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Wolverine Watch: NFL Week 13

Jourdan Lewis made some big plays in Big D on Thanksgiving

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been an up and down season for third year pro Jourdan Lewis with the Dallas Cowboys. He hasn’t had the most consistent of playing time or opportunities given to him by coach Jason Garrett. Thursday, the Cowboys lost 26-15 to the Buffalo Bills, but Lewis put forth one of his best individual performances of the season.

Lewis finished the Thanksgiving matchup with six total tackles, two sacks and a pass breakup. The performance nets him a Wolverine Watch Helmet Sticker.

Patriots QB Tom Brady had a stronger performance than weeks past, throwing three touchdowns while going 24/47 and throwing one interception in New England’s 28-22 loss to the Texans in Houston.

After seeing extended action off the bench during Week 12, Patrick Omameh made his first start for the New Orleans Saints in the team’s 26-18 Thanksgiving victory over the Falcons in Atlanta. Playing at left tackle, Omameh did allow one sack and was called for a holding penalty but his efforts were rewarded with a team win. Graham Glasgow returned to his natural spot at guard after filling in for an injured Frank Ragnow the past two weeks for the Detroit Lions. The Lions dropped their Thanksgiving matchup to the Bears 24-20. Taylor Lewan helped road grade paths for Derrick Henry as the Titans won their third game in a row, defeating the Colts 31-17. Michael Schofield III and the Los Angeles Chargers returned from their bye as Schofield started, but L.A. dropped a heartbreaker to the Broncos 23-20 in Denver.

Chris Wormley had his best performance of the season for the Ravens in Baltimore’s 20-17 home win over the 49ers. The Toledo native logged a season best four tackles, half of a sack, and defended one pass. After not cracking the stat sheet in Week 12, Taco Charlton rebounded for the Dolphins, finishing with two tackles and one sack of Carson Wentz in the ‘Fins 37-31 home win over the Eagles. On the other side of Hard Rock Stadium, Brandon Graham had a relatively quiet afternoon, finishing with just two tackles, one being for a loss.

Maurice Hurst collected just one tackle in the Raiders 40-9 loss at Kansas City, but his one tackle was a sack of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. Chase Winovich had an identical performance in the Patriots 28-22 loss to Houston on Sunday Night Football, his lone tackle being a sack of DeShaun Watson. Frank Clark had only one total tackle in the Kansas City Chiefs blowout win over the division rival Raiders.

Devin Bush continued his consistent performances for the Steelers. In a 20-13 victory over the Browns, Bush led the black and yellow with a team-high seven tackles including one for a loss. The rookie now has 86 tackles on the year, which is the most by a Steelers rookie linebacker dating back to 2001, when inside linebacker Kendrell Bell collected 83 during his rookie year. Rashan Gary logged one tackle for the Green Bay Packers in the Pack’s 31-13 win over the Giants.

David Long saw extended playing time for the Los Angeles Rams in LA’s 34-7 win over Arizona. Long logged two tackles and played 27 snaps during his extended cameo as the Rams cruised to a win. Jarrod Wilson had a strong outing for the Jacksonville Jaguars despite the cats loss to cross conference rival Tampa Bay. In what’s been a strong year for Wilson, he logged seven tackles, his highest total since week 4, including one for a loss against the Bucs.

Inactives/DNP/No Stats

Jake Butt (Knee) - Denver Broncos

Mason Cole - Arizona Cardinals - Cole was active but did not play in Arizona’s loss to the Rams

Devin Funchess (Clavicle) - Indianapolis Colts - The team announced Monday Funchess will not be activated off of injured reserve, ending his 2019 season after less than one full game.

Zach Gentry (Healthy Scratch) - Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Gedeon - Minnesota Vikings - Gedeon did not make the stat sheet in the Vikings 37-30 loss at Seattle

Delano Hill - Seattle Seahawks - Hill did not log any stats in the Seahawks home win over Minnesota Monday night.

Ryan Glasgow (Knee) - Cincinnati Bengals

Erik Magnuson - Oakland Raiders - Magnuson was active but did not play in the Raiders loss at Kansas City.

Jabrill Peppers (back) New York Giants - Peppers missed his first game as a Giant as he was inactive with a back injury.

Brandon Watson - Jacksonville Jaguars - Watson did not record any stats in the Jags loss to the Titans.

WW Helmet Sticker Count:


G. Glasgow- 2

M. Cole - 1


D. Bush - 3

J. Lewis - 3

F. Clark - 2

B. Graham - 2

J. Peppers - 2

C. Winovich - 2

T. Charlton - 1

R. Gary - 1