FOS NFL Week 17 Report

With the NFL regular season wrapped up, get a look at how the former Nittany Lions did in week 17 throughout the league and which former Penn Staters are headed for the playoffs in search of a Super Bowl ring.

Bryant Johnson, WR, Arizona

Johnson caught 3 passes for 76 yards in the season finale, a 27-20 loss to San Diego. He finished the season with 40 catches for 740 yards and 4 touchdowns while averaging 18.5 yards per catch, good for third in the league. The Cardinals finished 5-11 and recently fired head coach Dennis Green.

David Macklin, CB, Arizona

Macklin was placed on injured reserve with a strained hamstring before the Cardinals final game, a 27-20 loss to the Chargers. Macklin finished with 33 tackles, 1 interception, and 5 passes defended for 5-11 Arizona.

John Gilmore, TE, Chicago

Gilmore had no catches as the Bears lost their final regular season game to Green Bay, 26-7. Gilmore ended the season with 6 catches for 38 yards and 2 touchdowns for the 13-3 Bears, who have a first round bye as the number 1 seed in the NFC.

Robbie Gould, K, Chicago

Gould connected on 1 extra point in Chicago's 26-7 loss to Green Bay on Sunday. Gould finished the season 32-26 on field goals and 47-47 on extra points, making him the leagues second leading scorer with 143 points on the year.

Ethan Kilmer, S, Cincinnati

Kilmer had 1 tackle in the Bengals season ending 23-17 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday and finished the year with 3 tackles and 1 interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

Tony Stewart, TE, Cincinnati

Stewart caught 2 passes for 4 yards and a touchdown in a 23-17 loss to Pittsburgh that dropped the Bengals out of the playoffs. Stewart finished the season with 14 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Kenny Watson, RB, Cincinnati

Watson caught 4 passes for 19 yards as the Bengals lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday in overtime, 23-17. The loss put the Bengals at 8-8 and kept them out of the playoffs. Watson finished the season with 25 carries for 128 yards and 1 touchdown to go along with 23 catches for 213 yards.

Joe Jurevicius, WR, Cleveland

Jurevicius was held out of the Browns regular season finale, a 14-6 loss to the Texans, with a rib injury. He finished the season with 40 catches for 495 yards and 3 touchdowns despite missing 4 games over the course of the year.

Marco Rivera, G, Dallas

Rivera and the Cowboys backed into the playoffs with a 39-31 loss to Detroit on Sunday that put their record at 9-7 on the year. Rivera played in every game for the Cowboys in 2006, his twelfth season in the league.

Courtney Brown, DE, Denver

Brown will miss the rest of the season after undergoing yet another knee surgery in early October.

Eddie Drummond, WR, Detroit

Drummond returned 6 kickoffs for 121 yards and 2 punts for 72 yards in a 39-31 upset of the playoff bound Cowboys. Drummond finished the season with 2 catches for 10 yards and averaged 21.8 yards per kickoff return and 10.6 yards per punt return, the latter good for eighth best in the league. The Lions finished the season 3-13. In other Lions news, team president Matt Millen, a former Penn Stater, will return for his seventh season despite having a record of 24-72 during his tenure.

Tyoka Jackson, DT, Detroit

Jackson recorded no stats as the Lions dropped the Cowboys, 39-31. The loss put the Lions season record at 3-13. Jackson finished the year with 12 tackles and 2 sacks.

Kyle Brady, TE, Jacksonville

The Jaguars needed a win to get into the playoffs, but fell to the Chiefs, 35-20. Brady was held without a catch for 8-8 Jacksonville, and finished the year with 5 catches for 37 yards, both career lows. 2006 also marked Brady first season in the NFL without a touchdown reception.

Tamba Hali, DE, Kansas City

Hali had 2 tackles and a sack in a 35-30 win over the Jaguars that got the Chiefs into the playoffs. He finished his stellar rookie season with 62 tackles, 8 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and an interception. His 6 forced fumbles were third in the NFL and his 8 sacks were third among NFL rookies.

