Devin Duvernay, WR — Baltimore Ravens
Duvernay almost scored his second touchdown of the season with this 42-yard reverse against the Bengals. The rookie also had two catches for 17 yards with Baltimore slowly making him more important to the offense each week. I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but Duvernay will be a huge X-factor in the playoffs for the Ravens.
DeShon Elliott, DB — Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens wreaked havoc on rookie Joe Burrow and Texas Ex Trey Hopkins, sacking the quarterback seven times on Sunday. Elliott had one of those sacks (second play in the video below) along with five tackles and two quarterback hits. Baltimore held the Bengals to only three points as Elliott inches closer to his first Pro Bowl.
The @Ravens are the first team to ever have FIVE defensive backs register a sack, according to @pfref’s database.— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) October 12, 2020
All 5 starting DBs got to Joe Burrow Sunday ...
• Jimmy Smith
• DeShon Elliott
• Marcus Peters
• Chuck Clark
• Marlon Humphrey pic.twitter.com/n0JcpXHrjL
Collin Johnson, WR — Jacksonville Jaguars
- With Cam Akers returning to the lineup, Malcolm Brown only received eight carries in the Los Angeles win over Washington, behind Akers (9) and Darrell Henderson Jr. (15). Sean McVay will continue to use a three-man backfield as the season continues.
- Malcom Brown finished with four tackles in the Saints win over L.A. Monday night. Malcolm Roach was inactive, missing his first game of the season.
- Michael Dickson had another great night for the Seahawks, punting five times with four landing inside the 20, including two that landed on the Minnesota 2-yard line and 3-yard line. The Punter still leads the NFL with 14 punts inside the 20, four more than Tress Way of the Washington Football Team.
- It feels like Quandre Diggs is the only member of the Seahawks secondary who is not injured. Diggs finished with seven tackles as Seattle improved to 5-0 over the Vikings. He also did a great job of ruining Adam Thielen’s reverse on 3rd and 4 late in the fourth quarter. Diggs didn’t make the tackle, but forced Thielen to change his running lane. The Vikings turned the ball over on downs the next play and set up Russell Wilson’s game-winning drive. Poona Ford registered two tackles and one quarterback hit as well.
The 3rd and 4 Seahawks stop of the reverse out of a timeout!— Matty F. Brown (@mattyfbrown) October 12, 2020
Look at Quandre Diggs' play on the edge. If he doesn't get outside of this, Adam Thielen scores a TD.
Amazing hustle from the two defensive ends, Benson Mayowa and Damontre Moore, to clean up
- Another solid day for linebacker Jordan Hicks, finishing with nine total tackles (seven solo) along with a pass deflection in the Cardinals win over the Jets.
Have always hated this play design. Seen it fail 1,000 times. But still, Jordan Hicks makes an amazing play to reach Bell here. pic.twitter.com/Fhss8Vs72G— Cian (@Cianaf) October 11, 2020
- The Dolphins have gone to a different starter at safety, but Brandon Jones is still seeing playing time. Jones finished with two tackles in Miami’s stunning blowout of the 49ers.
- Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor had two tackles in their loss to the Raiders. Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu had a quiet game as Houston picked up their first win of the season, recording zero tackles and one quarterback hit. Philadelphia defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway finished with one tackle in the Eagles loss to Pittsburgh.
- Justin Tucker missed his first field goal of the year on Sunday, although it was from 61 yards out. Tucker converted his other two FG attempts and made all three extra points.
- Connor Williams and Zach Martin are the only returning starters from last year’s Cowboys offensive line who have not been bit with the injury bug. After Sunday’s horrendous injury to Dak Prescott, Williams and the Cowboys mustered a come from behind win against the Giants. The rushing game picked up with Ezekiel Elliott gaining 91 yards on the ground and Prescott and Andy Dalton were only sacked twice combined.
- Kenny Vaccaro and the Titans secondary shut down Josh Allen and the Bills, continuing their perfect season with a 42-16 victory. Vaccaro finished with four tackles and one TFL as Tennessee forced three turnovers.
- Kris Boyd (hamstring) and Holton Hill (foot) both were inactive in the Vikings loss against Seattle. Adrian Phillips and the Patriots matchup against the Broncos was postponed due to COVID-19.