SS Adrian Wilson opted for heel surgery and was put on the IR at
the beginning of the month. Oliver Celestin remains the starting
WLB Karlos Dansby led the team with 11 tackles (10 solo), as
well as forced a fumble and broke up a pass. SLB Calvin Pace had
a sack among his 6 solo tackles, setting a new career high with
5.5 on the season.
Several members of the team, including CB DeAngelo Hall, paid
homage to convicted felon QB Mike Vick with messages on their
gear or selves, but obviously didnít care to play with any
conviction on the field. No sacks or turnovers, WLB Demorrio Williams
led the team with 8 tackles (7 solo), despite sharing snaps with
rookie Stephen Nicholas. Someone needs to tell rookie CB Chris
Houston to turn his head around and/or stick an arm in the air
when he sees a receiverís head turn and his eyes get big.
The Ravens obviously had a hangover after snatching defeat from
the jaws of victory against the Patriots on MNF last week. Turnovers
by the offense put them in a hole early and defense was flat.
No sacks and no turnovers for the Ravens. MLB Ray Lewis led the
team with 9 tackles (5 solo). The absence of their starting corners
against the Colts didnít help. Chris McAllisterís
knee flared up and he was out, and appears questionable again
this week. Samari Rolle was out with a shoulder injury and is
not expected to play this week. Corey Ivy and Derrick Martin started
in their place.
FS George Wilson picked up a fumble in the first quarter and took
it 20 yards to give the Bills a 21-0 lead. It was his second career
TD in his 15th career game. Unfortunately, one of the feel-good
stories of the year ended later in the game when Wilson broke
two ribs on a kick return later in the quarter. He is done for
the regular season, but wonít be placed on the IR right
away with playoff hopes still alive in Buffalo. Jim Leonhard replaced
him and will regain his starting role. Leonhard replaced Ko Simpson
earlier this year when Simpson went on the IR. Then Leonhard got
hurt, opening the door for Wilson, who kept the job when Leonhard
DE Chris Kelsay remained inactive with a left ankle injury. Ryan
Denney replaced him in the starting lineup for the second straight
game and had his first sack of the season, as well as a fumble
recovery. DE Aaron Schobel and third DE Anthony Hargrove each
had a sack. Schobel has sacks in back-to-back games, but still
has just 4.5 in a disappointing season.
Already last in the league in sacks, the team was shutout of them
again on Sunday. SS Chris Harris and rookie MLB Jon Beason continue
to be among the few bright spots on the once-proud CAR D. Harris
led the team with 14 tackles (10 solo), forced 2 fumbles, and
broke up a pass. Beason had 12 tackles (10 solo) and passed the
100-tackle mark for the season.
CB Ken Lucas left the game in the fourth quarter after hurting
himself trying to recover one of the fumbles Harris forced before
it went out of bounds. It was reported as a neck injury, but hasnít
been mentioned since, so Lucas should be OK.
In a game where they lost starting QB Rex Grossman, the defense
continued to be decimated as well. Razor thin at DT already, Antonio
Garay left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury
after an unfortunately legal, but ridiculously cheap cut block
by WAS OT Chris Samuels. Garay was the third DT in place of Anthony
Adams, who was inactive after suffering an elbow and triceps injury
in their previous game. Adams and Garay were both put on the IR
this week. The status of DT Darwin
Walker is also in question for this week after injuring his
left elbow in the game. The team promoted DT Babatunde
Oshinowo, a sixth-round pick of the Browns last year, from
the practice squad. They also signed former STL first-round pick
who has not played since being cut in training camp by the Broncos.
Both should see significant time this week. The team would have
been likely to end the season of DT Tommie
Harris now that they are out of playoff contention, but they
literally donít have anyone else. Harris continues to battle groin
and left knee problems. Harris claimed after the game he was on
his way to his eighth sack of the season when a fan ran on the
field in the first quarter and the play was stopped. Harris is
second on the team with a career-high seven sacks. DE Adewale
Ogunleye didnít add to his team-leading nine sacks, but had
another huge game. O-Gun had a 5 solo tackles, a QB hit, and a
fumble recovery. He is having his best season as a Bear, already
setting a new career high in tackles and his six forced fumble
are twice as many as heís ever had before. Over his last six games,
he has 30 tackles, 6 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries.
