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NFL Dawgs Week 5: Coons, Falcons Both Remain Perfect

Several former Huskies were in action with mixed results this weekend. Some of the big story lines included a game winning field goal and a team remaining undefeated, get the details here!

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Coons gives Cleveland win over Baltimore

Former Husky and current Cleveland Browns kicker Travis Coons kicked a game winning 32-yard field goal in overtime Sunday to give his team a 33-30 win over the Baltimore Ravens. It was one of four field goals for Coons in the win, including a 43-yarder. He also converted an extra point Sunday. Coons remained perfect on the season, having made all 11 of his attempted field goals and every extra point.

Danny Shelton contributed a pair of tackles for the Browns defense, but also added a couple of ill-timed penalties as he continues to level off following an outstanding beginning to his NFL career this season.

Falcons knock off Redskins, remain unblemished

The Atlanta Falcons moved to a perfect 5-0 on the season Sunday with a 25-19 victory over the Washington Redskins, in a game that featured two former standout secondary players for the Huskies. Atlanta corner Desmond Trufant had a pair of tackles and a pass deflection in the win, while safety Dashon Goldon led the 'Skins in tackles with 10.

Peters shines as Chiefs fall

Marcus Peters continued his solid rookie season for the Kansas City Chiefs. Peters led the Chiefs defense with eight tackles and deflected a pass in the Chiefs 18-17 loss to the Chicago Bears. The loss dropped Kansas City, a preseason dark horse, to 1-4 on the season. Perhaps even worse news for the Chiefs Sunday was the loss of running back Jamaal Charles to a torn ACL which will sideline him for the remainder of the season.

Kearse hauls in first touchdown of 2015

Former Husky and current Seattle Seahawk receiver Jermaine Kearse caught his first touchdown of the reception Sunday, one of two total catches good for 38 yards. The Seahawks blew a 17 point lead to the Cincinnati Bengals, and eventually fell 27-24 in overtime. Seattle now sits at 2-3 on the season, following back-to-back appearances in the Super Bowl.

Around the NFL

  • Chris Polk continued to see his duties reduced following the return of Arian Foster. Polk had only one carry for five yards, and a pair of receptions for 17 yards in the Houston Texans loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Thursday
  • Marcel Reece had a six yard carry, and seven receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Oakland Raiders 16-10 loss to the Denver Broncos
  • Donald Butler contributed four tackles in the San Diego Chargers last second 24-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday
  • Bishop Sankey had a versatile day for the Tennessee Titans 14-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Sankey had seven carries for 24 yards and 3 receptions for 23 yards in the loss
  • Hau'oli Kikaha had one tackle for the New Orleans Saints who fell to the Philadelphia Eagles 39-17
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins remained out with injury for the Tampa Bay Bucs, and the Panthers Shaq Thompson had a bye week.

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