NFL Cougar Highlights: Week 12

BEING SIDELINED FOR nearly three-quarters of the season nursing a broken foot back into game condition was bound to leave a bit—or a lot—of rust on skill position player like Chicago’s Marquess Wilson, right?

Wrong.

In just his second game back, the receiver had the most productive day of his NFL career, catching eight passes on 11 targets for 125 yards. One of those grabs, an 8-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, brought the Bears to within striking distance of Tennessee.

Despite Wilson’s two spectacular catches of 20-plus yards in Chicago’s ill-fated final drive, the Bears fell to the Titans, 27-21.

He saw limited action for his 2016 debut the prior week, but did catch one pass for 35 yards.

Arizona’s Deone Bucannon was again limited in practice leading up to the Cardinals’ 38-19 loss to Atlanta, but managed five tackles (4 solo).

Jacksonville running back Chris Ivory scored on a two-yard plunge in the Jaguars’ 28-21 loss to Buffalo, part of a 9 carry, 44 yard rushing day. He also caught one pass on 1 target for 11 yards.

Two former Cougs had quiet Thanksgivings—at least on the gridiron—as Detroit guard Joe Dahl was not activated for the Thursday contest and Dallas receiver Vince Mayle had no recorded stats in the Cowboys’ 31-26 win against Washington.

Cleveland’s Xavier Cooper posted three stops (1 solo) in the Browns’ 27-13 fall to the New York Giants, while Philadelphia’s Destiny Vaeao had no recorded stats in the Eagles' 27-13 loss to Green Bay on Monday.


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