Michael Pittman. Tiki Barber. Marshall Faulk. Brian Westbrook. LaDianian Tomlinson. Kevin Faulk.
Yes. With 105 total yards from scrimmage on the day (and throw in a touchdown run), Mr. Faulk joins this august list of double-threat backs from the last decade. Today's output gives #33 over 2,000 rushing and 3,000 receiving yards in the decade, a feat equaled by the men on this list and only them.
It was a day of personal records. Gostkowski set a career record for touchbacks. Wes had the longest reception of his career, and extended his NFL-record streak of games with 6 or more receptions. Cassel had the Patriots' only back-to-back 400 yard games ever. Randy Moss had over 100 yards receiving, moving him into 2nd place for career 100 yard games behind only Jerry Rice.
Faulk's 2k/3k tally is a special indication of his all-around capacity, durability, reliability, and all-pro skill. The names on that list are a who's who of fright-backs: the opposing side holds its collective breath whenever these guys get the ball. We've said it all before, but it bears repeating: This man is a player's player, a pro from helmet to spikes. Congratulations, Kevin.
And keep 'em coming.