Hawks in the NFL: Week 11

By Courtney Baumann on November 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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Though the Los Angeles Rams faced a ton of adversity this week with the Monday Night game being moved from Mexico City to the Coliseum and having to practice in Colorado Springs because of the wildfires, they were still able to hold off the Chiefs in arguably The Best Football Game Ever. 

Just look at this drive chart: 

Austin Blythe's Rams won the shootout 54-51 over Anthony HItchens and Ben Niemann's Chiefs with a deal-sealing touchdown in the last minute of the game. 

While the Rams offensive line performed below-par, giving up five sacks to Kansas City's defense, Blythe continued to hold it down at center. He and Rob Havenstein are the only two players on the Rams roster who have played every snap on offense this season. 

Hitchens had six tackles, four solo, Monday night after returning from a rib injury that kept him out during Week 10. Niemann, who started in Hitchens's absence last week, snagged a solo tackle in his 33 special teams snaps. 


James Daniels caused a stir Sunday night when he chose to shoutout his high school rather than Iowa during player introductions. There were quite a few, uh, disgruntled Hawkeye fans. 

Elsewhere in the NFC North, Josh Jackson played nearly every snap on Thursday night, gathering two tackles. 

Josey Jewell started once again for the Broncos and racked up three solo tackles, two assisted and a pass defended en route to a Denver win. 


Jaleel Johnson had his first forced fumble of his career for the Vikings while adding his fourth solo tackle of the season.

Desmond King had a quieter game than we've been accustomed to this season, with two solo tackles. 


Though Bryan Bulaga has been having trouble with injuries this season, he looked pretty good Thursday night, including this beauty of a blocking effort which allowed Aaron Rodgers to do the thing: 

Riley Reiff, on the other hand, did not have such a great time against Khalil Mack. 

And in other weird things that happened, Marshal Yanda was accused of spitting on Bengals lineback Vontaze Burfict. I don't know, you can be the judge of that. 

  • Mike Daniels - Left Game Early - Out
  • Christian Kirksey - Bye Week - IR
  • Brandon Scherff - DNP - IR

The Winners: Austin Blythe (Rams, 10-1), James Daniels (Bears, 7-3), Marshal Yanda (Ravens, 6-4), Andrew Donnal (Lions, 4-6), Josey Jewell, Casey Kreiter (Broncos, 4-6)

The Losers: Anthony Hitchens, Ben Niemann (Chiefs, 9-2), Desmond King (Chargers, 7-3), Brandon Scherff (Redskins, 6-4), Jaleel Johnson, Riley Reiff (Vikings, 5-4-1), Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Josh Jackson (Packers, 4-5-1)

Bye Week: Adrian Clayborn, Cole Croston (Patriots, 7-3), Micah Hyde, Ike Boettger (Bills, 3-7), Carl Davis, Christian Kirksey (Browns, 3-6-1), C.J. Beathard, George Kittle (49ers, 2-8)

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