It was a great day for the three remaining former Kentucky Wildcats competing in the National Football League Playoffs. Last night, the Tennessee Titans took down the Baltimore Ravens to give Linebacker Wesley Woodyard the opportunity to play for the AFC Championship next weekend. In the nightcap, Za’Darius Smith continued his dominant play to help the Packers move into the NFC Championship game. However, it was Lonnie Johnson Jr. that garnered the most attention by recording his first career touchdown after recovering a blocked punt.
Lonnie Johnson Jr. (Houston Texans)
Johnson played a big role in the Texans hot start against the Kansas City Chiefs as he recovered a blocked punt with about 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter to score his first career NFL touchdown. Johnson also recorded four tackles, but the Texans fell to the Chiefs 51-31 in a wild game to end the rookie cornerback’s season.
Last year he was picking off passes in Lexington. Now Lonnie Johnson is scoring TDs in the NFL playoffs. pic.twitter.com/jcgJgQmGkj
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) January 12, 2020
Lonnie Johnson with the huge tackle on Travis Kelce to force a 3rd down! pic.twitter.com/3l4Bg7sZ4G
— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) January 12, 2020
Wesley Woodyard (Tennessee Titans)
Woodyard collected five tackles in the Titans 28-12 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Tennessee will take on the Kansas City Chiefs next weekend for the right to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
— Johnny Applerabbit (@JApplerabbit) January 12, 2020
Za’Darius Smith (Green Bay Packers)
Smith continued his monster season with another dominate performance this evening against the Seattle Seahawks. The veteran pass rusher collected two more sacks and had four Quarterback hits as he applied constant pressure on Russell Wilson. Green Bay held on defeat Settle 28-23 to move on to the NFC Championship game against the the San Francisco 49ers.
— Packers Nation (@PackersNationCP) January 13, 2020
Green Bay’s Za’Darius Smith a Pro Bowl snub pic.twitter.com/OfRO2cRe5g
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 13, 2020