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Dupree, Steelers beat rivals, clinch AFC North title

Pittsburgh outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) sacks Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco during Sunday’s game.
Pittsburgh outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) sacks Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco during Sunday’s game. AP

Former Wilkinson County star Bud Dupree and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore on Sunday to clinch the AFC North title.

Dupree had four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit. He has 3 1/2 sacks this season despite missing the first nine games because of injury.

Here’s a look at how the other Middle Georgians in the NFL fared this weekend:

Darqueze Dennard (Twiggs County) Cincinnati: One tackle, one quarterback hit against Houston.

Leonard Floyd (Dodge County) Chicago: One tackle against Washington.

Casey Hayward (Perry) San Diego: One pass defensed against Cleveland.

Kareem Jackson (Westside) Houston: Three tackles, one tackle for loss against Cincinnati.

Charles Johnson (Hawkinsville) Carolina: One quarterback hit against Atlanta.

Abry Jones (Northside) Jacksonville: Three tackles against Tennessee.

Marquette King (Rutland) Oakland: Five punts for a 47.0-yard average against Indianapolis.

Keith Mumphery (Dooly County) Houston: Two catches for 7 yards against Cincinnati.

Steven Nelson (Northside) Kansas City: Two tackles, one pass defensed against Denver.

Demarcus Robinson (Peach County) Kansas City: Played 21 plays on special teams against Denver.

DeAndre Smelter (Tattnall Square) San Francisco: Played 24 plays against Los Angeles.

Chris Swain (Mount de Sales) New York Jets: Practice squad.

Demaryius Thomas (West Laurens) Denver: Three catches for 20 yards against Kansas City.

Erik Walden (Dublin) Indianapolis: Two tackles against Oakland.

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