Rex Burkhead had multiple touchdowns for the second consecutive week, as he helped the Patriots to a 23-3 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Photo by New England Patriots/David Silverman

#ProBigRed: Huskers in the NFL - Week 13

By NU Athletic Communications

Rex Burkhead had another strong performance for the defending Super Bowl Champions, as he scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground to help New England to a 23-3 win and highlight the performances of former Huskers in the NFL in Week 13.

Burkhead racked up 78 yards and two touchdowns rushing on Sunday, including a career-long 31 yard run in New England's win over Buffalo. Burkhead also recorded 25 receiving yards to total over 100 yards of offense while wearing customized Team Jack Foundation cleats for the NFL's My Cause My Cleats Week in support of pediatric brain cancer research. The cleats will be auctioned, with proceeds going to the Team Jack Foundation.

With the two touchdowns on Sunday, Burkhead has now scored multiple times in two consecutive weeks, as he had a rushing and receiving touchdown in the Patriots' win over Miami in Week 12. Sunday was the second time that Burkhead scored multiple times in a game on the ground, a feat he also accomplished in Week 17 last season while playing for Cincinnati.

On the defensive side of the ball, Ndamukong Suh made four tackles to help Miami to a 35-9 win over Denver, while Lavonte David made seven stops for Tampa Bay and Prince Amukamara recorded four tackles for the Bears.

Maliek Collins recovered a fumble in the Cowboys' 38-14 win over Washington on Thursday night.

Sam Koch had another strong day punting the ball, as he averaged nearly 42 yards per punt, and pinned the Lions inside the 20-yard line twice in Baltimore's 44-20 win on Sunday.

A complete list of statistics by former Huskers in the NFL is below.



      Buffalo Bills (L, 23-3 vs. New England Patriots)
OL Richie Incognito: Started at left guard and played every offensive snap
WR Brandon Reilly: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)

Miami Dolphins (W, 35-9 vs. Denver Broncos)
DT Ndamukong Suh: Started at defensive tackle, four tackles, two quarterback hits
T Zach Sterup: Played at tackle and on special teams

New England Patriots (W, 23-3 at Buffalo Bills)
RB Rex Burkhead: 12 carries, 78 yards, two touchdowns, long of 31; three receptions, 25 yards; one kickoff return, 17 yards; one special teams tackle
DT Vincent Valentine (Reserve/Injured) 
New York Jets (W, 38-31 vs. Kansas City Chiefs)
OL Brent Qvale: Played at tackle and on special teams
WR Quincy Enunwa: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)

Denver Broncos (L, 35-9 at Miami Dolphins)
LB Zaire Anderson: Played at linebacker and on special teams

FB Andy Janovich: Played at fullback and on special teams; one special teams tackle
DE Jared Crick: Did not play (Reserve/Injured)

Los Angeles Chargers (W, 19-10 vs. Cleveland Browns)
OL Matt Slauson: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)

Baltimore Ravens (W, 44-20 vs. Detroit Lions)
P Sam Koch: Five punts, 209 yards, 41.8 average, 39.0 net, no touchbacks, two inside the 20, long of 52

OL Alex Lewis: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
WR Kenny Bell: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)

Cincinnati Bengals (L, 23-20 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers)
H-Back Cethan Carter: Played on special teams, one tackle




      Dallas Cowboys (W, 38-14 vs. Washington Redskins)
DT Maliek Collins: Started at defensive tackle, recovered a fumble, two quarterback hits
DE Randy Gregory: Did Not Play (Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner)
Philadelphia Eagles (L, 24-10 at Seattle Seahawks)
LB Nathan Gerry: Played on special teams

Washington Redskins (L, 38-14 at Dallas Cowboys)
LB Will Compton: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
OL Spencer Long: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
TE Niles Paul: three receptions, 12 yards, played on special teams

Chicago Bears (L, 15-14 vs. San Francisco 49ers)
CB Prince Amukamara: Started at cornerback, four tackles
Detroit Lions (L, 44-20 at Baltimore Ravens)
RB Ameer Abdullah: Did Not Play (Inactive)
Minnesota Vikings (W, 14-9 at Atlanta Falcons)
OL Jeremiah Sirles: Played at guard and on special teams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (L, 26-20 at Green Bay Packers)
LB Lavonte David: Started at linebacker, seven tackles
OL Givens Price: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)


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