Beasley, Hopkins highlight NFL Tigers in Week 16


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Vic Beasley's four sacks this season are the most ever for a Falcons rookie. <span style=Photo by Jeremy Brevard / USATODAY">
Vic Beasley's four sacks this season are the most ever for a Falcons rookie. Photo by Jeremy Brevard / USATODAY

All season, Atlanta Falcons fans have been waiting for Vic Beasley to come up with big plays. They got their wish Sunday as the rookie had a game-clinching sack and forced fumble against Carolina to hand the Panthers their first loss. Beasley finished with four tackles and has 26 tackles this season. His four sacks also are the most ever for a Falcons rookie.

DeAndre Hopkins and the Houston Texans continued their playoff push with an easy win over Tennessee as Hopkins had another big game with seven catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. Hopkins has 104 catches for 1,432 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis: No catches against Miami.
Stephone Anthony, LB, New Orleans: Six tackles against Jacksonville.
Tavaris Barnes, DE, New Orleans: Played two plays on defense against Jacksonville.
Isaiah Battle, St. Louis: Inactive against Seattle.
Vic Beasley, DE, Atlanta: Four tackles, one sack, one pass defensed and one forced fumble against Carolina.
Andre Branch, DE, Jacksonville: Three tackles, one quarterback hit against New Orleans.
Bashaud Breeland, DB, Washington: Three tackles, one pass defensed, one forced fumble against Philadelphia.
Kourtnei Brown, LB, Tampa Bay: Inactive against Chicago.
Crezdon Butler, DB, Detroit: Played two plays on defense against San Francisco, played 13 plays on special teams against San Francisco.
Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona: Played 23 plays on offense against Green Bay.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh: One catch for 6 yards, one carry for 4 yards against Baltimore.
Chandler Catanzaro, PK, Arizona: One field goal, five extra points against Green Bay.
Kavell Conner, LB, San Diego: Two special teams tackles against Oakland.
Corey Crawford, Washington: Practice squad.
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona: Seven carries for 40 yards against Green Bay.
Marcus Gilchrist, SS, New York Jets: Eight tackles against New England.
Malliciah Goodman, DE, Atlanta: One tackle against Carolina.
Chris Hairston, T, San Diego: Started on the offensive line against Oakland.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston: Seven catches for 117 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay: One catch for 10 yards against Chicago.
Grady Jarrett, DT, Atlanta: Inactive against Carolina.
Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Chicago: Played 15 plays on defense, played two plays on special teams against Tampa Bay.
Byron Maxwell, CB, Philadelphia: Injured list.
Antoine McClain, T, Arizona: Practice squad.
Jonathan Meeks, Buffalo: Played four plays on defense, played 12 plays on special teams against Dallas.
Bradley Pinion, P, San Francisco: Three punts, 41.7-yard average against Detroit.
Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Tennessee: One tackle, one pass defensed against Houston.
Tyler Shatley, G, Jacksonville: Played seven plays on special teams against New Orleans.
C.J. Spiller, RB, New Orleans: Inactive against Jacksonville.
Tony Steward, LB, Buffalo: Injured list.
Brandon Thomas, T, San Francisco: Inactive against Detroit.
Brandon Thompson, DT, Cincinnati: Played 13 plays on defense against Denver.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo: Five catches for 84 yards against Dallas.
Charlie Whitehurst, QB, Indianapolis: Nine-for-14 passing for 78 yards against Miami.
DeShawn Williams, DL, Cincinnati: Practice squad.


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