Auburn in the NFL -- Wild Card Weekend
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NY Giants running back Brandon Jacobs
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Jan. 10, 2012


Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions)
Credited with two solo tackles as Detroit fell to the New Orleans Saints, 45-28, Saturday night in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs.

Ben Grubbs (OG, Baltimore Ravens)
As the AFC’s second seed, the Baltimore Ravens received a bye and will host the third-seeded Houston Texans Sunday at noon on CBS.

Will Herring (LB, New Orleans Saints)
Will miss the playoffs after suffering a sprained right MCL in the Saints’ regular season finale against the Carolina Panthers.

Brandon Jacobs (RB, New York Giants)
Rushed for 92 yards on 14 carries and caught two passes for eight yards in the Giants’ 24-2 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the wild card round. New York will travel to Green Bay for a matchup with the top-seeded Packers at 3:30 PM on Sunday televised by Fox.

Pat Lee (CB, Green Bay Packers)
The NFC’s top seed, Green Bay, received a bye in the wild card round and will host New York Sunday at 3:30 PM on Fox.

Carlos Rogers (CB, San Francisco 49ers)
The NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers earned a bye in the division round and will host the third-seeded New Orleans Saints Saturday at 3:30 PM on Fox.

Pat Sims (DT, Cincinnati Bengals)
Missed the Bengals’ 31-10 loss to the Texans in the wild card round of the playoffs after being placed on injured reserve on December 7 with an ankle injury.

Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans)
Gained 37 yards on nine attempts as the third-seeded Texans defeated the Bengals, 31-10, in the wild card round. Houston will now travel to Baltimore to face the second-seeded Ravens at noon on Sunday on CBS

Jonathan Wilhite (DB, Denver Broncos)
Did not record a tackle as Denver scored on the first play of overtime to defeat the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers, 29-23, in the first round of the NFL playoffs Sunday afternoon. The Broncos will now travel to meet the top-seeded New England Patriots Saturday at 7 PM on CBS.