Neal finished with 116 total tackles (83 solo), three forced fumbles and an interception in 16 games this season.
His 116 total tackles were the second highest on the team behind Deion Jones, and he's now topped 100 total tackles in both his seasons in the league. He also has a knack for getting his hands on the ball, as he has eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception in 30 career games. He won't do much in the sack department, but he'll be a solid IDP option for the foreseeable future.
Neal forced his third fumble of the season in Monday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.
Neal also tallied five tackles (four solo) to go along with the forced fumble. His tackle totals the last two weeks have been his lowest since Week 3. Still, the 22-year-old was on the field for all 61 defensive snaps and figures to continue being heavily involved on the defense going forward.
Neal posted 10 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Neal has now posted at least eight tackles in seven of his last eight outings, as he's become a very consistent contributor in the secondary despite not racking up turnovers.
Neal compiled nine tackles (five solo) against the Seahawks on Monday.
This is the fifth time in the last six matchups that Neal posted eight or more tackles, so it seems the second-year pro is comfortable in the big league. He did suffer a head injury during this game, but he was allowed to re-enter the game after a quick absence from the field.
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