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The Atlanta Hawks made nine three-point shots during the second quarter of Wednesday's 127-98 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, setting a new franchise record for most three-pointers made in a single quarter, per the Hawks' official twitter account.

Down 34-26 after the first 12 minutes, Atlanta outscored Cleveland 39-26 in the second quarter to take a surprising 65-60 lead into the half.

The second-quarter charge was led by reserve guard Shelvin Mack, who took on an expanded role with starting point guard Jeff Teague sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Mack made each of his five three-point attempts during the record-setting quarter and also assisted on one of Atlanta's other four treys. In addition to Macks's handful of three-pointers, the Hawks got two from forward DeMarre Carroll and one apiece from guard Kent Bazemore and forward Mike Scott.

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With the recent announcement of his retirement from the international game, Houston Dynamo midfielder/defender DaMarcus Beasley is set to finish his career as the fifth-most capped player in the history of the United States men's national soccer team, per ESPN's Paul Carr.

The 32-year-old Beasley finishes with 121 appearances, leaving him behind only Cobi Jones (164), Landon Donovan (157), Jeff Agoos (134) and Marcelo Balboa (127).

Beasley's 17 goals are tied with Earnie Stewart's for ninth-most in USMNT history, while 13 assists put Beasley even with a still-active Clint Dempsey for a share of eighth place in that category.

The Dynamo midfielder is tied for second in USMNT history with 11 caps at the World Cup, and he's the only American to see action in the tournament four times. Kasey Keller and Claudio Reyna were also named to four World Cup rosters, but neither made an appearance in all four tournaments.

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While largely struggling on defense this season, the New York Giants recorded seven sacks during Sunday's 24-13 win over the Washington Redskins to become the first team since the 1989 Minnesota Vikings with seven or more sacks in three consecutive games, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Big Blue previously tallied seven sacks in a 25-24 Week 13 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and then managed eight sacks in a 36-7 Week 14 win over the Tennessee Titans.

The onslaught of sacks took a toll on opponents, as the Giants have faced five different signal-callers over the three-game period due to injuries suffered by Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy and Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger.

Of the five quarterbacks to take a snap against New York in the past three games, only McCoy escaped without taking a single sack—though he also attempted just seven passes before aggravating a preexisting neck injury.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch scored his 10th rushing touchdown of the season in Sunday's 17-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers to become just the seventh player in NFL history with four consecutive seasons of 1,000 or more rushing yards and double-digit rushing touchdowns, per ESPN Stats & Info.

After piling up 91 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries against one of the tougher defenses in the league, Lynch has 256 totes for 1,133 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season.

Previously, he had 1,204 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 2011, followed by a career-high 1,594 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012 and then 1,257 yards and 12 scores in 2013.

Traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Seahawks during the 2010 campaign, Lynch has now hit 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his four full seasons in Seattle.

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Upon reaching 1,000 receiving yards for the season during Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins, Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots became just the second tight end in NFL history to record multiple seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards and 10 or more touchdowns, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Gronkowski hauled in three passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-13 division-clinching victory, giving him 76 receptions for 1,093 receiving yards and 11 scores on the season.

He previously caught 90 passes for 1,327 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns back in 2011, when he set single-season records for both yards and touchdowns by a tight end.

Unsurprisingly, the only other tight end with multiple 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown seasons is New Orleans Saints superstar Jimmy Graham, who accomplished the feat in 2011 and 2013. Graham has 782 receiving yards and nine touchdowns through the first 14 games of the ongoing season, giving him an outside shot to become the first tight end with three such campaigns in a career.

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell broke the franchise single-season record for scrimmage yards during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons, per the team's official Twitter account.

After becoming just the second player ever with three consecutive performances of 200 or more scrimmage yards, Bell had a relatively modest day by his own lofty standards, finishing with just 119 yards to bring the impressive streak to an end.

He still concluded the afternoon with 2,043 scrimmage yards through 14 games this season, surpassing the franchise record of 2,034, set by Barry Foster in 1992.

A second-round pick out of Michigan State in the 2013 draft, Bell was solid but unspectacular as a rookie, piling up 860 rushing yards and 399 receiving yards in 13 games, with modest averages of 3.5 yards per carry and 8.9 yards per reception.

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Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker caught four passes for 93 yards in Sunday's 16-11 loss to the New York Jets to break the franchise single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, per Gary Glenn of the Titans' official website.

Walker has 793 yards so far this season, surpassing Frank Wychek's old record of 768, set back in 1998.

The nine-year veteran went over the mark in a rather unusual manner, as he was credited with 33 yards on the game's final play, which saw the Titans toss a number of laterals in desperation.

Walker was the final player to touch the ball, and he was forced out of bounds at the Jets' 9-yard line after mistakenly failing to make one last lateral.

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With Sunday's 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots moved into a tie for fourth place with Curly Lambeau for the most total coaching wins in NFL history, per Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910.

Belichick's 210th regular-season victory gave him 229 total wins, as he has also won 19 games in the playoffs.

Currently tied with Don Shula for the second-most postseason victories in league history, Belichick needs just one more to match Tom Landry's 20 for first place.

The hooded one's 210 regular-season wins are good for sixth all-time, easily making him the leader among active coaches.

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New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski became his franchise's all-time leading scorer when he made a 35-yard field goal in the third quarter of Sunday's 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins, per ESPNBoston.com's Lee Schechter.

Gostkowski, who has played his entire career with the Patriots since being selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, finished Sunday's game with 1,165 career points, thanks to 239 field goals and 448 extra points.

He surpassed the previous Patriots record of 1,158 points, which was held by none other than Adam Vinatieri—arguably the most accomplished kicker in NFL history.

Vinatieri, who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts, memorably kicked game-winning field goals for the Patriots in Super Bowls 36 and 38.

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With their respective Week 15 victories, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the first two signal-callers in NFL history to win at least 10 regular-season games in each of their first three years in the league, per Mike Chappell of RTV6 Indianapolis.

Both quarterbacks achieved the feat against a key division rival, with Wilson's Seahawks defeating the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 17-7, while Luck's Colts came away with a 17-10 win over the Houston Texans.

The 49ers were officially eliminated from playoff contention by the end of the day, and Houston now needs a miracle to qualify for an AFC wild-card spot.

On the other side of things, Indianapolis clinched a second consecutive AFC South crown, while Seattle has a Week 16 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals that will go a long way in determining the eventual NFC West champion.