Derrick Johnson and Brian Orakpo both had a sack in their Wildcard matchup. This week, Orakpo will face off against fellow former Longhorn defensive lineman in Malcom Brown.
Let’s take a look at how each NFL ‘Horn fared in the 1st round and who’s still playing in the Divisional games:
Saturday, January 6th
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans
Result: Titans 22, Chiefs 21
Derrick Johnson (LB-KC): Johnson was 2nd on the team in total tackles (8). Along with his eight tackles (six solo), he delivered a booming hit for a sack on Marcus Mariota. In what would of given the Chiefs the victory, Johnson had a go-ahead fumble recovery for a touchdown reversed due to the runners knee being down.
DERRICK JOHNSON, what a play! pic.twitter.com/T4mRv53hFf— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 6, 2018
Brian Orakpo (DE-TEN): Orakpo recorded two tackles, two quarterback hurries and 1.5 sacks. His crucial sack came in the 4th quarter of a close game.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons
Result: Falcons 26, Rams 13
Malcolm Brown (RB-LAR): Brown had a solid 14 yards on two carries.
Sunday, January 7th
New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
Result: Saints 31, Panthers 26
Fozzy Whittaker (RB-CAR): The veteran running back had one carry for three yards.
Saturday, January 13th
3:35 CT NBC
#1 Philadelphia Eagles (WR Marcus Johnson, LB Jordan Hicks*) vs. #6 Atlanta Falcons
7:15 CT CBS
#1 New England Patriots (DT Malcom Brown) vs. #5 Tennessee Titans (DE Brian Orapko)
Sunday, January 14th
3:40 CT FOX
#2 Minnesota Vikings (DL Brian Robison) vs. #4 New Orleans Saints (DE Alex Okafor*, SS Kenny Vaccaro*)
Note: Three quarterbacks on the NFC side are from Texas. Drew Brees (Austin Westlake), Nick Foles (Austin Westlake) and Case Keenum (Wylie-Abilene).
Stats via NFL.com/gamecenter