Former Georgia football pass rushers rack up sacks in Week 9 of NFL season
If you were a former Georgia pass rusher, odds are you had a pretty good week in the NFL this week. Former Georgia outside linebackers Jordan Jenkins, Leonard Floyd and Justin Houston were all able to bring down the opposing team’s quarterback this week.
Jenkins picked up his third sack of the year. He sacked Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the Dolphins got the last laugh as they picked up their first win of the season over the Jets.
Floyd also registered his third sack of the season, as he was able to bring down Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz. Like Jenkins, Floyd’s team was unable to come away with a win, as the Bears lost 22-14. The Bears are 0-2 in games this year where Floyd finishes with a sack. Fellow former Bulldog Roquan Smith had 10 tackles for the Bears in their loss.
Justin Houston continued his strong play, as he was able to take down Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the endzone for a safety. Houston now has 6.0 sacks on the season, the most by any former Bulldog.
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A trio of former Bulldogs played on Monday Night Football for the New York Giants, as Alec Ogletree, Deandre Baker and Lorenzo Carter all played for the Giants. Ogletree finished with 6 tackles, Baker had 5 tackles and a pass break-up, while Carter had 4 tackles. The Giants lost 37-18 to the Dallas Cowboys.
On the offensive side of the ball, it was not a stellar week if you were a former skill position player at Georgia. Sony Michel had a season-low 4 carries and just 18 yards in New England’s 37-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots fell behind 17-0 early, likely cutting into Michel’s carries. Former Georgia tight end Benjamin Watson had a season-best 4 catches for 28 yards in the defeat. New England is off this coming week.
Nick Chubb didn’t do all that much better for the Cleveland Browns, as he had 20 carries for only 65 yards in Cleveland’s 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos. Cleveland is now 2-6 on the season.
Mecole Hardman of the Kansas City Chiefs was held without a catch, while the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Chris Conley of the Jacksonville Jaguars had only 2 catches for 32 yards.
Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford put up huge numbers once again, as he threw for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Detroit Lions. But as has been the case all season, the Lions came up just short at the end, as they were stuffed on the goal line to end the game and lose 31-24 to the Oakland Raiders. Detroit is now 3-4-1 on the year now, despite Stafford leading the league in passing yards per game with 312. Only Russell Wilson has thrown more touchdown passes than Stafford’s 19.
As for our Top Dawg of the week, which goes to the former Bulldog that had the best week in the NFL, we’re going to give it to Stafford for the second week in a row. If he could just get a little more help, Stafford would be a possible MVP candidate.
Top Dawgs in the NFL
Week 1: Leonard Floyd, Chicago Bears
Week 2: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 4: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 5: Sony Michel, New England Patriots
Week 6: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 7: Justin Houston, Indianapolis Colts
Week 8: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Week 9: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
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