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Vols In NFL Wrap Up (12/17)

With no NFL Vols taking part in Monday Night Football (New York Jets vs. Tennessee Titans), let's take a look at how the 31 Vols in action this week did.

Player

Pos.

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

at Philadelphia

W, 34-13

Played, no stats

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

at Baltimore

W, 34-17

1 sack loss of 6 yards, 2 QBH

Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

at Oakland

L, 0-15

Started at SS, game-high

11 tackles 2 TFL 1 pass def.

Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

vs. Jacksonville

W, 24-3

Started at LB, 8 tackles,

1 sack-2 yd loss 2 TFL

Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

at Baltimore

W, 34-17

8 punts, 43.0 avg. 2-20

Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

at Oakland

L, 0-15

7 punts, 54.7 avg. 4 I-20

Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

vs. Denver

L, 17-34

Snapped on all

punts and kicks

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

vs. Indianapolis

W, 29-17

Started at RB, 27 rush

for season-best 165 yds

2 rec. 4 yds

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

at Dallas

L, 24-27

Started at RG

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

vs. Carolina

L, 7-31

Started at DT, 2 tackles

Omar Gaither

LB

Oakland

vs. Kansas City

W, 15-0

Started at MLB

Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

vs. Tampa Bay

W, 41-0

Started at LCB, 4 tackles,

 2 INT, 4 pass def.

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland




Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

at New England

W, 41-34

Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

vs. Washington

L, 21-38

2 rush, 5 yds

Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

at Baltimore

W, 34-17

Played, no stats

Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

at Baltimore

W, 34-17

17-of-28, 204 yds, 1 TD

Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

vs. San Francisco

L, 34-41

Started at LB,

game-high 12 tackles

Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

vs. Tampa Bay

W, 41-0

Not active

Jacques McClendon

OL

Atlanta

vs. NY Giants

W, 34-0

Practice Squad

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

vs. Jacksonville

W, 24-3

Played, no stats

Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

vs. Carolina

L, 7-31

Played, no stats

Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

at St. Louis

W, 36-22

1 special teams tackle,

1 FF on special teams

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

vs. Kansas City

W, 15-0

Started at WR,

 4 rec. 39 yds

Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

at San Diego

W, 31-7

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Buffalo

vs. Seattle

L, 17-50

Not active

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

vs. Washington

L, 21-38

Not active

Donte Stallworth

WR

New England

vs. San Francisco

L, 34-41

Injured Reserve

Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

at New Orleans

L, 0-41

Started at TE,

3 rec. 23 yds

Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

vs. Minnesota

L, 22-36

Started at C

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

vs. Detroit

W, 38-10

Not active

Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

vs. Pittsburgh

W, 27-24

Started at TE,

5 rec. 43 yds, TD


Manning over 4,000

- Peyton Manning, in a 204 yard, touchdown effort in the Broncos' 34-17 win at Baltimore has passed for 4,016 this season, extended his NFL record by recording his 12th career 4,000-yard season.

- Manning, in his first season with Denver, is the fifth player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards with two different teams. He joins Drew Bledsoe (New England, Buffalo), Brett Favre (Green Bay, Minnesota), Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon (Oilers, Vikings) and Kurt Warner (St. Louis, Arizona).

 

Career High For Foster

- Foster set a season-high with 27 carries for 165 yards against Indianapolis on Sunday. It was his third highest rushing total of his career.  

- He continues to add to his season total and stands at 1,313 for the year, fourth in the NFL and first in the AFC.

- Foster also leads the NFL with 14 rushing TDs (16 overall), is 1st in rush attempts (23.2/game), and 4th in yards/game with 93.8 (1st in AFC).

- Foster registered either a rushing or receiving TD in 11 straight games (Jan. 7, 2012-Nov. 11, 2012), which tied for the second longest streak since 2001 (LaDainian Tomlinson 18 games from 2004-05).

- After recording 110 yards on 28 carries against Jacksonville Sunday, Sept. 16, Foster became the Houston Texans' all-time leading rusher passing Domanick Davis who had 3,195 rushing yards for the franchise from 2003-05.

- Foster continues to add to his lifetime total, upping his rushing yards to 4,410 after his effort at Tennessee.

 

Extra Mayo, Please

- Adding 12 tackles to his total last week against the 49ers, Jerod Mayo continued to add to his AFC leading tackle total (137). His 137 tackles currently rank third in the NFL (Chad Greenway of Minnesota-140, Luke Kuechly-Carolina, 138) and are first in the AFC by a large margin (Jerrell Freeman-125).

- Mayo went over the century mark against Buffalo on Nov. 18 to mark the fourth time in his five year NFL career he has registered at least 100 tackles. 

 

Witten Nearing Another Record

- After a five reception game against Pittsburgh (Dec. 16), Jason Witten set a new career best for receptions in a season with his 97 this year besting his previous high of 96 set in 2007.Witten also recorded a TD on a 17 yard catch, his first TD since Week 4.

- Witten is just five catches away from tying and six away from beating Tony Gonzalez' record of most receptions in a single season by a tight end with 102 set in 2004.

- In a tough loss to the New York Giants on Oct. 28, Jason Witten broke his own Cowboys receiving record and set a league record for tight ends with 18 catches for 167 yards. Only Brandon Marshall, Terrell Owens and Tom Fears have ever caught as many or more passes at any position.

- With his second catch against Seattle (Sept. 16) Witten became the third tight end in NFL history with 700 career catches. In 10 seasons, Witten has 762 total receptions.

- Witten is also the second player in Cowboys history to reach 700 catches, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin (750).

 

All-Time NFL Receptions by Tight Ends

Player   Team(s)               Years     Receptions

Tony Gonzalez  Kansas City, Atlanta        1997-pres.           1,236

Shannon Sharpe               Denver, Baltimore           1990-2003            815

Jason Witten      Dallas    2003-pres.           793

Ozzie Newsome               Cleveland            1978-90                662

Antonio Gates   San Diego            2003-pres.           638

 

 


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