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Northwestern NFL Recap Week 15: Lowry returns to Chicago

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Trevor Siemian and the Broncos’ offense were bad, but there were some positives for Northwestern on other fronts.

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Trevor Siemian had a rough weekend, but some of Northwestern’s NFL alums found success.

Trevor Siemian - Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos scored three points against the Patriots. The offense and the defense had a fight in the locker room. Things are not going too well for Denver as they are on the outside looking for the AFC playoff picture and basically need to win out to ensure any hope at making it. Siemian threw 40 times for 282 yards and a drive-killing interception in the red zone. His offensive line and running game were both terrible, as the Patriots sacked Siemian four times and gave him little to work with. We might have to wait to watch Siemian’s playoff debut.

Dean Lowry - Green Bay Packers

Dean Lowry made his return to Chicago to face the Bears at Soldier Field. The game was surprisingly competitive, with Aaron Rodgers rocketing the Packers down the field with a 60-yard pass to Jordy Nelson to set up a game-winning field goal. Lowry played on 22 snaps for the Packers, much more than his usual number thus far, and it looks like he’s playing his way into more defensive snaps. However, he did not record a tackle or sack.

Zach Strief - New Orleans Saints

Zach Strief failed to make the Pro Bowl along with his quarterback Drew Brees. However, Strief hopefully won’t care much as the Saints defeated the Cardinals 48-41 in an entertaining shootout.

Brian Peters - Houston Texans

Peters played one snap at linebacker for the second consecutive week. Perhaps it helped the Texans, although the benching of Brock Osweiler for “Macho Man” Tom Savage probably had more to do with the Texans 21-20 comeback victory. Peters recorded no tackles on defense or special teams.

Ibraheim Campbell - Cleveland Browns

The Browns lost again. The 0-16 seasons is very near. However, Campbell made six tackles in the Browns 33-13 defeat to the Bills, so that’s a positive.

Dan Vitale - Cleveland Browns

Dan Vitale made up for his drop last week with a solid 17-yard reception against Buffalo. That was his only involvement on the stat sheet.

Sherick McManis - Chicago Bears

Sherick McManis had one tackle on special teams against the Packers.