Jackrabbits in the NFL: Week 13

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Part of a weekly update, following the four active Jackrabbits in the National Football League.

Dallas Goedert (Philadelphia Eagles) SDSU: 2014-17

Weekly Notes: Goedert earned a starting role in the 28-13 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night. He played 39 offensive snaps (52 percent) and 10 special teams plays while adding three targets throughout the game.

His first target was deep down the left side of the field in the first quarter. His next two targets were short passes in the third and fourth quarters.

Up Next: At Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 3:25 p.m.)

Season Notes: Has played 282 offensive snaps (113 special teams) and has had 29 targets for 21 catches and 221 yards and three touchdowns through 12 games.

Adam Vinatieri (Indianapolis Colts) SDSU: 1991-94

Weekly Notes: Vinatieri was not able to score as the Colts were held scoreless in a 6-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. Indy had the ball in Jaguar territory five times, including two red zone trips, and ended up with two turnovers and two turnovers on downs.

The Colts tried scoring on a fourth-and-goal opportunity on the Jacksonville 1-yard line but were stopped and turned over the ball on another fourth down on their 19-yard line while the Jags added one field goal in the first half and another with 11:42 left in the game.

Next in the NFL record book for the Jackrabbit: Games Played: currently 349 career games – fourth all-time (Jeff Feagles – third, 352; Gary Anderson – second, 353; Morten Andersen – all-time, 382). … Extra-Points Attempted: currently 857 – third all-time (Morten Andersen – second, 859; George Blanda – all-time, 959). … Extra-Points Made: currently 840 – third all-time (Morten Andersen – second, 849; George Blanda – all-time, 943). … Field Goals Attempted: currently 684 – second all-time (Morten Andersen – all-time, 709).
Up Next: At Houston Texans (Sunday, noon)

Season Notes: Vinatieri has gone 17-for-21 on field goal attempts and 32-for-34 on extra-point attempts, scoring 83 points, through 12 games in 2018. He is tied for 17th overall in scoring in the NFL and tied for 16th in scoring among kickers this season.

Career Notes: Has played in 349 games and is the NFL recordholder in career field goals made (576 on 684 attempts) and 2,568 points. He’s won a record 211 games.

Bryan Witzmann (Chicago Bears) SDSU: 2010-13

Weekly Notes: Witzmann started his fourth consecutive game for the Chicago Bears, losing to the New York Giants, 30-27. The starting right guard played all 83 offensive snaps (five special teams) and helped the team gain 376 total yards (258 passing, 118 rushing) with their backup QB playing this week.

The Bears managed to storm back in the fourth quarter, adding two field goals and a last-second touchdown to send the game into overtime. However, the team turned the ball over on downs after the Giants score a field goal in their opening overtime drive.

Up Next: Vs. Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, 7:20 p.m.)

Season Notes: Now has four consecutive starts with the Bears. ... Recorded his first start of the 2018 regular season versus the Detroit Lions on Nov. 11.

Career Notes: Witzmann has 17 career starts.

Zach Zenner (Detriot Lions) SDSU: 2011-14

Weekly Notes: Zenner played in three offensive snaps, having two carries, and 20 of the special teams plays (65 percent) in a 30-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Added one carry for seven yards in the second quarter on a first-and-10 and his other one for no gain in the third quarter – but was tackled with a horse collar, giving the Lions first-and-4.

Both drives ended in field goals, reaching a 3-3 tie in the first quarter and trimming a 13-6 lead in the third.

Up Next: At Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, 3:25 p.m.)

Season Notes: Has played 12 offensive plays and 75 special teams plays in four games back. ... Signed back with the Detroit Lions on Nov. 6 after the team waived RB Ameer Abdullah. ... Was waived by the Detroit Lions on Sept. 12 after he was placed on the reserve/injured list on Sept. 1.


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