Week 17 News And Notes

Brees Falls Just Short Of NFL Record

The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 30-for-49 for 386 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in the team’s Week 17 game. He finished the season with 5,069 yards, which was 15 yards short of the single-season NFL record held by former NFL QB Dan Marino. He did become only the second quarterback to pass for at least 5,000 yards.

Williams Sets Franchise Record In Week 17

The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams rushed for 178 yards on 25 carries in the team’s Week 17 game. He rushed for 1,515 yards this season, which sets a single-season franchise record.

C. Williams Scores Two Touchdowns In Week 17

The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Cadillac Williams (knee) had 12 carries for 78 yards with two touchdowns during the team’s Week 17 game. He also caught five passes for 37 receiving yards in the game. He suffered a knee injury during the game.

Bush Runs For 177 yards In Week 17

The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders RB Michael Bush had 27 carries for a career-high 177 yards with two rushing touchdowns during the team’s Week 17 game. Bush also caught a six-yard reception in the game.

Ward Reaches Two Milestones In Week 17

The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward caught six passes for 70 yards in the team’s Week 17 game. He surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season during the game as well as his 800th career reception.

Browns Set Horrible NFL Record

The Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns did not score an offensive touchdown during their Week 17 game. They went 24 consecutive quarters without an offensive touchdown, which set an NFL record.

Benson Effective In Week 17

The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries in the team’s Week 17 game.

Jackson Productive In Week 17

The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson rushed for 136 yards on 27 carries in the team’s Week 17 game.