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Northwestern in the NFL, Week 14: JJTBC is back!

The Packers brigade had an impressive week as well.

NFL: Houston Texans at Los Angeles Chargers Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

With the playoff picture coming into focus, here’s how the remaining Pro ‘Cats fared this past weekend:

Anthony Walker, Jr. - LB, Indianapolis Colts

The Franchise had one of his quieter Sundays of the season, recording just six tackles (two solo) as the Colts dropped a critical game in Tampa by a slim three-point margin. After a 5-2 start to the year, Indianapolis has dropped five of their last six, and Sunday’s loss all but ensured Walker will not be returning to the playoffs after helping the Colts to the AFC Divisional Round in 2018-19.

Justin Jackson - RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Jackson saw his first carries in over a month this past weekend after missing significant time with a calf injury. He only got three carries on the game and they all came in garbage time, but he racked up a combined 25 yards to bring his YPC up to a ridiculous 7.6 on the season.

He obviously doesn’t have enough to qualify atop the NFL leaderboards, but Jackson is certainly making the most of his usage behind one of the best running back duos in Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. Once he gets a shot at some real playing time...

Ifeadi Odenigbo - DE, Minnesota Vikings

The second-year defensive end only recorded one tackle in the team’s win against Detroit, but he did set a career-high in one crucial category.

He also recorded a QB hit! There is a good chance we’ll be seeing Odenigbo get some playoff action come January should the Vikings take care of business in at least two of their final three games.

Joe Jones - LB, Denver Broncos

The third-year backer did not record a stat for the second week in a row, but did see game action in Denver’s upset win on the road in Houston.

Danny Vitale - FB, Green Bay Packers

Vitale saw just one target and did not touch the ball in the Packer win. After an eventful preseason and start to the year, the former superback has gone somewhat quiet, catching just one pass for three yards in his last three appearances.

Dean Lowry - DE, Green Bay Packers

Lowry racked up three tackles for the second week in a row as Green Bay inched a game closer toward locking up an NFC North title. At 40 tackles on the year, the end could surpass his career-high if he can pick up six more in the team’s final three games.

Tyler Lancaster - DT, Green Bay Packers

Lanny posted his second-highest tackle mark of the season, picking up five and recording his first “stuff” of the season as well. The second-year inside man is now just two tackles away from surpassing his rookie year mark as he gradually continues to make his way into the Packer front-seven rotation

Ibraheim Campbell - SS, Green Bay Packers

Campbell completed the NU-Green Bay defensive pipeline by adding two tackles of his own on Sunday. He also earned an impressive honor:

Montre Hartage - S, Miami Dolphins

After seeing his first career NFL snaps last weekend and recording a tackle, Hartage was waived midweek by the Dolphins as his struggle to see the field in his rookie season continues. It appears as if Hartage was added back to the Miami practice squad after being waived.

Practice Squad Members: Clayton Thorson, QB, Dallas Cowboys; Blake Hance, OT, Jacksonville Jaguars

Sherrick McManis joined Austin Carr on the IR on November 30th after missing the Bears’ Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions with a groin injury, his third consecutive absence. Neither player will see the field for the remainder of the season.