#NFLMeanGreen: Week 17 In Review

Jan. 2, 2018

DENTON – The National Football League's regular season is in the books, and MeanGreenSports.com has you covered for the final regular-season installment of #NFLMeanGreen.

The week was highlighted by a pair of former Mean Green players finishing the regular season on a strong note. Los Angeles Rams running back Lance Dunbar scored his first touchdown as a member of the Rams in his team’s 34-13 loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers. New Orleans Saints linebacker Craig Robertson posted his second interception of the season in a 31-24 loss on the road to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale played in his team’s 30-10 loss on the road to the Los Angeles Chargers, but didn’t record any stats. 

Dunbar carried six times for 20 yards and an eight-yard score (which you can see here), while also catching a pass in his most significant action of an injury-plagued season. His Rams, who finished 11-5 under first-year head coach Sean McVay, host the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons Saturday in an NFC Wild Card clash at 7:15 p.m. CT on NBC from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Robertson’s Saints finished the season 11-5, and like the Rams, won their division. Robertson recorded four tackles and the pick (which can be seen here at the 3:36 mark) in a losing effort. He finished the 2017 regular season with 80 tackles (53 solo), 2.0 sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. The Saints host divisional foe Carolina Sunday at 3:40 p.m. live on Fox in the other NFC Wild Card matchup.

Olawale’s Raiders finished a disappointing 2017 campaign at 6-10 and shortly following the game, fired their head coach Jack Del Rio. Olawale has one year remaining on his contract with the Raiders.

Be sure to follow Robertson and Dunbar throughout the NFL playoffs, here on MeanGreenSports.com each Monday during the postseason.  

 

 

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