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Cyclones in the NFL: Week 11

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Charlie Kolar celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against No. 19 Clemson in the 2021 Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29, 2021.

Brock Purdy

Purdy continued his bounce-back performance for San Francisco in its 27-14 win on Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In his win versus the Buccaneers, Purdy topped his season-high passer rating (158.3) along with keeping his spot at the top of the league in that same statistic. That was also the first perfect passer rating by a 49ers quarterback since Joe Montana did it in 1989.

Purdy completed 21 of his 25 passing attempts for 333 yards and three touchdown passes, while also rushing four times for 14 yards.

Following this win, the 49ers have seemed to get back on the right track by dominating their opponents as they look to continue their performance to finish off the season.

David Montgomery

Montgomery faced his former team in the Chicago Bears on Sunday, where he helped Detroit beat Chicago by a score of 31-26.

Montgomery carried the ball 12 times for 76 yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 22 yards. Montgomery extended his streak of rushing touchdowns, as the only game he has not had one in was the game he left early due to injury.

Montgomery continues to make strides as Detroit’s leading rusher following his two-game absence due to an injury. He will look to help the Lions continue their recent success and potentially make a deep playoff run.

Charlie Kolar

Kolar caught his first pass of the season in the Ravens’ 34-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, as that catch accounted for 13 yards.

While he may have only played 12 snaps for the Baltimore offense, he will look to get more involved in the offense following a season-ending injury to leading tight end Mark Andrews.

Kolar also recorded a solo tackle in his 20 snaps with the Ravens’ special teams unit that he has gotten familiar with all season.

While Kolar may not be the leading tight end following the injury to Andrews, he should see more action in this Ravens’ offense as they look to fill that void at tight end.

Breece Hall

Hall continued to be a difference maker in the Jet offense, as he led the team in both rushing, receiving and scoring in New York’s 32-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Hall rushed for 23 yards on 10 carries, while also catching five passes for 50 yards, one of which resulted in the only score for the Jets on Sunday.

With the loss to Buffalo, the Jets now fall into a three-game losing streak as they cannot seem to find answers to get back into the winning column, even with hopes held high that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is potentially looking to come back this season.

Will McDonald IV

McDonald came back into action after being inactive for New York the previous week against the Raiders. McDonald had his best day as a Jet in their loss to the Bills.

In his 12 defensive snaps played, McDonald recorded two total tackles, one solo tackle and one that ended up in a loss of yards. McDonald also recorded two quarterback hits on Bills quarterback Josh Allen, as it seems he is finding a way to get pressure on the opposing offenses.

Along with his defensive performance, McDonald still played his typical role on special teams, as he accounted for 41% of the Jets’ special teams plays.

Anthony Johnson Jr.

Johnson continues to show his worth to Green Bay, as he recorded the most snaps he had on the defense so far in the Packers’ 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

In this game, Johnson played in 65% of the defensive snaps, while recording four total tackles, three solo tackles, for the Packer defense that has been strong all season.

While Green Bay looks to salvage something out of this underwhelming season, Johnson continues to show the Packers that he can be a playmaker when he is needed.

Xavier Hutchinson

Hutchinson had seemed to find his role on the Texan offense within the running game, as he had rushed four times for a total of 44 yards throughout the past four games for Houston.

But in the Texans’ 21-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Hutchinson did not attempt a rush, nor was he targeted by quarterback C.J. Stroud.

Hutchinson also recorded his least amount of special teams snaps, as he only was used in their unit twice all game.

Along with those two special teams snaps, Hutchinson also recorded six offensive snaps, as his role has taken a decrease with Houston, at least for this game.

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