On the right side, disappointing Mark Anderson remains the starter,
but former starter Alex
Brown continues to see significant work on both sides. Brown
had his best game of the season with 7 tackles (5 solo), a sack
on which he forced the fumble O-Gun recovered, and he batted down
a pass. Brown has 15 tackles in the last three games. Anderson
continues to struggle to get to the passer despite overplaying
the run almost every snap. After starting the season with four
sacks in the first four games, Anderson has had just a half-sack
twice in the nine games since.
S Adam Archuleta had a less than triumphant return to the place
where his career derailed. He finds himself back in WAS and once
again out of a starting job on another team. The team went with
the lesser of two pass coverage evils as they kept Brandon McGowan
the starter at SS for the second straight game in what looks to
be a move for the rest of the season. McGowan led the team with
10 tackles (9 solo) and forced a fumble. If your waiver wire is
still open, McGowan is a solid addition if youíre hurting
in the secondary.
FS Madieu Williams was inactive with a thigh injury, giving rookie
Marvin White his first career start. Williams remains questionable
this week. White had 2 tackles (1 solo) and rookie Chinedum Ndukwe
also saw work at FS, and was announced as the starter, but White
took the first snap. SS Dexter Jackson, who Ndukwe had previously
been taking snaps away from, had a huge game. Jackson had 4 tackles
(3 solo), including 3 TFLís on STL RB Steven Jackson, a
QB pressure, his second pick of the season, and a forced fumble.
MLB Landon Johnson led the defense with 7 tackles (4 solo). His
ankle was sore after the game, he left twice due to problems with
it, but finished the game and is expected to play this week. CB
Johnathan Joseph also 7 tackles (5 solo, including 3 on special
The team had no sacks, as getting to the QB continues to be a
problem for the team. They are second-to-last in the league with
just 18 on the year, and no player has even three on the season.
Starting in their nickel package gave Antwan Peek the start over
Andra Davis and Leon Williams outside over Willie McGinest. Williams
had 1.5 sacks among his 9 tackles (4 solo). Peek left the game
early with an ankle sprain and is questionable for this week.
OLB Kamerion Wimbley had his fifth sack of the season. ILB DíQwell
Jackson had 10 tackles (6 solo) and leads the team on the season.
Holly led the team in the game with 11 tackles (10 solo).
Rookie CB Eric Wright dressed, but did not play, after a limited
week of practice. He missed his fourth straight game with a sprained
OLB Greg Ellis had 3 solo tackles and the only sack for the Cowboys,
on which he forced a fumble. Ellis has five sacks in the last
three games and all 11.5 after missing the first three games of
the season. In the last few weeks, he has blown by his previous
career best (nine), passed Demarcus Ware for the team lead, and
Ellis is now tied for third in the league in sacks.
DE Elvis Dumervil had 3 sacks, forcing a fumble on one, and hit
double-digit sacks for the first time in his young career. He
leads the team with 11 sacks on the season. SLB Nate Webster led
the team with 6 solo tackles.
WLB Ernie Sims led the team with 14 tackles (8 solo) and forced
a fumble. He is second in the league in tackles. SLB Boss Bailey
reportedly woke up with the flu, so he didnít play. No wonder
this team is in a tailspin. Alex Lewis got the start in his place.
After losing his starting job to Jared DeVries on Thanksgiving,
DE Kalimba Edwards took another step back as he was left inactive,
despite not being injured on Sunday. Instead, rookie DE Ikaika
Alama-Francis was active for the first time since Week Four and
had a solo tackle. Edwards is expected to remain inactive until
Alama-Francis or someone else above him falls. DeVries and fellow
starting DE Dewayne White each had a sack. It was number six for
DeVries and White leads the team, and set a new career high, with
6.5 sacks on the season.
SS Kenoy Kennedy left in the third quarter with a hamstring injury.
Heíll have tests this week to determine the severity. Greg
Blue replaced him.
