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Michigan NFL Update: Frank Clark’s disruptiveness not enough to save Seahawks in Wild Card

One of the league’s top sack masters notched another one in a Wild Card loss against the Cowboys.

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NFL: NFC Wild Card-Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark had himself a breakout 2018 season.

The former Wolverines racked up 14 sacks, which was sixth-best in the league. His disruptiveness didn’t stop there, as he forced four fumbles, recovering two of them.

In fact, his sacks accounted for a third of his 42 total tackles.

He continued his pass-rushing dominance Saturday in the Wild Card round at Dallas, notching another sack and three hits on Cowboy quarterback Dak Prescott.

He also recorded four stops in the 24-22 loss. He also made some waves with an attempted ankle twist on Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Fellow Michigander Delano Hill — a safety in Seattle — saw the field sparingly and didn’t make the stat sheet.

Other Playoff Notes

  • Michael Schofield started at right guard in the Los Angeles Chargers’ 23-17 victory at Baltimore in Sunday’s AFC Wild Card matchup. After a year of scrutiny, he graded out very well in pass protection according to Pro Football Focus.
  • On the other side of the line, Ravens end Chris Wormley tallied two tackles. He more than tripled his tackle total from his rookie season, and has become a solid rotation piece for Baltimore’s typically stingy defense.
  • Brandon Graham made one solo stop for Philadelphia in the Eagles’ 16-15 triumph at Chicago.
  • In addition to these alumni in the Wild Card round, Patriot quarterback Tom Brady, Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne and Rams defensive back Blake Countess sat prior to next weekend’s Divisional round.