Utes in the Pros: Week 14 Preview, Week 13 Recap
SALT LAKE CITY – Only four weeks remain after the conclusion of Week 14 and teams that are atop of their division will look to create some separation this weekend. 17 Pro Utes will suit up as three games will feature at least two former Utes in head to head matchups.
To start off the fun, Javelin Guidry and the New York Jets welcome Marcus Williams and the New Orleans Saints into Metlife Stadium on Sunday. The Saints are currently on the bubble in the playoff picture and a win could bring them within one of the final playoff spots. Williams sits in third on the Saints with 59 tackles on the season and is the only player in the top-six of tacklers to own a forced fumble.
Garett Bolles is back and healthy after being on the teams COVID/reserve list. Bolles, Tim Patrick and the Denver Broncos (6-6) have a crucial matchup with John Penisini and the Detroit Lions (1-10) on Sunday that, with a win, will help inch them closer to being able to fight for one of the last playoff spots. Detroit captured their first victory of the year last weekend and will want to build off of the momentum.
Three Utes will be in action under the lights on Monday Night Football as Terrell Burgess, Matt Gay and the Los Angeles Rams (8-4) visit Leki Fotu and the league leading Arizona Cardinals (10-2). The Rams are currently sitting comfortably in the middle of the playoff race owning the fifth spot with some breathing room over Washington (6-6).
|Date||Game||Time (MT)||TV||Utes to Watch|
|Sun., Dec. 12||Dallas at Washington||11 a.m.||FOX||#53 Francis Bernard (Dallas)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||Seattle at Houston||11 a.m.||FOX||#57 Cody Barton (Seattle)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||Las Vegas at Kansas City||11 a.m.||CBS||#78 Jackson Barton (Las Vegas)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||New Orleans at NY Jets||11 a.m.||CBS||#40 Javelin Guidry (NY Jets)|
|#43 Marcus Williams (New Orleans)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||Baltimore at Cleveland||11 a.m.||CBS||#2 Tyler Huntley (Baltimore)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||NY Giants at LA Chargers||2:05 p.m.||FOX||#28 Devontae Booker (NY Giants)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||Detroit at Denver||2:05 p.m.||FOX||#72 Garett Bolles (Denver)|
|#81 Tim Patrick (Denver)|
|#98 John Penisini (Detroit)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||San Francisco at Cincinnati||2:25 p.m.||CBS||#18 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||Buffalo at Tampa Bay||2:25 p.m.||CBS||#20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)|
|#98 Star Lotulelei (Buffalo)|
|Sun., Dec. 12||Chicago at Green Bay||6:20 p.m.||NBC||#33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)|
|Mon., Dec. 13||LA Rams at Arizona||6:15 p.m.||ESPN||#26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)|
|#8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)|
|#95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)|
Week 13 Recap
Five former Utes earned starting nods for their respective teams in week 13. Javelin Guidry started his second consecutive game of the season, fourth of his career, for the New York Jets. Guidry totaled four tackles in the loss to the Eagles.
Eric Rowe started his fourth game of the season for Miami as they topped the New York Giants, tying for second with Kansas City for the second longest active win streak with five. Rowe had seven tackles on the day, totaling 65 for the season and is only one behind teammate Jerome Baker for the team lead. Rowe is also the only defensive player on Miami with three forced fumbles.
Matt Gay was flawless for the Rams on Sunday, going 3-3 in field goals with his long being a 44-yard attempt. Gay was also 4-4 in extra points.
NFL Week 13 Recap
|Cody Barton, Seattle||vs. San Francisco||W, 30-23||Played at LB|
|Jackson Barton, Las Vegas||vs. Washington||L, 17-15||Played at Tackle|
|Francis Bernard, Dallas||at New Orleans||W, 27-17||1 Tackle|
|Devontae Booker, NY Giants||at Miami||L, 20-9||6 rush, 36 yds, 4 rec, 18 yds|
|Terrell Burgess, LA Rams||vs. Jacksonville||W, 37-7||Played at S|
|Leki Fotu, Arizona||at Chicago||W, 33-22||Played at DT|
|Star Lotulelei, Buffalo||vs. New England||L, 14-10||Started at LDT|
|Matt Gay, LA Rams||vs. Jacksonville||W, 37-7||3-3 FG, LNG 44, 4-4 XP|
|Javelin Guidry, NY Jets||vs. Philadelphia||L, 33-18||Started at CB; 4 tackles|
|Jaylon Johnson, Chicago||vs. Arizona||L, 33-22||Started at CB; 2 tackles|
|Zack Moss, Buffalo||vs. New England||L, 14-10||8 rush, 21 yds, 2 rec, 12 yds|
|Tim Patrick, Denver||at Kansas City||L, 22-9||Started at WR; 1 rec, 9 yds|
|Eric Rowe, Miami||vs. NY Giants||W, 20-9||Started at S; 7 tackles|
|Marcus Williams, New Orleans||vs. Dallas||L, 27-17||Started at FS; 3 tackles, 1PD|
|Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco||at Seattle||L, 30-23||3 punts, 137 yds (45.7 avg), LNG 60|
Pro Bowl 2022
Send your favorite Utes in the Pros to the 2022 Pro Bowl! Making its first appearance in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 6th, 88 of the top NFL players will come together at the brand-new Allegiant Stadium.
To vote, click here and make a free account to vote on NFL.com. If you already have an account, just log in and help send the Utes to Vegas! Voting closes on Dec. 16th.
Additionally, during the final two weeks of the voting (November 30 – December 16), fans can vote on Twitter. Using the hashtag #ProBowlVote, there are a number of options for fans. They can vote by tweeting the player's first and last name, tagging the player's official Twitter handle, or creating a hashtag including the player's first and last name.
Utes you can vote for include:
|FS||Marcus Williams||New Orleans|
|K||Matt Gay||LA Rams|
|P||Mitch Wishnowsky||San Francisco|