Budda Baker and his Arizona Cardinals fell to open the week on Thursday Night Football to the Seattle Seahawks. Baker was on the opposite end of a highlight play but outside of that he was all over the field. He led the Cards in tackles while playing a career-high 44 defensive snaps, the majority of which came after a season-ending injury to the depth ahead of him.
Senio Kelemete was on the field for only about a quarter of the offensive snaps for the Saints in their blowout win over the Bills, and pass-rushing specialist Hau’oli Kikaha was a healthy scratch against run-heavy Buffalo.
Kevin King had a solid game against the Chicago Bears but was busier with his mentions after the game after this tweet:
Lol my bad bro, let me know when your next NFL tackling clinic is. ill make sure to sign up an donate https://t.co/dvRstYoBpB— Kevin King (@King_kevvoo) November 12, 2017
John Timu was active for the Bears but didn’t see the field except for special teams in his first game back from injury.
Kasen Williams was inactive for the Cleveland Browns while Danny Shelton was again their man in the middle for the defense. Dwayne Washington didn’t have to go up against Shelton in the run game but did catch a pass for ten yards.
Jaydon Mickens didn’t return punts for the Jaguars this week but did have a crucial catch on a drive late in the game where he ran onto the field after a receiver crawled off to avoid forcing the team to use a timeout. Mickens might not have even been able to see the playcall, he was put onto the field so late. He made sure to stay ready for his first career catch.
The Jets have their pass-catching pecking order set, with Austin Seferian-Jenkins firmly number two behind Robbie Anderson and Kearse behind the two of them. The pair of Huskies combined for ten catches totaling over 110 yards for the Jets who have now lost four of their last five games.
John Ross returned to the field for six snaps but didn’t catch a pass, though he was the target of one. Cory Littleton continued his role of periodic defensive contributor and special teams stalwart.
Last but not least Desmond Trufant returned to form in coverage.