Special Sub-Topic: NFL Greatness
|What rookie running back totaled 303 all purpose yards in a week 14, 44-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts?|
Maurice Jones-Drew. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was the 6th running back chosen in the 2006 NFL draft. He finished the season with 941 yards rushing, second in rookies to only Joseph Addai.
|What seventh round draft pick led all rookies in yards receiving with 1,038?|
Marques Colston. Marques was a seventh round draft pick for the New Orleans Saints out of Hofstra. He ended the season with a total of 70 receptions and 8 touchdowns.
|Which of the following quarterbacks finished the season with the highest QB rating?|
Peyton Manning. Peyton finished the season with a quarterback rating of 101. He also threw for 31 touchdowns and led his Colts to a 12-4 record.
|What running back threw for 2 touchdown passes during the 2006 season?|
LaDainian Tomlinson. LT had one of the best seasons of any player in the NFL during the 2006 season. The season included 1815 rushing yards, 508 receiving yards, and 31 touchdowns.
|What team had the best turn around from a record of 3-13 in the 2005 season to a record of 10-6 in the 2006 season?|
New Orleans Saints. First year coach Sean Payton turned the Saints around with some key offseason acquisitions like Drew Brees and Reggie Bush. The Saints even earned a first round bye in the playoffs.
|What player led the NFL in sacks with 17?|
Shawne Merriman. Shawne finished the regular season with 17 sacks, 63 tackles, and 4 forced fumbles amidst a season with a 4-game suspension for steroid use.
|What stingy team defense gave up only 201 points during the 2006 regular season?|
Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens defense also led the NFL in total yards per game with 264.1. They were second in run defense and sixth in pass defense.
|What 9-7 team won their division even though they allowed more points than they scored?|
Seattle Seahawks. Coming off a year where they lost in the Super Bowl to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Seattle Seahawks had a string of injuries but still made the playoffs. The Steelers however did not make the playoffs.
|What team finished with the worst record in the 2006 NFL season, thus earning themselves the #1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft?|
Oakland Raiders. Going into the last week of the regular season, both Detroit and Oakland had the same record at 2-13. Detroit pulled off an upset victory over the playoff bound Dallas Cowboys, while Oakland lost to the New York Jets earning them the #1 pick.
|What quarterback led the NFL in interceptions with 23?|
Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben never quite got on track this season after suffering a car crash in the offseason. He finished the season with 18 touchdown passes and 23 interceptions, while taking his Steelers to an 8-8 record and missing the playoffs.
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