As soon as it’s started, it’s over once again. The NFL regular season has given us a lot to talk about and produced some great games, memorable incidents and many broken records. We will continue to host play-offs until the Super Bowl at Sofi Stadium on February 13. For the last time in the regular season, here are five things you might have missed in NFL action this weekend.
TJ Watt equals all-time bag record
TJ Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers had a monster season and ended on a high as the Steelers beat the Ravens 16-13 to secure a place in the playoffs. He recorded 22.5 sacks (tied for first), 42 solo tackles and 16 assisted tackles as well as five forced fumbles. Now everyone is complaining about how he tied the week 18 record and he’s had more time. You must have forgotten that he missed two games this season so in fact he tied the record with one game less. Pittsburgh fans are hopeful he can stay in shape through the playoffs as the Steelers look to advance into the playoffs.
Ja’Marr Chase breaks Ochocinco Bengals’ receiving record
Rookie of the year. Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Cincinnati Bengals are receiving all-time yards in a season record holder. But you could just call him Ja’Marr Chase. The LSU man took care of his own business and put his name on the card, ending the season with a remarkable 1,455 yards, 81 catches and 13 touchdowns.
With 26 yards in the Bengals’ 16-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns, Chase passed legendary Chad Johnson, also known as Ochocinco, to be the most effective receiver in Bengals history. Chase also became the record-breaking first wide receiver with over 200 yards in multiple games during his rookie season since at least 1950. Ja’Marr had the fourth-most yards among all receivers and the third-most touchdowns. . Simply incredible numbers to back up a simply incredible season. Let’s see what he can produce in the play-offs.
Lucky 13 for Tom Brady’s Buccaneers
For the first time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended the season with 13 wins. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the evergreen Tom Brady who managed to break Drew Brees’ record (471) for most passing competitions in a season, amassing an impressive 485 – despite having got an extra match to do it.
Brady added to his individual accolades by recording his 101st game with three or more touchdowns and becoming the franchise record holder for passing yards in a single season (5,316), as the Bucs beat the Panthers from Carolina 17-41. Tom is hoping to add another Lombardi Trophy to his cabinet on February 13, but he will know better than anyone that there is a lot of football to be played before then.
Davante Adams makes Packers history
Now we’ve gone through the entire season barely mentioning the Green Bay Packers and when we did we neglected to mention Davante Adams. So if you are reading this Davante, we apologize. Anyway, let’s get back to basics.
Adams is now the record holder for most single-season receiving yards in Green Bay history with a whopping 1,553. He has 123 receptions and 11 touchdowns along with countless ankles to go with him. Without a doubt one of the best receivers in the NFL and his connection to Aaron Rodgers will be scary to watch in the playoffs with plenty of backing to go all the way. As they’ve already clinched the number one seed, it was a chance for the substitutes to get a few minutes on the field as the Packers lost 30-37 to fiery Detroit Lions.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Both teams knew a win would secure a place for them in the playoffs and from the start you knew it was going to be a cracker. If you ever need to convince someone what the NFL is all about, just tell them to watch this game. End-to-end playability and just jaw-dropping on both sides. We won’t mention the score for this one. Check out the highlights and thank us later.