With Mike Edwards nursing a hamstring injury and Randall Cobb on a bye week, it was a little bit of a lighter week for the NFL Cats. However, those who played made a splash, led by Josh Allen doing Josh Allen things. Here’s your weekly Cats in the NFL update:
Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh Allen continues to live up to the hype. He helped Jacksonville to a 29-15 victory over the New York Jets with 2 sacks and a forced fumble Saturday afternoon. Allen now has seven sacks through eight games, and he also tied for the team’s leader with three quarterback hits in what was a dominant performance by the Jaguars’ defense.
Josh Allen still making plays ? pic.twitter.com/EvOl2WajHh
— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) October 27, 2019
Danny Trevathon, Chicago Bears
Danny Trevathon recorded six total tackles as part of a Bears’ defense that only allowed 36 rushing yards to the Chargers. Still, Los Angles was able to escape with a 17-16 victory, dropping the Bears to 3-4 on the year. Trevathon is running away as the leader in tackles for the stout Chicago defense, boasting 61 now through seven games. After their third consecutive loss, Trevathon had this to say about the Bears facing an uphill battle for the rest of the season:
Danny Trevathan on the pressure of the #Bears' remaining schedule, which is not easy for a 3-4 team: "We’re looking forward to it. We’re taking on that pressure. Either pressure bust pipes or makes diamonds."
— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) October 27, 2019
Lonnie Johnson, Houston Texans
The former Cat recorded two tackles and one pass defended in the Texans’ 27-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Through eight games, Johnson is fifth on the team in tackles with 25. Overall, he has put up a solid statistical season, but the Texans continue to struggle with defending the pass, as seen by allowing 285 yards and three touchdowns today to Derek Carr. However, Houston is 5-3 and Johnson has found his role as one of the more-consistent contributors to their defense.
Larry Warford, New Orleans Saints
In the return of Drew Brees at quarterback, the Saints ran away from the Arizona Cardinals by a final score of 31-9. Warford helped lead an O-Line unit that didn’t surrender a sack and let Latavius Murray go off for 102 yards and a touchdown on the ground. New Orleans is now 7-1 on the season.
Za’Darius Smith, Green Bay Packers
Smith continued his strong season for the Packers, recording 2 more sacks and collecting 4 total tackles in Green Bay’s 31-24 victory over the Chiefs Sunday night. With 8 sacks on the season, Smith is tied for 4th in the National Football League in sacks through 8 weeks. Here is a look at his first sack from last night, followed by a great celebration:
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 28, 2019
Bud Dupree & Benny Snell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bud & Benny will take the field tonight on Monday Night Football when the Steelers play host to the winless Dolphins.