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Longhorns in the NFL: Week 13 — Colt McCoy leads Giants to upset over the Seahawks

Plus, Collin Johnson vs. Kris Boyd.

New York Giants v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Colt McCoy, QB — New York Giants

Starting for the first time since Week 5 of the 2019 season, Colt McCoy led the Giants to their fourth straight victory and an upset of the Seattle Seahawks. While McCoy’s stats don’t exactly jump off the page (13-22 with 105 yards and 1 TD/1 INT) the 10-year NFL veteran did exactly what New York needed to pull off the upset. It was also McCoy’s first win as a starter since the infamous Monday Night Football win against the Dallas Cowboys in 2014.

McCoy’s one interception came off the hands of tight end Evan Engram and into the arms of... ex-Longhorn Quandre Diggs for some Texas-on-Texas crime.

Daniel Jones is expected to return next week but in case he won’t be able to play, McCoy would face Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. You can check out his post-game interview below.

Man, I miss you Colt. Also I’m digging the beard. Hook’em.

Collin Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars) vs. Kris Boyd (Minnesota Vikings)

For the first time outside of Texas football practice, Collin Johnson and Kris Boyd went head-to-head on the gridiron. It didn’t disappoint.

Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown was a first-hand witness of their battles during practice and chimed in on twitter:

Johnson led the Jags with 66 yards on four catches in the overtime loss to the Vikings. Good to see Johnson starting to find his form and receive more targets. Who knows... he might have Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields throwing to him next year.

  • The Ravens ended their three-game losing streak against the Cowboys on Tuesday night with a 34-17 victory. Devin Duvernay was not involved in the offense outside of one catch for two yards. DeShon Elliott recorded six tackles. With the Cowboys putting guard Zack Martin on the IR, that means that Connor Williams is the only remaining starter from last year’s team still playing with Martin and Tyron Smith on the IR. Unfortunately, Justin Tucker missed a field goal from 36 yards, breaking a streak of 70 made field goals from inside 40 yards.
  • Malcolm Brown rushed for -3 yards on three carries in the Rams win over the Cardinals while Jordan Hicks added six tackles and one TFL.
  • Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford recorded four total tackles but Seattle’s defense had no answer for Wayne Gallman, allowing 135 rushing yards. Saints defensive tackle Malcom Brown finished with one tackle in their 21-16 victory over the Falcons as Atlanta rushed for just 70 total yards against a stout rushing defense.
  • Rookie Brandon Jones continue his stellar play in Miami, finishing second on the team with tackles (five) as the Dolphins improved to 8-4.
  • Michael Dickson was busy in the Seahawks loss, punting five times with one beauty that was downed on the Giants 2-yard line. Ravens Justin Tucker missed his first field goal of the season inside 60 yards (Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein missed three FG’s in the same game) but converted on his two other tries and was perfect on PAT’s.
  • Alex Okafor’s usage has increased by 40% over the past two weeks and responded with two tackles in the Chiefs win against the Broncos. He was interviewed on a local Kansas City radio station last week and the interview is here.
  • Texans DE Charles Omenihu has been quiet this year but played one of his best games this season against the Colts. Omemihu finished with two tackles, one TFL, and two pass deflections in the loss.

Interim head coach Romeo Crennel spoke about Omenihu after the game, saying “I think Charles is beginning to find his spot and how he needs to play the game.” You can read the rest of the interview here.

  • What’s better than beating your former team? How about beating them 45-0. Adrian Phillips and the Pats absolutely destroyed the Chargers, recording 12 tackles and one pass deflection.
  • The Browns may have won, but who doesn’t enjoy watching Kenny Vaccaro recover a Baker Mayfield fumble?

Vaccaro’s teammates D’Onta Foreman and Geoff Swain didn’t see any touches, with Swaim getting one target in the 41-35 loss.


Holton Hill (Minnesota Vikings) — Injured Reserve

Malcolm Roach (New Orleans Saints)