Larry Johnson, RB, Kansas City

Johnson rushed 33 times for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Chiefs beat the Jaguars, 35-30, and squeaked into the playoffs. He also caught 5 passes for 22 yards and finished the season with an NFL record 416 carries for 1,789 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also caught 41 balls for 410 yards and 2 touchdowns for the 9-7 Chiefs.

Bryan Scott, S, New Orleans

Scott had 7 tackles in the Saints loss to Carolina, a game in which the Saints sat most of their starters because they already had the second seed in the NFC locked up. Scott finished the season with 8 tackles and a forced fumble while playing sparingly for the 10-6 Saints.

LaVar Arrington, LB, New York Giants

Arrington has been on injured reserve since late October with a knee injury. The Giants knocked off the Redskins Saturday night 34-28 and clinched an NFC wildcard slot. Arrington had 16 tackles and 1 sack before he as injured.

Kareem McKenzie, T, New York Giants

Mackenzie and the Giants are heading to the playoffs for the second consecutive year after a 34-28 win over the Redskins on Saturday night. Mackenzie played in every game and was the rock of a line that was crushed by injuries throughout the season.

Brandon Short, LB, New York Giants

Short had 8 tackles and forced a fumble in the Giants 34-28 win over Washington and finished the year with 45 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. The Giants are 8-8 and clinched a playoff birth with the win.

Jeff Hartings, C, Pittsburgh

Hartings and the 8-8 Steelers finished a disappointing 2006 campaign with a 23-17 win over rival Cincinnati that kept the Bengals from reaching the playoffs. He missed 3 games during the course of the season and is said to be considering retirement after a 12 year career that has been littered with knee injuries.

Jimmy Kennedy, DT, St. Louis

Kennedy had 3 tackles and a sack, his only sack on the year, in the Rams 41-21 win over the Vikings. Kennedy ended the year with 39 tackles to go along with the lone sack for the 8-8 Rams.

Bhawoh Jue, S, San Diego

Jue and the 14-2 Chargers locked up the number 1 seed in the AFC with a 27-20 win over Arizona on Sunday. Jue had 2 tackles in the game, giving him a total of 11 on the season to go along with 5 pass break ups.

Anthony Adams, DT, San Francisco

Adams had 2 tackles in a 26-23 San Francisco victory over Denver that put the 49ers record at 7-9 on the year. He ended the season with 20 tackles and 2 sacks.

Michael Robinson, WR/RB, San Francisco

Robinson caught 2 passes for 19 yards in the 49ers 26-23 win over the Broncos on Sunday. The 49ers finished 7-9 and Robinson ended the season with 38 carries for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns as well as 9 catches for 47 yards.

Bobby Engram, WR, Seattle

Engram caught 2 passes for 27 yards in the Seahawks 23-7 win over Tampa Bay. He finished the season with 24 catches for 290 yards and 1 touchdown despite missing 9 games with a thyroid illness. Seattle finished 9-7 and is headed to the playoffs after winning the NFC West.

Alan Zemaitis, CB, Tampa Bay

Zemaitis suffered a shoulder injury in the week leading up to Tampa's final game that will require surgery. He was inactive for every game of his rookie season before the injury. The Buccaneers finished 4-12 on the season.

Kerry Collins, QB, Tennessee

Collins started the first 3 weeks of the season for the Titans, but his poor play in those games led to him being replaced by rookie Vince Young, who led to Titans to an 8-8 record despite a 40-23 loss to New England on Sunday in the season's final game. In his 3 starts, Collins was 42-90 with 1 touchdown pass and 6 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 42.3.

Calvin Lowry, S, Tennessee

Lowry had a tackle on special teams in the Titans 40-23 loss to New England on Sunday. He finished the year with 1 tackle and 1 forced fumble for surprising Tennessee, which finished 8-8 after starting 0-5.


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