Anthony, Bryant highlight NFL Tigers in Week 13


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Clemson’s receivers had strong days Sunday with DeAndre Hopkins, Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant each scoring a touchdown.

Hopkins and Watkins faced off, with Watkins finishing with three catches for 109 yards and a touchdown and Hopkins finishing with five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo’s win over Houston. Hopkins has 81 catches for 1,081 yards and nine touchdowns this season, while Watkins has 31 catches for 526 yards and five touchdowns.

Bryant had four catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s win over Indianapolis and now has 31 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns (and he has played in only seven of the Steelers’ 12 games).

Not to be outdone, linebacker Stephone Anthony had 10 tackles and one forced fumble, which he also recovered and returned for a touchdown in New Orleans’ loss to Carolina. Anthony, who leads New Orleans with 82 tackles, also became the first player in NFL history to return a blocked extra point for a defensive two-point conversion.

Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis: One catch for 6 yards against Pittsburgh.

Stephone Anthony, LB, New Orleans: Ten tackles, one fumble forced, one fumble recovery and returned for a touchdown against Carolina.

Tavaris Barnes, DE, New Orleans: Played 17 plays against Carolina.

Isaiah Battle, St. Louis: Did not play against Arizona.

Vic Beasley, DE, Atlanta: Played 36 plays on defense against Tampa Bay.

Andre Branch, DE, Jacksonville: One tackle against Tennessee.

Bashaud Breeland, DB, Washington: Five tackles, one pass defensed against Dallas.

Kourtnei Brown, LB, Tampa Bay: One tackle against Atlanta.

Crezdon Butler, DB, Detroit: Played two plays on defense, eight plays on special teams against Green Bay.

Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona: Played 20 plays on offense, 16 plays on special teams against St. Louis.

Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh: Four catches for 114 yards and one touchdown against Indianapolis.

Chandler Catanzaro, PK, Arizona: Two field goals, three extra points against St. Louis.

Kavell Conner, LB, San Diego: Inactive against Denver.

Corey Crawford, Washington: Practice squad.

Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona: Inactive against St. Louis.

Marcus Gilchrist, SS, New York Jets: Four tackles against the New York Giants.

Malliciah Goodman, DE, Atlanta: Inactive against Tampa Bay.

Chris Hairston, T, San Diego: Played 66 plays on offense, two plays on special teams against Denver.

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston: Five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo.

Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay: One catch for 6 yards against Atlanta.

Grady Jarrett, DT, Atlanta: Four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit against Tampa Bay.

Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Chicago: Two tackles, a half sack and one quarterback hit against San Francisco.

Byron Maxwell, CB, Philadelphia: Three tackles, one interception, one pass defensed against New England.

Antoine McClain, T, Arizona: Practice squad.

Jonathan Meeks, Buffalo: Played one play on defense, 21 plays on special teams against Houston.

Bradley Pinion, P, San Francisco: Nine punts for a 48.1-yard average against Chicago.

Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Tennessee: Three tackles, one pass defensed against Jacksonville.

Tyler Shatley, G, Jacksonville: Played five plays on special teams against Tennessee.

C.J. Spiller, RB, New Orleans: One catch for zero yards and one kickoff return for 26 yards against Carolina.

Tony Steward, LB, Buffalo: Two tackles against Houston.

Brandon Thomas, T, San Francisco: Inactive against Chicago.

Brandon Thompson, DT, Cincinnati: Inactive against Cleveland.

Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo: Three catches for 109 yards and a touchdown against Houston.

Charlie Whitehurst, QB, Indianapolis: Completed 4-of-8 passes for 20 yards against Pittsburgh.

DeShawn Williams, DL, Cincinnati: Practice squad.

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