NFL PLAYOFFS REBELS UPDATE 1.10
Jan. 10, 2017

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Here at OleMissSports.com, we are proud to update Rebel fans on the exploits of our former players who lace up their cleats on Sundays in the NFL. Ole Miss had a big presence in the league again this year. There were 23 former Rebels on NFL rosters for the 2016 season, including two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, recent Super Bowl participants Brandon Bolden and Michael Oher, and 2016 first-round draft picks Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil.

The National Football League postseason began this week as teams started their quest to Super Bowl LI, and there were sever former Ole Miss players on rosters of teams who advanced to the playoffs.

Below is a breakdown of each playoff participant’s contributions and details of their team’s outcome during the first week of the postseason.

#38 BRANDON BOLDEN | RB | New England Patriots

Is currently active for the Patriots (14-2) vs. Texans (9-7), AFC Divisional Round, Jan. 14, 7:15 p.m. CT, CBS.

#27 SENQUEZ GOLSON | CB | Pittsburgh Steelers

Was on injured reserve for the Steelers’ 30-12 victory over the Dolphins on Jan. 8. Steelers will face the Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 12:05 p.m. CT on NBC.

#77 JOHN JERRY | OG | New York Giants

Started at right guard with a fumble recovery in the Giants’ loss to Green Bay 38-13. Will not advance into the divisional round.

#10 ELI MANNING | QB | New York Giants

Started at QB for New York, going 23 of 44 for 299 yards in a loss to Green Bay 38-13. Will not advance into the divisional round.  

# GERALD RIVERS | LB | Houston Texans

Was on injured reserve for the Texans’ 27-14 victory over the Raiders on Jan. 7. Texans will move into the divisional round to face the Patriots on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:15 p.m. CT on CBS.  

#78 BRADLEY SOWELL | OT | Seattle Seahawks

Contributed to the Seahawks victory over Detroit 26-6. Will move into the divisional round to face Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 3:35 p.m. CT on FOX.

#67 LAREMY TUNSIL | G | Miami Dolphins

Started at left guard in the Dolphins’ loss to Pittsburgh 30-12. Will not advance into the divisional round of the playoffs.  

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