Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David had a game-high 11 tackles in his team's game against the Carolina Panthers.
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#ProBigRed: Huskers in the NFL - Week 16

By Erica Nett

Several former Huskers had impressive weeks for their respective NFL teams in Week 16 of the 2017 season.

On the defensive side, Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David had a game-high 11 tackles. Prince Amukamara started at cornerback for the Chicago Bears, recording two tackles and recovering one fumble. Maliek Collins started at tackle for the Dallas Cowboys and recorded three tackles and one quarterback hurry. Zaire Anderson played at linebacker and on special teams for the Denver Broncos. Ndamukong Suh started at tackle and had one quarterback hurry.

On the other side of the ball, Niles Paul (Washington Redskins) started at tight end. Paul also played on special teams and had two kickoff returns for 29 yards. Ameer Abdullah had six carries for 21 yards for the Detroit Lions. He also had one catch for five yards. On special teams, Abdullah had five kickoff returns for 114 yards, including a long of 29 yards. Richie Incognito started at left guard and played every offensive snap for the Buffalo Bills. Brent Qvale played at tackle for the New York Jets, while Jeremiah Sirles played at guard for the Minnesota Vikings. Andy Janovich had two catches for 21 yards for the Broncos. 

Nathan Gerry played on special teams for the Philadelphia Eagles, helping his team beat the Oakland Raiders 19-10 and clinch the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs. Zach Sterup played on special teams for the Dolphins. Cethan Carter played on special teams for the Cincinnati Bengals and had one tackle. 

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

SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

Jake Elliott, for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/LOQ86ZJZ92

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 26, 2017

The team’s defensive rookie class is dressed and prepping to sing holiday carols to the entire organization. Here is CB Sidney Jones and LB Nathan Gerry pic.twitter.com/PFDpsb6iH6

— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) December 22, 2017

HUSKERS IN THE AFC

AFC EAST
   
   
      Buffalo Bills (L, 37-16 at New Englad Patriots)
OL Richie Incognito: Started at left guard and played every offensive snap; also played on special teams
WR Brandon Reilly: Did Not Play (Inactive)
   
   

Miami Dolphins (L, 29-13 at Kansas City Chiefs)
DT Ndamukong Suh: Started at defensive tackle, one quarterback hurry
T Zach Sterup: Played on special teams

   
   
New England Patriots (W, 37-16 vs. Buffalo Bills)
RB Rex Burkhead: Did Not Play (Inactive)
DT Vincent Valentine: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured) 
   
   
New York Jets (L, 14-7 vs. Los Angeles Chargers)
OL Brent Qvale: played at tackle; also played on special teams
WR Quincy Enunwa: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
   
AFC WEST
   
   

Denver Broncos (L, 27-11 at Washington Redskins)
LB Zaire Anderson: played at linebacker and on special teams

FB Andy Janovich: Played at fullback, two catches, 21 yards; also played on special teams
DE Jared Crick: Did not play (Reserve/Injured)

   
   
Los Angeles Chargers (W, 14-7 at New York Jets)
OL Matt Slauson: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
   
AFC NORTH
   
   

Baltimore Ravens (W, 23-16 vs. Indianapolis Colts)
P Sam Koch: two punts, 71 yards, 35.5 average, 21.0 net, no touchbacks, no punts inside the 20, long of 43
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste: Did Not Play (Inactive)

OL Alex Lewis: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
WR Kenny Bell: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)

   
   
Cincinnati Bengals (W, 26-17 vs. Detroit Lions)
H-Back Cethan Carter: Played on special teams, one tackle

   

   

HUSKERS IN THE NFC

NFC EAST
   
   
      Dallas Cowboys (L, 21-12 vs. Seattle Seahawks)
DT Maliek Collins: Started at defensive tackle, three tackles, one quarterback hurry
DE Randy Gregory: Did Not Play (Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner)
   
   
Philadelphia Eagles (W, 19-10 vs. Oakland Raiders)
LB Nathan Gerry: Played on special teams
   
   

Washington Redskins (W, 27-11 vs. Denver Broncos)
LB Will Compton: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
OL Spencer Long: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
TE Niles Paul: started at tight end; also played on special teams, two kickoff returns, 29 yards, long of 24 yards

   
NFC NORTH
   
   
Chicago Bears (W, 20-3 vs. Cleveland Browns)
CB Prince Amukamara: Started at cornerback, two tackles, one fumble recovery 
   
   
Detroit Lions (L, 26-17 at Cincinnati Bengals)
RB Ameer Abdullah: six rushes, 21 yards; one reception, five yards, also played on special teams, five kickoff returns, 114 yards, long of 29
   
   
Minnesota Vikings (W, 16-0 at Green Bay Packers)
OL Jeremiah Sirles: played at guard and on special teams
   
NFC SOUTH
   
   

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (L, 22-19 at Carolina Panthers)
LB Lavonte David: Started at linebacker, 11 tackles (Inactive)
OL Givens Price: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)



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