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’Noles in the NFL: Week 17

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The last week of the regular season was a memorable one.

Atlanta Falcons v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Jameis Winston

We’ll start with the good— Winston became just the eighth quarterback to ever throw for over 5,000 yards in a season:

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:

Derwin James

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:

Derrick Nnadi

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”:

P.J. Williams

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:

Patrick Robinson

Like his fellow ’Nole, Robinson also had a nice game with 4 tackles (2 solo) and a pass defended:

Brian Burns

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:

Timmy Jernigan:

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:

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).