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The Daily Call – Dec. 30, 2013

BY ANDRES FOCIL
The Daily Call – Dec. 30, 2013

Today’s Daily Call is all football, all the time! We hope Week 17 was good to your favorite teams – it was pretty good to some former Razorbacks!

Small Discusses Career At ArkansasRecent graduate and 2013 @RazorbackFB team captain Kiero Small met with Chuck Barrett to wrap up his time in Fayetteville. The duo covered Small spending the holidays at home and how his workouts are tweaked now that he is preparing for professional football. The Baltimore native also discussed the thrill of family and friends seeing him play on TV as well as the importance of graduation and academic support staff at Arkansas. See the entire video below:

#NFLHogsThe NFL’s regular season wrapped up yesterday, and below is a recap of former @RazorbackFB student-athletes in action.

Knile Davis earned the first start of his professional career for Kansas City at San Diego and finished the game with 111 all-purpose yards. He rushed 27 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns and also added five yards on two receptions and one 25-yard kickoff return. Watch Davis’ touchdowns, with the 17-yard score on the first drive hereand the two-yard score that gave the Chiefs a halftime lead here. Kansas City is the AFC’s No. 5 seed and will play at Indianapolis in the Wild Card round Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.

Alvin Bailey and Seattle defeated St. Louis 27-9 to clinch the NFC’s No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Seahawks will host their first playoff game Jan. 11 at 3:30 p.m. on FOX after a first-round bye.

New England, which features the largest contingent of former Razorbacks on one team with Jake Bequette, Ryan Mallett and D.J. Williams, defeated Buffalo 34-20. The Patriots clinched the AFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye and will host their first playoff game Jan. 11 at 7:15 p.m. on CBS.

Jason Peters and Philadelphia took the NFC East crown with a 24-22 victory at Dallas. Peters, who has started all 16 games this season and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career Friday, and the No. 3 seed Eagles host New Orleans on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. on NBC in the Wild Card round.

Brett Goode and Green Bay claimed the NFC North title with a 33-28 win at Chicago. The Packers are the NFC’s No. 4 seed and will host San Francisco on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on FOX in the Wild Card Round.

Peyton Hillis rushed 17 times for 56 yards and added one six-yard reception in the New York Giants’ 20-6 win over Washington.

Jarius Wright caught two passes for 31 yards in Minnesota’s 14-13 win over Detroit in the final game inside the Metrodome, the Vikings’ home for the last 32 seasons.

Felix Jones picked up 11 yards on two rushes as Pittsburgh beat Cleveland 20-7.

George Wilson registered one solo tackle in Tennessee’s 16-10 win over Houston. The Titans defense held the Texans to 65 yards rushing.

Here @GWilson37 makes a catch during team drills #NFLHogs #NeverYield pic.twitter.com/0ay66suHxe

– Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) December 29, 2013

Darren McFadden rushed seven times for six yards and caught three passes for 15 yards for Oakland against Denver.

Too ambiguous? Know exactly what coverage we’re missing? Have a general question for the athletic department? Tell us. Shout at arkmr@uark.edu with suggestions of what you would like to see covered and what the column is missing. Interaction is good. Think of this as your portal to all things Arkansas.



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