Sunday would have been one of the wildest days in recent NFL history had the week before it not happened. Huskies didn’t feature nearly as prominently as they have recently, to our collective chagrin.
Kicking off Week four as always was Thursday Night Football where the Green Bay Packers dominated the Chicago Bears. Kevin King was in on almost 90 percent of the defensive snaps for the Packers. In the limited amount of the game I watched he wasn’t targeted but was part of a miscommunication with Damarious Randall that resulted in a Bears touchdown and a Randall meltdown. Judging by the aftermath, it wasn’t King’s error that led to the score.
For the Bears, John Timu was a stalwart on special teams and also was in on a few tackles defensively. He was in for slightly more snaps this week than last as well.
The end of Sunday’s action featured the Seattle Seahawks. Kicker Blair Walsh struggled, missing two a kick and his misses in warm-ups were featured (really, NBC?). Cameron Van Winkle took the opportunity to flash his availability:
Darrell Daniels had a target for the Colts on the other side but he didn’t come down with it.
On the other side of the pond known as the Atlantic Ocean Senio Kelemete was relegated to backup duty once again as the Saints offensive line regained health. He did come in late when Zach Strief was carted off. Hau’oli Kikaha was close to a sack near the end of the game but was beat to the quarterback by a teammate.
Don’t search Twitter for Desmond Trufant this week.
John Ross is still out with a knee injury for Cincinnati. He would have faced off against Kasen Williams. Williams was targeted twice for no catches.
Cory Littleton continued as a core special teams player for the Los Angeles Rams and also was in on a few defensive snaps.
After being forced to defend Michael Thomas last week, Shaq Thompson had to go against Tom Brady and the Patriots. The pass coverage linebacker had a season-high in snaps and also had nine tackles. I wasn’t able to watch the game but would assume he was tasked with the unenviable duty of defending Rob Gronkowski. He also made headlines with some custom cleats. The third-year linebacker appears to be breaking out this season and was the best Husky in the NFL this week.
Jermaine Kearse and Austin Seferian-Jenkins both had four catches for the Jets in their win over the Jaguars. I’ve played an unhealthy amount of fantasy football in my life and if you need a tight end, he should be scooped up immediately. He has already earned the attention of Josh McCown, and he and Kearse will monopolize passing touchdowns for New York.
Budda Baker only was on the field for a handful of plays for the Cardinals but was a frequent special teams contributor. The Eagles had Elijah Qualls in on defense for about a quarter of their defensive snaps.
Marcus Peters plays tonight for the Chiefs against the Washington Redskins whose starting linebacker Mason Foster is questionable with a shoulder injury and appears to be a game-time decision.
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