Nathan Gerry will try to help the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday for a spot in NFC Championship game.
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#ProBigRed: Huskers in the NFL Playoffs

By NU Athletic Communications

Several former Huskers are expected to help their teams get one step closer to Super Bowl LII this weekend in the second week of the NFL playoffs. Nathan Gerry and the Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday at 3:35 p.m. (CT) for chance to play in the NFC Championship game. The game will be televised on NBC. Offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles will try to help the Minnesota Vikings take down the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 3:40 p.m. (CT). The match up will be televised on FOX.

In the AFC, the New England Patriots face the Tennessee Titans Saturday at 7:15 p.m. (CT). Running back Rex Burkhead hopes to see the field for the Patriots, but could be limited by an injury. Former Blackshirt Vincent Valentine also plays for the Patriots, but will support the team from the sidelines, as he's been placed on injured reserve.

Last weekend, Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito was the lone former Husker to see action, as the other former Huskers had first-round byes. Incognito started at left guard and played 68 out of 77 snaps. He also played on special teams, but the Bills fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 10-3.

SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

HUSKERS IN THE AFC

AFC EAST
   
   
      Buffalo Bills (L, 10-3 at Jacksonville Jaguars)
OL Richie Incognito: Started at left guard and played 68 out of 77 offensive snaps; also played on special teams
WR Brandon Reilly: Did Not Play (Inactive)
   
   

Miami Dolphins (Did Not Make Playoffs)
DT Ndamukong Suh
T Zach Sterup

   
   
New England Patriots (vs. Tennessee Titans)
RB Rex Burkhead
DT Vincent Valentine
   
   
New York Jets (Did Not Make Playoffs)
OL Brent Qvale
WR Quincy Enunwa
   
AFC WEST
   
   

Denver Broncos (Did Not Make Playoffs)
LB Zaire Anderson

FB Andy Janovich
DE Jared Crick

   
   
Los Angeles Chargers (Did Not Make Playoffs)
OL Matt Slauson
   
AFC NORTH
   
   

Baltimore Ravens (Did Not Make Playoffs))
P Sam Koch
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste

OL Alex Lewis
WR Kenny Bell

   
   
Cincinnati Bengals (Did Not Make Playoffs)
H-Back Cethan Carter

HUSKERS IN THE NFC

NFC EAST
   
   
      Dallas Cowboys (Did Not Make Playoffs)
DT Maliek Collins
DE Randy Gregory
   
   
Philadelphia Eagles (vs. Atlanta Falcons)
LB Nathan Gerry
   
   

Washington Redskins (Did Not Make Playoffs)
LB Will Compton
OL Spencer Long
TE Niles Paul

   
NFC NORTH
   
   
Chicago Bears (Did Not Make Playoffs)
CB Prince Amukamara
   
   
Detroit Lions (Did Not Make Playoffs)
RB Ameer Abdullah
   
   
Minnesota Vikings (vs. New Orleans Saints)
OL Jeremiah Sirles
   
NFC SOUTH
   
   

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Did Not Make Playoffs)
LB Lavonte David
OL Givens Price



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