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Pro Dawgs Week 3-4: Byron Murphy Has Arrived

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Another case of the Saturday night blues was in order after the Washington Huskies were struck down by the Oregon State Beavers, but the great thing about College Football Saturdays is that NFL Sundays arrive the next day and the #ProDawgs have been thriving these past two weeks.

Week 3

Last week, the Arizona Cardinals gave Urban Meyer more reasons to potentially leave the Jaguars as they beat them 31-19. Byron Murphy played a huge part in the win by recording 2 interceptions and returning one of them for a score, he also had 2 pass breakups and 4 tackles. Also busy in the Cardinal secondary was Budda Baker who had 6 tackles and Ezekiel Turner who had 1.

Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Raiders were able to avoid an upset loss to the Miami Dolphins by winning 31-28 in overtime as Cory Littleton finished with 10 tackles and a pass deflection. Against Littleton and the Raiders, Myles Gaskin ran the ball 13 times for 65 yards and caught 3 passes for 9 yards.

Taylor Rapp, Greg Gaines, and the Los Angeles Rams looked flat-out scary as they dominated the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rapp had 5 tackles and broke up a pass while Gaines had two tackles, for the Bucs’, Vita Vea had 2 tackles as did Joe Tyron-Shoyinka who also deflected a pass.

Against the Houston Texas, Shaq Thompson had 6 tackles for the Carolina Panthers en route to a 24-9 win. Over in Detroit, Levi Onwuzurike recorded two tackles in a 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Seattle Seahawks clashed with the Minnesota Vikings where Will Dissly came away with a 39-yard catch for Seattle but the Vikes’ won 30-17. The Tenessee Titans faced off against Indianapolis where Elijah Molden came away with a tackle for the Titans and a 25-16 win.

Lastly, Danny Shelton had a tackle for the New York Giants in their 17-14 loss to Atlanta while Tristain Vizcaino went 1/1 on field goals and 1/3 on extra points.

Week 4

This past Sunday, Murphy continued his upsurging against the Rams that included an interception, pass deflection, and 3 tackles during a 37-20 thrashing of L. A while Baker had 8 tackles and a fumble recovery and Turner had a tackle. For the Rams, Gaines had 3 tackles and Rapp had 12.

Tampa got back to their winning ways with help from Tryon-Shoyinka who had 2 tackles and 2 sacks and Vita Vea who helped clear the way for his fellow pro dawg. Meanwhile, Sidney Jones finally saw action for the Seahawks and finished with 7 tackles and a pass deflection while Dissly caught 2 passes for 5 yards as they beat the 49ers 28-21.

The most exciting play of the week definitely belonged to John Ross who caught a long touchdown for the Giants and piled up 77 yards on 3 catches and the score in total while Shelton recorded 4 tackles as they beat the Saints 27-21 - NOLA’s Dwayne Washington ran the ball once for 5 yards.

Meanwhile, Thompson recorded 5 tackles for the Panthers in their 36-28 loss to Dallas. For the Lions, Onwuzurike had a tackle in their 24-14 loss to Chicago and Gaskin had 2 rushes for 3 yards against the Colts.

That’s it for this week's #ProDawgs who have yet again, got us through another ugly weekend of Huskies’ football.

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