Dec. 21, 2012
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications @Wake_FB
Josh Bush - Jets
Bush and the Jets fell 14-10 to the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football, ending their playoff hopes. The Jets took over deep in Tennessee territory with under a minute left, a costly fumble doomed New York to a loss. Bush, a rookie safety and special teams player for the Jets, was active for the game, but did not record any stats. New York, now eliminated from the playoff hunt, will host the Chargers on Sunday.
Tyson Clabo - Falcons
Clabo and the NFC-leading Falcons posted a dominant performance last Sunday, shutting out the New York Giants 34-0 at the Georgia Dome. The shellacking was the worst-ever shutout absorbed by a defending Super Bowl Champion. From his right tackle position, Clabo helped protect Matt Ryan long enough to allow him to throw three touchdown passes while limiting the Giants to only one sack. The Falcons will travel to Detroit on Saturday night, looking for a win that would lockup the top seed in the NFC and home field advantage for the playoffs.
Chris Givens - Rams
Givens and the Rams were stopped 36-22 at home by the Minnesota Vikings, snapping a three-game winning streak. Givens was targeted four times by Sam Bradford, making one catch for a gain of 22 yards. Saint Louis will travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Joe Looney - 49ers
Calvin Pace - Jets
Looney and the 49ers held off a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the New England Patriots 41-34 on Sunday Night Football. The 49ers jumped out to a 31-3 lead before the Patriots stormed back to tie the game at 31-31, but Colin Kaepernick found Michael Crabtree for the go-ahead touchdown with 6:25 left to seal the win. Looney was inactive for the game, but is still listed as second-string left guard on San Francisco's depth chart. The 49ers currently sit in second place in the NFC with a 10-3-1 record and will travel to Seattle on Sunday Night, looking to stay in the hunt for a first-round bye.
Pace and the Jets fell 14-10 to the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football, ending their playoff hopes. A linebacker, Pace recorded his third sack of the season to go with five tackles, four of them solo efforts and two of them for loss. New York, now eliminated from the playoff hunt, will host the Chargers on Sunday.
Steve Vallos - Jaguars
Vallos and the Jaguars fell 24-3 on the road at intrastate rival Miami. Vallos was active against the Dolphins but did not see any game action. The Jaguars will face a tough challenge on Sunday as they host the New England Patriots.
Kyle Wilber - Cowboys
Wilber and the Cowboys won a 27-24 overtime thriller against Pittsburgh to move into a tie with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins atop the NFC East. The Cowboys tied the game with 6:55 left on a DeMarco Murray touchdown run and won it in overtime on a Dan Bailey 21-yard field goal. Wilber was active for the contest, but did not record any stats. The Cowboys will host the Saints on Sunday before closing out the season the following week with a crucial road game against the Redskins.
Brandon Ghee - Bengals (Injured Reserve)
Chris DeGeare - Titans (Practice Squad Injured)