MLB Nick Barnett led the team with 10 tackles (7 solo) and brought
some good pressure. He had to leave the game for a bit in the
second quarter after getting poked in the eye by OAK C Jeremy
Newberry. Barnett returned to the game, but was angry after the
game, insinuating it was intentional and that Newberry was a cheap
player. Barnett will see an eye specialist this week, but he was
able to return to the game after the injury, so he likely to be
CB Charles Woodson returned after missing the previous game with
a right big toe injury. CB Al Harris had his second pick of the
season. Aaron Rouse is back to a reserve with Nick Collins back
at FS. SS Atari Bigby had his second pick of the season. The team
has waited for reserve CB Will Blackmon to add value as he has
battled injuries his first two years in the league, but he was
a huge contributor on Sunday. Blackmon became the first player
to return a punt for a TD and recover a fumbled punt for a TD
in the same game. He is mostly a special teams player, so donít
bother adding him, but the former fourth-round pick showed some
ability to keep in mind for the future.
DE Aaron Kampman was held without a sack for the second straight
game, and has just two in his last five games. He is stuck on
eleven and has fallen out of the top five in the league. DT Johnny
Jolly missed another game with a shoulder sprain. Corey Williams
remained the starter next to Ryan Pickett. Third DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
returned after missing the previous game with knee and ankle injuries,
but had just one solo tackles.
While NO RB Reggie
Bushís disappointing season looks over due to injury and TEN
QB Vince Young struggles with consistency, HOU fans are watching
develop in to a force at DE. Williams had a sack for the fourth
consecutive game, on the verge of reaching double-digits with
a team-leading 9.5 on the season. He has 5.5 sacks among 23 tackles
with 2 forced fumbles in his last four games. Rookie DT Amobi
Okoye shared a sack, his first since Week Nine, giving him
5.5 so far this season.
WLB Morlon Greenwood led the team with 13 tackles (7 solo), including
his first sack of the season, and broke up 2 passes.
FS Antoine Bethea left the game with a sprained right knee in
the first quarter and didnít return. Rookie Melvin Bullitt
saw the first significant action of his career in Betheaís
place, posting 5 tackles (4 solo). SS Bob Sanders led the team
with 10 tackles (9 solo). DE Robert Mathis hurt both knees in
the first quarter on separate incidents before finally leaving
after the second. He was scheduled for an MRI on Monday and the
results havenít been communicated, but Mathis did practice
on Monday. Bethea also had an MRI, but did not practice, so he
seems more questionable early this week.
MLB Gary Brackett continues his outstanding play, particularly
in pass defense. He grabbed a pick on Baltimoreís second
possession and returned it 49-yards to set up a TD for a 21-0
IND lead. It was the drive after a forced fumble by Mathis set
up another TD off a return of the fumble by CB Marlin Jackson.
In the third quarter, Brackett had a pick in the end zone. Bracket
also had 9 tackles (6 solo) to go over the 100-tackle mark for
the season. He leads the team in tackles and is tied for the interception
lead with four.
DT Marcus Stroud returned from his four-game suspension, but rolled
his right ankle in the third quarter and didnít return.
He is questionable this week, with more information expected on
Wednesday. The team was already thin on the DLine as DE Reggie
Hayward was out with a groin injury he suffered early in their
previous game. He is expected to be out this week, as well. Instead
of giving Bobby McCray, who has been extremely disappointing after
getting ten sacks last year and the highest RFA tender this year,
another shot in the starting lineup, the versatile Rob Meier got
the start in place of Hayward across from Paul Spicer. However,
when Stroud went down, Meier slid back inside and McCray got more
work. McCray still has no sacks this season and is unlikely to
be back with the team next year.
MLB Darryl Smith led the team with 6 tackles (5 solo), including
a sack, and recovered a fumble. OLB Clint Ingram got his first
pick of the season and returned it 39-yards for his first career
TD to put the game away on the first play of the fourth quarter.
After two sacks last week, DE Jared
Allen was held sackless for the third time in the last four
games. He is still tied for third in the league and leads the
team with 11.5 sacks this season. On the other side, DE Tamba
Hali had his third sack in the last four games and sixth of
The team finally put MLB Zach Thomas on the IR last week, then
lost Channing Crowder for the week with a foot sprain. Donnie
Spragan got the start in the middle and hurt his neck during the
game, but was able to finish. UDFA rookie Edmond Miles, one of
their top special teams players, had been working with the first
team at MLB in place of Crowder at practice last week, but Spragan
got the nod. Derrick Pope remained the starter at WLB. Pope (5
solo) and FS Jason Allen (7 solo) led the team with 8 tackles
each. SLB Joey Porter battled shoulder problems last week, but
started and is expected to play this week. Crowder also seems
likely to return.
