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Washington Redskins running back Kapri Bibbs (39) heads down the field for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Several players with Utah ties made significant contributions during Week 15 of the NFL season.

Two, in particular, came up with big plays to help their respective teams win.

Former Snow College running back Kapri Bibbs made his first appearance in a regular-season game this year on Sunday in the Washington Redskins’ 20-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Bibbs, who played his first three NFL seasons in Denver, was called up from the Redskins' practice squad earlier in the week. He joined the team's practice squad on Nov. 24, after being waived by San Francisco on Sept. 1.

He made arguably the biggest offensive play of the game in a field-goal laden contest.

Facing a second-and-10 from the Arizona 36, a wide-open Bibbs caught a pass from Kirk Cousins and weaved his way for the touchdown. It's his second career score.

“I’m trying to stop smiling, but at the same time, I’ve been through a lot,” Bibbs told The Washington Times. “This is just a blessing. I know God made everything happen for a reason.”

Bibbs had four receptions for 47 yards and two carries for 6 yards in the game while playing 16 offensive snaps.

Former Utah standout Eric Rowe, meanwhile, earned his second start of the year at safety for the New England Patriots in a 27-24 win over Pittsburgh.

Moments after giving up a 69-yard pass that put the Steelers in position to tie or win the game in the final minute, Rowe came up with a redemption play.

Following a 7-yard pass to the 3-yard line that kept the clock running, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger faked a spike with under 10 seconds to play, then threw over the middle on a pass intended for Eli Rogers. Rowe stretched out and deflected the pass, which teammate Duron Harmon snagged for a game-sealing interception.

"There was a lot of urgency on that last play," Rowe told patriots.com. "I got my eyes on the receiver and noticed he was doing a slant. I didn't really think he was going to throw it because I was right on his hip. I mean he threw it, and I was like I need to break this up, boom. I thought they caught it. … We came down with it, and I was ecstatic."

Rowe finished the game with five solo tackles, including a stop 1 yard short of the first down on a third-and-4 play earlier in the fourth quarter.

Here’s a look at how NFL locals performed in Week 15, including noteworthy snap counts:


BRONCOS 25, COLTS 13

DENVER

Garett Bolles, OT, Utah, Snow College and Westlake High: Started at left tackle and played all 79 offensive snaps for the Broncos.

Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: Had 11 carries for 39 yards, one reception for 10 yards and a kickoff return for 23 yards. Booker also had a 30-yard touchdown reception nullified by a holding penalty on Bolles.

INDIANAPOLIS

No local players on active roster


LIONS 20, BEARS 10

DETROIT

Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU: Started at defensive end and had a solo tackle and a quarterback hurry that led to an interception.

Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah: Came on as a reserve.

Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State: Started at cornerback and had five tackles, including two solo stops and a special teams tackle, and a pass deflection.

CHICAGO

No local players on active roster


CHIEFS 30, CHARGERS 13

KANSAS CITY

Jordan Devey, OL, Snow College and American Fork High: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

Alex Smith, QB, Utah: Started at quarterback and completed 23 of 30 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns with a QB rating of 120.3 while also rushing for 13 yards on three carries. He threw touchdown passes of 64 and 3 yards while playing all 66 offensive snaps for the Chiefs.

Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Started at safety and had five tackles, including four solo stops and a tackle for loss, and a punt return for 0 yards which he muffed.

LOS ANGELES

Michael Davis, CB, BYU: Had a special teams tackle.

Tenny Palepoi, DL, Utah, Snow College and Skyline High: Had three solo tackles and a tackle for loss.

Sam Tevi, OL, Utah: Came on as a reserve and played 24 offensive snaps and seven on special teams.


BILLS 24, DOLPHINS 16

BUFFALO

No local players on active roster

MIAMI

Isaac Asiata, Utah and Spanish Fork High: Not active for game.

John Denney, LS, BYU: Came on as a reserve on special teams.


PANTHERS 31, PACKERS 24

CAROLINA

Kaelin Clay, WR/PR, Utah: Had a punt return for 5 yards and was targeted twice in the passing game.

Tyler Larsen, OL, Utah State and Jordan High: Not active for game with a foot injury.

Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Started at defensive tackle and had two tackles, a quarterback hurry and a half sack on a third-and-5 play in the fourth quarter that forced Green Bay into a turnover on downs after failing to convert the following play.

GREEN BAY

Marwin Evans, S, Utah State: Had a solo tackle and recovered an onside kick with 2:40 to play that gave the Packers possession after cutting their deficit to 31-24.

Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State: Came on as a reserve.

Devante Mays, RB, Utah State: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Started at running back and had 10 carries for 30 yards while playing 43 offensive snaps. Williams also made a tackle after Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers threw an interception.


RAVENS 27, BROWNS 10

BALTIMORE

Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU and Timpview High: Not active for game.

Eric Weddle, S, Utah: Started at free safety and had his sixth interception of the season, picking off a DeShone Kizer pass in the first quarter and returning it 13 yards. Weddle also had two tackles, including a 6-yard tackle for loss, and a pass deflection while playing all 64 defensive snaps for the Ravens.

CLEVELAND

Kai Nacua, S, BYU: Had a solo tackle.

Nate Orchard, OLB, Utah and Highland High: Had an assisted tackle.


JAGUARS 45, TEXANS 7

JACKSONVILLE

No local players on active roster

HOUSTON

Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, Timpview High: Started at left guard and played all 62 offensive snaps for the Texans.


VIKINGS 34, BENGALS 7

MINNESOTA

No locals on roster

CINCINNATI

Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State and Fremont High: Not active for game with an ankle injury.


SAINTS 31, JETS 19

NEW ORLEANS

Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Had a special teams tackle on 17 special teams snaps.

Marcus Williams, S, Utah: Started at free safety and had six tackles, including five solo stops and a special teams tackle.

NEW YORK

JoJo Natson, WR/PR, Utah State: Had five kickoff returns for 106 yards, a 21.2-per return average, one carry for 15 yards, one reception for 19 yards and a punt return for 0 yards.


EAGLES 34, GIANTS 29

PHILADELPHIA

No locals on roster

NEW YORK

Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State: Not active for game.


REDSKINS 20, CARDINALS 15

WASHINGTON

Tony Bergstrom, OL, Utah and Skyline High: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

Kapri Bibbs, RB, Snow College: See above.

Zach Vigil, Utah State and Clearfield High: Started at middle linebacker and tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including six solo stops. He also had a pass deflection while playing all 85 defensive snaps, and 12 on special teams, for the Redskins.

ARIZONA

Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State: Started at running back and had a game-high 17 carries for 61 yards and was targeted once in the pass game.


RAMS 42, SEAHAWKS 7

LOS ANGELES

No local players on active roster

SEATTLE

Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State: Started at middle linebacker and had seven tackles, including three solo stops. That included making a tackle for no gain on a third-and-1 play, then making a stop 1 yard short of a first down on a third-and-5 play.


PATRIOTS 27, STEELERS 24

NEW ENGLAND

Eric Rowe, CB, Utah: See above.

Trevor Reilly, LB, Utah: Had a special teams tackle.

Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: Not active for game with a calf injury.

PITTSBURGH

Brian Allen, CB, Utah: Came on as a reserve.


49ERS 25, TITANS 23

SAN FRANCISCO

Zane Beadles, OL, Utah and Hillcrest High: Started at right tackle and played all 70 offensive snaps for the 49ers.

Pita Taumoepenu, LB, Utah and Timpview High: Not active for game.

TENNESSEE

Brice McCain, CB, Utah: Had two solo tackles.

LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Had five solo tackles.


COWBOYS 20, RAIDERS 17

DALLAS

No local players on active roster

OAKLAND

James Cowser, DE/LB, Southern Utah and Davis High: Came on as a reserve.

Keith McGill, DB, Utah: Came on as a reserve.

Donald Penn, OT, Utah State: Started at left tackle and played six snaps before leaving the game with a foot injury.

Sean Smith, CB, Utah: Started at cornerback and had two interceptions, the second multi-interception game of his career. The other was in 2012. He intercepted Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott at the Oakland 22 on the game’s first drive, then picked off Prescott again in the third quarter at the Dallas 22. The play was originally ruled a touchdown, as Smith returned the interception for a score, but was overturned on review, as he was ruled down by contact. That interception led to an Oakland field goal.

Smith also had three solo tackles and two pass deflections while playing 59 defensive snaps.