[Moderated by Matt Jones]
I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but the NFL Playoffs are officially in full swing, with Wildcard Weekend finishing up with the Seahawks leading the Redskins as I type. Even though our preferences may differ when it comes to favorite professional football teams (I like the Browns, so our preferences probably do differ), as members of BBN we can rally behind the former Wildcats as they battle it out for a chance at raising the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans. Here’s how the guys faired this weekend.
- John Conner: Cincinnati Bengals
There weren’t any pictures of Conner with Cincinnati. I figured one from his Kentucky days would be better than one of him with the Jets.
Our favorite Terminator returned to his native Cincinnati when the Bengals signed him as a free agent on December 15th. He didn’t put up any numbers for the team in two games and their loss yesterday to Houston, but his presence on the sideline single-handedly psyched out the entire Texans team. Too bad his teammates couldn’t get with the program and pull out the victory.
- Randall Cobb: Green Bay Packers
Despite the ankle injury suffered just a few weeks ago, Cobb was active in the Packers 24-10 win over the Vikings. The injury could have led to limited touches for Mr. Everything, with Cobb only racking in one reception for seven yards on two targets, six rushing yards on two attempts, and seventeen punt return yards on four returns. With a week in between their matchup against San Francisco, hopefully Cobb can sure up the ankle and play a bigger role in the Divisional game.
- Tim Masthay: Green Bay Packers
They see me rollin’. They hatin’.
We don’t call ourselves Punter U for nothing. In a year where he’s averaging 43.5 yards a punt, Tim Masthay had 302 yards on eight punts (37.8 avg) with a long of 46 yards in Saturday’s game. The former Cat already has one Superbowl ring to his name. I wouldn’t be opposed to him adding to his collection and helping ice out Randall with his first ring.
- Winston Guy: Seattle Seahawks
Winston didn’t see any time in Seattle’s 24-14 win over The Fighting RGIII’s that just wrapped up. I’m not sure how much he’ll play during the Playoffs, but something’s better than nothing, right?
These former Cats will be joined by the following players, whose teams had a first round bye this weekend, in next weekend’s games:
Denver Broncos: Wesley Woodyard (LB), Jacob Tamme (TE), and Danny Trevathan (LB)
New England Patriots: Myron Pryor (DL)
Atlanta Falcons: Corey Peters (DL)
The former players didn’t have huge weekends, but eight of the nine will be representing the program in next weekend’s Divisional matchups where they get another chance to help their teams get one step closer to Nola. Not too shabby.
How awesome would a Packers/Broncos, FIVE FORMER WILDCATS, Superbowl be?
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