Oregon Ducks in the NFL: Week 16

Week 16 of the NFL season is in the books with only one regular season week to go.  There was some movement in player personnel this week for former Ducks.  Let us take a look at how they did.

The Buffalo Bills were defeated by the Miami Dolphins at home by a score of 24-10.  Jairus Byrd made four tackles in the loss.  Josh Kaddu was active but did not show up in the box score for the Dolphins.

Patrick Chung (Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE)

The New England Patriots just got by the Jacksonville Jaguars on the road.  The Patriots won the ball game by a 23-16 score.  Patrick Chung had a big day with two interceptions which accounted for 27 return yards.  He also had four tackles and two passes defended.

The Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants had three former Oregon players in their game.  The Ravens snapped their losing streak with a 33-14 victory at home.  Ed Dickson had one catch for nine yards in the win.  Haloti Ngata was all over the field with four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit.  Dennis Dixon is currently on the practice squad for the Ravens.  Spencer Paysinger had three tackles for the Giants.

In the marquee matchup of the week, the Seattle Seahawks hammered the San Francisco 49ers at home 42-13.  Max Unger started at center while Walter Thurmond was inactive.  LaMichael James carried the ball four times for 15 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards.  His biggest contribution came on special teams where he returned six kickoffs for 172 yards.  Will Tukuafu had no stats.

T.J. Ward is currently on the injured reserve list for the Cleveland Browns.  The Browns lost to the Denver Broncos 34-12 on the road.  Jeremiah Johnson is currently on the practice squad for Denver.  The Pittsburgh Steelers lost at home to the Cincinnati Bengals 13-10.  David Paulson was targeted one but did not have any catches in the defeat.

Eddie Pleasant was promoted to the active roster and made one tackle as the Houston Texans lost to the Minnesota Vikings 23-6 at home.  Jeff Maehl is on the Texans practice squad.  Geoff Schwartz was active for the Vikings.

The Oakland Raiders lost on the road to the Carolina Panthers by a 17-6 score.  Brandon Bair is on the Raiders practice squad.  Jonathan Stewart was inactive for the Panthers.

The St. Louis Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road 28-13.  Kellen Clemens did not see any game action.  LeGarrette Blount was active for the Bucs but did not get any carries.

The Chicago Bears got a much needed win as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals 28-13.  Matt Toeaina is currently on injured reserve for the Bears.  Offensive lineman Adam Snyder was credited with a tackle for the Cardinals.

Dante Rosario, Casey Matthews and Drew Davis all had no stats in their team’s games this weekend.  Rosario’s San Diego Chargers defeated the New York Jets 27-17.  Matthews plays for the Philadelphia Eagles who lost to the Washington Redskins 27-20.  Davis was active as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Detroit Lions 31-18 on Saturday night.

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Topics: Eddie Pleasant, Football, Oregon Ducks, Pac-12, Patrick Chung

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