It has been a relatively quiet day for the NFL ‘Cats so far in Week 15, but things should heat up tonight with Benny Snell and Bud Dupree playing in the Sunday Night Football game. Larry Warford will be in action tomorrow night for Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts. This article will be updated after the completion of each of those games.
Josh Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Allen added yet another sack to his rookie record total for the Jaguars and collected three total tackles as Jacksonville defeated the Oakland Raiders 20-16. Allen now has 10 sacks on the season! He did suffer a shoulder injury that forced him out of the game, but based on his postgame quotes and early reports it doesn’t appear to be anything serious.
— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) December 15, 2019
Mike Edwards (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Tampa Bay won their fourth consecutive game today with a 38-17 victory at Detroit. Mike Edwards recorded a single tackle in the winning effort.
Za’Darius Smith (Green Bay Packers)
It was a pretty quiet day for the Packers star pass rusher as Smith was only able to record one tackle and one QB Hit. Smith’s impact went far beyond the stat sheet though. He required a lot of attention from the Chicago Bears O-Line and his pressure on Trubisky forced an interception late in the 4th quarter that ultimately sealed the victory. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-13 to move to 11-3 and clinch an NFC playoff birth.
Trubisky INT. Dean Lowry. Trubisky hit as he threw, pressure by Za'Darius Smith through C Cody Whitehair.
Not sure for whom Trubisky intended the throw. Cohen was kind of there, but he had broken the other way.
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) December 15, 2019
Lonnie Johnson Jr. (Houston Texans)
Johnson recorded one tackle and one pass deflection in a 24-21 victory over the Tennessee Titans. While it was a relatively pedestrian stat line on paper, the pass deflection came just before halftime when the Titans faked a punt and threw it deep. Johnson sniffed it out and was able to break up the pass.
Maybe the best play of the season for Texans rookie CB Lonnie Johnson Jr. Not fooled at all by the fake. pic.twitter.com/e0DJnDsphh
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) December 15, 2019
Corey Peters (Arizona Cardinals)
Peters recorded three tackles as the Cardinals blew out the Browns by a score of 38-17.
Randall Cobb (Dallas Cowboys)
Cobb was only targeted twice, catching one pass for a loss of three yards in the Cowboys 44-21 win over the Rams. Dak Prescott only completed 15 passes on the evening as Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard each went over 100 yards on the ground for the Cowboys.
Benny Snell (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Snell only got two carries with the return of James Connor to the Steelers backfield. The Steelers fell to the Buffalo Bills 17-10 on Sunday Night Football.
Bud Dupree (Pittsburgh Steelers)
As usual, Dupree put a lot of pressure on the quarterback and recorded three tackles in the Steelers loss to the Bills. The scrambling ability of Bill’s quarterback Josh Allen and the shiftiness of Devin Singletary out of the backfield turned a couple sacks/tackles for loss into near misses for Dupree.