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Horns in the NFL: Week 16

With his last score vs the Colts on a 31-yard-run, Jamaal Charles has now 19 totals TDs on the season.

¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo! I hope you all are having a great holiday. This past week has been a bit hard for me as I have been in bed since Christmas Eve with the flu. I have read about the terrible consequences of the swine flu in Houston. All my sympathy for the victims.

I am almost fully recovered and getting ready for the Mack's last ride at Texas. My good friend horndude, who lives in the South of Spain is coming to Madrid and we will watch the game together.

The NFL will see their last week of the regular season this Sunday. If Week 15 was the best of the season, it would be fair to say that Week 16 was the worst one.

The headline was Kenny Vaccaro's ankle injury, which will keep him out for the rest of the season. The rookie had been a key player in Rob Ryan's defense scheme. Now the Saints will have to fight for a playoff spot without him. Fellow rookie, Marquise Goodwin was also injured during last week's game in which his Bills defeated the Dolphins. Luckily, the speedster will be able to play in the last regular season game. Goodwin's teammate, safety Aaron Williams also had to leave the game with a rib injury and was placed on Injured Reserve. But it didn't end there. Jaguars' DT, Roy Miller, suffered a shoulder injury and will miss the remainder of the season. With Vaccaro's, Williams' and Miller's addition, there are 11 former Longhorns that will finish the season on the IR.

Right after a record-setting day in Week 15, Justin Tucker missed one FG during the Ravens loss versus the Patriots. The miss didn't affect the final outcome. Despite the loss, the Ravens aren't disqualified from the playoffs just yet. They are fighting for the last spot in the AFC, and with the right results, they will be in, even with a loss.

Neither of the ‘Brians', Orakpo nor Robison, were able to record a sack last week, leaving the contest for the former Longhorn with the most sacks for this week. In the case of the Vikings DE, this is their first sack-free game since the 17th of November, having recorded at least one sack in each of the previous 5 weeks. Orakpo leads the former Longhorns with 10 sacks, one more than the other Brian. Indianapolis Colts' DE, Cory Redding, and Chiefs' LB, DJ Johnson, were the only former Longhorns with a sack in Week 15. The former also recovered a fumble during his team win over DJ's.

Brian Orakpo had to leave the game in the 4th quarter of the game with after straining his right groin. He is battling this injury to play the final game of the season. If he records 0.5 sacks against the Giants, he will become the fifth player in Redskins' history with 40 career sacks.

The off-the-field news wasn't any better. Bears DT, Henry Melton, who was placed on IR after suffering a torn ACL in the 3rd week of the season, was arrested last Saturday for assault and public intoxication, according to police in Grapevine, Texas. He was released after 8 hours in custody.

As usual, Jamaal Charles and Earl Thomas saved the day with great performances. The Seahawks' FS made 10 total tackles and the Chiefs' RB ran for 106 yards and a 31-yard score. Unfortunately, their teams lost against the Patriots and Cardinals.

But fortunately, the last two player mentioned were two of the three former Longhorns to be named to the 2014 Pro Bowl. The third is Justin Tucker. Derrick Johnson, Phil Dawson, Brian Robison were all left out.

  • QBs (1):

#2 Colt McCoy (San Francisco 49ers): QB#2

Status: Backup (Colin Kaepernick).
Next game: @ Arizona (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 3 QB kneels, -3 yards.
Stats season: 1/1, 13 yards. 6 rushes, -6 yards.

  • RBs (3):

#25 Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs): RB#1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ San Diego (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 13 rushes, 106 yards, 1 TD. 5 catches, 38 yards.
Stats season: 259 rushes, 1288 yards, 12 TDs. 70 catches, 693 yards, 7 TDs. 2 FLs

#35 Fozzy Whittaker (Cleveland Browns): RB #2 & KR

Status: Backup (Wills McGahee) - Returner.
Next game: @ Pittsburgh (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 3 KRs, 92 yards.
Stats season: 28 rushes, 79 yards. 17 catches, 113 yards, 1 TD. 29 KRs for 638 yards.

#25 Chris Ogbonnaya (Cleveland Browns): FB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Pittsburgh (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 1 rush, 8 yards. 1 catch, 4 yards.
Stats season: 48 carries, 239 yards. 47 catches, 334 yards, 2 TDs. 2 FL.

  • WR (1):

#88 Marquise Goodwin (Buffalo Bills): RWR #2
Status: Backup (behind TJ Graham).
Next game: @ New England (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: No stats.
Stats season: 16 catches, 261 yards, 3 TDs, 1 FL. 2 rush, 16 yards. 1 FL. 16 KRs, 351 yards.

  • TE (1):

#88 Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers): IR
Status: Out for the year (head injury).
Stats season: 25 catches, 300 yards, 3 TDs.

  • OLs (4):

#72 David Snow (Pittsburgh Steelers): C #3
Status: Depth.
Next game: vs Browns (Sunday at Noon CT).
#72 Jonathan Scott (Chicago Bears): LT #2
Status: Backup (Jermon Busrhod).
Next game: vs Packers (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).

