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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL—Week 15

Ko Kieft with the Gronk Spike is a thing of beauty

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Green Bay Packers Photo by Todd Rosenberg/Getty Images

This week belongs to Ko Kieft. Finally making his first catch of the season, for a TD in Green Bay and finishing it off with the Gronk Spike...doesn’t get much better. Oh yeah his teammate Antoine Winfield, Jr had another great game as well showing why he will make BANK this off season as a fre agent.

Rashod Bateman—WR Baltimore Ravens

Daniel Faalele—OL—Baltimore Ravens

Week 15 @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday Night)

Week 16 @San Francisco 49ers (Christmas Night)

Bateman played 31 snaps on offense and was targeted six times, catching three passes for 39 yards in the Ravens win.

Faalele saw a lot of action this week playing 34 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps.

Terrell Smith—CB—Chicago Bears

Week 15 @ Cleveland Browns

Week 16 vs Arizona Cardinals

Smith played 22 defensive snaps and 16 on special teams in the heartbreaking loss to Cleveland. He recorded four tackles, two of them solo and added a pass defense. Oh..and he provided a reminder serving and giving doesn’t stop once you hit the NFL.

De’ Vondre Campbell—LB—Green Bay Packers

Week 15 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 16 @ Carolina Panthers

Campbell played 61 defensive snaps and six special teams snaps in the loss at home to Tampa. He made five tackles, also of them solo and one for a loss.

Blake Cashman—LB—Houston Texans

Eric Murray—S—Houston Texans

Week 15 @ Tennessee Titans

Week 16 vs Cleveland Browns

Neither player played this week due to injury—Cashman a recent hamstring injury and Murray has yet to return from his meniscus surgery in October.

Jordan Howden—S—New Orleans Saints

Week 15 vs New York Giants

Week 16 @ Los Angeles Rams (Thursday Night)

Howden started and played all 62 defensive snaps and five on special teams. He made four tackles, three of them solo.

Carter Coughlin—LB New York Giants

John Michael Schmitz-C-New York Giants

Week 15 @ New Orleans Saints

Week 16 @ Philadelphia Eagles (Christmas Day)

Coughlin played 21 special teams snaps and made two solo tackles.

Schmitz played all 62 offensive snaps and added two special teams snaps in the loss to New Orleans.

There was also this:

Boye Mafe—DL—Seattle Seahawks

Week 15 vs Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night)

Week 16 @ Tennessee Titans

Mafe played 55 defensive snaps and three on special teams in Seattle’s late win over the Eagles. He recorded one solo tackle and a pass defense.

Ko Kieft—TE—Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Antoine Winfield, JR—S-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 15 @ Green Bay Packers

Week 16 vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Kieft played 13 offensive snaps and 19 special teams snaps. He was targeted once, and caught one pass for just two yards....but it resulted in this:

Winfield played all 60 defensive snaps. He led the Buccaneers with 10 tackles, eight of them solo. Oh yeah and he forced another fumble. He is going to make himself very wealthy this offseason.

Jack Gibbens—LB—Tennessee Titans

Week 15 vs Houston Texans

Week 16 vs Seattle Seahawks

Gibbons played 54 defensive snaps and 11 special teams snaps in the loss to Houston. He made eight tackles, three of them solo and one for a loss.

Benjamin St. Juste—CB—Washington Commanders

Week 15 @ Los Angeles Rams

Week 16 @ New York Jets

St. Juste played all 75 defensive snaps in the loss to the Rams. He made three tackles, one of them solo and added a pass defense.