Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin held to three catches in finale
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
Eagles leading receiver Jeremy Maclin, an impending free agent, caught three of six targets for 49 yards in the Week 17 win over the Giants. Maclin finished the season with career highs in catches (85), yards (1,318) and touchdowns (10).
Maclin has said he wants to return to Philly, which drafted him in 2009, and he's expected to be one of the team's offseason priorities.
After a three-game lull, Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews finished the season strong, catching eight of 10 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown against the Giants. Matthews led Philly in every receiving category and posted his third 100-yard game.
Matthews broke loose for a 44-yard score in the first quarter, his eighth touchdown this year. He finished the season with 67 catches for 872 yards.
Falcons DBs Dwight Lowery, Kemal Ishmael exit with injuries
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Falcons defensive backs Dwight Lowery (knee) and Kemal Ishmael (hamstring) each left Sunday's regular season finale against Carolina due to injuries, per the team's official website. Both players were deemed questionable to return to the game.
Eagles No. 3 running back Chris Polk turned into a goal-line threat this year. He hammered in his fourth rushing score in the Week 17 win over the Giants, scoring from 1 yard out in the fourth quarter.
Polk ran seven times for 38 yards and finished the season with 172 rushing yards. Three of his four scores came in the final three weeks.
Broncos' Orlando Franklin ruled out with concussion
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Broncos lineman Orlando Franklin has been ruled out due to a concussion, the team announced.
Franklin was initially considered questionable while the team was evaluating him for the injury. Team doctors determined Franklin is dealing with a concussion, and he was ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
In what might have been his last game with the Eagles, quarterback Mark Sanchez hit 23 of 36 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns with an interception against the Giants. Sanchez added 22 yards on seven rushes while leading Philly to its fifth win since replacing the injured Nick Foles.
Sanchez was on a one-year contract, so he's set to hit free agency. He accounted for 15 touchdowns and 14 turnovers in nine games.