Jason Verrett, CB, San Francisco 49ers
Rough week for the Niners, who had another injury-plagued week and fell to the Seahawks by a score of 37-27. Verrett allowed two catches to DK Metcalf on the day, but the Seattle receiver put up huge numbers when matched up against anyone else.
JV finished with six tackles and a TFL on the day.
Ben Banogu, DE, Indianapolis Colts
Indy romped at Detroit, but Ben didn’t see much action. The second year pro had 18 snaps on defense, not recording a stat.
ICYMI, though, Big Ben has an awesome cooking show on instagram, and is developing quite the following off the field. His “Crash Course in Cooking” is must-see TV.
Ross Blacklock, DT, Houston Texans
L.J. Collier, DE, Seattle Seahawks
LJ had a tackle and a QB hit in Sunday’s win over San Francisco; the second year pro has continues to see his PT increase, and played more snaps Sunday than in any other game this season. His head coach was pleased with his development after the game.
“LJ [Collier] is playing hard, playing tough – when productive, the throwing game came out real quick,” Carroll discussed. “Last week, we got [a] minimal amount of pressure during the game and he wasn’t unlike anybody else. So, he’s playing good football and he’s working his tail off. Of course, we’d like to see him get clean and get free in the backfield a couple more times, but I’m pleased with how hard he’s working and we’re counting on him.”
Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Dalton missed the Cowboys’ game at Philadelphia as he continues to work through concussion protocol. Ben DiNucci didn’t look ready to compete for the starting job when he returns.
Jeff Gladney, CB, Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings shocked the Packers Sunday, with their defense holding Aaron Rodgers to just 22 points at home. Gladney did his part, recording eight tackles on the day — including this one on Rodgers that got him a little dap from the legend:
Jerry Hughes, DE, Buffalo Bills
The Bills beat New England — a rare thing in seasons past but not so much in the post Tom Brady era — and Hughes had another strong game. After recording a pair of sacks and his first career interception a week ago, Hughes had three tackles and a QB hit in the 24-21 victory Sunday.
Joe Noteboom, OL, Los Angeles Rams
Still on IR, LA has two weeks to activate Noteboom or his season will be over.
Matt Pryor, OG/OT, Philadelphia Eagles
Pryor was plenty effective in playing the entire game for the Eagles as they dusted the Cowboys at the Linc Sunday night.
Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Reagor returned from injury Sunday night and showcased some of the skills that made him a top draft pick last spring.
Even with Carson Wentz struggling, Reagor had a nice game in his return, rushing for six yards and catching three balls on six targets. More importantly, though, he did this:
Great to see Reag get on the board. He added a two point conversion later in the game as well. First score of many for sure for the rookie receiver!
Austin Schlottmann, OG/C, Denver Broncos
After overcoming a close-contact COVID scare, Schlottmann was eligible for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, and started at RG in place of the injured Graham Glasgow. He was solid in the role, taking advantage of his first start of the season. The Broncos outlasted the Chargers in a wild one, 31-30.
Vernon Scott, S, Green Bay Packers
Scott didn’t get much run in the Packs’ loss to the Vikings, recording just four snaps on defense and eight on special teams.
Ty Summers, LB, Green Bay Packers
Same thing for Summers, who played only on special teams.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, Detroit Lions
Big V returned to action Sunday, playing 75% of the snaps before exiting with another foot injury. The Athletic had this to say about his performance:
Vaitai made his first start at right tackle Sunday. Pro Football Focus charted him with only one sack, one pressure allowed Sunday. But if you watched, you saw how the injury was impacting his movement. He eventually left the game with a foot injury. The Lions didn’t clarify if it was the same one as before.