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Northwestern NFL recap Week 13


NFL: Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

There was no Trevor Siemian this weekend, but other former Northwestern Wildcats made waves as the season hits the stretch run. Here’s a recap of them all from Week 13.

Dean Lowry

The Green Bay defense has been pretty awful this year, so the coaches did exactly what they needed to do to fix it: PLAY DEAN LOWRY. The fourth-round pick played on 18 defensive snaps (27 percent, a career high) and recorded his first career sack, bringing down Brock Osweiler — who, by the way, left the door open for Trevor Siemian when he left Denver over the offseason — for an eight-yard loss. The Packers website wrote about it and he talked about it after the game. The Packers won 21-13 in snowy Green Bay.

To summarize: Play Dean Lowry more.

Brian Peters

Facing Lowry from the other sideline was Houston special teams ace Brian Peters. He played on 20 special teams snaps (91 percent) and two defensive snaps (3 percent).

Sherrick McManis

The Bears won! As the snow fell in Chicago, the hosts beat down the visiting San Francisco 49ers by a score of 26-6. McManis played on 25 special teams snaps (86 percent) and made a tackle on a kickoff return.

Zach Strief

The consummate pro right tackle played all 62 offensive snaps (as well as three special teams snaps) as the Saints lost 28-13 to the Lions.

Dan Vitale, Ibraheim Campbell, Corbin Bryant

The Browns were off this weekend and Bryant was inactive for the Bills, who lost 38-24 to the Raiders.

Trevor Siemian

No Siemian this weekend due to a bum foot, but his team picked up a 20-10 win over hapless Jacksonville. Paxton Lynch did not play well at all, and the Broncos are hopeful that Siemian will be back this coming weekend.

Oh yeah, and Siemian won the Internet. He stays winning.