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Cats in the NFL: Week 12 Recap

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We had eight total former Kentucky Wildcats playing in NFL games this weekend. Let’s take a look at how those former Cats fared in today’s action.

Pittsburgh Steelers 16 – Cincinnati Bengals 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Cincinnati where former Cats, Bud Dupree and Benny Snell Jr, could play in front of a lot of Big Blue Nation who made the trip up across the Ohio River. The game was ugly for the most part, with a total of 16 punts between the two teams, but the Steelers took home the win. Benny Snell returned from his knee injury as the top back on the depth chart, running for a career-high 98 rushing yards on 21 attempts, to go with one catch for five yards. On the defensive side, Bud Dupree finished with just 2 tackles, but the last of which was a strip sack and fumble recovery to end Cincinnati’s final drive and effectively win the game for Pittsburgh.

New England Patriots 13 – Dallas Cowboys 9

In a sleet-filled, near freezing game in Foxborough, the New England Patriots outlasted the Dallas Cowboys by the score of 13-9. The weather really stymied both offenses, as there was only one touchdown scored the entire game. Despite the offensive struggles, former Cat Randall Cobb led the offensive attack for Dallas, catching a team high 4 passes for a team high 86 yards. The Cowboys will host the Buffalo Bills for some Thanksgiving football this week.

San Francisco 49ers 37 – Green Bay Packers 8

A game that was mostly a blowout from the beginning, Za’Darius Smith and the Packer defense looked completely overmatched as the 49ers continue to prove they are one of the best teams in the league. Smith finished the game with a team high 6 tackles, including 1.5 sacks. Big Z also included a nice tribute after one of his sacks, to the mother of a Packers’ staff member who has been sick.

Tennessee Titans 42 – Jacksonville Jaguars 20

The Tennessee Titans racked up the points on the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, behind Ryan Tannehill’s 259 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air, to go with 40 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Derrick Henry also had a big game for Drew Franklin’s favorite squad, finishing with 159 yards and two scores rushing. On the defensive side, for the Titans, Wesley Woodyard had three tackles, while Josh Allen had just one tackle for the Jaguars.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35 – Atlanta Falcons 22

A battle of two struggling teams on the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led for almost the entirety of the game, taking home the 35-22 victory. Chris Godwin continued his huge season for the Bucs, finishing with 184 receiving yards on seven catches, including two touchdowns. Former Cat Mike Edwards had three tackles, two of them solo, and two pass defends in the win for Tampa Bay. Edwards and the Buccaneers travel to Jacksonville to take on Josh Allen and the Jaguars next week.

New Orleans Saints 34 – Carolina Panthers 31

Today’s game between New Orleans and Carolina was closer than most expected, as the Panthers would just not go away. A crucial missed field goal to potentially take the lead late in the fourth quarter proved to be costly for Carolina as the Saints went marching down the field to kick a field goal of their own as time expired. Larry Warford and the Saints offensive line allowed two sacks, but paved the way for 118 yards rushing and provided Drew Brees with plenty of protection to throw for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Warford put up key blocks in a 25-yard touchdown run for Latavius Murray in the first quarter, as well as on a screen pass to Alvin Kamara which put the Saints in position to kick the winning field goal.


Article written by Brett Bibbins

Graduate of the University of Kentucky in 2015. Spend my free time watching sports, The Office or Harry Potter. Three-word phrases to live by: For The Kids and Cats by 90 @BrettBibbinsKSR

2 Comments for Cats in the NFL: Week 12 Recap

  1. cats646
    11:03 am November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Snell yea!!

  2. notFromhere
    2:57 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Benny’s made a bunch of fans in Pittsburgh among Penn State alums and fans. Awesome to see and hope it continues!