The Eagles don’t play until Monday night in Week 13, but plenty of former players for Philadelphia suited up on Sunday and had somewhat notable performances — some good, some not so good (looking at you, Chase Daniel).
Here’s a look at how many former Eagles performed this week:
DeAndre Carter update
The former Eagle receiver and special team player has been with the Houston Texans now for three games and has slowly seen his role increase. Mostly used on special teams in his first two games, he did have one catch for 14 yards in Week 12 that showed his offensive potential.
In the Texans Week 13 huge win over the Cleveland Browns, Carter went 6-for-6 when targeted for 32 yards. Unfortunately, in addition to his increase in snaps, he also suffered an increase in fumbles, giving it up once last week and twice on Sunday against the Browns.
On special teams through three games, Carter has returned five punts for a total of 53 yards and has returned three kick-offs for a total of 69 yards. (Nice.)
Buccaneers beat Panthers 24-17
Tampa Bay topped Carolina in Week 13, with the Panthers suffering from four turnovers and unable to recover.
For the Bucs, Vinny Curry had two total tackles on the day, and Beau Allen had one tackle of his own, but the team was without DeSean Jackson on offense. Jackson was out with a thumb injury on Sunday, and with his future with Tampa Bay in question, whether he returns to the field this season is a bit up in the air.
Torrey Smith was back as a full participant in practice this week as he was dealing with a lingering knee injury, and despite being active on Sunday against the Bucs, but didn’t record any catches despite being on the field for 9 offensive snaps (13%).
And while running back Kenjon Barner was finally active for the Panthers, he only saw snaps (16) on special teams.
With Josh Allen back at the helm for the Bills, newly signed quarterback Matt Barkley is back on the bench. The team ended up losing 21-17 to the Dolphins, but LeSean McCoy finished the day with 15 carries for 52 yards with an 18-yard long, in addition to four catches for 12 more yards.
Shady McCoy could see a dip in production with the emergence of Josh Allen as a runner, with the former Eagles running back accounting for less than a quarter of the team’s offensive ground game.
#Bills QB Josh Allen rushed for more yards in #BUFvsMIA (135) than the game's other eight rushers combined (123).— John Kryk (@JohnKryk) December 2, 2018
He also passed for 231 yards, nearly 100 more than Ryan Tannehill (137).
For the first time in his #NFL career, Allen by far was the premier offensive performer.
For Miami, linebacker Kiko Alonso had a massive day with 11 total tackles, eight solo. The linebacker is currently on pace to have one his best career season, having recorded 106 total tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions, in addition to a career-high six passes defended through 12 games.
It shouldn’t be surprising, but quarterback Chase Daniel isn’t making a case to become the full time starter in Chicago, and despite staying close with the Giants for much of Sunday’s matchup, wasn’t able to pull off the win.
Daniel went 26-of-39 for 285 yards and just one touchdown, while also notching two interceptions and FOUR fumbles. That’s six turnovers for the veteran quarterback. Yikes.
“What we saw today may be closer to what we should expect from an average fill-in from the Bears journeyman backup. A few good passes. Lots of misses. A few “passable” throws that a receiver can catch if they make an exceptional effort. It was an up and down performance from Daniel, and he had some great moments in the end of the 4th, but all in all he didn’t do enough to keep this offense moving.”
— Patti Curl, Windy City Gridiron
Daniel wasn’t able to connect with former Eagles tight end Trey Burton at all in Week 13, but place kicker Cody Parkey went 2-for-2 in field goal attempts and 3-for-3 in point afters, good for nine of the 27 points scored.
On the other side of the ball, Connor Barwin finished the game without recording even one tackle.
- Mychal Kendricks will be eligible to play for the Seahawks in Week 14 and should see playing time according to head coach Pete Carroll.
“Mychal’s ready to go,” coach Pete Caroll said Friday. “As a matter of fact, this week was really good for him. He could participate on the other side of the ball in the service team playing a lot of our defensive stuff. The coaches were pointed at really coaching him up hard this week to make sure that he (understands) principles and concepts and alignments – all that stuff was really sharp. He got extra focus this week in preparation for next week.”
— via Liz Mathews, Seahawks Wire
- Daryl Worley was back on top of the stat line for the Raiders defense in Week 13, with the cornerback recording five total tackles against the Chiefs.
- Coming off a season-high 103 yards of total offense last week, running back LeGarrette Blount had his second biggest day of the year on Sunday against the Rams. Blount had 16 carries for 61 yards, including a 24-yard long run.