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Witherspoon Feasts on Thursday Night for #NFLBuffs In Week 14

Dec 14, 2021

BOULDER -- Week 14 saw a stellar performance out of the secondary from Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon. The former Colorado Buffalo sparked a late game comeback against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football with two interceptions. The first was late in the third quarter when he picked off a pass that deflected off of Justin Jefferson. On the second interception Witherspoon jumped a slant route leading to a 41-yard return. This set up the Steelers for a touchdown which put them within striking distance.

Here is what happened with all other former Buffs across the NFL in week 14. 

Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
Had six tackles including one tackle for a loss and two pass deflections in the Bengals 26-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
Made his one field goal attempt for 20 yards and went 6-for-6 on extra point attempts in the Packers 45-30 come from behind victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football. 

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Had four receptions for 34 yards while tying for the team lead with seven targets in the Jaguars 20-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Nate Solder, OL, New York Giants
Played in 46% of the offensive snaps and one special teams snap in the Giants 37-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Josh Tupou, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Recorded one tackle while playing in 17 defensive snaps and five special teams snaps in the Bengals loss to the 49ers.

Phillip Lindsay (Dolphins) and Davion Taylor (Eagles) had bye weeks. David Bakhtiari (Packers is still recovering from an ACL injury. Isaiah Oliver (Falcons) is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Ken Crawley (Saints) and Jimmy Smith (Ravens) did not play this week. 

Kabion Ento (Packers), Arlington Hambright (Bears), Steven Montez (Lions), Daniel Munyer (Titans), Will Sherman (Patriots) and Juwann Winfree (Packers) are all on their team's practice squads. Alex Tchangam (Seahawks) was signed midseason by the Seahawks to their practice squad and later released.