'Cats in the NFL Recap: Week 17

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<small>(Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)<small>

(Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)

Za’Darius Smith (Green Bay Packers)

In a game that went down to the wire, Smith absolutely dominated the defensive side of the football in Green Bay’s 23-20 victory over the Detroit Lions.  That stat sheet may not show it as he only collected one tackle, but the NFL’s leader in QB Hits collected two more in that category while causing constant pressure in the Detroit pocket.  The Packers won in walk-off fashion as Mason Crosby kept a 33-yard field goal just inside the uprights to clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs.  Smith was pumped up after the game too!

Mike Edwards (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Edwards had a great game this afternoon recording four tackles and also recovering a fumble, but Tampa Bay ended up losing in overtime 28-22.  Quarterback Jameis Winston threw a pick-six in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons the come-from-behind victory.  The game-ending interception was also Winston’s 30th INT of the season, making him the sole member of the 30-touchdown, 30-interception club.

Larry Warford (New Orleans Saints)

The Saints marched on to another huge victory, this one coming over the Carolina Panthers by a score of 42-10.  Warford and the offensive line only allowed one sack, coming late in the game with Terry Bridgewater at quarterback.  New Orleans is still in contention for the #2 seed in the NFC pending the outcome of the 49ers game.

Randall Cobb (Dallas Cowboys)

The Cowboys exploded offensively this evening beating the Redskins 47-16.  Cobb caught five passes for 81 yards.  His five catches made it possible for Cobb to earn an extra quarter of a million dollars.

Josh Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars)

The Jaguars took down the Colts by a score of 38-20 as Josh Allen record a half sack to go with four total tackles.  Another solid performance to finish off a great rookie season for Allen!  He did suffer a shoulder injury but initial reports seem to not indicate anything super serious.

Benny Snell (Pittsburgh Steelers)

It was a tough night for Pittsburgh but a good night for Benny Snell.  Snell took advantage of receiving the majority of carries in the Steelers final game, rushing for 91 yards on 18 carriers and captured his second career touchdown. The Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 28-10.

Bud Dupree (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Similar to Snell, Dupree shined in the Steelers loss the evening.  Dupree record a sack, a tackle for loss, and four total takedowns on the evening in the losing effort.

Wesley Woodyard (Tennessee Titans)

Woodyard recorded a single tackle and a pass deflection in the Titans 35-14 playoff-clinching win over the Texans.

Lonnie Johnson (Houston Texans)

Johnson, who will get to keep playing in the playoffs, finished off the regular season by recording three tackles in the Texans loss to the Titans.

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