For at least two former standouts in the Classic City, things are on track for a career year on the next level.
A few highlights from the NFL Dawgs...
With 42 catches for 681 yards, Chris Conley is having a career season with the Jaguars.
Not only that, but he caught a pair of touchdowns from Gardner Minshew on Sunday as the Jags closed out pro football’s era in Oakland.
Gardner Minshew II : 17/29 for 201 yards, 2 TD's & a 102.8 QB Rating; 5 carries for 27 yards (3rd game-winning drive this season)— Lee Harvey (@AyeThatsLee) December 16, 2019
Chris Conley : 4 catches for 49 yards & 2 TD's on 8 targets (Game-winning 4-yard TD catch with 31 seconds left) pic.twitter.com/O620uE4W6U
It was a mostly quiet day for Todd Gurley against the Cowboys, held to 20 yards, but he still managed to add a rushing TD to his total.
Nick Chubb? He moved closer to capturing the rushing title. Despite losing 38-24, the Browns got another great showing from Chubb with 127 yards on 17 carries. The total was Chubb’s third-highest in a game this season. On the year, he has racked up 1,408 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per rush.
But he won’t brag about his success...
Nick Chubb dominates in silence— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) December 14, 2019
Browns guard Joel Bitonio says the NFL’s leading RB "hasn’t said a word" about taking home the rushing title pic.twitter.com/TgCdgNshh9
Riley Ridley’s season has been quiet, but he is making the most of his chances. Having now played in three games for the Bears, he had two catches for 10 yards in a 21-13 loss to the Packers. Defensively for Chicago, Roquan Smith is out of the rest of the season with an injury.
Mitchell Trubisky ----> Riley Ridley— [C] (@tym2g3thi) December 15, 2019
1st down! pic.twitter.com/eDPXfDxAxI
The Chiefs got a 10-yard catch from Mecole Hardman in a 23-3 win against the Broncos.
The Giants topped the Dolphins 36-20, led in part by Deandre Baker’s six tackles and two defended passes, Lorenzo Carter and Alec Ogletree combined for four tackles, as well.
A bevy of former Dawgs were in the field in Cincy, where the homestanding Bengals were paced on defense by Shawn Williams’ three tackles and Cordy Glenn on the offensive line. They were no match for the Patriots, who won 34-13. That offensive output occurred in large pat due to Sony MIchel’s 19 rushes for 89 yards.
Jordan Jenkins had a tackle for the Jets in a 42-21 loss to Baltimore.
Ben Jones and the Titans fell short to Houston on Sunday and are still mathematically alive for a playoff spot.
It was a rough day for the Chargers, despite Thomas Davis having six tackles, in a loss to the Vikings.
Go NFL Dawgs!