Throw your hands up in the air!@EversonGriffen tips it to @AnthonyBarr for the pick. #BringItHome pic.twitter.com/KqJvicZSyr
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 14, 2018
Former UCLA linebackers Myles Jack and Anthony Barr each had interceptions in their respective teams’ divisional playoff victories on Sunday, helping the Jaguars and Vikings to the AFC and NFC championship games, respectively.
Barr had four tackles and one tackle for loss in Minnesota’s thrilling 29-24 win over the Saints while fellow former Bruin Eric Kendricks led the Vikings with 10 tackles.
Former UCLA kicker Kai Forbath made 3 of 4 field goals for the Vikings, including a 53-yarder that but Minnesota up by two with 1:29 to go. Drew Brees led the Saints on a field-goal drive to regain the lead, but Case Keenum‘s 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs as time expired pushed the Vikings into next Sunday’s NFC championship game at Philadelphia (3:40 p.m. PT).
Jack had six tackles in Jacksonville’s 45-42 win over Pittsburgh and picked off Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter after breaking up the pass and securing the catch while tapping his feet in bounds before falling out. The Jaguars face New England in the AFC championship on Jan. 21 at 12:05 p.m PT.
The dream continues.@MylesJack gets the INT!#JAXvsPIT #DTWD pic.twitter.com/6YsmtMmlf5
— z-#Sacksonville (@Jaguars) January 14, 2018
Other former Bruins in action:
- Jayon Brown had one tackle in Tennessee’s 35-14 loss to the Patriots on Saturday.
- Takkarist McKinley had two tackles, including one sack, in the Falcons’ 15-10 loss to the Eagles on Saturday.
First off I want to say thank you to the @AtlantaFalcons for giving me the opportunity to play this game I love. Also would like to thank our fans for the support you guys have shown since I got here! And finally my teammates Love yahh ✌ #riseup #InBrotherhood #finemelater pic.twitter.com/xRvUfogEt5
— Takkarist McKinley (@Takk) January 14, 2018