Monday, January 02, 2006

AN NFL RECORD BY ALEXANDER

Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander set an NFL record for touchdowns in a season when scoring his 28th against the Green Bay Packers, but his side was defeated in an upset 23-17. Alexander scored on a one-yard run with 13 minutes remaining in the second period in Seattle's final regular season game before the playoffs, obscuring the former record set by Kansas City's Priest Holmes in 2003. He also surpassed the New York Giants' Tiki Barber for the league's rushing crown after accumulating 73 yards by the half. The individual record for the Seahawks (13-3) was flawed by the loss, in what may have been looked upon as star Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre's last game. Favre was 21-for-37 for 259 yards, targeting wide receiver Donald Driver with most of his passes. Favre left the field at the end of the game beckoning a friendly hand to the crowd, though it has yet to be confirmed if they were goodbye waves, as he has not ascertained to a decision regarding whether he will contend in the next season. He threw his first touchdown pass in the past five games, but Favre's game still featured a number of errors that demonstrated his waning form. He was intercepted again, his career-worst 29th of the season, and finished the match with a shoulder injury. The Seahawks had already earned a first-round playoff bye prior to the loss.

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