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Vols In The NFL Update (12/10)

There was a record 104 touchdowns scored this week in Week 14 of the NFL Regular season and the NFL Vols were a big part of that. 



Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver vs. Tennessee W, 51-28 1 tackle, 1 QBH
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Washington W, 45-10 Started at SS, 5 tackles, 1 sack
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Washington W, 45-10 Not Active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland at NY Jets L, 37-27 Started at WLB, 5 tackles, 1 INT
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. Tennessee W, 51-28 2 punts, 32.5 avg. 2 I-20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Washington W, 45-10 2 punts, 42.0 avg. 
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Minnesota W, 29-26 Snapped on all punts, kicks
Arian Foster RB Houston at Jacksonville L, 27-20 Injured Reserve
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh vs. Miami L, 34-28 Started at LG
Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  at Cincinnati L, 42-28 Started at NT, 2 tackles
Omar Gaither LB Atlanta at Green Bay L, 22-21 Not Active
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans vs. Carolina W, 31-13 Injured Reserve
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans vs. Carolina W, 31-13 Started at OLB, 2 tackles
Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland at New England L, 27-26 Released 9/30
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee at Denver L, 51-28 4 rec. 114 yds. 1 TD
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs. Tennessee W, 51-28 Started at LDE, 4 tackles, 1 sack, 3 TFL
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. Carolina W, 31-13 Practice Squad
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. Tennessee W, 51-28 Started at QB, 39-59-397-4 TDs 
Jerod Mayo LB New England vs. Cleveland W, 27-26 Injured Reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville vs. Houston W, 27-20 Not Active
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle at San Francisco L, 19-17 Started at LDT
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans vs. Carolina W, 31-13 1 rec. 7 yds. 
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota at Baltimore L, 29-26 Played, no stats
Denarius Moore WR Oakland at NY Jets L, 37-27 Not Active
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at Baltimore L, 29-26 Started at WR, 5 rec. 141 yds, 1 TD; 1 rush, 6 yds; 4 KR 111 yds
Tauren Poole RB Carolina Released 11/27
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at NY Jets L, 37-27 5 rec. 21 yds. 1 TD
Chris Scott OL Carolina at New Orleans L, 31-13 Not Active
Matt Simms QB NY Jets vs. Oakland W, 37-27 Did Not Play
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo W, 27-6 Injured Reserve
Dallas Thomas OL Miami at Pittsburgh W, 34-28 Saw action in reserve role
Scott Wells C St. Louis at Arizona L, 30-10 Not Active
Dan Williams DT Arizona vs. St. Louis W, 30-10 Started at DT, 1 tackle
Jason Witten TE Dallas at Chicago L, 45-28 Started at TE, 1 rec. 10 yds 1 TD

NEWS AND NOTES

WEEK OF THE RECEIVER
Tennessee's three rookie receivers, Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson and tight end Mychal Rivera all were good for a touchdown
Rivera was the first to collect on the day on a one yard catch from Matt McGloin, his third of the season
Patterson used his patented juke moves to race for a 79-yard TD that put Minnesota on top with 45 seconds left... Baltimore would go on to win in the final seconds
After a 57-yard pass play early in the game where he was stopped just short of the goal line, Hunter got on the board connecting with Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 41-yard TD
Veteran tight end Jason Witten added another to the NFL Vols total with a 10 yard catch during Monday Night Football. 

MANNING THROWS FOR FOUR, KEEPS BREAKING RECORDS
Peyton Manning has been breaking records week-in and week-out. This week Manning was 39-of-59 for 397 yards and four touchdowns against Tennessee. 
The 39 completions were a Bronco record while his four touchdown passes marked the seventh time this season that he has thrown for four touchdowns, an NFL record. 
Manning currently has 45 touchdown passes on the season, just five shy of tying an six shy of beating Tom Brady's record of 50 set in 2007. 
Manning became the first NFL player in nine years to have four passing touchdowns in a game when the temperature was below 20 degrees
The outing also marked the fourth time in 2013 that Manning had four+ touchdowns and no interceptions in a game, marking the second highest total for a season in NFL history. 
Manning was also over the 300+ yard passing mark for the 11th time in 2013, tying for the second highest mark in a season (Brady, '11)

RECORD-SETTING KICK
Matthew Prater booted a 64-yard field goal as time expired heading into halftime, the longest-ever field goal in NFL history. 
There by his side, as always, was punter Britton Colquitt who held for Prater on the kick also etching his name into the record books

CP PILES IT ON
With five receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown, six rushing yards and four kick returns for 11 yards, Cordarelle Patterson put up 258 all-purpose yards against the Ravens on Sunday 
Patterson leads the NFL with 1,199 kick return yards this season, averaging 33.3 yards/return and 92.2 yards/game


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