NFL Cougar Highlights, 12/19

THE BUFFALO BILLS improved their playoff chances today, winning for the fifth straight week, thanks in large part to the leg of Cougar great <b>Rian Lindell</b>. The kicker connected on four field goal attempts and was responsible for 15 of the Bills' 33 points. See how his teammate, <b>Drew Bledsoe</b>, and the rest of the Washington State players in the NFL fared in our weekly roundup.

Drew Bledsoe, QB, Buffalo:. Completed 15 of 30 passes for 183 yards and one TD. Also ran the ball twice for 13 yards in 33-17 victory against Cincy.

Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets: Tallied seven tackles, including one sack for a six yard loss, in 37-14 win against Seattle.

Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore: Did not play: Injured reserve (heel); out for remainder of season.

James Darling, LB, Arizona: Made three solo stops and assisted in another during 31-7 victory against the Rams.

Jason David, CB, Indianapolis: Recorded six tackles and three pass defenses in 20-10 win against Baltimore.

Mark Fields, LB, Carolina: Tallied six tackles—including one sack for a 10 yard loss—and assisted in another stop during 34-31 overtime loss to Atlanta.

Steve Gleason, S, New Orleans: No stats from 21-17 win against Tampa Bay.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit: Made both field goal attempts (from 23 and 31 yards), but was one of two on extra point attempts, as the snap from center was muffed on his potential game-tying kick in 28-27 loss to Vikings.

Joey Hollenbeck, C, Seattle: Did not play: Practice squad.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo: Another big—and perfect—day, as he connected on all three PAT attempts and each of his four FG tries (from 23, 39, 21 and 33 yards ) in 33-17 win against the Bengals.

Rien Long, DT, Tennessee: Notched two sacks for a loss of 13 yards in 40-35 loss to Oakland.

Rob Meier, DE, Jacksonville:Did not play: Injured reserve; out for season with broken fibula.

Raonall Smith, LB, Minnesota: Did not play: Placed on injured reserve; out for remainder of the season due to concussions suffered earlier this season.

Lamont Thompson, S, Tennessee: Notched three solo tackles and defensed one pass in 40-35 loss to the Raiders.

Robbie Tobeck, C, Seattle: Started in 37-14 loss to the Jets.

Marcus Trufant, CB, Seattle: Recorded five tackles and assisted on two more in 37-14 fall to Jets.

Brian Walker, S, Detroit: Did not play: Injured reserve; out for season.

Cory Withrow, C, Minnesota: Started in 28-27 win against the Lions.

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