DE Jason Taylor had 5 tackles (3 solo) and forced a fumble he
recovered. He tweaked his ankle during the game, but returned
to finish the game. The team had no sacks. DE Matt Roth remained
inactive with a groin injury. CB Michael Lehan was inactive with
a groin injury, so Travis Daniels returned to the starting lineup
in his place. SS Lance Schulters got his first start as a Dolphin
and posted 7 tackles (3 solo) and broke up 2 passes.
Just 14 seconds in to the game, DT Kevin
Williams returned a pick for a TD for the second time this
year. He also had a fumble return for a TD called back on penalty
this year. It was the fourth career interception and TD for Williams.
Later in the game, fellow DT Pat
Williams had a pick fall in his hands after it slipped out
of QB Shaun
Hillís hands, making Kevin and Pat the first DT teammates
to both have a pick in the same game in NFL history. Pat also
had a sack in the game. However, there appears to be a bit of
controversy on the pick by Pat. Elias Sports Bureau has ruled
it a fumble by the QB and fumble recovery by Pat after the fact.
Depth at end took two big hits last week. DE Erasmus James was
put on the IR after aggravating his surgically-repaired left knee
in the previous game. James has already undergone surgery twice
on the knee since blowing his ACL and spraining his MCL early
last season. HC Brad Childress did not say if the ACL was torn
again, which has been rumored, but said it was not career threatening.
However, if it is torn again, at least the 2008 season is in question
for James. This came on the heels of news that DE Ray Edwards
was suspended four games for violating the leagueís substance
abuse policy. Edwards should be back in time for the real NFL
playoffs, but is done for the fantasy season. That turn of events
left rookie Brian Robison the starter at RDE and gives him a huge
bump as he was already second on the team with 4.5 sacks despite
his snaps limited by their (previous) depth at the position. The
team signed DE Otis Grigsby to add depth.
WLB Chad Greenway led the team with 13 tackles (8 solo, including
a solo and assist on special teams). MLB E.J. Henderson just missed
taking a fumble recovery back for a TD in the second quarter and
recovered another in the fourth quarter. He also had 4 tackles
CB Antoine Winfield returned after missing the last two games,
and four of the last five, with a hamstring injury. He had 6 tackles
(3 solo). Reserve safeties Mike Doss (hamstring) and Tank Williams
(knee) were both inactive.
ILB Adalius Thomas had 5 tackles (3 solo), including his fourth
sack of the season. The move to inside might be the best fit for
the NE D, but the way he is used has all but killed his fantasy
value. SS Rodney Harrison led the team with 11 tackles (9 solo)
and broke up a pass.
FS Josh Bullocks was a late scratch when he hurt his quad warming
up before the game. Kevin Kaesviharn started in his place. After
giving up a long TD in the previous game, SS Roman Harper had
been benched in favor of Kaesviharn. With depth thin on Monday
night, Harper was safe and helped his cause with a 31-yard TD
return on a pick in the third quarter.
DE Will Smith was superb, bringing good pressure resulting in
a sack and leading the team with 8 tackles (7 solo), as well as
forcing a fumble. Smith leads the team in sacks with six and has
heated up in the second half of the season. He has five sacks
in his last seven games.
New York Giants
After no sacks in his first three games of the season, DE Osi
Umenyiora jumpstarted his season when he racked up six against
the Eagles in Week Four. On Sunday he got just one in Philly,
but it was good enough to keep at second in the league overall
with 12 on the season.
MLB Antonio Pierce was not expected to play, as he has been battling
an ankle sprain from Week 12. However, he was out there again
and finished with 3 tackles (2 solo) and broke up 2 passes. He
remains questionable again this week and Chase Blackburn would
likely get the start if Pierce needs a game off to heal. WLB Kawika
Mitchell led the team with 10 tackles (8 solo).
The defense was without both starting safeties, as FS Gibril Wilson
missed his second straight game with a knee sprain. He remains
questionable and is unlikely to practice this week, but could
still play. SS James Butler was a late scratch when he couldnít
overcome a hamstring injury. Rookies Michael Johnson (SS), a seventh-round
pick, and Craig Dahl (FS), an UDFA, got the starts and played
well. Each had 5 tackles (4 solo) and Johnson broke up a pass.
