Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole (58) celebrates getting a sack during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Bearcats In The NFL: Week 13 Update

We’re over three-quarters of the way through the 2013 NFL season. Have to savor the last precious weeks as much as we can and that’s especially so for some former Bearcats who are playing at the next level. Here’s an update from last week’s action. Noticeably absent from this list is Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe. He was rushed to the hospital on Friday after suffering a seizure. Thankfully Wolfe was released from the hospital and is working his way back into the starting lineup.

John Hughes: The Browns lost in hilarious fashion by way of a last second touchdown from Jacksonville. But John Hughes had a good game. The Cleveland defensive tackle notched three tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage.

Ricardo Mathews: The Indianapolis Colts finally found some semblance of defense as they held the Tennessee Titans to just 14 points on Sunday. Mathews contributed, as he typically has this season, with a single tackle as well as a hit on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Brent Celek: The Philly tight end had a strong performance with Nick Foles entrenched at the quarterback position. Celek was targeted six times, catching four of them for 29 yards and a touchdown. All while burning a hole on the bench in my fantasy league. Team for sale!

Trent Cole: UC’s long-standing representative on the Eagles had a huge game! As an edge rusher, Cole had just two tackles but both were sacks of Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer. That makes him the team leader in sacks for Philadelphia.

Connor Barwin: On the other side of the line, Barwin had himself a solid game as well. He notched three tackles on Sunday against the Cardinals.

Kenbrell Thompkins: He’s worked his way back into the rotation but the reemergence of Rob Gronkowski had really eaten away at his reps. Thompkins was targeted just three times on Sunday but did haul in a pass for 16 yards.

Kevin Huber: The Bengals got into an unusual defensive struggle with San Diego on Sunday afternoon. As such, Huber got quite a bit of playing time. The former Bearcat booted four punts, averaging a whopping 55.5 yards per, including a 75 yard bomb. Kid’s still got the golden leg.

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