Sewo made it from the practice squad to the active roster, Jason Verrett continues to shine, Andy Dalton battle COVID and a former Mustang, and Jerry Hughes is great once again.
Jason Verrett, CB, San Francisco 49ers
The Niners lost a tough one to Green Bay, falling on Thursday night by a score of 34-17. Jason Verrett is not the problem though, as he continues to be one of the best cover corners in the NFL, allowing just .47 yards per coverage snap and grading out in the top three in both coverage grade and passer rating against.
He recorded four tackles in the loss.
Ben Banogu, DE, Indianapolis Colts
Banogu was a late scratch against the Ravens, a Colts loss.
Ross Blacklock, DT, Houston Texans
Ross played the most snaps of his young career Sunday at Jacksonville, recording a tackle in the Texans 27-25 victory. His coach was happy with the rookie defensive tackle’s progress:
Romeo Crennel on rookies Ross Blacklock and Jon Greenard: 'They hung in there. Greenard played more plays even though tired he kept going'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 8, 2020
He also got the star treatment from the team’s social media account:
L.J. Collier, DE, Seattle Seahawks
Veteran Jerry Hughes got the better of his matchup with second year pro LJ Collier, as the Bills beat the Seahawks 44-34 in Buffalo Sunday. Collier recorded two tackles in the loss.
Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Poor Andy Dalton. First the concussion. Then, COVID. Now he watches a former SMU Mustang nearly upset the Steelers in his first start of the season.
Dalton should be eligible to return to practice this week, assuming he has enough negative tests, and EVP Stephen Jones said that the Red Rifle will resume starting duties once he is cleared to play.
Sewo Olonilua, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Welcome to the list, Sewo! The former Frog running back was activated by the Cowboys for Sunday’s game but did not see the field.
Jeff Gladney, CB, Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings won against Detroit Sunday, and Gladney played a big role — the rookie cornerback recorded seven tackles, including a tackle for loss, and played all but one snap on defense.
The young player has work to do, but is improving week by week, and others are noticing it:
It's been fun to watch Jeff Gladney's progression from Week 1 to now - The kid has a bright future!— Gabe Henderson (@GabeAHenderson) November 8, 2020
Jerry Hughes, DE, Buffalo Bills
As previously mentioned, the Bills got the better of Seattle on their home field Sunday, and Hughes was a huge part of the win. The veteran recorded a sack, forced a fumble, and had two big hits on quarterback Russell Wilson, helping his team get a critical mid season win over a Super Bowl favorite.
Hughes moved into fifth place on the Bills’ all time sack record last week, and recorded a take down in a third consecutive game Sunday. Not a bad week for the 11th year pro.
Joe Noteboom, OL, Los Angeles Rams
Still on IR, LA has one week to activate Noteboom or his season will be over.
Matt Pryor, OG/OT, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Austin Schlottmann, OG/C, Denver Broncos
Denver lost to Atlanta Sunday, but Schlottmann earned his second consecutive start.
Vernon Scott, S, Green Bay Packers
Ty Summers, LB, Green Bay Packers
Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, Detroit Lions
Big V made it back on the field for the Lions, recording 51 snaps on the offensive line.