RECORDS & AWARDS
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 17
December 30, 2012Richmond High School
look at seven statistical highlightsfrom games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 30, the final week of the 2012 regular season.
The remaining AFC playoff clubs are the HOUSTON TEXANS (No. 3), BALTIMORE RAVENS (No. 4), INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (No. 5) and CINCINNATI BENGALS (No. 6).
Houston will host Cincinnati and Indianapolis will travel to Baltimore next weekend in the Wild Card Playoffs.
The ATLANTA FALCONS are the No. 1 seed in the NFC and clinched home-field advantage and a first-round bye last week. The SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, who defeated Arizona 27-13, won the NFC West and secured a first-round bye.
The winner of tonight’s game between the DALLAS COWBOYS and WASHINGTON REDSKINS will win the NFC East and be the No. 4 seed.
The remaining NFC playoff clubs are the GREEN BAY PACKERS (No. 3), SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (No. 5) and MINNESOTA VIKINGS (No. 6), who advanced to the postseason with today’s 37-34 win over Green Bay.
The NFC East winner will host Seattle and Minnesota will travel to Green Bay next weekend in the Wild Card Playoffs.
The playoff schedule will be announced later tonight.
Peterson recorded his seventh 150-yard rushing game of the season, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer EARL CAMPBELL (seven in 1980) for the most in a season in NFL history.
Broncos quarterback PEYTON MANNING threw three touchdown passes, his 73rd career game with at least three passing TDs. Manning passed BRETT FAVRE (72) for the most such games in NFL history.
Luck, who passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts’ 28-16 win over Houston, is the only rookie quarterback in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards (4,374) and 10 wins (11).
Wilson had one passing touchdown and one rushing TD in the Seahawks’ 20-13 win over St. Louis. Wilson threw 26 touchdown passes and tied PEYTON MANNING (1998) for the most passing TDs by a rookie in NFL history.
He is the first quarterback in NFL history with consecutive 5,000-yard seasons and three career 5,000-yard seasons. Brees is the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 15,000 yards in a three-year span (15,273).
Brees is the first player in NFL history with at least 40 touchdown passes in consecutive seasons. He will also finish the season as the NFL TD pass leader, tying BRETT FAVRE and Pro Football Hall of Famers LEN DAWSON, JOHNNY UNITAS and STEVE YOUNG for the most seasons leading the league in touchdown passes (four).
Rookie linebacker ZACH BROWN scored both interception-return touchdowns (79 and 30 yards) and DARIUS REYNAUD scored both punt-return touchdowns (69 and 81 yards).