Former TCU defensive lineman Jerry Hughes enjoyed his strongest outing of the season Sunday, recording one sack and a forced fumble to help the Buffalo Bills take down the Miami Dolphins 26-11 and reach 5-2 on the season. The 33-year-old pass rusher has been a consistent contributor on a Bills defense filled with edge-rushing talent this season.
Jerry Hughes ( @Iam_jerryhughes )continues to be a nightmare for opposing offenses. Yesterday in the Buffalo #Bills win he had 22 pass rush snaps and a total of 6 pressures.— Marissa (@Marissa_M27) November 1, 2021
Of those pressures, 1 resulted in a sack and 2 resulted in QB hits #BillsMafia #NFL #MIAvsBUF pic.twitter.com/tlIDy3QsRy
Hughes has been one of the highest-graded defenders on the Bills by Pro Football Focus this season. His 83.4 pass rushing grade is also the second highest it’s been over a seven-game stretch to start a season in his professional career. For the second consecutive season, Hughes and the Bills are looking like Super Bowl contenders in the AFC.
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Jalen Reagor leaves win over Lions with ankle injury
After rushing two times for 21 yards during the first quarter, Reagor nearly scored his second touchdown in two games, taking the pitch-pass from Jalen Hurts and stretching for the goal line, but coming just short and unfortunately injuring his ankle in the process. Reagor was eventually carted off and did not return, but the Philadelphia Eagles had no trouble with the Detroit Lions, rushing for four touchdowns in a 44-6 victory.
Reagor was carted off— Eagles Nation (3-5) (@PHLEaglesNation) October 31, 2021
He’s questionable to return with an ankle injury
Looks like he got hurt on this play
Desmond Bane off to a strong start for the Memphis Grizzlies
The former TCU guard looks more and more like the steal of the 2020 NBA Draft, earning a starting role in only his second season with the Grizzlies and putting up consistent numbers. It’s a small sample size, but Bane’s on pace to double his scoring average from his rookie season while posting nearly identical and highly efficient shooting percentages.
Desmond Bane through 6 games:— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) November 1, 2021
One of the steals from the 2020 draft pic.twitter.com/0uBlZHY1nW
Bane ranks among the 98th percentile on spot-up shots in the entire league, something scouts thought Bane could excel at in the NBA. Bane has also flashed some defensive ability during the early portion of the season, holding LeBron James, Paul George and C.J. McCollum to a combined 4-for-20 shooting from the field . After reaching the playoffs last year, Bane and the Grizzlies are seeking their second straight postseason bid.
Not only has he taken on more of an offensive load, but Desmond Bane has taken more defensive stopper responsibilities. Held LeBron to 1-7 shooting last night, and Paul George to 3-8 Saturday.— Parker Fleming (@PAKA_FLOCKA) October 25, 2021
Was impressed with Bane's ability to fight through screens + get into Bron's space pic.twitter.com/RPRetBa4nB
Yazmeen Ryan earns first career start with Portland Thorns FC
The former TCU soccer standout entered the starting lineup for her team’s regular-season finale against the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, helping Portland record its 13th shutout of the year and secure the No. 1 overall seed for the National Women’s Soccer League postseason. Ryan was interviewed after the match to discuss her first-ever start.
"It's been a great first year and I just cannot wait to keep going."@yazziiann talks about her first start and season as a pro. #BAONPDX pic.twitter.com/C9DN0YHUdQ— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) October 31, 2021
The No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft, Ryan scored seven goals and totaled six assists for the Horned Frogs in her final season with the program, helping TCU to its first-ever Elite Eight appearance. The 2021 United Soccer Coaches First-Team All-American totaled 23 goals and 23 assists during her collegiate career with the Horned Frogs.