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#StanfordNFL: Divisional Round

Doug Baldwin • WR • Seattle Seahawks • Sixth season • @DougBaldwinJr

Seattle was eliminated from the NFC playoffs in a 36-20 loss at Atlanta. Baldwin finished his exceptional season with another strong performance, leading the Seahawks in targets (9) and receptions (5), gaining 80 yards with one touchdown. Baldwin’s 78.6 grade from Pro Football Focus ranked second on the Seahawks’ offense while appearing on 91 percent of offensive snaps.

David DeCastro • G • Pittsburgh Steelers • Fifth season

Despite not scoring a touchdown, Pittsburgh defeated Kansas City in the AFC Divisional Round, 18-16. DeCastro and Pittsburgh’s offensive line paved the way for a second-consecutive playoff franchise-record performance by Le’Veon Bell, who carried the ball 30 times for 170 yards (5.7 average). DeCastro’s 83.0 grade from PFF was indicative of Pittsburgh’s dominant offensive line, which set up a ridiculous 81 yards before contact for Bell.

Cameron Fleming • T • New England Patriots • Third season • @cammyjfresh

Fleming played a limited role in New England’s 34-16 win against Houston in the AFC Divisional Round, appearing on two offensive snaps and six special teams snaps. The Patriots host Pittsburgh for the AFC championship this weekend.

Austin Hooper • TE • Atlanta Falcons • First season • @AustinHooper18

Hooper appeared to be at full strength after missing several weeks with a knee injury, playing 54 percent of Atlanta’s offensive snaps in a 36-20 win against Seattle. He caught his only target for 10 yards.

Blake Martinez • ILB • Green Bay Packers • First season • @Big__Blake50

A knee injury limited Martinez to one snap on defense and a team-high 18 special teams snaps in Green Bay’s dramatic 34-31 win at Dallas.

Ty Montgomery • WR/KR • Green Bay Packers • Second season • @TyMontgomery2

Montgomery started and played a crucial role in Green Bay’s 34-31 win at Dallas in the NFC Divisional Round. He carried the ball 11 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns, adding six catches on seven targets for 34 yards. He appeared on 78 percent of the Packers’ offensive snaps, making the tackle following Aaron Rodgers’ lone interception.

Kyle Murphy • T • Green Bay Packers • First season • @KyleMurphy78

Murphy was inactive for Green Bay’s 34-31 win at Dallas.

Jordan Richards • S • New England Patriots • Second season

Richards was not active for New England’s 34-16 win against Houston in the AFC Championship Game.

Brennan Scarlett • OLB/DE • Houston Texans • First season @BScarlett17

Scarlett appeared on 53 percent of special teams snaps in Houston’s 34-16 loss at New England. He finished the day with one tackle, capping an impressive rookie campaign, which started as an undrafted free agent.

Richard Sherman • CB • Seattle Seahawks • Sixth season @R_Sherman25

Sherman played all but one defensive snap in Seattle’s season-ending 36-20 loss at Atlanta. The cornerback finished the game with eight tackles, including four solo, while surrendering five catches for 47 yards on the eight times he was targeted. Head coach Pete Carroll revealed Monday that Sherman had played the second half of the season with a partially torn MCL.

Levine Toilolo • TE • Atlanta Falcons • Fourth season • @LevineToilolo

Toilolo started and played 81 percent of Atlanta’s offensive snaps in a 36-20 win against Seattle. He was targeted four times by Matt Ryan, finishing the contest with two catches for 26 yards. Atlanta moves on to host Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.

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