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It was a Rough Sunday for the NFL Cats

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—  The brightest spot for the BBN on Sunday was seeing Danny Trevathan back in the Broncos’ lineup after suffering a concussion two weeks ago.  He provided a spark on Denver’s defense, but they needed one more stop against the Steelers, falling 34-27.  Trevathan’s 8 tackles make him the BBN’s tackle-leader with 88 on the year.  His Steelers may have got the win, but Bud Dupree finished the day with only 1 tackle.

 Chris Matthews was targeted 4 times, but the Baltimore Raven only caught 1 pass for 6 yards against the Chiefs.  But things were much better for the BBN on the other side of the ball.  Za’Darius Smith had 4 tackles and 2 sacks, tying career-highs in both categories.  It was his first sack since Week 4, when he took down Michael Vick on consecutive plays.

—  For the second week in a row, Stevie Johnson sat out with a groin injury.

—  The Falcons won, but Jacob Tamme was only targeted once and did not make a catch.  It’s the first game this year Tamme has gone a game without a reception.  

—  It was a long day in Foxborough for the Tennessee Titans.  They took a 33-16 loss that got started with a Rob Gronkowski touchdown.  Avery Williamson was assigned to man him up, one-on-one, but he didn’t stand a chance against The Gronk.  At least Avery’s stat line wasn’t too bad at the end of the day, finishing with 9 tackles to give him 86 on the season.  Wesley Woodyard is only 6 behind Williamson, reaching 80 tackles on the year after a 5-tackle performance.

—  Randall Cobb hasn’t been the explosive fantasy point producer for the Packers this season, going over 100 yards only once, but he’s consistently nickel and dime’d away at opponents.  This week he had 5 catches for 40 yards in a 30-20 win over the Raiders.  The Packers have clinched a playoff spot, but the NFC North title will come down to the wire against Teddy Bridgewater’s Minnesota Vikings.

Article written by Nick Roush

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