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NFL 'Horns: Justin Tucker is one weird dude

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If you've been paying attention, this wasn't a revelation.

The Baltimore Ravens stand at 1-6, the worst record in the NFL, along with the Detroit Lions and the Tennnessee Titans. Their only win came in Week 4 over the Pittsburgh Steelers. In that game, Texas Longhorns hero Justin Tucker first kicked two key field goal to send the game into overtime, and then another to win it. But Tucker is not only great on the field. He is an awesome guy who perfectly exemplifies the perception that kickers can be pretty weird people. If you don't know what I am talking about, check out the video above.

QB

Name Team Depth Passes Yards TDs INTs
#16 Colt McCoy Washington Redskins #2QB

Halfway through the second quarter, the Bucs were leading 24-0 against the Redskins. At that point, Kirk Cousins was unable to find a rhythm for his offense. Despite not throwing any interceptions, he had lost a fumble which was returned for a touchdown by Howard Jones. However, Jay Gruden kept him on the field and this time it worked -- the Redskins ended up winning the game with Cousins throwing three touchdowns in the second half.

RB

Name Team Status Rushing (Season) Receiving (Season) Turnovers
#43 Fozzy Whittaker Carolina Panthers #2 RB 0 carries (4) 0 yards (7) 0 recs (6) 0 yards (48)
#39 Malcolm Brown St Louis Rams PS
#25 Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs IR (Knee, W5) 0 (71) 0 (364) 0 TDs (4) 0 (21) 0 (177) 0 TDs (1) 0 (2 FL)

Fozzy Whittaker didn't record any offensive stats during the Carolina Panthers' win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He returned a kickoff for 27 yards in his only attempt. Jamaal Charles underwent surgery last week on his right knee and all the reports indicates it went well. We hope for a speedy recovery.

WR/TE

Name Team Status Receptions (Season) Yards (Season) TDs (Season)
#87 Geoff Swaim Dallas Cowbys Bye Week 0 receptions (1) 0 yards (0)
#16 Jaxon Shipley Arizona Cardinals Practice Squad
#88 Marquise Goodwin Buffalo Bills IR (Ribs, W6) 0 receptions (2) 0 yards (24)
John Chiles Cut by CHI Free Agent
John Harris Cut by ATL Free Agent
Mike Davis Cut by OAK ('14) Free Agent

Geoff Swaim was inactive for the Cowboys' game. Last week, Jermichael Finley announced his official retirement. He hadn't played in the NFL since 2013, when he suffered a dangerous injury to his spine that required surgery. In his four seasons in the NFL, Finley won a Super Bowl ring and became one of the better tight ends in the league, but the injury cut short a promising NFL career. He has became very vocal against the league, advocating for the security of the players in this violent sport. We wish him luck in his future endeavors.

OL

Name Team Status GP GS
#63 Lyle Sendlein Arizona Cardinals #1 OC 7 7
#76 Tony Hills New Orleans Saints #2 LT 2 0
#66 Trey Hopkins Cincinnati Bengals Practice Squad
#61 Donald Hawkins Miami Dolphins Practice Squad
#69 Michael Huey Cut by SD (Week 5) Free Agent

Tony Hills didn't play this week for the New Orleans Saints, as Sean Payton's team returned starting left tackle Terron Armstead from his injury. Lyle Sendlein has still started every game he has played for the Arizona Cardinals since his rookie season in 2007.

DL

Name Team Status Tackles (Season) Sacks (Season) PBU (Season) Turnovers (Season)
#90 Malcom Brown New England Patriots #1 DT 2.5 (9.5) 0 (1)

#97 Roy Miller Jacksonville Jaguars #1 DT 2 (12.5) 0 (2)
#96 Brian Robison Minnesota Vikings #1 LDE 1 (14) 0 (1) 0 (2) 0 (1 FR)
#90 Henry Melton Tampa Bay Buccaneers #2 LDT 0 (5) 0 (1) 0 (1 FR, 1 FF)
#90 Cory Redding Arizona Cardinals #2 LDE 0 (2.5) 0 (1) 0 (1 INT)
#56 Cedric Reed Buffalo Bills Practice Squad
#64 Chris Whaley Dallas Cowboys IR (Achilles)

Rookie Malcom Brown played 34 out of the 72 Patriots' defensive snaps and it seems like he has consolidated his spot on the starting lineup. The New England Patriots are one of the five undefeated team in the NFL thus far.

