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Red Raiders in the NFL 11.19.14

It was a tough week for many of our Red Raiders in the NFL this week. However, Crabtree did have a good game, and Amaro spent his bye week on the sidelines with Texas Tech on Saturday.

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Crabtree gets a TD and season-high yardage. Michael Crabtree had a solid game against the New York Giants, as his San Francisco 49ers got a big road win.

Crabtree finished with a team-high 85 receiving yards on three catches. He did most of his damage on a 48-yard catch-and-run touchdown with 11:38 left in the third quarter, which put San Francisco ahead 16-7.

The 85 receiving yards were a season high for Crabtree, who has surpassed 80 yards three times this season. The 49ers are back action Week 12 vs. Washington.

Amaro comes back to the Jones. Jace Amaro and the New York Jets were off this past week, but he took the opportunity to come to Lubbock for the game and support his Red Raiders.

Amendola's performance averages out. As a punt returner, Danny Amendola made a bad decision by fielding a punt inside the 5-yard line, and he was tackled immediately. However, Bill Belichick did have positive things to say about Amendola's blocking that allows the offense to work well.

"Those guys do a good job of it and it helps our team win. So, it is critical in the big picture, but at the same time, they've got to be able to do their job as receivers first and get open and catch the ball. I couldn't put it ahead of those qualities, but it's still an important quality to have. As I said, it helps our football team."

-Coach Belichick about Amendola and LaFell's blocking

Waddle Bit by the Injury Bug.The Detroit Lions have had a surprisingly good season, but they have been plagued by injuries on their offensive line. The writer of this article was also plagued with the inability to make a multi-sentence paragraph, which is becoming an epidemic.

LaAdrian Waddle has performed well on the line when he's been healthy, but unfortunately, he's had a string of tough breaks.

There was the bad elbow that cost him a game last year, and the calf that cost him three games this year.

Don't forget about the brain injury, either, which held him out for the game in London. Or the knee injury that forced him out of Sunday's win against the Miami Dolphins.

LaAdrian Waddle is a talented right tackle for the Detroit Lions, when healthy. But he's developing a habit of getting nicked up, and that's frustrating for him.

He's been hurt in or held out of six games this season, and seven overall since rising into the lineup in the middle of last season.

"I'm sick of getting hurt, man," Waddle said before Wednesday's practice in Allen Park.

Waddle would go on to participate in that practice, as the Lions began preparations for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals (8-1). He was limited in the workout due to that knee injury, but back in his usual starting spot during portions available to the media.

Rough Outing for Denver. The Denver Broncos struggled in a 22-7 loss to St. Louis Rams, and we didn't even have the consolation of Cody Davis recording tackles. Wes Welker had a fairly pedestrian 4 receptions for 28 yards, and our big guys Louis Vasquez and Manny Ramirez and the rest of the line had a hard time protecting Peyton Manning, allowing two sacks and eight pressures from their side of the line.

Keep your guns up for these guys. Hopefully it gets better soon.