Griz In The Pros Week 11 Roundup
What a week to be a former Montana Grizzly in the NFL.
For starters, on Friday offensive tackle Levi Horn was promoted to the Chicago Bears 53-man squad. Previously, Horn had just been on Chicago’s practice squad. In his Bears debut, Horn was one of the 46 active players, but he did not get into the game. Chicago did defeat San Diego, though, 31-20.
No team has been hotter over the past three weeks than the Miami Dolphins. The Fish were left for dead at 0-7, but a dominating three-game winning streak have put opponents on notice. Miami’s latest victim was the Buffalo Bills, as the Dolphins won 35-8. One of the many stars of this game was running back Lex Hilliard. Hilliard finished with 1 carry for 2 yards, but scored a touchdown when he recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Cornerback Jimmy Wilson got into the game but didn’t record any official statistics. Kicker Dan Carpenter was inactive due to a groin injury.
In Atlanta, a Montana Grizzly reunion took place when the Falcons hosted the Tennessee Titans. In a battle of 5-4 teams, Atlanta came out on top 23-17. For the victorious Falcons, defensive end Kroy Biermann finished with one tackle for loss and one assist, while safety Shann Schillinger did not record any official stats. For Tennessee, Marc Mariani was targeted once in the passing game, but had zero catches. Mariani returned 5 punts for 139 yards, and 1 kickoff for -1 yard.
And finally, the Philadelphia Eagles kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 17-10 win over the New York Giants on “Sunday Night Football”. Safety Colt Anderson played, but didn’t record any official stats.