#63 Justin Blalock (Atlanta Falcons): LG #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Panthers (Sunday at Noon CT).

#63 Lyle Sendlein (Arizona Cardinals): C #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs 49ers (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).

  • DLs (8):

#90 Kheeston Randall: FA

Status: Free Agent (released by Bengals)
Stats season: No stats.

#91 Cory Redding (Indianapolis Colts): LDE #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Jaguars (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 FR.
Stats season: 30 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 safety, 2 PBU, 1 FR.

#97 Roy Miller (Jacksonville Jaguars): IR (week 15)

Status: IR (Shoulder).
Stats season: 21.5 tackles, 1 sack.

#99 Lamarr Houston (Oakland Raiders): RE #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Broncos (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 2 tackles
Stats season: 55.5 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 FFs, 1 FR.

#73 Brandon Moore (Denver Broncos): Practice Squad

#95 Shaun Rogers (New York Giants): Injured Reserve (Week 9)

Status: Out for the year (knee).
Stats season: 8 tackles.

#69 Henry Melton (Chicago Bears): Injured Reserve (Week 3)

Status: Out for the year (torn ACL).
Stats season: 4 tackles, 1 FR.

#90 Brian Robison (Minnesota Vikings): LDE #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Lions (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 2.5 tackles.
Stats season: 30 tackles, 9 sacks, 1 FR, 1 TD, 2 PBUs.

  • LBs (6):

# 56 Derrick Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs): RILB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Colts (Sunday at Noon).
Stats Week last game: 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 101 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 7 PBU, 2 FR.

#98 Brian Orakpo (Washington Redskins): ROLB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ NYG (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 2 tackles.
Stats season: 51.5 tackles, 10 sacks, 4 PBU, 1 INT, 1 TD, 2 FR.
#52 Keenan Robinson (Washington Redskins): Injured Reserve (Preseason)
#53 Emmanuel Acho (Philadelphia Eagles): Practice Squad
Stats season: 1.5 tackles.

#94 Sam Acho (Arizona Cardinals): Injured Reserve (Week 3)

Status: IR (broken leg).
Stats season: 4.5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF.

#57 Alex Okafor (Arizona Cardinals): Injured Reseve (Week 4)

Status: IR (biceps).
Stats season: 1 tackle.

  • DBs (10):

#23 Aaron Williams (Buffalo Bills): Injured Reserve (Week 15)

Status: IR (ribs).
Stats season: 71 tackles, 11 PBU, 4 INTs.

#23 Chykie Brown (Baltimore Ravens): RCB #2

Status: Rotation (behind Corey Graham).
Next game: vs Patriots (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: No stats.
Stats season: 7.5 tackles, 1 PBU.

#31 Curtis Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers): Injured Reserve (Week 14)

Status: IR (torn ACL).
Stats season: 6 tackles.
#33 Michael Griffin (Tennessee Titans): FS #1
Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Texans (Sunday at Noon).
Stats last game: 3 tackles, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 69.5 tackles, 3 PBU, 2 FF.

#29 Michael Huff (Denver Broncos): FS #3

Status: Depth.
Next game: @ Oakland (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: No stats.
Stats season: 5.5 tackles.
#34 Quentin Jammer (Denver Broncos): LCB #3
Status: Depth.
Next game: @ Oakland (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game No stats.
Stats season: 11.5 tackles, 3 PBU, 1 FR.

#31 Aaron Ross (New York Giants): Injured Reserve (Week 4)

Status: Out for the season.
Stats season: 4 tackles, 4 PBU, 1 INT.
#32 Kenny Vaccaro (New Orleans Saints): Injured Reserve (Week 15)
Status: Out for the season (ankle).
Stats last game: 2 tackles.
Stats season: 70.5 tackles, 6 PBU, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 FF.

#25 Tarell Brown (San Francisco 49ers): RCB #1
Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Arizona (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 1 tackle, 2 PBU.
Stats season: 29.5 tackles, 1 FR, 11 PBU.

#29 Earl Thomas (Seattle Seahawks): FS #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Rams (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 7 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 88.5 tackles, 8 PBU, 5 INTs, 2 FFs.

  • STs (3):

#9 Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens): K #1
Status: Special Teams.
Next game: vs Cincinnati (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats Week 13: 0/1 FGs, 1/1 XPs.
Stats season: 35/38 FGs and 25/25 XPs.

#9 Phil Dawson (San Francisco 49ers): K #1
Status: Special Teams.
Next game: @ Arizona (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 2/2 FGs, 4/4 XPs.
tats season: 29/32 FGs, 40/40 XPs.
#46 Cullen Loeffler (Minnesota Vikings): LS #1
Status: Special Teams.
Next game: vs Lions (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats season: 2 tackles.

PS: Gracias a mi amigo horndude, who is helping me with my grammar, and proofreads this for me (I am not a native English speaker).

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