#StanfordNFL: Wild Card
Johnson Bademosi • CB/ST • Detroit Lions • Fifth season • @J_Bademosi24
Bademosi made his playoff debut in Detroit’s 26-6 loss at Seattle on Saturday. He appeared on 83 percent of the Lions’ special teams snaps, making one special teams tackle.
Doug Baldwin • WR • Seattle Seahawks • Sixth season • @DougBaldwinJr
Baldwin caught his fifth career postseason touchdown in Seattle’s 26-6 win against Detroit on Saturday. He led the Seahawks in targets (12), receptions (11) receiving yards (104), making a spectacular one-handed catch for his touchdown. Baldwin (85.2) earned the highest grade on the Seattle offense from Pro Football Focus, which also included him on its top 10 performances list from the weekend.
David DeCastro • G • Pittsburgh Steelers • Fifth season
DeCastro started and played every snap of Pittsburgh’s 30-12 win against Miami on Sunday. His work against All-Pro defensive lineman Ndamokung Suh was evidenced by his 78.0 grade from Pro Football Focus, which ranked third on the Steelers’ offense. He also helped Le’Veon Bell rush for a playoff franchise-record 167 yards on 29 attempts (5.7 average) and two touchdowns.
Blake Martinez • ILB • Green Bay Packers • First season • @Big__Blake50
Martinez started and played 35 percent of defensive snaps in Green Bay’s 38-13 win against the New York Giants on Sunday. He returned in the second half after shaking off a first-half knee injury, finishing with two tackles and a special teams stop on 52 percent of such snaps. Martinez and the Packers’ defense will have their hands full against Ezekiel Elliot and Dallas’ stellar offensive line in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round.
LB Blake Martinez was on the field to start this series, but now Joe Thomas trots out. Martinez jogs off and appears to be OK #NYGvsGB
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) January 8, 2017
Ty Montgomery • WR/KR • Green Bay Packers • Second season • @TyMontgomery2
Montgomery started and played 58 percent of offensive snaps in his playoff debut, a 38-13 win against the New York Giants. He carried the ball 11 times for 27 yards while catching three of four targets for 41 yards, including one for 34 on third-and-10. He briefly exited with an injury but was able to return and finish the contest.
Kyle Murphy • T • Green Bay Packers • First season • @KyleMurphy78
Murphy was inactive for Green Bay’s 38-13 win against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Brennan Scarlett • OLB/DE • Houston Texans • First season @BScarlett17
Scarlett made his playoff debut in Houston’s 27-14 win against Oakland on Saturday. He played 70 percent of special teams snaps while appearing on six defensive snaps in place of injured linebacker John Simon. Should Simon miss next weekend’s matchup at New England, Scarlett could continue to see action on defense.
Expect Brennan Scarlett moving into Simon’s spot in pass rushing situations. Has been solid this season in that role. #Texans
— patrick d. starr (@PatDStat) January 7, 2017
Richard Sherman • CB • Seattle Seahawks • Sixth season @R_Sherman25
Sherman effectively erased his side of the field from Detroit’s passing game in Seattle’s 26-6 win against the Lions on Saturday. Playing all but one defensive snap on the night, Sherman finished the day with five tackles, including two run stops. Furthermore, he broke up the only pass he was targeted on, earning the second highest Pro Football Focus grade on the Seahawks’ defense (85.2). Sherman will likely match up with Julio Jones when Seattle travels to Atlanta for the NFC Divisional Round.
Richard Sherman tonight:
0 Catches Allowed
0 Yards Allowed
1 Pass Breakup
— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) January 8, 2017
Michael Thomas • S • Miami Dolphins • Fourth season • @Michael31Thomas
Thomas played a game-high 72 snaps in his playoff debut, a 30-12 loss at Pittsburgh. He made six tackles, including three solo, adding one interception and one carry for three yards on a successful trick play out of a punt formation. Thomas’ two career interceptions have come against Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger.