Dec. 13, 2012
Vote Clabo and Pace to the Pro Bowl
By Scott Wortman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
Josh Bush - Jets
Bush and the Jets picked up their third victory in the past four games with a 17-10 defeat of the Jaguars in Jacksonville. New York scored all of its points in the second half, erasing a 3-0 halftime deficit with a pair of rushing touchdowns. Bush, a rookie safety, made on tackle in the win, his ninth stop of the season. The Jets (6-7) are one game out of the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff race and will play at the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.
Tyson Clabo - Falcons
Clabo and the Falcons suffered just their second loss of the season with a 30-20 setback at the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Clabo helped the Falcons put up 327 yards passing with just two sacks in the game. Atlanta has already clinched the NFC South Division title and is still in line to be the top seed in the playoffs. The Falcons (11-2) hold a 2.5 games lead over San Francisco in the NFC. Atlanta will host the New York Giants on Sunday in a matchup of division leaders.
Chris Givens - Rams
Joe Looney - 49ers
Givens and the surging Rams picked up their third straight win with a 15-12 road win at Buffalo on Sunday. Sam Bradford found Brandon Gibson for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 48 seconds remaining to win the game. Bradford and Givens hooked up for the two-point conversion to give the Rams a three-point lead. Givens finished with three catches for 25 yards, but the rookie wide receiver was targeted a team-leading 10 times in the game. St. Louis (6-6-1) is unbeaten in NFC West play and has won three straight games for the first time since 2006. The Rams will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Looney and the 49ers posted their fifth win in the past seven weeks with a 27-13 defeat of the Miami Dolphins. San Francisco maintained a 1.5 game lead over Seattle in the NFC West and currently sits as No. 2 seed in the playoff race. Looney was inactive for the game but is still listed as the backup left guard on the team's depth chart. The 49ers (9-3-1) will play at New England on Sunday night.
Calvin Pace - Jets
Pace and the Jets continued their late-season surge with a 17-10 win in Jacksonville. Pace finished with two tackles in the game, as the Jets defense held the Jaguars to just a field goal through the first three quarters. New York (6-7) is still in the AFC playoff race just a game out of the No. 6 seed as it prepares to play at Tennessee on Monday night.
Steve Vallos - Jaguars
Vallos was active for the first time this season in the Jaguars' 17-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday. Vallos is currently the backup at the left guard spot, but head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters this week that Vallos will take snaps this week to compete with incumbent start Eben Britton at the spot. Jacksonville (2-11) will play at Miami on Sunday.
Kyle Wilber - Cowboys
Wilber and the Cowboys kept pace in the competitive NFC East with a come-from-behind 20-19 win at Cincinnati on Sunday. Dallas erased a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit and won the game on a Dan Bailey 40-yard field goal as time expired. Wilber was inactive for the game. Dallas (7-6) is tied for second in its division, just a game back of the New York Giants. The Cowboys, who host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, are one of three teams who are just a game back of a playoff spot with three weeks remaining in the season.
Brandon Ghee - Bengals (Injured Reserve)
Chris DeGeare - Titans