Hawks in the NFL: Week 12

By Courtney Baumann on November 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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Former Hawkeye football players had a rather quiet Week 12 with three enjoying a bye week and three out with injury. One, however, did participate in the always fun festivities of Thanksgiving football last week. 

Rookie guard James Daniels celebrated another division win with the Bears when they handled the last-place Lions, 23-16. Daniels had his "best game of the season," wrote Bears writer Bryan Perez. Pro Football Focus tabbed him the highest-rated player on offense for Chicago. It's good to see that, even with his success, he still believes so strongly in teamwork. 

THE ROOKIES

Josh Jackson had a season-high eight tackles in Green Bay's loss to Minnesota. The cornerback had five solo and three combined tackles.

Josey Jewell also had a career game, racking up six tackles — four solo and two assisted. 

THE DEFENSE

Micah Hyde had three tackles (two solo), while Jaleel Johnson had a solo tackle for the Vikings.

Desmond King had a tackle and added two punt returns for 28 yards, bringing his season total to 212. 

Though he's not in the NFL, Amani Hooker joined some pretty great company with three former Hawkeyes who are, in fact, in the NFL. 

THE OFFENSE

George Kittle currently owns the third-most receiving yards for NFL tight ends after picking up another 48 yards on six receptions last Sunday night. He also added a 10-yard rush, the first carry of his career. 

People love Kittle in fantasy. 

Marshal Yanda really didn't want to be taken off the field when he needed to go through concussion protocol. He not only let the refs have it, but his athletic trainer as well. 

Bryan Bulaga gave Packers fans a scare when he was slow to get up after a play last Sunday night, though I — I mean they — have gotten used to his string of injuries. 

Riley Reiff finally made his way into the top-five graded offensive players for the Vikings behind Adam Thielen (obviously), Kyle Rudolph and Stefon Diggs. 

INJURY REPORT
  • Christian Kirksey: DNP - IR
  • Mike Daniels: DNP - Out
  • Brandon Scherff: DNP - Out
LONG STORY SHORT

The Winners: Desmond King (Chargers, 8-3), James Daniels (Bears, 8-3), Adrian Clayborn, Cole Croston (Patriots, 8-3), Marshal Yanda (Ravens, 7-4), Jaleel Johnson, Riley Reiff (Vikings, 6-4-1), Josey Jewell, Casey Kreiter (Broncos, 5-6), Carl Davis, Christian Kirksey (Browns, 4-6-1), Micah Hyde, Ike Boettger (Bills, 4-7)

The Losers: Brandon Scherff (Redskins, 6-5), Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Josh Jackson (Packers, 4-6-1), Andrew Donnal (Lions, 4-7), C.J. Beathard, George Kittle (49ers, 2-9)

Bye Week: Austin Blythe (Rams, 10-1), Anthony Hitchens, Ben Niemann (Chiefs, 9-2),  

 

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