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Monday Quickies: NFL Wildcats Edition

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A few former Kentucky Wildcats racked up a highlight reel over the weekend.

Lonnie Johnson Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Three of this weekend’s four NFL Divisional Round games featured a former Kentucky Wildcat. While Minnesota-San Francisco was the anomaly, Wesley Woodyard’s Tennessee Titans enjoyed their upset win over Baltimore, Zadarius Smith’s Green Bay Packers held off Seattle and Lonnie Johnson’s Houston Texans unfortunately saw their season come to an end in Kansas City.

Win or lose, three former Wildcats still all had their shine. Woodyard recorded five tackles on Saturday evening, as his defense held Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson to a season-low 12 points. Smith had two tackles, two sacks, a tackle for loss and four quarterback hits en route to making Seattle’s Russell Wilson work for every yard. While Johnson didn’t have the best day in pass coverage against a near impossible matchup with Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce, the former Wildcat did return a blocked punt for a touchdown in the first quarter.

This weekend was a testament to multiple generations of Kentucky players having their shine in the NFL, as many more are expected to be on their way.

Tweet of the Day

Priceless moment featuring former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman finding out his former head coach Jimmy Johnson will be joining him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Quickies

Could Another Stoops Be Lexington Bound? - Cats Illustrated

A very interesting thought here in regards to Kentucky’s coaching staff.

First-year coach Matt LaFleur leads Packers back to NFC title game - ESPN

Aside from Andy Reid, young head coaches headline the conference title games.

‘Cats in the NFL: Divisional Round Recap - Kentucky Sports Radio

Highlights from former Wildcats this weekend in the NFL.

Patrick Mahomes-inspired Chiefs shatter records in rally - ESPN

From down 24-0 to breaking records in the matter of minutes on Sunday afternoon.

Jimmy Johnson to be part of Hall of Fame’s centennial class - ESPN

A well-deserved honor for one of the best to ever lead men.

Patriots Edelman arrested for alleged vandalism in Beverly Hills - USA Today

Patriots player just don’t know what to do when not playing football in January.