#StanfordNFL Week 15: Pro Bowl Selections
Stanford had three former players land on Pro Bowl rosters, the NFL announced on Monday. Offensive guards David DeCastro and Andrus Peat, as well as punter Jake Bailey, earned the recognition. The three Pro Bowl selections are tied for first among Pac-12 schools.
- DeCastro was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth-consecutive season dating back to 2015. In his ninth year in the NFL, the Steelers guard has allowed zero sacks in 710 snaps.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 22, 2020
- This is the third-straight season Peat has been named to the Pro Bowl. The sixth-year guard has made every Pro Bowl roster since the 2017 season for the Saints. Peat started along the line for the Saints on Sunday, his eighth-straight start.
Cam Jordan, Alvin Kamara, Terron Armstead, Marshon Lattimore, and Andrus Peat named to the Pro Bowl roster!
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2020
- In his second season as a professional, Bailey has emerged as one of the league's elite punters. Bailey was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. He is averaging 48.7 yards per punt, and 30 of his 42 punts this season have pinned the opposition inside the 20. Against the Dolphins this past weekend, Bailey did not allow any return yards on two punts, pinning Miami inside their own 20 once.
Introducing our 2021 Pro Bowlers!
Congrats to Jake, Slate & Steph: https://t.co/TyfYY1vPDE
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 22, 2020
Big Gains for Ertz
Zach Ertz caught two passes for 69 yards in a start at tight end for the Eagles on Sunday. The eighth-year tight end's 42-yard reception in the second quarter set up a touchdown for Philadelphia.
Austin Hooper led the Browns to a 20-6 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night to pull within a game of the AFC North lead. Hooper finished with five receptions on six targets for 41 yards. His two-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter proved to be the go-ahead score.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 21, 2020
The Tackle Machine
Blake Martinez continued to lead the Giants defense with 10 tackles, five solo, against the Browns on Sunday night. Martinez also tied his season-high with two TFLs on the night.
Okereke's Game-Saving Play
Second-year linebacker Bobby Okereke was on the receiving end of a game-saving play for the Colts in their 27-20 win over the Texans. Okereke recovered Houston's Keke Coutee's fumble in the end zone on a would-be game-tying touchdown reception with less than 20 seconds left in the game. He added seven tackles and a pass defensed. Okereke announced prior to the game he will be donating $1,000 for every 1,000 yards he travels the remainder of the season, with proceeds benefiting the Stand Up for Kids chapter in his hometown of Orange County.
THE DEFENSE DID IT AGAIN!!!
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— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 20, 2020
Dalton Schultz continued his career year, posting 14 yards and a touchdown on two receptions in Dallas' 41-33 win over the 49ers. His 12-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter put the Cowboys up 24-17.
— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) December 20, 2020
Toilolo on the Ball
Levine Toilolo posted his best game of the season for the Giants on Sunday night. In the second quarter, Toilolo recovered a fumble on Cleveland's kickoff return at New York's 27-yard line. On the ensuing drive, he made a 14-yard reception — his lone target of the night — to move the Giants deeper into Cleveland territory. He also added a tackle on special teams.
Levine Toilolo sent him sliding ?? @Giants
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 21, 2020
- Henry Anderson made his second consecutive start at defensive end for the Jets, playing 44 snaps, 39 on defense, in the team's 23-20 upset over the Rams.
- Cameron Fleming made his 14th straight start along the offensive line for the Giants, playing all 54 snaps.
- Nate Herbig played 83 snaps along the offensive line for the Eagles this past weekend — his third game playing 80+ snaps this season. He allowed just one hurry on 58 pass-blocking attempts.
- Kevin Hogan was elevated to the 53-man roster for the Bengals on Monday night for his first NFL game since 2018.
- Alijah Holder played 24 snaps — 20 on special teams, four on defense — for the Broncos, making a tackle on a kickoff return.
- Peter Kalambayi played 14 snaps on special teams for the Texans.
Cornerback Quenton Meeks saw the field for eight snaps on special teams for the Jaguars.
- Colby Parkinson played 19 total snaps — eight on offense, 11 on special teams — in Seattle's 20-15 win at Washington. The victory clinched a playoff berth for the Seahawks.
- Harrison Phillips made three solo tackles and had one QB hurry for the Bills, playing a total of 21 snaps in Buffalo's 48-19 win over Denver. The win clinched the AFC East for the Bills — the franchise's first division crown since 1995.
- Jordan Richards made one tackle on special teams as the Ravens defeated the Jaguars 40-14.
- Fifth-year linebacker Brennan Scarlett returned to the Texans lineup for the first time since Week 9 (Nov. 8). Scarlett played 12 snaps on special teams.
- Richard Sherman made two tackles, both solo, for the 49ers — playing 57 snaps on defense.
- Kaden Smith earned the start at tight end for the Giants, making one reception on the night.
- Casey Toohill made a tackle on defense, playing 13 total snaps for Washington.
- James Vaughters made a tackle on defense in Chicago's 33-27 win over Minnesota, playing 19 total snaps.