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NFL Dawgs Week 12: Budda Baker is already a star

Jermaine Kearse conjured some of his early-season magic as well

Jacksonville Jaguars v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Thanksgiving featured no Huskies, as the only Huskies were inactive; Dwayne Washington is still nursing injury and Mason Foster is out for the season.

Sunday morning did feature some Huskies, as Danny Shelton was the only active Husky for Bronws/Bengals, with John Ross inexplicably still a healthy scratch.

Panthers and Jets featured the most Huskies out of any game this week, with Jermaine Kearse taking a starring role. Kearse had over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown, while his teammate Austin Seferian-Jenkins had two catches. They faced up against Shaq Thompson. I would assume that Thompson was a key part in holding ASJ to the two catches, but I didn’t get to watch much of the game to see how the matchups played out.

Desmond Trufant unfortunately suffered a concussion against the Buccaneers, hopefully he can make it back soon as he has been returning to his elite self as a shutdown corner.

John Timu played about a third of the defensive snaps for the Bears with minimal impact (two tackles), but he did tweet out these cool cleats as a salute to his wife, an active member of our Navy.

Interception machine Marcus Peters didn’t get to go up against Nathan Peterman and his five interception per half rate, and his Chiefs fell to the Buffalo Bills and Tyrod Taylor. Peters still had a chance for a pick six but then WHIFFED.

Senio Kelemete played almost half of the offensive snaps for the Bills against the Rams, while his teammate Hau’oli Kikaha had double-digit snaps for the first time in six games, though he didn’t hit the box score. Cory Littleton did what Cory Littleton does. He was a key special teamer again, and to anyone who is paying attention, he could very well make the Pro Bowl for his work in that phase of the game.

Budda Baker’s Cardinals went up against Jaydon Mickens and the Jaguars. Mickens didn’t do much, but Baker is continuing his ascent as a playmaker. He was in for almost every defensive play for Arizona, and Pro Football Focus had him graded as a top four safety for the second week in a row.

Kevin King has an injured shoulder but is playing through it. I saw that he was beaten for an Antonio Brown touchdown but nothing more than that, and it seemed that his inability to jam played a key part in allowing the score.