Weems' 102-yard kick return sets NFL playoff mark

Published Jan. 16, 2011 5:26 a.m. EST

Atlanta's Eric Weems set an NFL playoff record when he returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday night's NFC divisional playoff game against Green Bay.

It's the longest scoring play in NFL postseason history, according to STATS LLC. The previous longest scoring play was 101 yards on an interception return by Green Bay's George Teague on Jan. 8, 1994 at Detroit.

Weems ran straight ahead past Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby and then beat Pat Lee in the race to the end zone.

Weems was selected to his first Pro Bowl after returning punts and kickoffs for touchdowns in the regular season. He also returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown against Tampa Bay on Dec. 5.