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NFL Playoffs: Top 5 Big 12 Performers in Divisional Round

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs

Even though college football is in the books, it is still NFL Playoff time. And what a weekend it was in pro football. There were some great games, and we had some former Big 12 players in action throughout this past weekend. But who were the cream of the crop? Let’s look at the top five Big 12 performances from the NFL Divisional round.  

1. Green Bay WR Allen Lazard (Iowa State) 

To me, Lazard had the best performance. From going undrafted to making big time plays in the playoffs, he has quite the story, but it is no surprise to see him succeed in the NFL due to the fact of how dominant he was at Iowa State. Allen caught 4 passes for 96-yards and had the game sealing 58-yard touchdown to ice the game as his team will move on to the NFC Championship game.  


2. Kansas City WR Tyreek Hill (Oklahoma State) 

Despite having a shaky career in Stillwater, Tyreek has been a superstar in the NFL for the last few years. And he continued a superstar performance on Sunday. Tyreek had eight catches for 110 yards in the Chiefs big win over the Browns.  

3. Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech) 

Patrick had the Chiefs offense rolling in the first half against the Cleveland Browns as his team was up 19-3 at halftime. However, the big story was his health as he was knocked out of the game due to injury in the third quarter. Despite playing in just a little less than three quarters he racked up 255 passing yards and a touchdown. While it wasn’t his best game, he still led the offense well but the big question moving forward will be his health.  

4. Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) 

The outcome and game performance were not ideal for Baker as he threw for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception. His offense only put up three points in the first half before scoring two touchdowns in the second half. But it was too little too late already for Baker’s Browns. With that said, it was quite the year for Baker Mayfield and this franchise as they won their first playoff game since 1994 this season. Moving forward the Browns are no longer a pushover team and Baker is big reason of why they won’t be.  


5. Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) 

Despite his team putting up just three points on Saturday, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was the best passing weapon for the Ravens in their loss to the Bills. Brown caught just four passes but had 87 yards receiving averaging a whopping 21.8 yards per catch.

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