Just one week remains in the NFL season. While a few former Dawgs will have a chance at a Lombardi Trophy, others are looking to finish out their year strong.
Among this past week’s highlights...
In a matchup of two playoff-bound teams, the Patriots, aided by 96 rushing yards by Sony Michel and Isaiah Wynn lined up at left tackle, held off the Bills 24-17. Ben Watson also caught three passed for 15 yards for the Patriots. Isaiah McKenzie had two catches for 11 yards for Buffalo.
The Dolphins and Bills, two teams with high draft picks on the way, engaged in a wild one with the Dolphins winning 38-35. John Jenkins had a pair of tackles for Miami. For the Bengals, Shawn Williams led with 13 tackles and Cordy Glenn started at tackle for an offensive that had 430 yards. Geno Atkins, bound for the Pro Bowl, had a quarterback hit for the Bengals as well.
The Giants won an offensive shootout, topping the Redskins 41-35. Deandre Baker’s 10 tackles led New York on defense and Lorenzo Carter also had an active day with four tackles and 1.5 sacks.
DeAndre Baker is now down to 57.1 completion percentage on the season. Kid is getting better and better. Needs to work on some technique and clean up some penalties, but now you're starting to see why he was a No. 1— The Giant Insider Newspaper & Podcast (@GiantInsider) December 16, 2019
The Chiefs coasted to a 26-3 win against the Bears. In the win, Mecole Hardman had two kick returns for 57 yards. Leonard Floyd had five tackles for the Bears and Javon Wims had three catches for 26 yards.
Nick Chubb’s NFL-leading season continued in a loss to Baltimore with 45 rushing yards. He has rushed for 1,453 yards and eight touchdowns and is also a Pro Bowl selection.
Justin Houston had two tackles and a sack as the Colts routed the Panthers, 38-6.
The Jets beat the Steelers 16-10 and Jordan Jenkins had two tackles.
The Rams’ postseason hopes ended in a 34-31 loss to the NIners despite Todd Gurley’s 15 rushes for 48 yards and two touchdowns.
Chris Conley had a good return to Atlanta, catching two passes for 56 yards in the Jaguars loss to the Falcons. Abry Jones also had one tackle for the Jags.
And there were apparently some UGA fans in the building...
Chris Conley scored this long one in a Jags loss to Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/lgxck5nDC5— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) December 22, 2019
Thomas Davis logged five tackles in the Chargers 24-17 loss to the Raiders.
The Titans rolled up 397 offensive yards with Ben Jones at center in a 38-28 loss to New Orleans.
Go NFL Dawgs!