We’ll start with the good— Winston became just the eighth quarterback to ever throw for over 5,000 yards in a season:
Jameis Winston joined a pretty exclusive group today! pic.twitter.com/t4JlQE4qaV— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 29, 2019
While Winston finds himself in some good company in the 5,000 yard club, he is in a league of his own with the next record he broke on Sunday afternoon. With a pick-6 in overtime, Winston became the first QB ever to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a single season:
Still, Winston flashed the ability that got him selected first overall:
Not only that, but he doubled down on his comments last week saying that once he is able to limit his turnovers he cant be the best:
James’ season ended on a sour note as the Chargers fell to division rival Kansas City. LA has long been out of the playoff picture, but that hasn’t stopped James, who returned from injury just a few weeks ago, from playing the high level we’re used to seeing from him. In the Chargers’ season finale, James led the team with 7 tackles (6 solo).
The Pro Bowl safety vowed his team would be back better next year:
See y’all 2020 we will be BACK I CAN PROMISE you that ⚡️⚡️⚡️— Derwin James Jr (@DerwinJames) December 29, 2019
Nnadi recorded three tackles in Kansas City’s win and will head to the playoffs with a first-round bye after New England’s loss to Miami. While Nnadi was focused on this week’s game, there was a bit of contention among him and a teammate about the true definition of “beach”:
BREAKING: Chiefs D-linemen Derrick Nnadi (@DerrickNnadi) and Xavier Williams (@bigx98) have got some beef.— Brandon Zenner (@NPNowZenner) December 26, 2019
Nnadi, from Virginia Beach, doesn't believe there are beaches in Kansas City.
Xavier Williams, from Grandview, believes there are beaches in Kansas City.
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New Orleans experimented with Williams’ position this week and it paid off as he had a nice game at free safety, recording 4 tackles (3 solo) and helping his team secure home-field advantage in the playoffs:
Small sample size, but @PjWilliams_26 ain't a bad safety at all— John DeShazier (@JohnDeShazier) December 29, 2019
Like his fellow ’Nole, Robinson also had a nice game with 4 tackles (2 solo) and a pass defended:
Saints CB Patrick Robinson quickly back in the lineup -- and a nice PBU in the end zone.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) December 29, 2019
It was a horrible day for Carolina’s defense, but Burns was able to record another sack in a two-tackle performance, wrapping up a solid rookie season for the first-rounder:
Brian Burns finished his rookie season with 7.5 sacks despite the Panthers coaches bungling his usage. Definitely a lot to work on this season, but he has traits that will achieve production as he gets stronger and gets to his counters quicker— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) December 30, 2019
Jernigan helped the Eagles clinch the playoffs with a big day in the middle of the defensive line with 3 tackles (2 solo) a sack and a TFL:
Timmy Jernigan with the sack!! pic.twitter.com/P4NB8x8dG1— DIE-HARD Fans (@Eaglesfans9) December 30, 2019
Timmy Jernigan with the 3rd down stop! pic.twitter.com/4B5D6po50E— Thomas R. Petersen (@thomasrp93) December 29, 2019
Other Notable Statlines:
Javien Elliot, Carolina Panters: Recorded 3 tackles (1 solo).
Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons: Ran for 58 yards on 18 carries and added another 15 yards on 2 catches.
Nigel Bradham, Philadelphia Eagles: It was a huge day for Bradham as he led Philadelphia’s defense with 10 tackles (5 solo) and will be headed to the playoffs.
Trey Marshall, Denver Broncos: Recorded 7 tackles (6 solo).