The secondary also had rookie CB Aaron Ross playing on a sore
hamstring, so he was limited to nickel package while nickel CB
Kevin Dockery ran in the base defense.
New York Jets
The Jets shook up their lineup on Sunday, moving DE Shaun Ellis
to OLB over Victor Hobson, DE C.J. Mosely started at end in place
of Ellis, Sione Pouha started at NT over Dewayne Robertson, and
Brad Kassell started inside over Eric Barton. Robertson, who is
not considered a good fit for Manginiís defense but has
played well through injuries this year, rotated in regularly,
as did Barton. Hobson saw less work and Matt Chatham continues
to work inside on passing downs. The results offered no improvement.
The team had no sacks and just one QB hit, by Ellis. The tackling
was poor, particularly on a 31-yard TD run by CLE RB Jamal Lewis
to clinch the victory late in the game. Rookie ILB David Harris
led the team with 9 tackles (5 solo).
Oakland Stuart Schweigertís
calf is fine, but Hiram
Eugene remained the starting FS for the third consecutive
game and has replaced Schweigert in the base defense. Eugene had
6 tackles (3 solo), while Schweigert still worked in pass packages
and had his second pick of the season, the only turnover forced
by the defense. They also had no sacks. SLB Robert Thomas led
the team with 9 tackles (7 solo).
In a match-up of two of the top pass rushers in the league, DE
Trent Cole bested NYG DE Osi Umenyiora two sacks to one, but the
Giants got the victory. Cole is tied for third in the league,
a half-sack behind Umenyiora, with 11.5 on the season. On the
other side, Juqua Thomas remained the starter at LDE, posting
a solo tackle on which he forced a fumble he recovered. Thomas
also batted down a pass. Jevon Kearse and Darren Howard were active,
but neither appeared in the box score.
MLB Omar Gaither led the team with 10 tackles (7 solo). He also
forced a fumble that DT Mike Patterson recovered. Patterson hurt
his ankle in the game, but is expected to be fine this week.
SS Quintin Mikell returned after missing two games with a sprained
MCL. He broke up a pass and had 5 solo tackles. J.R. Reed, who
played well in Mikellís absence, returned to a reserve role.
FS Brian Dawkins suffered back spasms during the game, but was
able to finish.
Smith was beat for two TDs, including one on a triple pass,
and probably wonít be guaranteeing anything else any time soon.
Polamalu aggravated his sprained knee at practice last week
and swelling prevented him from practicing any more. The setback
cost him his third straight game. Tyrone
Carter continued to start in his place, posting 4 solo tackles
and forcing a fumble.
DE Aaron Smith suffered a torn biceps during the game and tried
to come back several times. He was placed on the IR and is done
for the season, a huge blow to the defense. Travis Kirschke should
see most of the work in place of Smith, although Nick Eason started
when Smith was out earlier this season.
WLB Chris Draft led the team with 12 tackles (8 solo). Third DE
Eric Moore had his first career sack.
Corners Fakhir Brown and Ronald Bartell each had a pick. Brown
set a new career high with his fourth pick of the season. Bartell
also broke up another pass, had 8 solo tackles, and forced a fumble.
He will start the rest of the season as Tye Hill went on the IR
with a wrist
While the offense struggled in the first half, OLB Shawne Merriman
got two sacks and just missed a third when TEN QB Vince Young
was flushed out and gained a yard before Merriman got him. However,
Merriman sprained his left knee in the second quarter and would
not return after halftime. He is out this week and expected to
miss another week. Merriman was red hot as a pass rusher the last
couple of weeks, getting 5 sacks in his last two games (which
amounted to six quarters) and is tied for third in the league
with 11.5 on the season. Marques Harris replaced him and should
get the start while he is out.
Despite thumb surgery last week, Jacques Cesaire continued to
start at DE for Luis Castillo, who is expected to miss at least
another week after surgery on a right ankle tendon earlier this
year. Cesaire had 7 tackles (4 solo) and is expected to play this
ILB Matt Wilhelm led the team with 10 tackles (7 solo) and grabbed
his second pick of the season. CB Antonio Cromartie widened his
NFL lead in interceptions, grabbing his ninth pick on Sunday.
