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Week 1 vs. TB
Rushing: 1 / 3 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 41 / 0 on 3 targets
Burleson filled in for the injured Hackett, grabbing two receptions for 41 yards on three targets. He also made big contributions on special teams, with a 56 yard punt return that helped set up Alexander's touchdown run. Burleson did lose a fumble, but Tampa Bay could not capitalize on the ensuing series.
Week 2 vs. ARI
Receiving: 2 / 39 / 1 on 6 targets
Burleson took over the number two receiver slot from the injured D.J. Hackett and though his end of day numbers were not stellar, he did prove that he belonged, and pulled in a highlight reel touchdown pass in which he fought with the defender after the catch, taking him the six yards needed to get into the end zone. He was used as a deep threat, which accounts for his low percentage of catches/target. Burleson is also a consistent threat as the main punt returner.
Week 3 vs. CIN
Receiving: 6 / 76 / 1 on 12 targets
Burleson ran hot and cold. The good: he made the game winning touchdown catch look easy --- a well timed throw in tight zone coverage - and showed how in sync he was with Hasselbeck. The bad: Not quite his fault, but a bizarre interception resulted from a pass he was fighting for in mid-air. When he and the defender hit the ground, Burleson lost the ball and it bounced high and into the waiting hands of Madieu Williams. The ugly: The drop that would have been a touchdown. He had it in his hands, as he toed the line at the back of the end zone, but lost control as he hit the ground. Overall, the number of targets, and the fact that Hasselbeck looked his way in the clutch, bodes well for him going forward.
Week 4 vs. SF
Receiving: 2 / 10 / 0 on 3 targets
Burleson was relatively quiet in this game with two short grabs, but was targeted once on a deep ball.
Week 5 vs. PIT
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 4 targets
Burleson was like every other Seattle receiver: invisible. Once Branch left the game, Burleson had an even harder time getting open.
Week 6 vs. NO
Receiving: 6 / 63 / 1 on 13 targets
Burleson was Hasselbeck's favorite target, especially on short to medium routes. Many of his looks were off target, but he also had a few drops. Burleson turned a little Hasselbeck shovel flip pass into a nice run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Week 7 vs. STL
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 6 targets
Burleson was targeted on deep routes twice in the early going, but unsuccessfully. After that, he did not see the ball come his way much at all. His primary contribution this game came as a returner. On punts, he was a threat each time he touched the ball, and on kickoffs, Burleson ran back his first ever return touchdown at the start of the second half. The score was a back-breaker for the Rams, since they were only down by seven to start the half.
Week 9 vs. CLE
Receiving: 4 / 59 / 0 on 6 targets
Burleson was able to continue to perform in the receiving game as only D.J. Hackett returned, while Deion Branch remained sidelined. Burleson's biggest contribution however came in the return game, where he returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown.
Week 10 vs. SF
Receiving: 4 / 51 / 0 on 6 targets
Three of Burleson's four catches went for first downs and included a nice diving catch on a third down play that extended Seattle's first touchdown drive. He also returned five punts for a total of 25 yards.
Week 11 vs. CHI
Receiving: 1 / 4 / 1 on 1 targets
With the return of Deion Branch to the lineup, Burleson slid to number four on the depth chart, as well as continuing his kick return duties. He made his one catch count however, but the fact that it was his only target is a little worrisome for his prospects going forward.
Week 12 vs. STL
Receiving: 1 / 20 / 0 on 4 targets
Burleson's looks were limited, but when he was targeted, the throws were all of the deep variety.
Week 13 vs. PHI
Receiving: 4 / 71 / 1 on 8 targets
Burleson had the best day receiving of any Seahawk receiver, gaining 71 yards and scoring one touchdown. Most of his yards came on three plays in the first half when he was open and able to slip a couple of tackles to gain extra yards. His touchdown reception was on a play where he was wide open on the Eagles 30 and he made a couple of moves on the defensive backs to reach the end zone untouched.
Week 14 vs. ARI
Receiving: 5 / 50 / 1 on 5 targets
Burleson had a good game catching five balls for 50 yards and one score. Burleson scored the Seahawk's first touchdown in the first period. His longest reception was 25 yards.
Week 15 vs. CAR
Rushing: 1 / 1 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 20 / 0 on 3 targets
Burleson caught just one pass for 20 yards. His only catch of the game came with under a minute left in the fourth quarter. Seattle tried to run him on a third and three but he was only able to get one yard. On Seattle's field goal drive, he managed to draw a pass interference call that added 24 yards to the drive.
Week 16 vs. BAL
Receiving: 3 / 52 / 1 on 5 targets
Burleson had a nice game thanks to his 21 yard score off the arm of Matt Hasselbeck to open the scoring in the game. He finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards.
Week 17 vs. ATL
Receiving: 7 / 119 / 2 on 10 targets
Burleson became the focal point of the offense late in the second half, scoring two touchdowns. He caught nearly everything Wallace threw to him (6 for 7), but was less successful with Hasselbeck (2 for 6).
Week 18 vs. WAS
Receiving: 6 / 64 / 0 on 7 targets
Nate Burleson started in the three receiver set, and caught six passes for 64 yards. Burleson's biggest play came on a ball thrown down the right sideline that he hauled in for a 25 yard grab. Normally the fourth receiver, Burleson provided Matt Hasselbeck with a reliable target in the absence of Deion Branch. Burleson also looked dangerous in the return game, with a 14 yard punt return average.
Week 19 vs. GB
Receiving: 4 / 33 / 0 on 7 targets
Nate Burleson surprisingly started along side Deion Branch in a two receiver set, and caught four receptions for 33 yards on eight targets in the game. Burleson's biggest play of the game came when he caught a ball for a first down along the right side, and broke a few tackles for a 22 yard gain. Otherwise he was fairly quiet, despite the Seahawks in passing mode for much of the game.