It has been a few weeks since Gobbler Country checked in with former Hokies plying their trade in the NFL. Without further ado, let’s look at their performances in week 13 and what they face in week 14!
Tyrod Taylor – Buffalo Bills - QB: Rex Ryan encapsulated Tyrod’s performance this year perfectly when he said, "He just keeps getting better and better." Taylor kept the Bills alive in the AFC Wild Card hunt to the tune of three passing touchdowns and one rushing score. He was 11-21 for 211 yards, and added 28 yards on four rushing attempts. The Texans defense has been stout all season, but the Bills were able to hang 390 offensive yards on the J.J. Watt led unit. Speaking of the sack master - Tyrod was able to avoid him all game. In fact, Tyrod was only sacked by Houston once, by Jadeveon Clowney. The Bills led the entire game, and defeated the Texans 30-21. This Sunday the Bills face the oscillating Eagles.
Corey Fuller – Detroit Lions - WR: Fuller was targeted twice and had one reception for 15 yards, during a 23-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Next week Detroit faces the equally struggling Saint Louis Rams.
Darryl Tapp – Detroit Lions - DL: Tapp had a single tackle and one QB hit against the Packers.
Kyle Fuller – Chicago Bears - DB: Fuller had four tackles and a single pass defended during a 26-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. SF quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, had several plays that embarrassed the Chicago secondary. Gabbert hit Torey Smith for a 71-yard TD, and worse, earned a 44-yard rushing TD.
DeAngelo Hall – Washington Redskins - DB: Hall has been dealing with nagging injuries all season, but was present for the Redskin’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The former Hokie Pro-bowler had four tackles.
Kyshoen Jarrett – Washington Redskins - DB: Jarret had another solid rookie effort, and racked up five tackles against the Cowboys. Jarrett, Hall, and Fuller will all face off next week when the Bears and Redskins meet.
Jayron Hosley – New York Giants – DB: The NFC Least continued to live up to the moniker when the Giants were defeated by the New York Jets. Hosley had two tackles in the heartbreaking, 23-20, overtime loss. Coming up the Giants will face the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football.
Kam Chancellor – Seattle Seahawks – DB: Chancellor and the resurgent Seahawks destroyed the Minnesota Vikings, 38-7. Chancellor had a solid game with seven tackles on the way to Seattle holding Minnesota to 94 yards passing and 125 total offensive yards. Kam and the Seahawks next face the reeling Baltimore Ravens.
Brandon Flowers – San Diego Chargers – DB: The Chargers their ninth defeat against the Denver Broncos. Neither team looked impressive, and the second half of the game might be the most boring half of football played this year. Flowers had one tackle. This Sunday the Chargers face another division rival, Kansas City.