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Red Raiders in the pros: Jakeem Grant comes up big

Lynn’s Chargers keep rolling

NFL: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Lynn - HC, Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers had their way with the Washington Redskins on Sunday, winning 30-13. That makes it four in a row and seven of their last nine for the Chargers. While we’re at it, they are also the current leader of the AFC West and number four seed in the AFC if the playoffs started today. I don’t know if Coach Lynn is giving his guys Michael’s Secret Stuff (a la Space Jam) or what, but whatever he is doing, the Chargers are for real. They have a monster showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs next week.

Danny Amendola - WR, New England Patriots

Without Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots offense struggled against a blitzing Dolphins defense. Amendola seemed to be the best connection that Tom Brady could find all night. The six catches for 76 yards led the team in both categories. Amendola almost found pay dirt late in the fourth quarter, but he was ruled down at the half yard line. Gronk returns next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and we’ll have to wait and see if Amendola’s role shrinks with the return of the dynamic tight end.

LeRaven Clark - OL, Indianapolis Colts

Playing in the snow can be fun. But, when it’s a blinding blizzard the likes of what the Colts and Buffalo Bills played in on Sunday, not so much. Clark likely had even less fun since he only got into the game for one snap. Do you think he built a snowman with all that time on the sideline?

Michael Crabtree - WR, Oakland Raiders

Crabtree returned from his one-week suspension to lead the Raiders in both pass targets and receptions. He hauled in seven catches for 60 yards and made a reception for a two-point conversion. With Amari Cooper’s disappearing act this season, Crabtree has become the WR1 in Oakland.

Jakeem Grant - WR, Miami Dolphins

FINALLY. Grant found the end zone for the first time this season during his Monday night match up against the Patriots. He had two catches for 42 yards, including a 25 yard touchdown snag that showed off Grant’s hops. Unfortunately, Grant’s night could have been even bigger, but he dropped what looked like a sure fire touchdown in the fourth quarter. Despite the drop, this was the productive game that Red Raider fans have been waiting for.

Branden Jackson - DE, Seattle Seahawks

How does doubling your season’s tackles sound? It a little underwhelming when you double it from two to four, but Jackson had his best game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He recorded two tackles and was on the field for a total of 27 snaps.

DeAndre Washington - RB, Oakland Raiders

After finding the end zone last week, Washington’s impact was minimal this week against the Chiefs. He only rushed for nine yards and had just one catch for 10 yards. The entire Raiders offense was held in check for most of the game, failing to score until the fourth quarter.