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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Week 16

Quandre Diggs earned his 3rd interception of his career on Sunday.

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Quandre Diggs had another standout performance at safety, Malcom Brown finally got back in the sack column and Earl Thomas could possibly be a Cowboy in the near future.

Let’s take a look at how all the Longhorns performed in Week 16:

Malcolm Brown (RB-LAR): Brown had a four-yard carry in the Rams 27-23 win.

Jamaal Charles (RB-DEN): With limited playing time the past couple of weeks, Charles wants the Broncos to release him to get an opportunity to play for a playoff team, per ESPN.

Fozzy Whittaker (RB-CAR): Whittaker had a five-yard rush and a four-yard catch in the Panthers 22-19 win.

Marquise Goodwin (WR-SF): In his toughest matchup of the year, being shadowed by Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Goodwin caught three passes for 37 yards. Most importantly, the 49ers won their 4th game in a row with a 44-33 win.

Malcom Brown (DT-NE): Brown had six total tackles and a sack in the Patriots 37-16 victory. This was Brown’s 2.5 sack on the season.

Hassan Ridgeway (DT-IND): Ridgeway had a solo tackle in the Colts loss on Saturday.

Brian Orakpo (DE-TEN): The veteran defensive end totaled six tackles including a tackle for a loss in a losing effort.

Brian Robison (DT-MIN): Robison recorded a solo tackle in the Vikings 16-0 Saturday night win.

Derrick Johnson (ILB-KC): The veteran outside linebacker recorded two solo tackles and a pass deflection in a 29-13 win.

Sam Acho (LB-CHI): Acho got to DeShone Kizer an astounding five times on Sunday. It only resulted in 0.5 sacks but he pressured the rookie quarterback all game long. Acho finished with four total tackles on the game.

Quandre Diggs (DB-DET): For the third straight week, Diggs had an interception. He was in the right position at the right time to pick off what probably will be the easiest interception of his career. The new safety had three solo tackles and a pass deflection, as well.

Adrian Colbert (DB-SF): Colbert was 2nd on the team in tackles with six solo tackles in the 49ers huge win.

Adrian Phillips (SS-LAC): Phillips left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury and is questionable for the Chargers regular season finale. The safety had a solo tackle and a pass deflection in their 14-7 win.

Kenny Vaccaro (SS-NO): The Saints placed Vaccaro on the injured reserved before their Week 16 game due to a groin injury. This is very unfortunate news as the Saints are finally going back to the playoffs and he won’t be able to play. He finishes his 5th year with 60 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and a career-high three interceptions.

Earl Thomas (FS-SEA): Thomas had a team-high 11 tackles as the Seahawks won a crucial game against the Cowboys. Seattle needs to win this week and the Falcons need to lose in order for Seattle to make the playoffs.

Interesting development after the game, as Earl Thomas and Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett exchanged some words. I honestly don’t think it means much because Thomas is still playing at a Pro Bowl level and Seattle will never “kick him to the curb.”

Phil Dawson (K-ARI): Dawson hit his lone 21-yard field goal attempt and went 2-for-3 on extra points in a 23-0 win.

Nick Rose (K-LAC): It wasn’t the best team debut for Rose. He missed his lone field goal attempt but did hit both of his extra point attempts in a winning effort.

Justin Tucker (K-BAL): Tucker went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts (39, 36, 30 yarders) and 2-for-2 on extra point attempts in a 23-16 win. He also recorded a rare solo tackle on a kickoff.