convert a 30 yard attempt for three points and the Chargers trailed by 7 points with the Broncos leading 24-17.  With almost 4 minutes left on the clock, the Chargers put their hopes on their Defense and they were unable to stop the Broncos from making 2 first downs and the Denver Broncos were able to run out the clock and beat the San Diego Chargers 24-17 and move on to the AFC Championship game next week.

The Divisional Playoff weekend was exciting and now the winners move on to the Conference Championship games to determine who goes to the Super Bowl.

Sunday January 19th

AFC Championship Game
New England Patriots (12-4) at Denver Broncos (13-3)

NFC Championship Game
San Francisco 49ers
 (9-7) at Seattle Seahawks (13-3)

The winners of the Conference Championship games will go onto face each other in Super Bowl XLVIII February 2nd in New York.

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME SCORES

  • Seattle Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-15
  • New England Patriots killed the Indianapolis Colts 43-22
  • San Francisco 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers 23-10
  • Denver Broncos won over the San Diego Chargers 24-17

WEEK 19 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS

  • LeGarrette Blount carried the ball 24 times for 166 yards and 4 touchdowns.
  • Keenan Allen caught 6 passes for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns averaging 23.7 yards per reception.
  • Drew Brees completed 55.8% of his passes for 309 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Marshawn Lynch ran the ball 28 times for 140 yards and 2 touchdowns averaging 5.0 yards per carry.
  • T.Y. Hilton caught 4 passes for 103 yards averaging 25.8 yards per reception.
  • Peyton Manning completed 69.4% of his passes for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns while throwing 1 interception in the Broncos win against the San Diego Chargers.
  • Ted Ginn caught 4 passes for 104 yards averaging 26.0 yards per reception.
  • Marquis Colston caught 11 passes for 144 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 13.1 yards per reception.
  • Andrew Luck threw for 331 yards and 2 touchdowns with 4 interceptions in the Colts loss to the New England Patriots.
  • Anquan Boldin caught 8 passes for 136 yards averaging 17.0 yards per reception.

2013 NFL Week 18 Review – Wildcard Playoffs

WEEK 18 REVIEW – WILDCARD PLAYOFFS

It is hard to believe the regular season for the 2013 season is over and we can all hope the rest of the Playoffs are as entertaining as the Wildcard match ups.  The Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos all got an extra week off waiting to see who they will face in the first round of the Divisional Playoff games.

Their were four Wildcard Playoff games and honestly, all four games were very entertaining and three of the four games were close with winning margins ranging from one to three points and all three came down to the end to determine the winners.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Wildcard Weekend started with the #5 Kansas City Chiefs who finished the regular season 11-5 facing the #4 Indianapolis Colts who finished their season also at 11-5. The Colts hosted the game which was a shoot out from the beginning.  Midway through the First Quarter, Alex Smith connected with Dwayne Bowe for a 6 yard touchdown pass and K.C. was up 7-0. Minutes later Andrew Luck threw a 10 yard touchdown to T.Y. Hilton to tie the game at 7.  The Chiefs returned fire and Ryan Succop kicked a 19 yard field goal with 53 seconds left in the First Quarter giving them a 10-7 lead. Early in the Second Quarter, Luck threw an interception.  Alex Smith quickly capitalized on the mistake and threw a pass to Donnie Avery that went 79 yards for a touchdown giving the Chiefs a 17-7 lead just  21 seconds into the Second Quarter. The Colts got the ball back and Luck threw another interception.  Kansas City took advantage again and Smith completed a 5 yard touchdown pass to Anthony Sherman with 13:05 left in the half and the Chiefs led 24-7.  On the next possession, Luck was able to move the ball into field goal position and Adam Vinatieri kicked a 37 yard field goal cutting the Chiefs lead to 14. With 1:51 remaining in the half, Knile Davis ran in a touchdown from 4 yards out and the Chiefs were winning 31-10 at halftime.  The Kansas City Chiefs received the opening kickoff in the second half and quickly marched the ball down the field and Smith completed a 10 yard touchdown pass to Davis and the Chiefs led 38-10 and for all intents and purposes, the game was over, or was it?   Down by 28 and with most of the second half left to play, the Colts drove down the field and Donald Brown ran in a touchdown from 10 yards out and the Chiefs lead was cut to 21 points.  Four minutes later Brown caught a 3 yard touchdown pass from Luck and the score was now 38-24 as the Colts trailed by 14 with 7:32 left in the Third Quarter.  The Chiefs were able to kick a field goal on their next possession from 42 yards in increased their lead to 17 with 4:12 left in the quarter. Less than 2 minutes later, Luck completed a 12 yard pass to Coby Fleener for a touchdown and the Chiefs lead was now down to 10 points at the end of the Third Quarter.  One of the most exciting plays of the game happened in the Fourth Quarter when Andrew Luck handed the ball off Brown who fumbled near the goal line and Luck picked it up and dove into the end zone for a touchdown from 5 yards out cutting the Chiefs lead to 3 points with 10:38 left in the game. At this point, the Chiefs had lost all of their steam but were able to kick a 43 yard field goal with 5:36 remaining in the contest and the lead was back up to 6 points.  On the next drive, Andrew Luck threw a pass to T.Y. Hilton who scored a touchdown from 64 yards out and gave the Indianapolis Colts their first lead of the day with 4:21 left on the clock and the score at 45-44.  The Colts were able to keep the Chiefs from scoring again and won the game and moved on to face the New England Patriots in the Divisional Playoff match up.  Down 28 points at one point, the Chiefs overcame the largest deficit ever in a Playoff game to win and advance to the next round to challenge Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.

