NFL Cougar Highlights: Week 15

THE ALREADY MAGICAL season of Arizona's Deone Bucannon continued its trend upward on Sunday. The Wazzu great returned a fourth quarter interception 39 yards to pay-dirt, punctuating the Cardinals’ 40-17 victory against Philadelphia.

In addition to the pick-six, Bucannon led all Cardinals with 11 tackles (9 solo) and defensed one pass. It was the second-year hybrid linebacker’s (or is it hybrid safety?) first interception as a pro.

He leads all Arizona defenders with 99 tackles through 14 games.

Here’s how the other NFL Cougs performed in week 15.

Husain Abdullah, FS, Kansas City, 7th season: Did not play; declared inactive (concussion) for the third consecutive game in the Chiefs’ 34-14 defeat of Baltimore.

Xavier Cooper, DL, Cleveland, rookie: Tallied four tackles (1 solo) in the Browns’ 30-13 loss to Seattle.

John Fullington, G, Arizona, 1st season: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Brandon Gibson, WR, New England, 7th season: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets, 6th season: Rushed for 37 yards on 13 carries and caught one pass on 2 targets for 5 yards in the Jets’ 19-16 win against Dallas on Saturday.

Travis Long, LB, Philadelphia, 2nd year: Did not play; on injured reserve.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Tennessee, 7th season: The Tacoma native was a healthy scratch for the Titans’ 33-16 fall to New England.

Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago, 3rd season: Did not play; out for the remainder of the season due to a foot injury.

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