Yesterday was a busy day in the NFL as we saw eight different former Cats in action. Here’s a quick recap of how our former boys in blue played in the Week Seven slate.
Jacksonville Jaguars 27 – Cincinnati Bengals 17
Josh Allen and the Jacksonville Jaguars overcame a slow start to keep the Cincinnati Bengals winless on the season. The Jags move to 3-4 on the year, powered by Leonard Fournette’s 131 yards on the ground. The defense forced four fumbles, and Josh Allen finished with two tackles for a loss and a sack in the 27 to 17 victory. A lot of Kentucky fans made the short trip across the Ohio River to watch Allen play in Cincinnati and he was definitely appreciative of the love he received.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) October 20, 2019
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) October 20, 2019
Tennessee Titans 23 – Los Angeles Chargers 20
Sticking with former Cats on the defensive side of the ball, NFL veteran Wesley Woodyard had a big game for the Tennessee Titans this afternoon, finishing with six tackles, three of them solo, and a game-saving forced fumble. The Chargers had the ball on the 1-yard-line with 19 seconds remaining and a hand-off to Melvin Gordon was stopped short of the goal line by Woodyard, popping the ball free and icing the game for the Titans.
— Erik Bacharach (@ErikBacharach) October 20, 2019
New Orleans Saints 35 – Chicago Bears 26
The New Orleans – Chicago match up put two former Cats up against each other, as Danny Trevathan and the Bears defense tried to stop the dynamic Saints offense, anchored by Larry Warford on the offensive line. Trevathan did finish with a game-high 10 tackles, but it wasn’t enough, as the Saints multi-faceted attack pushed New Orleans to 6-1 on the season. Warford and the offensive line cleared the way for 151 yards and two scores in the rushing game, while allowing just one sack. Trevathan seemed to be nursing a hand injury after the game, so be on the look out for more info on that in the coming days.
Dallas Cowboys 37 – Philadelphia Eagles 10
The Dallas Cowboys got back on track this week, jumping all over the Eagles early and often to a huge halftime lead and eventual 27-point victory. Kentucky fan favorite, Randall Cobb, had just two catches for 29 yards, as a couple drops hampered his final stat line. His first catch of the night came up about a foot short of the endzone, setting the Cowboys up for an easy goal line score in the first quarter.
3rd and 8 for Dak Prescott. Just delivers a strike to Randall Cobb. pic.twitter.com/OlR9gjcyJ2
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 21, 2019
Indianapolis Colts 30 – Houston Texans 23
The post-Andrew Luck era in Indianapolis seems to be in good hands so far, as Jacoby Brissett has them out to a 4-2 record to start the season. The Colts’ quarterback threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns against a depleted Houston Texans secondary that includes Lonnie Johnson. Johnson was second on the team in tackles, finishing with seven, but a lot of costly mistakes were noticeable on plays he was involved in. Unfortunately for Lonnie, he was the victim of one of the best catches of the year by Colts’ tight end Eric Ebron.
ERIC EBRON!! One-handed catch for a TD! ?
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 20, 2019
Arizona Cardinals 27 – New York Giants 21
The Arizona Cardinals and number one overall pick Kyler Murray are starting to piece together some wins after starting the season with a few consecutive losses. After knocking off the Giants yesterday, the Cards now sit at 3-3 on the season. Former Cat Corey Peters finished with four tackles and a sack in the winning effort by the Arizona defense.
Green Bay Packers 42 – Oakland Raiders 24
Aaron Rodgers was the storyline for the Packers yesterday, finishing with a whopping six total touchdowns on the day to go along with 429 passing yards in Green Bay’s rout of the Oakland Raiders. Za’Darius Smith had a quiet day on defense for the Pack, with just two tackles. He’s quickly become a fan favorite in Green Bay though, as his dancing and celebrations have been the talk of the locker room.
#Packers OLB Za'Darius Smith, who did the Ray Lewis sack dance earlier this season, just did the Ray Lewis intro dance out of the tunnel when he was introduced in the starting lineup. He's loving himself some life right now.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) October 20, 2019