DRoY lock ILB Patrick
Willis faced ORoY lock MIN RB Adrian Peterson and while Willis
won the individual battle, SF lost the game. Willis led the team
with 8 tackles (6 solo), had another erased by penalty, and recovered
a fumble. He leads the NFL in tackles.
After battling a left ankle sprain the last several weeks, ILB
Jeff Ulbrich suffered a high ankle sprain in his right ankle and
is questionable this week. CB Shawtae Spencer was inactive with
a quad injury and is doubtful for this week.
DE Patrick Kerney had 3 sacks in a game for the third time in
four weeks. He led the team with 7 tackles (6 solo), as well.
His ridiculous run has propelled him to the league lead with 13.5
sacks, a new career best, on the season. Not to be outdone, CB
Marcus Trufant grabbed three picks in the game, including returning
one 84 yards for a TD. He set a new career best and is second
in the league.
DE Greg Spires remained sidelined with a torn left calf despite
fully practicing last week. First-round pick Gaines Adams continues
to replace him as a starter at RDE, while Kevin Carter started
despite a groin injury, but third DE Greg White continues to thrive.
White had all three of the TB sacks in the game to raise his team-leading
total for the season to 8.5 sacks. He forced fumbles on two sacks,
both recovered by DT Jovan Haye, giving White six forced fumbles
on the season. I discussed Whiteís past and rise this season
two weeks ago and the 28-year old rookie remains one of the top
IDP stories this year despite the presence of a top-five rookie
pick ahead of him.
CB Rhonde Barber led the team with 10 tackles (8 solo). After
a slow start this season, Barber has produced well since their
Week Ten bye. In those four games, he has 22 tackles, a fumble
recovery and his only a sack and pick of the season. On the other
hand, MLB Barrett Rudd has been extremely disappointing in the
second half of the season after a breakout first half. Since Week
Eight, Ruud has just one double-digit tackle game and after being
involved in seven turnovers the first four weeks, Ruud has just
one pick since.
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch had a flashback to his breakout 2005 season
on Sunday as he racked up three sacks among his team-high 8 tackles
(7 solo) and had an amazing 7 QB hits altogether. Vanden Bosch
leads the team with nine sacks this season. DT Albert Haynesworth
had his sixth sack, doubling his previous best season. He mentioned
his right hamstring acted up late in the game, which coincided
with a late run by SD to tie and win the game in OT, but HC Jeff
Fisher said Haynesworthís hamstring was ďmuch betterĒ
on Monday than it was a week ago.
After teasing fantasy owners with 14 tackles in Week 12, WLB Keith
Bulluck was back to just 5 in their previous game before bottoming
out with a season-low 1 solo tackles on Sunday. If you held out
hope after Week 12, give it up and put Bulluck back on the bench
for the playoffs if you have any other decent options.
After leaving Week 12 with a concussion, SS Chris Hope has also
been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury and was put on the IR.
HC Jeff Fisher said the injury isnít career-threatening.
Calvin Lowry, who was bumped as starting FS by rookie Michael
Griffin, is now locked in at SS for the rest of the season. Griffin
dinged his knee during the game, but was able to return. Griffin
and Lowry both had 7 tackles (5 solo) and each grabbed their second
pick of the season. CB Nick Harper had his third pick of the season.
Yet to have a pick on the season entering the game, CB Shawn Springs
intercepted passes on consecutive plays on two drives late in
the second quarter. The first one led to a TD for WAS to break
a scoreless tie before halftime. CB Fred Smoot went down with
dehydration and cramps so bad he couldnít make it back to
the bench in the third quarter. The trainers attended to him on
Washingtonís sideline before carting him of the field. He
reportedly was throwing up blood in the locker room, but still
returned for the final CHI drive, so he should be OK this week.
Reed Doughty continues to start at FS and shared his first career
sack with DE Andre Carter. Carter leads the team with 8.5 sacks
this season, the most since his only double-digit sack season
with SF in 2002.
After three games without double-digit tackles, MLB London Fletcher
led the team with 12 tackles (9 solo) and also broke up 2 passes.
He is tied for fifth in the league in tackles on the season. SLB
easily racked up his fifth sack of the season when he ran unabated
to the QB in the second quarter after CHI apparently thought it
was a good idea to leave him unblocked. He has two sacks in his
last three games and appears over the lingering hamstring injury
that plagued him midway through the season.