John Brown secured 4-of-9 targets for 51 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.
Brown also had a critical drop in the fourth quarter that would've gone for a sure first down. Brown started his rookie year red hot, but faded as the season moved along, perhaps running into a "rookie wall." If the Cardinals are going to upset Carolina in the Wild Card round, they'll need Brown to be much more sharp.
Playing through a calf injury, Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-22 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay's 30-20, Week 17 win over the Lions.
Michael Floyd secured 8-of-12 targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to the 49ers.
Floyd finally showed what he's capable of when given a lot of passing-game volume. He's a true "No. 1" receiver; the Cardinals to this point just hadn't utilized him as one. Floyd made spectacular sideline catches in this one and repeatedly abused San Francisco's secondary. The Cardinals will need more of where this game from to have a shot at upsetting Carolina in the Wild Card round.
Shaun Hill completed 26-of-37 passes for 243 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Rams' 20-6, Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.
Hill's two interceptions were brutal. His first one was on a failed screen, while the second bounced off Lance Kendricks' hands and was returned by Bruce Irvin for a touchdown. Hill ends the season having completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 1,657 yards and an 8:7 TD:INT ratio. After Sam Bradford tore his ACL in the preseason, Hill got the nod in Week 1 but was pulled at halftime due to ineffectiveness and injury. Austin Davis started the next eight games before Hill got the job back in Week 11. He managed the game relatively well, but is nothing more than a quality backup at this stage of his career. Turning 35 next week, Hill will likely have to settle for one-year contracts the rest of his career if he chooses to continue to play. He’ll be a free agent in March.
Stepfan Taylor rushed seven times for 26 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to the 49ers.
As Kerwynn Williams (17 carries) showed a hot hand, Taylor took a backseat in this one. He's been outplayed by Williams for the most part since Andre Ellington went down. Expect the Cardinals to keep a committee in the Wild Card round, but with Williams at the head of the pack. Taylor brings very little to the table as a runner and isn't dynamic in the passing game.
Brent Celek caught one pass for a one-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 win
It was Celek's first touchdown of the season. Relegated to a strict blocking role, he finishes his fifth NFL season with just 32-340-1. Celek will still likely be back at his $4.725 million salary because he's a valuable on-field piece outside the box score.
Brandon Myers caught 4-of-6 targets for 21 yards in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to the Saints.
Myers caught just 22 passes between Austin Seferian-Jenkins injuries this season, but restructured his contract earlier this weekend. Going on 30, he should be back with the Bucs in 2015.
Kerwynn Williams rushed 17 times for 67 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.
Williams served as Arizona's primary back in this one and has outplayed Stepfan Taylor late in the season. An excellent find by GM Steve Keim, Williams is a quick between-the-tackles runner and can also be very useful as a receiver, although he wasn't used there much in Sunday's game. Expect Williams and Taylor to continue sharing work in the postseason, with Arians deciding which back to ride based on whom he deems is displaying the "hotter hand." The Cards visit the Panthers in the Wild Card round.