NFL Cougar Highlights: Week 13

BUFFALO KICKER Rian Lindell was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Washington on Sunday. The WSU great was true on five field goals including the game winner with four seconds remaining as the Bills defeated the Redskins, 17-16. It was Lindell's ninth career game-winning boot in 10 tries. Is a Pro Bowl selection looming for Buffalo's clutch kicker?

Here's how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week 13:

Hamza Abdullah, DB, Denver, 3rd season : Recorded three solo tackles and assisted on another pair in Bronc's loss to Oakland.

Calvin Armstrong, OT, Washington, 3rd season :Did not play; assigned to the Redskins' practice squad.

Kyle Basler, P, Cleveland, 1st season: Did not play; on non-injury reserve.

Troy Bienemann, TE, Arizona, 1st season: No stats from Cardinals win over Clevelamb.

Cody Boyd, TE, Washington, rookie : Did not play; assigned to practice squad.

Tyron Brackenridge, CB, Kansas City, rookie : No stats for the nickel back from Chiefs loss to San Diego.

Mkristo Bruce, DE, Oakland, rookie: Did not play; assigned to practice squad ..

Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets, 4th season : Made one solo tackle and two special teams tackles in Jets defeat of the Division I-AA Dolphins.

Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore, 4th season : Caught one pass for 53 yards (the Ravens longest play of the year) in Monday night loss to New England.

James Darling, LB, free agent, 11th season: Did not play; status unknown.

Jason David, DB, New Orleans, 4th season: Lost his starting spot, notched one solo tackles in Aints loss to Tampa Bay.

Steve Dildine, LB, San Francisco, rookie: Signed by the 49ers to their practice squad on Dec. 5. Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, rookie : Still slowed by a groin strain, but posted two special teams tackles in Norsemens' defeat of his old friends from Detroit.

Steve Gleason, DB, New Orleans, 8th season: Out for season on injured reserve.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 16th season : Connected on his lone field goal attempt (from 37 yards) and one PAT in Lions crash and burn at the Metrodome.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland, 2nd season : No stats from Browns loss to Arizona.

Jason Hill, WR, San Francisco, rookie: Was listed doubtful with a lingering groin strain prior to Niners fall to Carolina.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 8th season : Connected on five field goals (from 38,43,24,33, and 36 yards) including the game winner with four seconds remaining as the Bills defeated the Skins, 17-16. He has quietly become the NFL's most accurate kicker, hitting on 48 of his last 52 field goal attempts.

Rien Long, DT, free agent, 5th season: Worked out for Atlanta last week but was not signed. Rated by one "insider" as the fourth best available free agent defensive tackle.

Rob Meier, DE, Jacksonville, 8th season : Posted one tackle and assisted on another in Jags' loss to the Counterfeit Colts.

Karl Paymah, CB, Denver, 3rd season : The nickel back posted one solo tackle and one special teams tackle in loss to the Raiders.

Raonall Smith, LB, St. Louis, 6th season : Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve.

Lamont Thompson, DB, Jacksonville, 6th season: Signed to a one year contract by the Jags two weeks ago; declared inactive for week 13 contest.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 5th season : Tallied four solo tackles in Hawks' 28-24 win against the Cheesesteaks.

Cory Withrow, C/G, San Diego, 9th season : Nick Hardwick is back from his injury which means the Spokane native is back on the bench. Received high marks for his performance during Hardwick's absence.

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