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Northwestern in the NFL, Week 10: It’s all defense

Next Sunday’s FOX Game of the Week is the Northwestern Bowl, Part Two.

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Following Northwestern’s third consecutive victory on Saturday vs. Nebraska, a number of Pro ‘Cats saw the field the next day with some familiar faces joining the bunch for the first time.

Anthony Walker Jr.: Indianapolis Colts, LB

The Colts continued to put a grip on the AFC South after a comeback victory over the Titans, scoring the final 24 points of their 34-17 win. Indy limited a potent Tennessee offense to just 294 total yards, and Walker made five tackles playing 60 percent of the defensive snaps.

Week 11 matchup: vs Green Bay Packers (3:25 pm CT)

Dean Lowry: Green Bay Packers, DE

It was another quiet day for Lowry, who recorded no tackles and one pass defended as the Packers scraped by the one-win Jaguars.

Week 11 matchup: at Indianapolis Colts (3:25 pm CT)

Tyler Lancaster: Green Bay Packers, DE

Despite playing only 34 percent of defensive snaps, Lanny registered two assisted tackles. The Green Bay defense allowed just 260 total yards to the Jake Luton-led Jacksonville offense.

Week 11 matchup: at Indianapolis Colts (3:25 pm CT)

Ifeadi Odenigbo: Minnesota Vikings, DE

Odenigbo kept the pressure on Nick Foles with two quarterback hits, including one that injured Foles in the fourth quarter. He also made one tackle as the Vikings held the ever paltry Bears offense to 149 yards but still had to hold onto a gritty 19-13 win to thrust themselves back into the playoff hunt.

Week 11 matchup: vs Dallas Cowboys (3:25 pm CT)

Nate Hall: Houston Texans, LB

Houston Texans v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The rookie played only five percent of defensive snaps but 71 percent of special teams snaps, managing two tackles (one solo and one assisted). Houston lost a tight one in what must be considered an early favorite for bad weather game of the year.

Week 11 matchup: vs New England Patriots (12:00 pm CT)

Sherrick McManis: Chicago Bears, S

McManis missed Monday Night Football due to a fractured index finger. It’s unclear if he’ll be available in Week 12, following Chicago’s bye week.

Week 11 matchup: BYE

Justin Jackson: Los Angeles Chargers, RB

LA placed JJTBC on Injured Reserve on Saturday, meaning he’ll be out for at least three weeks with a knee injury. He was productive when given the chance, but injuries continue to hamper his NFL career, and starting running back Austin Ekeler may be healthy by the time Jackson returns.

Week 11 matchup: vs New York Jets (3:05 pm CT)

Practice squad members: Austin Carr (New Orleans Saints), Joe Gaziano (Los Angeles Chargers).