Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was more involved on offense Week 14 vs. Oakland a week after playing just three snaps against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, Holmes still had modest numbers in a 37-27 win.
Holmes finished with three catches for 55 yards on five targets. Holmes got off to a quick start, picking up 32 yards on his first reception on the opening drive. Unfortunately, Holmes didn't make much of an impact after that. He had a 13-yard reception on his second catch in the second quarter and just missed a 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but the fade pass into the corner of the end zone went off his fingertips.
Danny Amendola saves best for last in defeat of Browns
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
The shortest reception was the most important reception for Patriots wideout Danny Amendola against Cleveland on Sunday. That was a 1-yard snag in the front corner of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining to give his team a come-from-behind victory.
Amendola achieved little previous to that catch. He caught two passs for 25 yards in the first half and finished with four for 36 yards. He hopes to contribute more when the Patriots travel to Miami for an AFC East clash next Sunday.
Titans kicker Rob Bironas did not attempt a field goal Week 14 against Denver.
Bironas was only able to score on four extra point chances. The three times the team got into field goal range, they were able to pick up touchdowns. The Titans fourth touchdown came on a 41 yard pass. Bironas will take on the Cardinals Week 15.
Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson had another decent game in Week 14 against the Buccaneers, in a 27-6 loss.
Johnson was targeted 11 times in the game, but hauled in just five of those receptions as quarterback EJ Manuel struggled all game long. He still led the team with 67 yards on those five catches, his best total in four games.
Johnson is likely to see his streak of three straight 1,000-yard seasons come to an end this season, as he enters Week 15 against the Jaguars with 593 yards and three games remaining.
Titans WR Nate Washington, WR Michael Preston and TE Visanthe Shiancoe struggled to get going Week 14 against the Broncos.
Washington played the biggest role, catching two passes for 24 yards. He finished second on the team in receiving yards. Preston caught just one pass for 6 yards. Shiancoe caught two passes, but picked up just 2 yards.
Coming off three straight games with less than 70 receiving yards, Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon wasn't any better Week 14 at Washington. In fact, he finished with a season-low 37 yards on five catches, squandering his team-high 12 targets.
In fairness, few of those targets were on target. Quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled with his accuracy on a snowy day, frequently overthrowing his intended targets. He had an especially bad miss on a deep ball to Garcon near the end zone in the third quarter.
Despite Garcon's lack of production in recent weeks, which may simply be a product of the Redskins' struggles as a whole, he remains the go-to guy in the passing game, getting double-digit targets in seven straight games. He'll look to make better use of those targets with a favorable matchup Week 15 at Atlanta.
Jets tight end Kellen Winslow had one of his better performances this season during a 37-27 win Week 14 vs. Oakland. Winslow finished with three catches for a team-high 61 yards, which was his third-highest yardage output this season.
Winslow got involved early, as quarterback Geno Smith targeted the veteran tight end on a 23-yard pass into the end zone on the first drive. Unfortunately, Smith missed an open Winslow because of a terrible pass.
Winslow was targeted six times, which was the second most on the team behind Jeremy Kerley's seven targets. The Jets are back in action Week 15 at Carolina.
Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright had an awful game Week 14 against the Broncos.
Wright caught two passes for 17 yards. He was only targeted three times. Ryan Fitzpatrick only completed 13 passes, so that explains why nearly all of the team's receivers struggled. Wright will look for more Week 15 against the Cardinals.
K.J. Wright out at least six weeks with broken foot
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters after a Week 14 loss to the 49ers that linebacker K.J. Wrightbroke a bone in his foot and will likely need a recovery of six weeks, leaving him likely out for the remainder of the regular season, the team announced.
Wright left the game in the second quarter with the injury and was seen on the sidelines with a walking boot. He registered 80 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two defended passes in 12 games this season.
Bills running back C.J. Spiller nearly had a big game in Week 14 against the Buccaneers, but one holding penalty erased a game-changing play in a 27-6 loss.
Spiller finished the game with a paltry 48 yards of total offense, but could have easily topped 100 if not for one untimely penalty. Spiller caught a pass in the fourth quarter and easily outran the Buccaneers defense for an 83-yard score, but the gain was called back thanks to a holding penalty behind the play.
Spiller was rewarded with a 26-yard reception on the play, his lone reception of the game. He added just 22 yards on a team-high 11 carries.
Spiller's role in Week 14 was his smallest in three games, but that could have been a result of the Bills playing from behind for much of the game. He will look for more success in Week 15, when the Bills take on the Jaguars.