Hey all, it’s time for your weekly update on Huskies in the NFL. Relatively little-known players made big-time plays on Sunday, while Nelson Agholor continued roasting former Washington defenders.
That’s where we will start. On Thursday Night Football, Shaq Thompson’s Carolina Panthers took on Elijah Qualls’s Philadelphia Eagles. Qualls was inactive, however. There wasn’t any news of an injury for the defensive tackle. Thompson continued as a significant piece of the Panthers defense, and he was used all around the field as is usual. He was the unfortunate victim of Agholor, who continued his torching of former Dawgs by burning Thompson for a 24-yard touchdown.
The first Sunday game to kick off was Dolphins-Falcons. The Falcons have had quite a few Huskies on their practice squad at times this season, and they called Marvin Hall up before the game. Marvin Hall never had a problem getting open deep and it seemed the Dolphins didn’t do their homework. Hall’s old head coach Steve Sarkisian dialed up a deep ball and Hall was able to reel it in for a 40-yard touchdown with nobody near him.
Defensively, Desmond Trufant and the Falcons secondary gave up a 17-point lead to the Jay Cutler-led Dolphins missing a top receiver (DeVante Parker). The only play I can find that I know Trufant was involved in is when he was stiff-armed by Kenny Stills. He did register half of a tackle for loss.
The Cleveland Browns turned to their backup quarterback, Stanford’s Kevin Hogan. Hogan played against Kasen Williams in the Pac-12 and was privy to plenty of Williams highlights. The pair hooked up four times for 41 yards to lead Cleveland. Danny Shelton continued anchoring the middle of Cleveland’s defense that had trouble stopping the Texans in the air or on the ground.
Senio Kelemete was in for a handful of snaps for the New Orleans Saints but I don’t know if it was in a heavy package or as an injury replacement. Hau’oli Kikaha also saw the field as a situational pass rusher.
The best place to look for a Husky doing well seems to be the New York Jets, as Jermaine Kearse and the revitalized Austin Seferian-Jenkins have been producing at a high level. Seferian-Jenkins scored two touchdowns, though one was called back controversially and ruled a touchback. If it looks like a touchdown, smells like a touchdown and feels like a touchdown, it’s a touchback, or something like that.
This Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown was overturned pic.twitter.com/iVdjNRf6dt— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) October 15, 2017
Kearse had four catches for 79 yards. I told y’all to pick up ASJ in fantasy. I hope y’all listened cause he ain’t available any more. Dude has his head on straight and is showing the world what we all knew he could do.
Budda Baker only had four snaps on defense but did make a key punt down on special teams to pin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the one. Cory Littleton also make a key special teams play, blocking a punt for the Rams against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It didn’t seem that the Chiefs had Marcus Peters follow Antonio Brown around all game, so unfortunately we didn’t get as much of a chance to see what he could do against arguably the best receiver in the game. Brown’s game-sealing touchdown came against a corner that wasn’t Peters. The former Dawg did intercept a pass that was intended for Brown when there was a miscommunication between receiver and quarterback.
Mason Foster was in for every defensive snap for the east coast Washington team, registering three tackles and a quarterback hit.
Byes: Cincinnati Bengals (John Ross)
Indianapolis and Darrell Daniels play tonight on Monday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans.
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