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Cal Bears in the NFL: Aaron Rodgers back to form, Justin Forsett signs with Broncos

Some quick updates from Week 13.

NFL: Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Forsett has been bouncing around the NFL all season. He did not make it long with the Baltimore Ravens and then the Detroit Lions tried him for a stint. Now he’s back in the league giving the Denver Broncos a shot as C.J. Anderson recovers from injury. The legacy of Ron Gould remains strong in the league!


Aaron Rodgers helped Green Bay to its second consecutive win and improve to 6-6 overall to move within one game of a playoff spot by leading the Packers on a pair of long fourth-quarter touchdown drives of 98 and 89 yards in a 21-13 home victory over AFC South leader Houston. Rodgers finished the contest 20-of-30 for 209 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Here’s one of the touchdowns from Aaron.

Richard Rodgers contributed two catches for 16 yards in the Packers' win.

Mitchell Schwartz started his 76th consecutive game (all possible during his first five NFL seasons) as Kansas City won 29-28 at Atlanta with the game-winning two points coming on Eric Berry's interception on an Atlanta two-point conversion attempt with 4:32 remaining. The victory helped the Chiefs improve to 9-3 overall and remain one game behind the victorious Oakland Raiders in the AFC West to set up a showdown between the teams in Kansas City next Thursday.

Bryan Anger contributed a pair of punts for a season-high 54.0 average including one inside the 20-yard line as the Buccaneers won 28-21 at San Diego to move to 7-5 and into a tie with Atlanta for the NFC South lead.

L.P. Ladouceur is a member of the first team to punch its ticket to the NFL Playoffs as Dallas picked up a 17-15 win at Minnesota on Thursday and have clinched the league's first playoff spot. The Cowboys' 11-1 mark is the NFL's best and has given Dallas a three-game lead in the NFC East. Ladouceur has played in 184 straight games all for the Cowboys dating back to 2005.

Two other former Cal players – Chris Conte (Tampa Bay) and Marvin Jones (Detroit) – did not play due to injury for teams with four-game win streaks. The Lions' were a 28-13 winner at New Orleans on Sunday to improve to 8-4 and hold a two-game lead over the Vikings and Packers in the NFC North.

Brian Schwenke is a member of a Tennessee team that moved into a first-place tie in the AFC South during its bye week, while Stephen Anderson (Houston) and Alex Mack (Atlanta) were both on losing teams Sunday that dropped into a share of first-place in the AFC South and NFC South, respectively.

Others former Golden Bears to see NFL action all for losing squads in Week 13 action included Lorenzo Alexander (Buffalo), Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville), Deandre Coleman (Buffalo), Jared Goff (Los Angeles), Maurice Harris (Washington), Chris Harper (San Francisco), DeSean Jackson (Washington), Cameron Jordan (New Orleans), Mychal Kendricks (Philadelphia), Nick Sundberg (Washington) and Bryce Treggs (Philadelphia).