Carolina's Ferocious Pass Rush Highlights Week 17 Performances

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Dec 29, 2013

Week 17 Statistical Highlights
From NFL Media Services

  • Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING completed 25 of 28 passes (89.3 percent) for 266 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Broncos’ win as the team clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Manning set the NFL’s single-season passing-yard record with 5,477 yards, surpassing DREW BREES’ mark of 5,476 yards in 2011. Manning finished the regular season with 55 touchdown passes, also the most in a season in NFL history.


He is the first player to set both the single-season passing yardage and touchdown records in the same season since Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO in 1984.


  • New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 381 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints’ win over Tampa Bay. Brees, who has 5,162 yards this season, registered the fourth 5,000-yard performance of his career. There have been eight 5,000-yard passing seasons in NFL history and Brees has half (four) of them.


  • Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON led the Seahawks to a win over St. Louis. Wilson is now 15-1 in his career at home and his 15 home wins are the most by a player in his first two NFL seasons in the Super Bowl era.


Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK guided the Colts to a 30-10 win over Jacksonville. Luck has 13 home wins in his first two seasons, tied with MATT RYAN for the second-most in the Super Bowl era.


Luck passed for 282 yards in the Colts’ win and has 8,196 yards in his career. He is the first player in NFL history with 8,000 passing yards in his first two seasons.


  • Philadelphia running back LE SEAN MC COY enters tonight’s game against Dallas with 1,476 rushing yards, the most in the NFL. McCoy will be the first Eagle to lead the league in rushing since Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE VAN BUREN in 1949.


Cleveland wide receiver JOSH GORDON had seven catches for 82 yards and finished the season with 1,646 yards. He currently leads the league and can be the first player in franchise history to lead the NFL in receiving yards in a season.


Washington wide receiver PIERRE GARÇON had six catches and finished the season with a franchise-record 113 receptions. He currently leads the NFL and can be the first Redskin to lead the league in receptions since Pro Football Hall of Famer ART MONK in 1984.


  • Minnesota rookie wide receiver CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had a rushing and receiving touchdown in the Vikings’ 14-13 win over Detroit in the final game played at the Metrodome. This season, Patterson has four receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns and two kickoff-return touchdowns and is the only player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.


Patterson, who had a 50-yard rushing touchdown today, has a 79-yard receiving touchdown and 109-yard kickoff-return touchdown this season. He is the first player in NFL history with a 100-yard kickoff-return touchdown, 75-yard receiving touchdown and 50-yard rushing touchdown in a season.


  • The CAROLINA PANTHERS set a franchise single-game record with nine sacks in the team’s win at Atlanta to clinch the NFC South and a first-round bye. Carolina, which started the season 0-2, is the first team since the 2003 Philadelphia Eagles to earn a first-round bye after an 0-2 start.


Defensive end GREG HARDY had a franchise single-game record four sacks today and tied the team’s single-season record with 15 sacks (KEVIN GREENE, 1998). The Panthers also tied the club’s single-season record with 60 sacks.

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