Week 16 News And Notes

Stewart Injured In Week 16

Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (head) suffered a head injury during the team’s Week 16 game. His return is questionable.

Abraham Sets Franchise Record For Sacks In A Season

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham recorded a sack during the team’s Week 16 game, giving him a franchise-record 16 1/2 sacks on the season.

Falcons Clinch Playoff Berth

AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have clinched a postseason berth with their Week 16 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Patriots Near Perfect In Cold Weather

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots are 17-1 since 1993 when the kickoff temperature is 30 degrees or colder.

Giants Secure First-Round Bye

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have secured a first-round bye for the postseason after the Atlanta Falcons lost in Week 16. The team can secure home-field throughout the postseason with a win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 16.

Turner Gets 16th TD As Falcons Clinch

Michael Turner rushed 19 times for 70 yards and one touchdown in Week 16 as the Falcons defeated Minnesota 24-17 and clinched a spot in the postseason. Atlanta’s record now stands at 10-5.

Morris Rushes For 116 Yards On 29 Carries

Maurice Morris rushed for 116 yards on 29 carries in his Week 16 game. An impressive performance by Morris against typically tough Jets run defense.

Pennington Drops Three TDs On Chiefs

Chad Pennington completed 26-of-34 passes for 235 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception to lead the Dolphins past the Chiefs in Week 16.