Stills Posts Big Day in Saints’ Win
Rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills posted the biggest game of his young career on Sunday, gaining a career-high 129 yards on just three catches. Two of those receptions went for scores as New Orleans beat Buffalo, 35-17.
Stills got his day going late in the second quarter with a career-long 69-yard touchdown reception to put the Saints up 14-10.
Later in the contest, with New Orleans leading 28-17, Stills recorded his first career multi-touchdown game by holding off the defender on this 42-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter.
The two-touchdown performance was the first by a Saints rookie since Marques Colston vs. Baltimore on Oct. 29, 2006.
Also contributing to the winning effort were linebacker Curtis Lofton, who had eight tackles, and kicker Garrett Hartley, who made all five extra point tries.
Broyles’ Season Ends With Ruptured Achilles
For the third season in a row, wide receiver Ryan Broyles has had his season ended prematurely due to an injury.
Broyles ruptured his Achilles tendon in Detroit’s thrilling 31-30 victory over Dallas. It comes on the heels of a 2012 campaign that saw Broyles miss the final four weeks due to a torn ACL in his right knee, while a torn ACL in his left knee ended his senior season with the Sooners.
He caught one pass for three yards in the win over the Cowboys and finished the year with eight catches for 85 yards.
In the same game, linebacker Travis Lewis made two tackles for the Lions, while tight end James Hanna caught two passes for 12 yards for the Cowboys.
Tight end Jermaine Gresham caught two passes for 14 yards, including this four-yard touchdown grab, as Cincinnati crushed the New York Jets, 49-9 … running back Adrian Peterson rushed 13 times for 60 yards, including this bruising eight-yard touchdown run and this 17-yard gain, and caught three passes for 23 yards, while Phil Loadholt started at right tackle as Minnesota lost on Sunday night to Green Bay, 44-31 … Chris Chester (right guard) and Trent Williams (left tackle) started on the offensive line for Washington in its 45-21 loss at Denver, with Williams paving the way on this one-yard touchdown run … defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had one tackle and Davin Joseph started at right guard as Tampa Bay fell to Carolina on Thursday night, 31-13 … defensive tackle Stacy McGee made one tackle for Oakland in the Raiders’ 21-18 win over Pittsburgh … Lane Johnson started at right tackle in Philadelphia’s 15-7 loss to the New York Giants.
This and That
The following players saw playing time but did not record any stats: defensive end Frank Alexander (Carolina), defensive back Dominique Franks (Atlanta), defensive back Tony Jefferson (Arizona) and offensive lineman Donald Stephenson (Kansas City) … defensive back Jamell Fleming (Jacksonville), quarterback Landry Jones (Pittsburgh) and running back DeMarco Murray (Dallas) were inactive.