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Northwestern NFL Recap, Week 17: Siemian plays well, Lowry, Peters playoff bound

The Broncos won a week after officially being eliminated.

Oakland Raiders v Denver Broncos Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

If this is it for our hero Touchdown Trevor Siemian, it was quite the ride. From a win on Sunday Night Football to open the season and through all the highs and the lows, it has been awesome to see a former NU signal caller taking meaningful snaps in the NFL (it had been a while). Anyway, here’s what all of the former Wildcats did in the closing weekend.

Corbin Bryant - Bills

Inactive. The Bills lost in a miserable 30-10 game against the Jets.

Zach Strief - Saints

Strief played every snap once again at right tackle. He didn’t miss a single game this year and was very very good for a pretty average overall but high-scoring Saints team. New Orleans lost to playoff-bound Atlanta 38-32.

Ibraheim Campbell - Browns

The Browns came oh-so-close to beating the Steelers, who played a lot of backups. Campbell played on 25 special teams snaps (81 percent) and had one tackle.

Dan Vitale - Browns

Vitale played on eight offensive downs (10 percent) and 23 special teams plays (74 percent). He had a catch for negative one yard and also had a special teams tackle.

Brian Peters - Texans

Playing against the Titans, Peters recorded a tackle on the opening kickoff and later dragged down Derrick Henry for a two-yard loss. The Texans lost 24-17, but they’re playoff-bound regardless. Peters played on nine defensive downs (15 percent) and 21 special teams downs (81 percent).

Sherrick McManis - Bears

The Bears’ season came to an end with a 38-10 loss to the Vikings. McManis had one tackle on special teams. He played on 19 special teams snaps (86 percent).

Dean Lowry - Packers

Lowry racked up two tackles on 12 defensive snaps (18 percent). He also would have had a sack had a teammate not been offsides. The Packers won 31-24 and are the NFC North champions.

Trevor Simian - Broncos

What other way could he go out? Siemian tossed two touchdowns and amassed 206 yards through the air as the Broncos routed playoff-bound Oakland 24-6. After talk that Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch would split reps, Siemian played the entire game. With Gary Kubiak retiring, it will be interesting to see what this offseason holds for the Broncos and for Siemian.