By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Former USF linebacker Stephen Nicholas and the Atlanta Falcons are one more win away from securing a home field advantage for the playoffs after shutting down the Giants on Sunday.
Nicholas' five tackles helped the Falcons hand New York its first shutout since 1996 in 34-0 fashion. It also proved to be the worst shutout loss by a defending Super Bowl champ in NFL history.
Former Bulls linebacker Jacquian Williams made three tackles for the Giants, while Jason Pierre-Paul made two stops in the loss.
Nicholas is now up to 86 total tackles, a new career high, and fans can help him get to the Pro Bowl by voting HERE.
Here is a look at how other former Bulls fared in Week 15 of the NFL season:
Nate Allen, Philadelphia, S: Posted four tackles and a pass breakup in the Eagles' 34-13 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. Season stats - 73 tackles, four pass breakups.
Mike Jenkins, Dallas, DB: The fifth-year pro posted four tackles in the Cowboys' 27-24 overtime win at Pittsburgh. Season stats - 11 tackles, three pass breakups.
George Selvie, Jacksonville, DE: Did not play in the Jaguars' 24-3 loss at Miami. Selvie has missed the past two games while recovering from a concussion. Season stats - 11 tackles, one sack.
Tyrone McKenzie, Minnesota, LB: Played but did not record a tackle in the Vikings' 36-22 victory over the Rams. Season stats - 10 tackles, two forced fumbles.
Mistral Raymond, Minnesota, S: Played but did not record a tackle in the Vikings' win over the Browns. Season stats - 10 tackles, one pass breakup.
Jerome Murphy, Washington, CB: Played but did not record a tackle in the Redskins' 38-21 win over Cleveland. Season stats - four tackles.
Terrell McClain, Houston, DT: Was not active for the AFC South champions in their 29-17 victory over the Colts.