Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly had 24 tackles, according to the press box stats, last Sunday. It tied for the most ever in the NFL, with New York Jets linebacker David Harris also having 24 in 2007. Coaches credited Kuechly with two more tackles after watching film. The defensive player of the year candidate also had an interception, the first player since Derrick Brooks in 2001 with 20 tackles and an interception in the same game.
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, the 2011 defensive player of the year, had nine sacks in the first eight games. He has only one since. Suggs ended a six-game drought by sacking Tom Brady last week.
26Interceptions thrown by Giants quarterback Eli Manning this season, breaking the franchise record previously set by Frank Filchock in 1947, Charlie Conerly in 1953, and himself in 2010.
2014 NFL Draft
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports and NFLDraftScout.com gives his top 15 draft-eligible players in the BCS national title game, regardless of position: