Nebraska football: Huskers in the NFL for week 16

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Outside linebacker Lavonte David
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Andy Janovich is doing Nebraska football proud

If you’re a bit disappointed in what former Nebraska football players did on defense in the NFL in week 16, then don’t look at what offensive players did. There simply wasn’t much of an impact at all when it comes to former Huskers on the offensive side of the ball

Andy Janovich

Janovich, who exploded onto the scene in his final year as a Husker has been a nice addition to the Denver Broncos. His team might be headed for home when the regular season is over but he’s finishing strong. Andy didn’t have any rushing yards on Sunday, but he did catch two passes for 21 yards. That led all former Huskers this week in receptions and receiving yards.

Richie Incognito

Just days before his team’s game against the New England Patriots, Incognito went on the record saying he thought the Buffalo Bills defense should take out a measure of revenge against Rob Gronkowski. The last time the two teams met, Gronkowski knocked one of Incognito’s teammates silly on a rather cheap shot.

It doesn’t appear the Bills did return the favor as the game came and went relatively quietly. Richie’s team is still in the playoff hunt despite the loss in week 16. Richie started and played well, which has been the norm this year. Incognito has even been named to the Pro Bowl.

Brandon Reilly

One of Incognito’s teammates that couldn’t take revenge on Gronkowski if he wanted was Brandon Reilly. While he was activated from the practice squad a few weeks ago, he hasn’t seen action in a game yet. He was inactive this week.

Brent Qvale

The New York Jet offensive lineman got into roughly half of the Jets offensive plays and had an impact as a rusher. That impact was -2 yards on the game-ending lateral, as his team lost 14-7 to the Chargers.

Cethan Carter

Tight end Cethan Carter has likely defied some odds by staying on the Bengals active roster all season. He hasn’t had a huge impact but he has logged minutes on special teams. He did so again on Sunday where he recorded a tackle.

Niles Paul

The former Husker receiver has reinvented himself as a tight end in the NFL. Paul was listed as one of two starting tight ends for the Washington Redskins, but he didn’t have much of an impact on the game. He was targeted twice, but couldn’t haul down a catch.

Ameer Abdullah

It’s been a disappointing 2017 in more ways than one for Ameer Abdullah. He started the season as someone who many experts thought could have a break out year. As we head to the end of the season, an ineffective running game in general and a few nagging injuries have sapped any excitement surrounding his season.

Entering the final week of the season, he’s got just 534 yards on the ground. He’s lost his starting spot and carried just six times for 21 yards in week 16. He also caught one pass for five yards. The former Nebraska football star did have a nice day on special teams, as he returned five kicks for a total of 114 yards.