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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL—Week 13

The Antoine Winfield Show was back

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Lots of ex-Gophers were on their byes this week, but Antoine Winfield, Jr did his thing to earn NFC defensive Player of the Week honors. Add in a nice week from Jack Gibbons and the defense balled out once again.

Rashod Bateman—WR Baltimore Ravens

Daniel Faalele—OL—Baltimore Ravens

Week 13 BYE

Week 14 vs Los Angeles Rams

The Ravens were on their bye. .

Terrell Smith—CB—Chicago Bears

Week 13 BYE

Week 14 vs Detroit Lions

The Bears were on their bye

De’ Vondre Campbell—LB—Green Bay Packers

Week 13 vs Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday Night)

Week 14 @ New York Giants (Monday Night)

Campbell returned to action playing 55 defensive snaps and three special teams snaps win the upset win over KC. He made four tackles, one of them solo.

Blake Cashman—LB—Houston Texans

Eric Murray—S—Houston Texans

Week 13 vs Denver Broncos

Week 14 @ New York Jets

Cashman started and played all 60 defensive snaps and six on special teams. He recorded six tackles, one of them solo in the win over Denver

Murray remains on Injured Reserve.

Jordan Howden—S—New Orleans Saints

Week 13 vs Detroit Lions

Week 14 vs Carolina Panthers

Howden started and played 57 defensive snaps and six on special teams in the loss to Detroit. He recorded four tackles, three of them solo and added a QB hit.

Carter Coughlin—LB New York Giants

John Michael Schmitz-C-New York Giants

Week 13 BYE

Week 14 vs Green Bay Packers (Monday Night)

The Giants were on their bye.

Boye Mafe—DL—Seattle Seahawks

Week 13 @ Dallas Cowboys (Thursday)

Week 14 @ San Francisco 49ers

Mafe played 62 defensive snaps and seven on special teams. He recorded two tackles, one of them solo and added a QB hit.

Ko Kieft—TE—Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Antoine Winfield, JR—S-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 13 vs Carolina Panthers

Week 14 @ Atlanta Falcons

Kieft played 10 offensive snaps and 19 special teams snaps. He recorded one special teams tackle.

Winfield played 71 defensive snaps and did Tweeze things. He earned the NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording eight tackles, six of them solo, two of them for a loss. One was a sack of Bryce Young. He also added three pass defenses one of which was a game clinching interception late in the fourth quarter. Not bad young man.

Jack Gibbens—LB—Tennessee Titans

Week 13 vs Indianapolis Colts

Week 14 @ Miami Dolphins (Monday Night)

Gibbons played 42 defensive snaps and 26 special teams snaps in the loss to Indy. He led the team with 13 tackles, nine of them solo and a pass defense.

Benjamin St. Juste—CB—Washington Commanders

Week 13 vs Miami Dolphins

Week 14 Bye

St. Juste played all 61 defensive snaps. He made two solo tackles in the rout loss to Miami. He has had a decent season thus far however as he leads the NFL in pass defenses with 17 on the season.