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Badgers in the NFL: Week 13

How did former Badgers do in the NFL during Week 13?

NFL: Denver Broncos at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

One of the tasks that I’ve chosen with Bucky’s 5th Quarter is chronicling the NFL performances for all Badgers playing in The League every week.

So, here’s what we saw from our lads in Week 13.

Pittsburgh Steelers (Wisconsin of the NFL)

T.J. Watt: A sack, hit, hurry, batted ball, and 5 tackles in yet another incredible performance for the future Hall-of-Famer.

Keeanu Benton: A tackle, hit, hurry, and batted ball to go along with a sterling 84.5 PFF grade for the highest graded rookie DT in the NFL this week. He’s making a case to be in the DROY conversation.

Nick Herbig: 12 snaps and 1 tackle in a quiet game for the rookie.

Isaiahh Loudermilk: 3 tackles and the third-highest PFF grade for Steelers’ defenders this week.

Dallas Cowboys

Jake Ferguson: 6 receptions for 77 yards and a TD. Jake was kicking ass and taking names in another dominant, alpha dog performance.

Tyler Biadasz: Allowed a trio both hurries and pressures, but kept Dak upright all day.

Miami Dolphins

Alec Ingold: 1 catch for -3 yards, but blocked his ass off.

Andrew Van Ginkel: The Notorious AVG had a massive day with a pick six, sack, 3 hurries, 2 hits, 2 batted balls, 5 tackles, and an absurd 90.0 PFF grade in the kind of performance that has his agent salivating as free agency approaches.

Indianapolis Colts

Jonathan Taylor: Was out with a thumb injury that is likely to linger into future weeks.

New Orleans Saints

Zack Baun: Got his first career sack as well as a QB hurry in the Saints’ loss to the Lions.

Ryan Ramsczyk: Allowed an unusually high 6 hurries and a hit, but yielded no sacks

Chicago Bears.

TJ Edwards: Bye week.

Jack Sanborn: Bye week.

Denver Broncos

Russell Wilson: Russ’ first stinker since early in the season, which garnered ridiculous hyperbole from some. He ended up 15/26 for 186 yards, 1 TD, and 3 INTs, with 44 rushing yards and an additional score. Better days are ahead for Wilson and the surprising Broncos.

Matt Henningsen: 2 tackles across 12 defensive snaps for the smartest player in the NFL.

New York Jets

Joe Tippmann: Gave up 2 hurries, but zero hits or sacks across 68 snaps for the sliding Jets, continuing his impressive rookie campaign.

Los Angeles Rams

Rob Havenstein: Allowed 4 hurries but 0 hits or sacks in 63 snaps in another solid, workmanlike effort.

Kansas City Chiefs

Leo Chenal: 2 tackles in 25 snaps in his quietest game of 2023. He was playing against (and losing to) his childhood team in the Packers, so cut him some slack.

Baltimore Ravens

Kevin Zeitler: Bye week.

Houston Texans

Michael Deiter: Yielded 0 sacks or hits in 68 snaps as his bounce-back season continued.

Dare Ugunbowale: Ran once for 1 yard and had 1 grab for 14 yards (but no FG).

Los Angeles Chargers

Alex Erickson: 1 catch for 23 yards in a win over the Patriots.

Buffalo Bills

David Edwards: Bye week.