Branch, Watkins highlight NFL Tigers in Week 14


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Former Tiger DE Andre Branch had a fumble recovery and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown.<span style=Photo by Logan Bowles / USATODAY">
Former Tiger DE Andre Branch had a fumble recovery and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown.Photo by Logan Bowles / USATODAY

Jacksonville defensive end Andre Branch came up with a game-changing play for the Jaguars on Sunday against Indianapolis. Branch had four tackles, including two sacks, including one that sparked his team to a big win.

With the Jaguars trailing 13-3 late in the second quarter, Branch sacked Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, came up with a fumble recovery and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown. The Jaguars responded to that play and won the game 51-16.



Sammy Watkins had another solid day for Buffalo with five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against Philadelphia. Watkins has 39 catches for 716 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

Adam Humphries had his first career touchdown catch for Tampa Bay in its loss to New Orleans.

Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis: Two catches for minus-3 yards against Jacksonville.
Stephone Anthony, LB, New Orleans: Three tackles against Tampa Bay.
Tavaris Barnes, DE, New Orleans: One quarterback hit against Tampa Bay.
Isaiah Battle, St. Louis: Inactive against Detroit.
Vic Beasley, DE, Atlanta: Two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and two quarterback hits against Carolina.
Andre Branch, DE, Jacksonville: Four tackles, two sacks, one fumble recovery, which he returned 49 yards for a touchdown, against Indianapolis.
Bashaud Breeland, DB, Washington: Five tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed against Chicago.
Kourtnei Brown, LB, Tampa Bay: One tackle against New Orleans.
Crezdon Butler, DB, Detroit: Played four plays on special teams against St. Louis.
Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona: One catch for 1 yard against Minnesota.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh: Seven catches for 49 yards against Cincinnati.
Chandler Catanzaro, PK, Arizona: Three field goals and two extra points against Minnesota.
Kavell Conner, LB, San Diego: Inactive against Kansas City.
Corey Crawford, Washington: Practice squad.
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona: Inactive against Minnesota.
Marcus Gilchrist, SS, New York Jets: Six tackles against Tennessee.
Malliciah Goodman, DE, Atlanta: Inactive against Carolina.
Chris Hairston, T, San Diego: Played 60 plays on offense against Kansas City.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston: Three catches for 40 yards against New England.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay: One catch for 6 yards and one touchdown against New Orleans.
Grady Jarrett, DT, Atlanta: Six tackles against Carolina.
Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Chicago: One quarterback hit against Washington.
Byron Maxwell, CB, Philadelphia: Two tackles, one pass defensed, one fumble forced against Buffalo.
Antoine McClain, T, Arizona: Practice squad.
Jonathan Meeks, Buffalo: One special teams tackle against Philadelphia.
Bradley Pinion, P, San Francisco: Seven punts for a 36.4-yard average against Cleveland.
Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Tennessee: Seven tackles against the New York Jets.
Tyler Shatley, G, Jacksonville: Played eight plays on special teams against Indianapolis.
C.J. Spiller, RB, New Orleans: Three carries for 2 yards, three catches for 7 yards against Tampa Bay.
Tony Steward, LB, Buffalo: Injured list.
Brandon Thomas, T, San Francisco: Inactive against Cleveland.
Brandon Thompson, DT, Cincinnati: Inactive against Pittsburgh.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo: Five catches for 81 yards and one touchdown against Philadelphia.
Charlie Whitehurst, QB, Indianapolis: Two-for-8 passing for 8 yards against Jacksonville.
DeShawn Williams, DL, Cincinnati: Practice squad.


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