The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Mission is to: Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE. We found many samples from Week 16 that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values!
Seattle Delivers Record Performance to take over NFC West
The Seattle Seahawks
are making a pitch for the number one seed in the upcoming playoffs. Seahawks amassed a franchise-record 596 yards on Sunday Night Football to dismantle the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals
35-6. With an 11-4 record, Seattle is now tied for the division lead and the best record in the NFC. Russell Wilson
was the game’s top performer. He threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 88 yards and a TD.
|Top Offensive Performances in Seattle History
|Dec. 21, 2014
||at Arizona Cardinals
||W - 35-6
|Dec. 29, 2002
||at San Diego Chargers
||W - 31- 28 (OT)
|Oct. 30, 1977
||vs. Buffalo Bills
||W - 56-17
|Oct. 26, 1997
||W - 45-34
New England’s Win Provided Much History
The New England Patriots
, already the champs of the AFC East, captured a first-round bye in the playoffs after a hard-fought 17-16 victory over the New York Jets
. They now are the first team in the modern playoff era to earn first-round byes in five straight seasons.
New England’s win was also the Patriots' 250th in the 368 total games under owner Robert Kraft
. The victory tied Kraft with Hall of Fame owner/coach George Halas
for the fastest an owner has reached the 250-win milestone.
continued his march up the coaching win list. The triumph over the Jets broke a tie with Hall of Famer Curly Lambeau
for fourth place in overall victories with 230. Next on the list for Belichick, another Hall of Fame legend, Tom Landry
who stands at 270 overall wins.
|Coaches With Most Overall Career Wins
||Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins
||Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots
||Earl "Curly" Lambeau
||Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins
wide receiver Antonio Brown
helped his team lock up a playoff spot on Sunday. Brown led his team with seven receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs
. Brown now has a total of 122 catches on the season. Only three players in history have had more receptions in a season.
currently owns the record with 143 receptions. Harrison is a semifinalist
for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Tune in on Jan. 8, 2015 at 9 p.m. on NFL Network to see if he makes the finalist list.
|Most Receptions in NFL History
||New England Patriots
||San Francisco 49ers
||New England Patriots
|*One Game Remaining in Season
Johnson Catches 1,000
pulled in a team-high six receptions for 65 yards to help the Houston Texans
to a 25-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens
. The 13-year veteran is now the 10th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions (1,002). He passed Hines Ward
for ninth-most in NFL history.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
of the New York Giants
became the first rookie receiver in NFL history with 130 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in three consecutive games on Sunday. He finished the day with 8 catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants 37-27 win against the St. Louis Rams
Beckham Jr. has hauled in 79 receptions in his last 11 games, the most in NFL history for a player in his first 11 career games.
He also set a franchise rookie record with his 10th and 11th TD catches and now owns the Giants record for most touchdown receptions by a rookie.
Romo on Top
and the Dallas Cowboys
dominated the Indianapolis Colts 42-7 on Sunday to win the NFC East for the first time since 2009. Romo, who only had two incompletions on the day, finished the game with 18 completions for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns. In doing so, he passed a Gold Jacket in the Cowboys' record book.
Romo has spent his entire career with the franchise and has compiled 32,971 passing yards and 240 touchdowns on 2,721 completions in 10 seasons.
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