Awuzie Highlights #NFLBuffs Week 16
BOULDER - Week 16 saw former Colorado Buffaloes cornerback Chidobe Awuzie solidify himself as a star defensive player on a playoff caliber team. Awuzie recorded six tackles and had two pass deflections in the Cincinnati Bengals 41-21 wrecking of the Baltimore Ravens, passing them for the AFC North lead and putting them as the current No. 3 seed for the playoffs.
Here is what happened with all other former Buffs across the NFL in week 16.
David Bakhtiari, OT, Green Bay Packers
Was ruled out against the Cleveland Browns as he is still rehabbing from the torn ACL suffered late last season. If he does not play the rest of the regular season, it is still expected that he will be available for the playoffs.
Ken Crawley, CB, New Orleans Saints
Had one tackle in the Saints 20-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Mason Crosby, K, Green Bay Packers
Made his one field goal attempt for 32-yards while making all three extra point attempts in the Packers 24-22 win over the Cleveland Browns on Christmas day. For the second week in a row his one field goal attempt ended up being the difference maker in the team's win. His field goal was the 366th of his career tying him for 17th on the NFL's all-time list.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, Miami Dolphins
Had 13 carries for 36 yards in the red-hot Dolphins 20-3 Monday Night Football rout of the Saints.
Josh Tupou, DL, Cincinnati Bengals
Played in 30 defensive snaps and 11 special teams snaps in the Bengals win over the Ravens.
Juwann Winfree, WR, Green Bay Packers
Played in eight offensive snaps and 10 special teams snaps while being targeted once in the Packers win over the Browns.
Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Appeared in 27 defensive snaps and recorded a pass deflection in the Steelers 36-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Laviska Shenault Jr. (Jaguars), Jimmy Smith (Ravens) and Nate Solder (Giants) were placed on the NFL's COVID-19/injury reserve. Isaiah Oliver (Falcons) is out for the season with a knee injury. Davion Taylor (Eagles) is still dealing with a knee injury.
Kabion Ento (Packers), Arlington Hambright (Bears), Steven Montez (Lions) and William Sherman (Patriots) are all on their team's practice squads. Daniel Munyer (Titans) was signed to the active roster this week then returned to the practice squad. Delrick Abrams Jr. was signed and released from the Los Angeles Rams practice squad. Alex Tchangam was signed and released from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.