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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL Week 16

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Just one more week left before the playoffs

NFL: DEC 27 Giants at Ravens Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With just one week left in the NFL regular season it will come down to the wire as to hoew many of the former Gophers will be headed to the playoffs and how many will head home for the offseason. The Bucs, Packers and Chiefs are in, and it will come down to the final week to see if the Cardinals will join them. Here is our recap of how the former Minnesota Golden Gophers performed in Week 16 in the NFL and a look ahead to Week 17.

Maxx Williams— Tight End— Arizona Cardinals

Week 16 vs San Francisco 49ers

Week 17 @ Los Angeles Rams

Maxx missed week 16 with an ankle injury and it’s too early to tell if he will be back for a win and in situation for Arizona in week 17.

De’Vondre Campbell—Linebacker—Arizona Cardinals

Week 16 vs San Francisco 49ers

Week 17 @ Los Angeles Rams

Campbell played 40 snaps in the win over the Eagles recording two solo and three assisted tackles.

Chris Streveler—Quarterback—Arizona Cardinals

Week 16 vs San Francisco 49ers

Week 17 @ Los Angeles Rams

Streveler did not see any game action in Week 16. BUT, Kyler Murray has a leg injury and while it is hopeful he can play in the final game of the regular season it’s not a given. If that happens it will be Streveler’s chance to lead the Cardinals to the playoffs.

Eric Murray-Safety Houston Texans

Week 16 vs Cincinnati Bengals

Week 17 vs Tennessee Titans

Murray missed his first game of the season against the Bengals last week as he tested positive for COVID. He most likely will miss the regular season finale this week against the Titans as well.

Damien Wilson—Linebacker—Kansas City Chiefs

Week 16 vs Atlanta Falcons

Week 17 vs Los Angeles Chargers

Wilson missed his third straight game with a knee injury as KC clinched the #1 seed in the AFC and a first round playoff bye. At this point you just hope Wilson can come back for the playoffs.

Blake Cashman—Linebacker—New York Jets

Week 16 vs Cleveland Browns

Week 17 @ New England Patriots

Cashman remains on IR with a hamstring injury and is done for the season.

Antoine Winfield Jr. —Safety—Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 16 @ Detroit Lions

Week 17 vs Atlanta Falcons

Antoine Winfield took it easy in Tampa’s blowout win over Detroit playing just 39 snaps and recording four tackles.

Tyler Johnson-WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 16 @ Detroit Lions

Week 17 vs Atlanta Falcons

All it took was a blowout for Tyler Johnson to see more action. Tampa smoked Detroit and Tyler got 25 snaps on offense but was just targeted once. He made the most of that hauling in a 35 yard reception, most of it on yards after the catch.

Carter Coughlin-LB-New York Giants

Week 16 @ Baltimore Ravens

Week 17 vs Dallas Cowboys

Two weeks after peeking, Coughlin’s usage slipped once again as he played just 11 defensive snaps and didn’t record a stat in a loss to Baltimore.

Kamal Martin-LB-Green Bay Packers

Week 16 vs Tennessee Titans (SNF)

Week 17 @ Chicago Bears

Martin played just 13 defensive snaps and recorded one tackle in the Packers win over Tennessee.

Rodney Smith-RB-Carolina Panthers

Week 16 @ Washington Football Team

Week 17 vs New Orleans Saints

Smith continues to make the most of his opportunity with the Panthers as he played 21 offensive snaps against the WFT and rushed for 23 yards on seven carries and added 15 yards on two receptions.