Several former Huskies were again in action Sunday, and some had breakout days including a pair of rookies. Get all the details in this edition of NFL Dawgs.
Peters shines again in Chiefs loss
Rookie Marcus Peters had his second stellar game on the Kansas City Chiefs secondary in as many weeks, this time in a disappointing 31-24 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday. Peters had five tackles and his second career interception, this one for his first career pick six after returning a poorly thrown pass from Peyton Manning for a 55-yard touchdown. The Chiefs maintained a touchdown lead in last minute of play before allowing two Broncos scores, including a fumble recovery for the winning touchdown. Still, Peters has jumped out to an early lead in the race for defensive rookie of the year.
Peyton Manning throws a pick-six to rookie Marcus Peters! Chiefs up 14-0. https://t.co/dydW6N8RDw— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) September 18, 2015
Bucs upset Saints despite effort from Kikaha
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset the New Orleans Saints on the road 26-19 in a battle of former Huskies. The Bucs second year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins came back to earth following a two touchdown, 100 plus yard performance in week 1, finishing with 29 receiving yards on two receptions. Former Dawg, and rookie Hau'oli Kikaha was the star of the game for the Saints with seven total tackles, a sack and another forced fumble in the Saints second setback in as many weeks.
Browns best Titans in match up of former Dawgs
Three former Huskies were in action Sunday as the Cleveland Browns beat the Tennessee Titans 28-14. For the winning Browns Danny Shelton finished with four total tackles, and kicker Travis Coons converted all four of the teams extra points in a straight forward days work. For the losing Titans running back Bishop Sankey had a quiet day, finishing with 42 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Panthers defeat Texans 24-17
The Carolina Panthers escaped with a 24-17 win over the Houston Texans 24-17 Sunday, largely due to an anemic offensive effort from the Texans, which saw Ryan Mallett throw for a mere 244 yards on 58 attempts. Further proof of the Texans offensive struggles in shown in the fact that former Husky Chris Polk led Houston in rushing with only 38 yards on 14 attempts. On the opposite sideline, the Panthers Shaq Thompson saw meaningful action at linebacker, and finished with four total tackles in Carolina's victory.
Around the NFL
- Donald Butler had a big day for San Diego in the Chargers 24-19 loss to Cincinnati. Butler finished with seven tackles and a strip leading to a fumble recovery for the Bolts.
- Jermaine Kearse followed up a solid performance in week one for the Seattle Seahawks with a goose egg Sunday. The former Dawg receiver finished with no catches in the 'Hawks loss to the Packers 27-17.
- The Oakland Raiders rebounded from a dismal week one effort to beat the Baltimore Ravens 37-33. In the game former Husky fullback Marcel Reece hauled in one reception for 16 yards.
- Dashon Goldson recorded one tackle in the Washington Redskins 24-10 upset of the St. Louis Rams
- Desmond Trufant had three tackles in the Atlanta Falcons victory over the New York Giants, moving them to 2-0 on the season.
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