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#StanfordNFL Week 17: Penultimate Week

Jan 5, 2022


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  • Cameron Fleming made his third start of the season for the Broncos, playing all 60 offensive snaps and not allowing a sack or hit in a loss to the Chargers.
  • Nate Herbig made his fourth start in the last five games and did not allow any sacks or hits on 59 offensive snaps in the 20-16 win over Washington. 
  • Rookie Walker Little made his second career start and did not allow a sack, hit or hurry in the Jaguars' loss at New England. His 86.4 pass blocking grade by PFF was the second highest among all rookie OL in Week 17.


Horrible Harry

Harrison Phillips started and made four tackles, a sack, had three QB hits, three QB pressures and a fumble recovery in a 29-15 win over Atlanta. The six pressures were a career high and he led all NFL players in Week 17 with an 18.4 pass rush productivity, according to Pro Football Focus.

Parkinson Does It All

Tight end Colby Parkinson had one catch for 12 yards in a 51-29 win over the Lions. He played 53% of special teams snaps and 28% of offensive snaps in the victory.

Playoffs Bound

Michael Thomas had three tackles (one defensive, two special teams) while playing 19 total snaps as the Bengals clinched the AFC North with a 34-31 win over the Chiefs.

Quick Hitters

  • Cornerback Paulson Adebo made five solo tackles, had a pass breakup and one tackle for loss in the Saints' 18-10 win over Carolina.
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside played 14 special teams snaps and four offensive snaps in the Eagles' 20-16 win at Washington.
  • Jake Bailey had one 40-yard punt (downed inside the 20) and nine kickoffs with an average starting field position of the 22.4 yard line in the Patriots' 50-10 win over Jacksonville.
  • Drew Dalman played three snaps in the Falcons' 29-15 loss to Buffalo.
  • Zach Ertz had  a team-high seven catches for 41 yards in the Cardinals' 25-22 win at Dallas. His 26 receptions over the last four weeks ranks second among tight ends. 
  • Austin Hooper had two catches for 28 yards in the Browns' loss at Pittsburgh.
  • Josh Mauro played 11 total snaps in the Cardinals' 25-22 win at Dallas.
  • Quarterback Davis Mills was 21-of-32 passing for 163 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 23-7 loss at San Francisco.
  • Ty Montgomery played 44% of special teams snaps and 14% of offensive snaps (one rush) in an 18-10 win against the Panthers.
  • Linebacker Bobby Okereke made 10 tackles (nine solo) with a QB hurry in the Colts' 23-20 loss to Las Vegas.
  • Justin Reid had six tackles (five solo), two TFL and played a big role in run support with a career-best 83.7 run defense grade by PFF in the loss to the 49ers. He left the game with an injury, but returned and it is believed he will be available in Week 18.
  • Curtis Robinson played nine special teams snaps in his second game with the 49ers, a 23-7 victory over the Texans.
  • Brennan Scarlett played 26 total snaps (his 24 special teams snaps were 92%) in his first game back from injured reserve. The Dolphins lost 34-3 at Tennessee.
  • Dalton Schultz had six catches for 54 yards in a 25-22 loss to the Cardinals.
  • Defensive tackle Solomon Thomas had one tackle and a QB hurry in the Raiders' 23-20 win at Indianapolis.
  • Casey Toohill started and had four tackles (three solo) and a QB hurry in Washington's loss at Philadelphia. The seventh-round selection has started five of the previous six games.
  • Trenton Irwin (Bengals) and James Vaughters (Falcons) missed week 17 games while on the COVID reserve list.
  • Simi Fehoko (Cowboys) and Richard Sherman (Bucs) were both inactive.