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Plaxico Burress of the New York Jets is

Plaxico Burress of the New York Jets is tackled by Buffalo's Drayton Florence at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Jets won, 27-11. (Nov. 6, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

  • Jets receiver Plaxico Burress, who spent 20 months in prison on gun charges, on how he’d feel about winning the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award: “I just want to prove to myself that I can continue to play at a high level. If that happens, it would be great, but if not, I wasn’t expecting it anyway.” Burress’ good friend, Michael Vick, who also spent time in prison after pleading guilty to running an illegal dog-fighting operation, won Comeback Player of the Year in 2010.
  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 1-5 lifetime against the Broncos. It’s the only team he has a losing record against.
  • Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has 28 total touchdowns (15 passing, 13 rushing), the most by a rookie QB in NFL history.
  • A win over the Chiefs on Sunday, and the Packers become the first team in NFL history to go 14-0 the year after winning the Super Bowl.
  • With 1,101 receiving yards, Jimmy Graham has become the first tight end to go over 1,000 yards in franchise history.
  • Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (17 ½) needs 5 ½ sacks in his final three games to break Michael Strahan’s record of 22 ½ in 2001. 

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