OLB

Name Team Status Tackles (Season) Sacks (Season) PBU (Season) Turnovers (Season)
#98 Brian Orakpo Tennessee Titans #1 ROLB 4.5 (15) 0 (2)
#53 Jackson Jeffcoat Washington Redskins #2 LOLB 2 (4) 1 FF (1FF)
#99 Lamarr Houston Chicago Bears #1 ROLB (Bye) (7.5) 0 (1)
#57 Alex Okafor Arizona Cardinals Out (Hamstring) 0 (10) 0 (2) 0 (1)
#49 Sam Acho Chicago Bears #2 LOLB (Bye) 0 (16) 0 (1) 0 (1 FR, 1 FF)

Jackson Jeffcoat forced a fumble during the Redskins' come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fumble was recovered by Tampa Bay, but helped the Redskins stop the Bucs on the first drive of the third quarter, and set the momentum to finally win the game, despite trailing by two scores.

ILB

Name Team Status Tackles (Season) Sacks (Season) PBU (Season) Turnovers (Season)
#56 Derrick Johnson Kansas City Chiefs #1 RILB 3 (34) 0 (1) 2 (4) 1 INT (1 INT)
#58 Jordan Hicks Philadelphia Eagles #2 RILB 6 (40) 0 (1) 0 (2) 0 (1 INT, 3 FR, 1 FF)
#52 Keenan Robinson Washington Redskins #1 LILB 4.5 (37) 0 (1) 0 (1 FR)
Emmanuel Acho Cut by PHI Free Agent
Steve Edmond Cut by NO Free Agent

This was the second week in a row in which a former Longhorn picked off a quarterback from a hated rival university. Last week Michael Griffin picked Ryan Tannehill, this week Derrick Johnson did the same to former Sooner Landy Jones. The Chiefs won their first game since Jamaal Charles went down with his knee injury.

DB

Name Team Status Tackles (Season) Sacks (Season) PBU (Season) Turnovers (Season)
#33 Michael Griffin Tennessee Titans #1 FS 0 (21)
0 (2) 0 (1 INT)
#28 Quandre Diggs Detroit Lions #2 Nickel 3.5 (8) 0 (1 FR)
#32 Kenny Vaccaro New Orleans Saints #1 SS 5 (37) 1 (1) 1 (4)
#29 Earl Thomas Seattle Seahawks #1 FS 6 (30.5) 0 (5) 0 (1 FF, 2 INT)
#31 Adrian Phillips San Diego Chargers #3 SS 2 (7)
#25 Tarell Brown New England Patriots IR (foot, W6) (13)


#23 Aaron Williams Buffalo Bills IR (Neck, W5) (12)
(3) (1 INT)
#33 Mykkele Thompson New York Giants IR (Achilles)
Carrington Byndom Cut by CAR (PS) Free Agent
Chykie Brown Cut by NYG (PS) Free Agent
Curtis Brown Cut by NYJ (PS) Free Agent
Aaron Ross Cut by CLE (PS) Free Agent

Kenny Vaccaro had his first sack of the season. We haven't talked too much about him this season, but he is having a good year after 2014, where he had a setback in his progression. He also has not had to battle injuries this season, as he did during his first two seasons in the NFL.

ST

Name Team Status FG (Season) LG (Season) XPs (Season)
#9 Justin Tucker Baltimore Ravens #1 K 1/1 (14/17) 44 (52 x2) 1/1 (15/15)
#9 Phil Dawson San Francisco 49ers #1 K (Bye) -/- (10/11) - (53) -/- (8/8)
Cullen Loeffler Cut by MIN Free Agent
Nate Boyer Cut by SEA Free Agent

After watching that amazing video about Justin Tucker, and with Phil Dawson on a bye week, there is not much more to say.