Not a ton of action from Virginia alumni in the NFL for Week 14. As it turns out, a lot of Hoos are playing for some pretty bad teams. Lookin’ at you, San Francisco.
Here’s how they did.
The major contributors:
Branden Albert, Miami Dolphins – Albert started at LT and though they rushed for under 3 yards per carry and lost their QB to a torn ACL, they managed to beat the Cardinals.
Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers gave up over 400 yards to a bad Jets team at home. Brooks had just 2 tackles and minimal impact on the game.
Eli Harold, San Francisco 49ers – Harold also had just 2 tackles. The 49ers are 1-12 on the season.
Anthony Harris, Minnesota Vikings – Harris started and played every snap on defense for the Vikings and helped hold the Jaguars to just 315 total yards. He had 7 tackles. He also played 18 snaps on special teams.
Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers – Inman led the Chargers with 6 catches for 71 yards and a TD. He also had a tackle after a Phillip Rivers interception. Inman might’ve been the best Charger player in their loss to the Panthers.
Cam Johnson, Cleveland Browns – Cam had just 2 tackles, but he had a sack and a forced fumble. The Browns defense wasn’t bad, totaling 4 sacks and giving up just 360 yards. The offense did nothing and they lost again, falling to 0-13.
Chris Long, New England Patriots – Once again, Long didn't start as the Pats lined up in a 3-3-5 defense. He still played about 2/3 of the defensive stops and had 4 tackles.
Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles –McLeod had just 3 tackles, and the Eagles gave up too many big plays to the Redskins.
Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins – The Skins offense wasn’t great this year, but they did rush for 4.7 yards per carry and Kirk Cousins was sacked just twice. The OL did its job.
Austin Pasztor, Cleveland Browns – As mentioned above, the Browns offense didn’t do anything. They actually ran for almost 8 yards per rush, but they got nothing through the air and scored just once.
John Phillips, New Orleans Saints – The Saints continue to start 2 TEs, so Phillips is getting credited with starts. He had just 1 target, and turned that into an 8 yard reception. It was a big play, as it helped get the Saints out of the shadow of their own end zone on 2nd and 10 from their 1 yard line.
LaRoy Reynolds, Atlanta Falcons – Reynolds played 13 snaps on defense and 17 on special teams. He had 1 (assisted) tackle. He also had a face mask penalty called on him on a kickoff return.
Brent Urban, Baltimore Ravens – Urban played 9 snaps on defense and 10 on special teams. He did not record any stats.
Special Teams Standouts:
Cedric Peerman, Cincinnati Bengals – Peerman played 18 special teams snaps this week, but did not record any stats.
Put Me In, Coach!:
Oday Aboushi, Houston Texans – Aboushi was inactive this week.
Luke Bowanko, Jacksonville Jaguars – Luke is on the PUP list after undergoing hip labrum surgery.
Maurice Canady, Baltimore Ravens – Canady is on IR with a hamstring injury.
David Dean, Cincinnati Bengals – Dean remains on Cincinnati’s practice squad.
Matt Schaub, Atlanta Falcons – Schaub played most of the 4th quarter of the Falcons blowout over the Rams. He was 0/2 passing and mostly just handed the ball off to run out the clock.
Canaan Severin, Pittsburgh Steelers – Severin is on IR for the Steelers with a shoulder injury suffered during preseason.
We’ll be following the progress of these former Hoos throughout the season. Stay tuned to Streaking The Lawn for a weekly rundown!