Here’s how players from Snohomish County fared in Week 16 of the NFL season:
— This week: The Lynnwood native who attended O’Dea High School returned from two weeks on the reserve/COVID-19 list with a vengeance. The Miami Dolphins running back rushed for 87 yards on 14 carries and also caught five passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. That included an electric 59-yard TD in which he outraced the entire defense in the Dolphins’ 26-25 road victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Myles Gaskin goes 59 yards to the 🏠! @MylesGAS
— NFL (@NFL) December 27, 2020
— Season: Gaskin has rushed for 564 yards on 135 carries with two touchdowns and caught 37 passes for 331 yards and two more scores for the 10-5 Dolphins. Not bad for a player who’s missed six games because of a knee injury and his stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Gaskin and the Dolphins travel to Buffalo on Sunday and can clinch their first playoff berth since 2016 with a victory, or if any of Baltimore, Cleveland and Indianapolis lose.
— NFL (@NFL) December 27, 2020
— This week: The Mountlake Terrace High School graduate and New York Giants linebacker has seen his playing time fluctuate this season, but it’s decreased in recent weeks to the point where he didn’t appear on any defensive snaps in the Giants’ 27-13 road defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. He did appear on 18 special teams snaps, though he didn’t record a stat.
— Season: Downs, who’s started eight of New York’s 15 games, has 32 tackles (24 solo, eight assisted) along with one pass defensed, one fumble recovered and one quarterback hit for the 5-10 Giants, who remarkably still have a chance to win the NFC East and earn a playoff spot if they win at home against Dallas and Washington loses at Philadelphia.
— This week: The Lake Stevens High School graduate and Indianapolis Colts quarterback was inactive for the Colts’ 28-24 road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
– Season: Eason is one week away from going his entire rookie season without dressing for a game as he has not been active once this season. However, he can get into the playoffs if the 10-5 Colts beat Jacksonville at home along with a loss by any one of Baltimore, Cleveland and Miami.
— This week: The Marysville Pilchuck High School graduate and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback was not active for the Jaguars’ 41-17 home loss to the Chicago Bears.
— Season: Luton, who started three games earlier in the season (60-for-110 for 624 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions), was inactive for the fourth straight week. With the 1-14 Jaguars locking up the first-overall pick in the draft, better known as the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, one wonders what his long-term future is in Jacksonville.
— This week: The Mariner High School graduate and Green Bay Packers cornerback was not elevated from the practice squad for the Packers’ 40-14 home victory over the Tennessee Titans.
— Season: Russell was elevated for one game, in which he appeared on seven special teams plays. However, Russell remains on the practice squad for the 12-3 Packers, and Green Bay still controls its own destiny for earning the NFC’s No. 1 seed when it concludes the season at Chicago.
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