A game-winning field goal from former Rice Football kicker Chris Boswell highlighted the top moments from the NFL Owls in action during Week 12.
There are former Rice football players scattered across the NFL. Stay tuned each week for their game results and notables from each player.
Week 12 results
Vikings (Sendejo) — BYE
Bills 20 – Broncos 3 (Anderson, Callahan)
Patriots 13 – Cowboys 9 (Covington)
Seahawks 17 (Ellerbee, Willson) – Eagles 9
Steelers 16 (Boswell, McDonald) – Bengals 10
Texans 20 (Gaines) – Colts 17
Calvin Anderson, OT, Broncos
Anderson remained inactive this week, delaying his first action with the Broncos for another week. He has yet to play since being signed from the Jets practice squad earlier this year. The Broncos host the Chargers in Week 13.
Bryce Callahan, CB, Broncos
Callahan was placed on injured reserve earlier this season, never playing for the Broncos in 2019. He will be sidelined for the remainder of the year. The Broncos host the Chargers in Week 13.
Christian Covington, DE, Cowboys
Covington notched four tackles against the Patriots, the most he’s tallied in any one game since joining the Cowboys during the offseason. The Cowboys host the Bills on Thanksgiving in Week 13.
Andrew Sendejo, Saf, Vikings
The Vikings were on bye in Week 12. They visit the Seahawks on Monday Night Football in Week 13.
Emmanuel Ellerbee, LB, Seahawks
Ellerbee was placed injured reserve prior to the start of the season. The Seahawks host the Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 13.
Luke Willson, TE, Seahawks
Even with the bye week to recover, Willson was ruled out prior to the Seahawks’ Sunday win over the Eagles. His status going forward remains in question. The Seahawks host the Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 13.
Chris Boswell, K, Steelers
Chris Boswell was busy on Sunday. The Steelers’ placekicker connected on three kicks, including what proved to be the game-winning 47-yard blast midway through the fourth quarter. He also knocked through the team’s lone extra-point attempt. The Steelers host the Browns in Week 13.
Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers
McDonald didn’t see much action on Sunday, catching the only pass thrown his way for one yard. The Steelers host the Browns in Week 13.
Phillip Gaines, CB, Texans
Gaines was placed on injured reserve following an ankle injury suffered during the Texans’ Week 8 game against the Colts. The Texans host the Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 13.
More Owls in the NFL
From practice squads to current free agents, there are others Owls on the cusp of returning to active rosters. Find more detail on current contractual agreements and former Rice football players waiting for their next opportunity here.
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