Cats in the Spotlight
Randall Cobb | #18 WR | Green Bay Packers (12-4)
After being shut out of the end zone since Week 11, Cobb exploded for two touchdowns in Green Bay's division-clinching 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions. Cobb caught four passes for 80 yards, and rushed for six more on the ground.
Avery Williamson | #54 ILB | Tennessee Titans (2-14)
With four tackles (two solo, two assisted) on the day, Williamson broke former Titan Alterraun Verner's four-year record for most tackles by a rookie in franchise history. Williamson recorded 105 tackles on the season, but the Titans dropped their 10th straight with a 27-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Wesley Woodyard | #59 ILB | Tennessee Titans (2-14)
In Woodyard's final game of his seventh NFL season, the former Walter Payton Man of the Year recorded four solo tackles and one assist in the Titans' loss to Indy.
Cats in the Playoffs
(5) Arizona Cardinals at (4) Carolina Panthers -- Saturday, 4:35 p.m.
Though the Panthers finished the regular season with a losing record, 7-8-1 was good enough to clinch the NFC South and home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Former Wildcat Garry Williams is still part of the Panthers' roster, though the offensive tackle has seen only limited playing time thanks to serious injury.
(6) Detroit Lions at (3) Dallas Cowboys -- Sunday, 4:40 p.m.
After recovering from a left knee injury that caused him to sit out from football for the first time in his playing career, Lions right guard Larry Warford was carted off the field with a right knee injury in Detroit's Week 17 loss to the Packers. Warford is listed as day-to-day and hopes to contribute at some point to the Lions' postseason run.
(1) Seattle Seahawks -- January 10, 8:15 p.m.
The defending Super Bowl champions will face the remaining team with the lowest seed after receiving a bye in the first round. Former Kentucky wide receiver Chris Matthews was signed from the Seahawks practice squad earlier this month, but has not seen the field with Seattle since.
(2) Green Bay Packers -- January 11, 1:05 p.m.
Like Seattle, Green Bay received a bye in the playoffs' opening round. The Packers, however, feature two former UK standouts as prominent members of the NFC North champions. Punter Tim Masthay and Cobb--who does a little bit of everything for head coach Mike McCarthy--look to be major factors in the Packers' sixth straight postseason appearance. Green Bay will face the highest seeded NFC team (save for the Seahawks) on January 11.
(2) Denver Broncos -- January 11, 4:40 p.m.
After losing a shootout to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football in Week 16, last year's AFC champions bounced back with a 47-14 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders last Sunday. The Broncos feature tight end Jacob Tamme and injured defensive standout Danny Trevathan. Like the Packers, Denver will face the higher seeded winner of this weekend's opening slate of games.