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Iowa Hawkeyes in the NFL: Kittle and King help their teams win

A quiet holiday weekend was highlighted by George Kittle’s second touchdown of the season.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at San Francisco 49ers Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

I hope everyone had a happy and merry weekend! It looked like several Hawkeyes decided to shut it down for Christmas, as several of the usual suspects in this weekly piece were nowhere to be found.

Here’s how you favorite former Hawks found their way into the box scores over the weekend.

George Kittle, Tight End, San Francisco 49ers

The Niners kept rolling with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, and Kittle was one of the individual beneficiaries. He caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown to help San Fran upset the Jacksonville Jaguars 44-33.

He also had an elite touchdown celebration:

Christian Kirksey, Linebacker, Cleveland Browns

Kirksey did his normal thing as the Browns did theirs. He logged nine total tackles as his teams logged its 15th loss of the season, falling 20-3 to the Chicago Bears.

Adrian Clayborn, Defensive Tackle, Atlanta Falcons

Clayborn was relatively quiet in Atlanta’s 23-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He was only able to get in on a single tackle.

Desmond King, Defensive Back, Los Angeles Chargers

King continued his productive rookie season while also helping to keep the playoff hopes alive for the Chargers. He recorded five tackles in L.A.’s 14-7 win over the Jets.

Micah Hyde, Defensive Back, Buffalo Bills

Hyde had his hands full against Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday, but still managed a decent individual performance. He had six tackles in Buffalo’s 37-16 loss to New England.

Anthony Hitchens, Linebacker, Dallas Cowboys

Hitchens had a quiet day by his standards against the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend. He logged four total tackles in a 21-12 Dallas loss.

LeShun Daniels, Running Back, Washington Redskins

Daniels broke his hand in practice last week in what the Washington Post called a “freak injury.” He’s been placed on IR for the remainder of the year. Get well soon, Mr. Daniels!

Next weekend, Micah Hyde, Karl Klug, Desmond King, Anthony Hitchens and Adrian Clayborn will all be helping their teams fight for a spot in the NFL Playoffs. Tune in and cheer them on!