ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia will be represented for the 22nd consecutive season when the Super Bowl rolls around this February.
All seven American Football Conference teams that advanced to the playoffs (the No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals, No. 2 Buffalo Bills, No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers, No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs, No. 7 Miami Dolphins, No. 4 Jacksonville Jaguars and No. 6 Baltimore Ravens) include a former Bulldog on their roster.
The Bulldogs are also well represented in the National Football Conference, as five of the seven teams that advanced to the postseason include a former Georgia player (No. 5 San Francisco 49ers, No. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, No. 1 Philadelphia Eagles, No. 6 New York Giants, No. 3 Minnesota Vikings).
How the Bulldogs in the NFL fared in Week 18:
CHIEFS 31, RAIDERS 13
Mecole Hardman, WR: Has been designated to return from injured reserve following an abdominal injury but was listed as inactive due to pelvis injury.
Malik Herring, DL: Was on Kansas City’s inactive list as a healthy scratch.
Zamir White, RB: Attempted one rush for four yards in Las Vegas’ final game of the year.
JAGUARS 20, TITANS 16
Tyson Campbell, DB: Earned the game’s only interception for Jacksonville, his third of the season, which he returned for 29 yards. Also totaled five stops (three solo, two assist). Ranks sixth in the NFL with 15 passes defended.
Travon Walker, OLB: Notched four tackles (two solo, two assist) and a tackle for loss for Jacksonville, helping lead the team to its first playoff appearance since 2017.
Chris Conley, WR: Appeared on 14 offensive plays and five special teams plays with no stats for Tennessee.
Monty Rice, ILB: Led the Titans with eight tackles (four solo, four assist). Finished the season with 66 stops for Tennessee.
FALCONS 20, BUCS 17
Lorenzo Carter, OLB: Posted three tackles, one for loss, and a quarterback hurry in Atlanta’s season-ending win. Ended the year with a career-best 58 stops with six for loss and four sacks, two defended passes and an interceptions for 28 yards.
John Fitzpatrick, TE: Has been designated to return from injured reserve, but was not activated for Sunday’s game by the Falcons.
Jake Camarda, P: Punted five times for a 50.6-yard average, held on one field goals (one successful) and three extra points (one successful), while kicking off four times for Tampa Bay. Finished the year second in the NFL among rookies with a 48.8-yard average.
BILLS 35, PATRIOTS 23
James, Cook, RB: Rushed for 45 yards on nine attempts, with a long of 10 yards. Also caught a pair of passes for six yards, playing 56% of Buffalo’s offensive snaps. Ended the regular season seventh in rushing yards among rookies with 507 yards on just 89 attempts, by far the least of anyone ranked higher.
Isaiah McKinzie, WR: Caught two passes on three targets for 19 yards. Finished the regular season with 423 yards receiving on 42 catches, both career highs.
David Andrews, OL: Appeared on all 68 offensive plays and helped the Patriots out gain the Bills with 341 total yards.
BENGALS 27, RAVENS 16
Trey Hill, C: Appeared in five special teams plays for Cincinnati.
Ben Cleveland, OL: Played in all 78 offensive snaps for the Ravens, who accumulated 386 total yards.
Justin Houston, OLB: Recorded 1 tackle for a four-yard loss and two quarterback hurries in 10 plays on defense for Baltimore.
Nick Moore, LS: Snapped on three punts, three field goals, and one extra point for the Ravens.
Roquan Smith, ILB: Led all players with 16 tackles, one for loss, the second-most in his career during a single game for Baltimore. Finished the regular season with the third-most combined tackles in the NFL at 169.
DOLPHINS 11, JETS 6
John Jenkins, DL: Recording two stops for Miami while lining up in 10 defensive and seven special teams plays.
Channing Tindall, LB: Appeared in eight special teams plays for Miami, recording no stats.
STEELERS 28, BROWNS 14
Tae Crowder, ILB: Appeared on the Steelers’ inactive list as a healthy scratch.
George Pickens, WR: Led Pittsburgh in receiving yards with 72 on three catches, including one for a touchdown. Finished the year with 801 yards receiving, fourth among NFL rookies.
Nick Chubb, RB: Totaled 122 all-purpose yards, picking up 77 yards rushing on 12 attempts and 45 yards receiving on five catches, including one for a touchdown. Finished the year with 1,525 rushing yards, third-most in the NFL, and 12 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in the league.
EAGLES 22, GIANTS 16
Jordan Davis, DE: Appeared on eight defensive plays and nine for special teams for Philadelphia, recording no stats.
Nakobe Dean, ILB: Logged 20 special teams plays with no stats for the Eagles.
Lawrence Cager, TE: Caught eight passes for 69 yards on 10 targets, appearing in 97% of the Giants offensive plays.
Azeez Ojulari, OLB: Was listed as a healthy scratch for New York and did not play.
Andrew Thomas, OL: Was listed as a healthy scratch for New York and did not play.
BRONCOS 31, CHARGERS 28
Tre’ McKitty, TE: Appeared on 23 offensive snaps and four special teams plays, recording one target for Los Angeles.
Jamaree Salyer, OL: Appeared on all 68 offensive plays, plus four more on special teams, as Los Angeles posted 352 total yards.
SEAHAWKS 19, RAMS 16
Leonard Floyd, OLB: Appeared in 65 plays on defense for Los Angeles, registering five tackles, including a sack for two yards, and three quarterback hurries.
Derion Kendrick, DB: Appeared on 11 special teams plays with no stats for Los Angeles.
49ERS 38, CARDINALS 13
Charlie Woerner, TE: Appeared on 24 special teams plays and 12 offensive plays with no stats for San Francisco.
A.J. Green, WR: Caught three passes for 91 yards, including a 77-yard catch for a touchdown, for Arizona.
LIONS 20, PACKERS 16
D’Andre Swift, RB: Recorded 86 all-purpose yards, picking up 61 yards on seven receptions and 25 yards on six rushing attempts for Detroit.
Quay Walker, ILB: Posted seven tackles and defended a pass for Green Bay. Finished the year ranked second among NFL rookies with 121 tackles.
Devonte Wyatt, DL: Forced a fumble and recorded a sack for five yards, appearing in 32 defensive plays and six on special teams for Green Bay.
Cardinals: Javon Wims, WR
Chargers: Mark Webb, DB
Commanders: Jake Fromm, QB
Falcons: Justin Shaffer, OL
Giants: Solomon Kindley, OL
Rams: Richard LeCounte, DB
Reserve Lists (IR, PUP, NFI, COVID)
Bengals: Elijah Holyfield, RB
Cardinals: Jonathan Ledbetter, DE
Commanders: Eli Wolf, TE
Packers: Eric Stokes, DB
Patriots: Isaiah Wynn, OL
Raiders: Jordan Jenkins, OLB
Rams: Matthew Stafford, QB
Titans: Ben Jones, OL
Vikings: Lewis Cine, DB