New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The second game of the day was equally exciting with the #6 New Orleans Saints who finished the regular season 11-5 pitted against the #3 Philadelphia Eagles who finished the regular season 10-6.  The First Quarter was back and forth and basically a shut out for both teams. The first points went on the board mid way through the Second Quarter when Shayne Graham kicked a 36 yard field goal putting the Saints up 3-0.  On the subsequent drive, the Eagles marched down the field and Riley Cooper caught a 10 yard pass from Nick Foles for a touchdown giving the Eagles a 7-3 lead with 1:48 left in the half.  The Saints took advantage of the remaining time on the clock and moved the ball into field goal range and Graham kicked a field goal from 46 yards with no time left in the first half bringing the Saints to within 1 point.  The real action started in the Third Quarter with Drew Brees connecting for a touchdown from 24 yards out to Lance Moore and the Saints regained the lead at 13-7.  Philadelphia was unable to do much on their next drive and punted.  The Saints proceeded to move the ball again and Mark Ingram scored a touchdown from the 4 yard line giving the Saints a 20-7 lead with 3:54 remaining in the quarter.  On the next possession, the Eagles were able to maneuver the field and LeSean McCoy ran in a touchdown from the 1 and cut the Saints lead to 6 points with 32 seconds left in the quarter.  Early in the Fourth Quarter, the Alex Henery kicked a 31 yard field goal and cut the Saints lead to 3 points.  The Saints countered with a field goal of their own from 35 yards out and re-established a 6 point lead.  On the next possession, Nick Foles connected for a touchdown to Zach Ertz from 3 yards out giving Philadelphia the lead with 4:54 left in the game.  The Saints then methodically moved the ball eating up the play clock and kicked a game winning field goal from 32 yards out with no time left on the clock.  The New Orleans Saints beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 and move on to the Divisional rounds next week to face Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.

