Devin Hester, pictured, passed Deion Sanders for most return touchdowns in NFL history.
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Atlanta Falcons made a statement with a 56-14 beatdown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.
It was a record-setting night for Atlanta wide receiver Devin Hester, who passed Hall of Famer and former Falcons cornerback Deion Sanders for most return touchdowns in NFL history.
With a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter, Hester broke a tie with Sanders at 19 career touchdown returns. Hester now has the record all to himself with 20.
All roads lead back to Park Avenue
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
If absolute power really does corrupt absolutely, that's your explanation as to why the NFL finds itself in the middle of a media firestorm.
On one hand, it's certainly not Roger Goodell's fault that the public at large has decided Adrian Peterson is a terrible father, and it's hardly the responsibility of the omnipotent commissioner to explain to Ray Rice or Greg Hardy that abusing a significant other is out of bounds.
The bunkered-in Goodell, however, is unequivocally culpable for the lack of leadership running rampant throughout his league.