Poor Jerry Hughes. TCU fans and players know all about Kyler Murray and how he can really ruin your day, and Hughes experienced that first hand Sunday afternoon when Murray escaped the grasp of a would-be sack, chucked it deep into the end zone in the general direction of DeAndre Hopkins, who somehow hauled in the catch in the midst of four defenders. It was one of the best throws and catches of the season, and one of the craziest endings to an NFL decade over the last several years. Just seconds earlier, the Bills had their own potential game-winning drive, but, alas... Murray Magic in the Desert.
Jason Verrett, CB, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers can’t get healthy, and couldn’t take advantage of a Saints team that was without Drew Brees for the majority of its game Sunday. Make it three straight in the losing column for San Francisco, but don’t blame JV — he had two tackles and a pass defended while matched up primarily with Michael Thomas, who was held to a career-low two receptions and 27 yards.
Ben Banogu, DE, Indianapolis Colts
Indy smoked the Titans Thursday, but for the second consecutive game, Banogu didn’t record a stat. Though he did play the second-most snaps of the season, getting in for 30% of the defensive plays and a quarter of the special teams action.
Ross Blacklock, DT, Houston Texans
The Texans lost a close one in Cleveland, and Blacklock had one tackle on the day.
L.J. Collier, DE, Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks went into LA... and got punked. That’s two straight losses for Seattle, who has played well but run into some good teams who are also playing well. Collier collected two tackles Sunday, playing 53% of the snaps.
Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Sewo Olonilua, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Jeff Gladney, CB, Minnesota Vikings
Gladney continues to fill the stat sheet... which isn’t exactly ideal for a cornerback... but, still. He had seven tackles in the Vikings win over Detroit last time out and continues to improve week by week, putting in serious work over the Bears on Monday night. In fact, Gladney is just one of five defensive rookies to play at least 50% of his team’s snaps and grade out at 60 or above.
Only five defensive rookies in the NFL have played at least 50% of their team's snaps and graded 60.5 or above on Pro Football Focus:— Bleacher Report ➐ (@BteacherReport) November 14, 2020
◾️ Chase Young - 79.9
◾️ Julian Blackmon - 72.2
◾️ AJ Terrell -70.0
◾️ Antoine Winfield Jr - 65.0
◾️ Jeff Gladney - 60.8 pic.twitter.com/hNeoQMwNk0
It took a while for Skoal Nation to warm up to the rookie, but it’s safe to say he’s won them over. And the best is still to come for the rookie.
Dang, I just love Gladney's physicality. He's so good at tackling in space. Also, D.J. Wonnum has low-key made several huge plays this season. #Vikings— Daniel House (@DanielHouseNFL) November 17, 2020
His game saving third down tackle Monday — his second TFL of the night — didn’t hurt either.
Jeff Gladney, ladies and gentlemen!— Daily Norseman, Skolcially Distancing Since '06 (@DailyNorseman) November 17, 2020
4th and 8 for the Bears.
Jerry Hughes, DE, Buffalo Bills
Just a heartbreaker of a loss for Buffalo Sunday.
Jerry Hughes called it a gut punch of a finish.— Paul Stockman (@Paul_Stockman) November 16, 2020
Hughes had no tackles and one defended pass in the loss.
Joe Noteboom, OL, Los Angeles Rams
Noteboom was activated from IR ahead of Sunday’s game, and that turned out to be huge when LT Andrew Whitworth went out with an injury.
He was drafted to be the future at LT... and the future is now.
Matt Pryor, OG/OT, Philadelphia Eagles
Pryor started and played the entire game in Philly’s win at the Giants, as the Eagles offensive line continues to improve despite mounting and continuous injuries.
Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Reagor had four catches on seven targets for 47 yards Sunday, and is becoming one of Carson Wentz’s favorite targets as he returns to form after an early-season injury. The future is bright for the man they call Slide.
In his second game back from injury, Jalen Reagor...— Sam Hoppen (@SamHoppen) November 16, 2020
*Played on a season-high 88 percent of snaps
*Led the Eagles in targets with 7 (also a season-high)
*Led the Eagles in air yards with 96
Up next are the Browns, Seahawks, and Packers.
Austin Schlottmann, OG/C, Denver Broncos
Schlottmann was limited in practice leading up to the Broncos loss at Las Vegas Sunday, though he did return to full go late in the week.
Vernon Scott, S, Green Bay Packers
Scott was limited as well due to a shoulder injury, and was questionable leading up to the Packers win against Jacksonville. He did not record a state in the game.
Ty Summers, LB, Green Bay Packers
Ty had an up and down game for the Pack in their win against the Jaguars (do not search twitter for his name, it is not great), but did record a tackle.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, Detroit Lions
Vaitai continues to start for the Lions, but is getting seriously pushed for playing time by Tyrell Crosby. Of course, Big V is coming off of an injury, and just now rounding back into form.