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Beavers In The NFL: Week 17

Jan 4, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore.  How Oregon State players in the NFL fared in week 17's action. Week 17 marked the end of the regular season; seven Beavers have advanced to the postseason.
 
Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans – Cooks started and was targeted 16 times, making 11 catches for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Houston's 41-38 loss to Tennessee on Sunday. The Texans did not make the postseason after finishing with a 4-12 record.
 
Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams – Hekker punted five times, averaging 43.8 yards per, with one inside the 20 in Los Angeles' 18-7 win over Arizona Sunday. The Rams advance to the postseason as the NFC's No. 6 seed after finishing the regular season 10-6. LA visits Seattle Sunday at 1:40 p.m. on FOX.
 
Jake Luton, Jacksonville Jaguars – Luton did not play in Jacksonville's 28-14 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. The Jaguars finished the season 1-15 and did not advance to the postseason.
 
Sean Mannion, Minnesota Vikings – Mannion did not play in Minnesota's 37-35 win over Detroit on Sunday. The Vikings ended the season 7-9 and did not advance to the postseason.
 
Matt Moore, Kansas City Chiefs – Moore was elevated to the Chiefs' active roster Sunday but did not play in Kansas City's 38-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Kansas City finished the regular season at 14-2 and is the AFC's No. 1 seed. The Chiefs have a bye in the first round.

Ryan Nall, Chicago Bears – Nall saw action on 14 snaps in Chicago's 35-16 loss to Green Bay on Sunday. The Bears finished the regular season with an 8-8 record and advance as the NFC's No. 7 seed. Chicago visits New Orleans Sunday at 1:40 p.m. on CBS.
 
Steven Nelson, Pittsburgh Steelers – Nelson started at one corner spot and finished with three tackles and a pass deflection in the Steelers' 24-22 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. Pittsburgh ended the regular season 12-4 and is the AFC's No. 3 seed. The Steelers re-match with the Browns Sunday at 5:15 p.m. PT on NBC.
 
Artavis Pierce, Chicago Bears – Pierce ran the ball once and saw action on six snaps in Chicago's 35-16 loss to Green Bay on Sunday. The Bears finished the regular season with an 8-8 record and advance as the NFC's No. 7 seed. Chicago visits New Orleans Sunday at 1:40 p.m. on CBS.
 
Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills – Poyer started at safety and made two tackles in Buffalo's 56-26 win over Miami on Sunday. The Bills finished the regular season 13-3 and will host Indianapolis Saturday at 10 a.m. PT as the AFC's No. 2 seed. The game will air on CBS.
 
Mike Remmers, Kansas City Chiefs – Remmers did not play in Kansas City's 38-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Kansas City finished the regular season at 14-2 and is the AFC's No. 1 seed. The Chiefs have a bye in the first round.
 
Isaac Seumalo, Philadelphia Eagles – Seumalo started at left guard and played on all 68 offensive snaps for Philadelphia in the Eagles' 20-14 loss to Washington on Sunday. Philadelphia's season ended with a 4-11-1 record.
 
Noah Togiai, Indianapolis Colts – Togiai was activated off the injured reserve prior to the Colts' 28-14 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. He was not active in the game. The Colts advanced to the postseason with an 11-5 record and will be the No. 7 seed Saturday at Bufffalo. Kick is set for 10 a.m. on CBS.
 
The following Beavers are also on NFL rosters but not on their team's active roster.
Josh Andrews, New York Jets – Injured Reserve
Blake Brandel, Minnesota Vikings – Practice Squad
Sean Harlow, Atlanta Falcons – Practice Squad
Isaiah Hodgins, Buffalo Bills – Injured Reserve
Kyle Peko, Denver Broncos – Opted out of 2020 season
 
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