Week 15 within the NFL brought arguably one of the best slate of games we have seen within the league this season, as the most important margin of victory was just 12 points. From thrilling comebacks, to tight finishes and the whole lot in between, the postseason implications brought out some entertaining football.
A handful of former Texas Tech Red Raiders found themselves right in the combo of all of it. Let’s recap a few of one of the best performances by a number of the former stars who once called Lubbock home.
Patrick Mahomes, QB Kansas City Chiefs
You’ll be able to’t recap a weekly NFL slate without talking about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who continues to play at an MVP level.
Mahomes played his first-ever NFL game back in his home state of Texas on Sunday in what was an exciting 30-24 extra time win over the Houston Texans. After tossing three interceptions in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos, the previous Red Raiders star played a near-perfect game against Houston, as he went 36 of 41 passing for 336 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. He also rushed five times for 33 yards and one other rating.
Jordyn Brooks, LB Seattle Seahawks
Brooks and the Seattle Seahawks were unable to come back away with an important divisional win against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, but the previous Red Raiders continues to play like a star on defense. Despite leaving the sport early because of a neck injury, he still managed to complete second on the team with eight tackles against a troublesome Niners rushing attack
Brooks, who’s second within the league with 149 total tackles, is well on his technique to a Pro Bowl.
Kerry Hyder Jr., DT San Francisco 49ers
Hyder Jr. got in on the motion within the trenches against the Seahawks, as he helped limit Seattle’s dynamic rookie running back Kenneth Walker III to simply 12 carries for 47 yards.
Hyder Jr. finished with only one tackle, but stays a key component of arguably one of the best defense within the league.
Broderick Washington, DT Baltimore Ravens
Though the Baltimore Ravens fell 13-3 in disappointing fashion to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, Washington was a serious reason why Browns star running back Nick Chubb was held to under 100 yards rushing for the third straight game.
The Ravens defense was hardly in charge for the loss, because the offense was nowhere to be found. Washington finished with 4 total tackles, as he stays a very important interior defender for a Baltimore defense that’s allowing the fifth-fewest points per game this season (18.8).
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