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Hoos in the NFL Week 15: The home stretch

NFL: Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

As the NFL season heads into its final weeks, here’s how Virginia football alums performed around the league.

The major contributors:

Oday Aboushi, Houston Texans – Aboushi started at RG for the Texans, and helped them put up 387 yards and 21 points. The Texans rushed for just 2.5 yards per carry, but kept their QBs upright all game.

Branden Albert, Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins crushed the Jets on Thursday night, though much of that was due to their defense (and the Jets’ incompetence). They rushed for just 67 yards (2.7 ypc) and QB Matt Moore was sacked once.

Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers defense gave up 550 yards to the Atlanta Falcons, including 248 on the ground. Brooks had 4 tackles.

Eli Harold, San Francisco 49ers – Eli had just 2 tackles in the 49ers loss. He did have the team’s lone sack, which came on the Falcons opening drive when the game was still scoreless. The sack was for 0 yards. The 49ers are 1-13.

Anthony Harris, Minnesota Vikings – Harris started at FS once again for the Vikings. He led the team with 15 tackles (9 solo) and also had a pass defended. The Vikings defense barely slowed down the Colts, allowing 411 yards, 161 on the ground and 34 points.

Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers – Though the Chargers lost this week, Inman had another strong game. He led the team with 5 receptions (on 8 targets) for 68 yards.

Cam Johnson, Cleveland Browns – Cam had 4 tackles for the now 0-14 Browns. The Bills racked up 451 yards and 33 points.

Chris Long, New England Patriots – Long once again didn’t start, but played about half the Patriots’ snaps on defense. He had 2 tackles.

Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles defense continues to struggle after their early season success. Unfortunately, McLeod has been a part of those struggles. He had 5 tackles (4 solo), all of which came more than 10 yards downfield.

Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins – The Redskins offense wasn’t very good on Monday night. They rushed for just 29 yards on 13 carries. Kirk Cousins was sacked just once, but he was pressured a number of times.

Austin Pasztor, Cleveland Browns – The Browns offense was not good this week, totaling just 269 yards. They did, however, rush for over 5 yards per carry. Robert Griffin was sacked 5 times though.

Versatile Contributors:

John Phillips, New Orleans Saints – Phillips didn’t start this week, but still played 30 snaps on offense (and another 16 on special teams). He had 1 target, which he caught for a 9 yard gain.

LaRoy Reynolds, Atlanta Falcons – Reynolds played with the defensive unit for the final 2 snaps of the blowout. He did record a tackle on one of those plays. He also played 20 snaps on special teams and had a tackle there as well.

Brent Urban, Baltimore Ravens – Urban played 14 snaps on defense and 9 on special teams, but did not record any stats.

Special Teams Standouts:

Cedric Peerman, Cincinnati Bengals – Cedric played 16 special teams snaps, but did not record any stats.

Put Me In, Coach!:

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 came in for the last drive for the Falcons, with the game out of reach. He completed his lone pass attempt for 16 yards, but mostly just handed the ball off. The Falcons did get a FG on the drive.

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!