Seahawks: TE Will Dissly had his touchdown streak broken but still caught all four of his targets for 81 yards, including a 38-yard strike to set up Seattle’s first touchdown, as the Seahawks scraped by the Rams. He also had the first carry of his career go for 7 yards on a strange play in the third quarter when he received a lateral from Russell Wilson.
Rams: LB Cory Littleton had seven tackles in LA’s loss at Seattle. S Taylor Rapp made three as well, although he played the smallest percentage of snaps so far in his career (41%). CB Marcus Peters made a pair of tackles, including a tackle for loss, but also had an early fumble recovery that led to a Rams field goal after the runner was initially ruled down. DL Greg Gaines made the first two tackles of his career in his second appearance, having played briefly in week 2.
Packers: CB Kevin King went from being unlikely to play at all to having a huge impact defensively, recording six tackles, an interception and forcing a fumble. A healthy Kevin King going forward would be a massive positive for Green Bay.
Patriots: DT Danny Shelton recorded his second sack of the year in New England’s easy win at Washington, moving him up to a career-high two sacks just five games into the season.
Panthers: LB Shaq Thompson had nine tackles, one for loss, in Carolina’s win over Jacksonville.
Cardinals: FS Budda Baker had four tackles as Arizona held off a rally to win at Cincinnati. CB Byron Murphy gave up a touchdown but also made a career-high nine tackles and had a key pass deflection late.
Falcons: CB Jordan Miller played for the first time in his career and made an impact, recovering a muffed punt to help Atlanta try to come back late. He played one defensive snap and about 40% of the time on special teams. CB Desmond Trufant made three tackles and defensed a pass, but Atlanta’s defense got shredded in the loss to Houston. OT Kaleb McGary played the whole way but had problems blocking All-Pro J.J. Watt, allowing a sack and nearly another.
Buccaneers: DT Vita Vea made a tackle in Tampa Bay’s loss to New Orleans.
- WR John Ross (Bengals) caught three passes for 36 yards in Cincinnati’s MNF loss to Pittsburgh in week 4 before suffering a significant shoulder injury that resulted in him being placed on IR. No surgery is scheduled and returning to the roster later in the season is a possibility.
- CB Sidney Jones was on the active roster but did not play at all during the Eagles’ week 5 romp over the Jets, but is practicing in preparation to play next week.
Coming off a game-winning TD in the 49ers’ last game, Dante Pettis takes the field at home vs Cleveland tonight.