San Diego Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals

On Sunday January 5th, the Wildcard Playoffs continued starting with the #6 San Diego Chargers who finished the regular season 9-7 pitted against the #3 Cincinnati Bengals who finished the regular season 11-5.  The First Quarter was quiet as each team tried to establish their offensive presence and with 48 seconds remaining in the quarter, the Chargers were the first to put points on the board when Danny Woodhead ran in a touchdown from 5 yards out giving the Chargers a 7-0 lead.  The Second Quarter was dominated by the Bengals and Jermaine Gresham caught a 4 yard pass from Andy Dalton with 5:59 remaining in the half tying the game at 7 a piece.  Mike Nugent capped off the quarter with a 46 yard field goal with no time remaining in the half and the Bengals led at half time 10-7.  The rest of the game belonged to San Diego.  Ladarius Green scored a touchdown on a 4 yard pass from Philip Rivers to bring the score to 14-10.  Minutes later, Nick Novak kicked a 25 yard field goal giving the Chargers a 7 point lead at the end of three.  With just 44 seconds off the clock, Novak kicked a 23 yard field goal and the Chargers led 20-10.  After a few possession trade offs, San Diego capped off the game with a 58 yard run for a touchdown from Ronnie Brown and the San Diego Chargers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 and move on to the Divisional Playoff round to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers

The second game of the day proved to be much more exciting with #5 San Francisco 49ers who finished the regular season 12-4 facing off against the #4 Green Bay Packers who finished the regular season 8-7-1.  San Francisco got off to an early lead with a 22 yard field goal from Nick Dawson with 9:00 minutes left in the First Quarter.  Dawson was able to kick a 25 yard field goal with 2:17 left in the quarter and the 49ers led 6-0 at then end of one quarter.  In the Second Quarter, Aaron Rodgers connected with his favorite target, Jordy Nelson, from 5 yards out for a touchdown and the Packers led 7-6 with 5:50 left in the half.  The 49ers countered with a 10 yard touchdown run from Frank Gore putting them back up 13-7.  With no time remaining in the first half, Mason Crosby kicked a 34 yard field goal brining the deficit to 3 points at the half.  The Third Quarter was relatively quiet and with 12:06 left in the Fourth Quarter, John Kuhn scored on a 1 yard run and the Packers had the lead 17-13.  The 49ers quickly countered with a touchdown of their own when Vernon Davis caught a 28 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick putting them back on top 20-17.  With 5:06 left in the game, Mason Crosby tied the game with a 24 yard field goal.  On the ensuing possession, San Francisco maneuvered into position to kick a 33 yard field goal with no time remaining giving the San Francisco 49ers the lead and the win over the Green Bay Packers to move onto the next round in the playoffs to face off against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

The Wildcard Playoff weekend was exciting and now the winners move on to face the Division winners in the Divisional matchups against four well rested and prepared teams.

Saturday January 11th
New Orleans Saints (11-5) at Seattle Seahawks (13-3)
Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at New England Patriots (12-4)

Sunday January 12th
San Francisco 49ers (12-4) vs. Carolina Panthers (12-4)
San Diego Chargers (9-7) vs. Denver Broncos (13-3)

The winners will go onto the Divisional Championships beginning Sunday January 19th.

WILDCARD PLAYOFF GAME SCORES

  • Indianapolis Colts defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 45-44
  • New Orleans Saints beat the Philadelphia Eagle 26-24
  • San Diego Chargers easily beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10
  • San Francisco 49ers won over the Green Bay Packers 23-20

WEEK 18 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts overcame a 28 point deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs who was undefeated until Week 11 of the season and moved on to the Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots.  In the game, Luck completed 64.4% of his passes for 443 yards and 4 touchdowns while throwing 3 interceptions in the game.
  • Mark Ingram ran the ball 18 times for 97 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
  • Colin Kaepernick completed 53.3% of his passes for 227 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 interception. He also ran 7 times for 98 yards averaging 14.0 yards per carry.
  • Marvin Jones caught 8 passes for 130 yards averaging 16.3 yards per reception.
  • Andy Dalton threw for 334 yards and 1 touchdown with 2 interceptions.
  • Michael Crabtree caught 8 passes for 125 yards averaging 15.6 yards per reception.
  • Dwayne Bowe caught 8 passes for 150 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 18.8 yards per reception.
  • T.Y. Hilton caught 13 passes for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns averaging 17.2 yards per reception.  Hilton had a 64 yard catch and run for a touchdown in the game to give the Colts the first lead of the day and the win over the Chiefs to move into the Divisional round.
  • Alex Smith completed 65.2% of his passes for 378 yards and 4 touchdowns with zero interceptions in the Chiefs loss to the Colts.

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.