Greg Childs won't come off PUP list
, WR, MIN
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced Monday wide receiver Greg Childs
would not be activated off the PUP list
and miss the rest of the season. Childs has not played a snap in the NFL since missing his rookie season in 2012 because he ruptured patellar tendons in both his knees.
Marques Colston beat man and zone coverage for 125-yard night
, WR, NO
Saints receiver Marques Colston
drew a ton of praise from quarterback Drew Brees following the Week 14 win over Carolina. The duo hooked up for two scores and have now combined for 62 touchdowns all-time. That leads active NFL duos, one ahead of San Diego's Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates.
"Marques came up with some huge plays, some huge catches," Brees said after Colston caught nine balls for 125 yards. "He was able to find those creases in the zones and get open in man [coverage] and just do different things to get the ball thrown his way."
In response to a question, Brees called Colston one of the NFL's most underrated receivers. "He has been his entire career here... So durable, so reliable, such a big-time playmaker," Brees said. "If you match his numbers up against anybody, I think his consistency ranks up there with just about anybody."
Colston became the first Saint to surpass 8,000 receiving yards. He has 8,115 in eight seasons.
Panthers get minor contributions
, WR, CAR
Several Panthers made small offensive contributions Week 14 at New Orleans. Receiver Brandon LaFell
caught two of four targets for 22 yards, making one bad drop, while receiver Ted Ginn
brought in two of five targets for 5 yards.
Running back Mike Tolbert rushed three times for 12 yards and caught both his targets for 17 yards.
Garbage time pays off for Steve Smith
, WR, CAR
With the game in New Orleans long decided, Panthers receiver Steve Smith
caught a 17-yard touchdown pass. The 4th-down score, with 5:22 remaining, made Smith's final numbers look highly respectable: six catches, 49 yards and his first touchdown since Oct. 20.
Smith drew eight targets, second on the team. He's up to four touchdowns this season.
Having failed to clear 70 yards in any game, Smith plays the Jets in Week 15.
The Saints got a slew of offensive contributions in their Week 14 win over Carolina. Among them, receiver Kenny Stills
caught two passes for 22 yards and tight end Benjamin Watson
had a 20-yard reception.
Wideout Robert Meachem caught one of three targets for 7 yards, adding a 4-yard run. Fullback Jed Collins caught a 4-yard pass and carried once for zero yards. Running back Mark Ingram ran three times for 4 yards, and running back Khiry Robinson had a 6-yard carry.
Lance Moore goes for 40 yards
, WR, NO
In the Week 14 win over Carolina, Saints receiver Lance Moore
enjoyed his most productive game since Week 9. Moore was targeted four times, third most on the team, and caught three balls for 40 yards.
Moore's longest reception gained 21 yards, converting a key third down late in the second quarter. Earlier he nearly caught a touchdown, but safety Mike Mitchell hit him as the ball arrived.
Moore will try to build on this effort Week 15 at St. Louis.
Santana Moss, Josh Morgan contribute
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Wide receivers Santana Moss
and Josh Morgan
both factored in the Redskins passing game Week 14 against the Chiefs. Moss caught three passes for 30 yards. Morgan caught one for 15.
Neither player has been a huge contributor on offense this season, but Moss has been the more consistent of the two, catching at least three passes five times this season. He was targeted six times in Week 14.
Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson
actually led the team with 67 receiving yards Week 14 against the Chiefs, catching four passes on six targets. He also reached the 60-yard mark Week 11 at Philadelphia but had gone without a catch in two games since.
Pierre Garcon still dwarfed Robinson in terms of targets, getting 12 of them. Robinson will look to remain a part of the passing game Week 15 at Atlanta.
With Dwayne Bowe and Dexter McCluster getting close to their usual allotment of targets Week 14 at Washington, someone had to be the odd man out on a day when the Chiefs attempted only 20 passes. Turns out that someone was wide receiver Donnie Avery
, who received a season-low two targets, catching one pass for 7 yards.
Avery had gotten at least five targets in four of his previous five games, but in only one of them did he exceed 40 yards. He'll look to regain his footing in an inconsistent passing attack Week 15 at Oakland.
Michael Crabtree stays productive in Week 14 win
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49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree
remained productive in his second game back from injury as he was heavily targeted during Sunday's win over the Seahawks in Week 14.
Crabtree got off to a slow start as he was held to one reception in the first half. He bounced back with three catches in the second half and finished the game with four catches for 40 yards on eight targets in a 19-17 victory.
Crabtree has six receptions for 108 yards over his first two games back from injury. He'll look to remain productive in Week 15 at Tampa Bay.