NFL Cougar Highlights: Season Finale


ON WHAT HAD already gone down as his most productive NFL season, Jets running back Chris Ivory's final game ended unceremoniously thanks to a pair of injuries suffered early on during New York's win at Miami.

The Cougar alum well victim to a hip pointer and cracked rib on his fifth and final run—a five yard advance—just four minutes into the second quarter.

Despite ending on a sour note, Ivory had a career year for the Jets. The fourth year player ran for 833 yards on 182 carries, despite missing New York's week four contest—not to mention much of the preseason—with a bum hamstring.

THE SEASON continues for three wildcard Wazzu alums. Jed Collins, Eric Frampton and the New Orleans Saints secured the sixth seed for the NFC playoffs, with an 11-5 record. Husain Abdullah and his Kansas City Chiefs also finished 11-5 and are the fifth seed for the AFC playoffs.

Here's how the NFL Cougs performed in the final week of the regular season:

Husain Abdullah, S, Kansas City, 5th season: Seeing his first start of the season, tallied eight tackles (6 solo) in the Chiefs' 27-24 overtime loss to San Diego.

Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 5th season: Gained two yards on 3 carries and caught 1 pass for another 2 yards in the Saints' 42-17 shellacking of Tampa Bay.

Eric Frampton, S, New Orleans, 7th season: Posted one special teams tackle in the Saints' win against the Bucs.

Brandon Gibson, WR, Miami, 5th season: Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve due to a torn patella suffered in week 8.

Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets, 4th season: Rushed for 19 yards on 5 carries in the Jets' 20-7 defeat of Miami.

Rian Lindell, K, Tampa Bay, 14th season: The Vancouver native was true on two extra-point attempts and one field goal (from 54 yards) in the Bucs fall to New Orleans.

Travis Long, LB, Philadelphia, 1st year: Did not play; assigned to the Eagles' practice squad.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Tennessee, 5th season: The Tacoma native had no recorded stats in the Titans' 16-10 defeat of Houston .

Jeff Tuel, QB, Buffalo, Rookie: No recorded stats from the Bills' 34-20 loss to New England.

Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago, Rookie: Caught one pass for 10 yards in the Bears' 33-28 fall to Green Bay.

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