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Aggies in the NFL Week 12

A recap of former Utah State players in Week 12 of the NFL

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Each week after the NFL has completed its slate of games (starting with Thursday night football and ending after Monday night football) this series will take a look at news and statistics surrounding former Utah State Aggies players.

Week 12

Los Angeles Chargers

Nick Vigil had 8 total tackles (6 solo, 2 assist) on 66% of the defensive snaps in a 27-17 loss to the Bills. He also posted a pass deflection and a forced fumble. This was the most snaps he has seen since week one where he saw 85% of defensive snaps against the Bengals. On the season, Vigil has 21 combined tackles, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.

Las Vegas Raiders

Nevin Lawson had three tackles in a blowout loss to the Falcons, 43-6. He saw a reduction in the percentage of defensive snaps, from 89% to 63%. He did however see an increase in special teams snaps from 11 to 16. This season Lawson has posted 41 total tackles, two forcecd fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

Seattle Seahawks

In a 23-17 win over the Eagles, Bobby Wagner had five total tackles (3 solo, 2 assist), a quarterback hit, and a pass deflection and he also saw three snaps on special teams. He has 101 tackles on the year, six tackles for loss, and ten quarterback hits.

New York Giants

In a 19-17 win over the Bengals, Kyler Fackrell had two tackles and a quarterback hit. Fackrell has posted 31 total tackles (20 solo, 11 assist), six tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.

Carolina Panthers

Tyler Larsen saw 7 snaps (24%) on special teams in a 28-27 loss to the Vikings. He has seen six total offensive snaps this season and a few special teams snaps.

Chicago Bears

Patrick Scales had five special teams snaps (20%) in a 41-25 loss to the Packers. Scales has one tackle this season but does have a number of different snaps on special teams.

Green Bay Packers

Jordan Love hasn’t seen the field yet.

Kansas City Chiefs

Darwin Thompson hasn’t seen any carries since week eight and has 13 rushes for 52 yards and has run for four first downs. He has averaged four yards per attempt.

Game Balls

Game Ball #1

Nick Vigil gets the first game ball for a nice performance against the Bills even though he only saw just over 60% of the snaps.

Game Ball #2

Bobby Wagner had five tackles which was a reduction from the numbers he usually puts up but among former Aggies in the NFL, it was a decent performance.

Game Ball #3

Nevin Lawson saw a reduction in the number of snaps he has seen throughout the season. Considering he was further down the depth chart and he has seen quite a lot of playing time this season, he has done a nice job of earning his playing time.