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Longhorns in the NFL: Week 4 - Jordan Hicks has a monster day

Plus, Hassan Ridgeway records his first sack of the season

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

During Week 4, several former Texas Longhorns players made notable contributions in the NFL.

  • Vikings cornerback Kris Boyd did not play in Sunday’s game against Houston due to a hamstring injury. Holton Hill saw the thir-rd most snaps out of any Minnesota corner, allowing one catch for 10 yards on five targets and had two PBU’s along with three total tackles. Hill was in man coverage on Texans wideout Will Fuller IV when Fuller could not bring a touchdown catch that would have brought Houston within two points.
  • Saints defensive tackle Malcom Brown finished with one tackle in the Saints while Malcolm Roach did not record a tackle for the first time this season. Brown continues to start at RDT for New Orleans while Roach is a back-up at DE.
  • After two weeks of playing second fiddle to Darrell Henderson Jr., Malcolm Brown led the Rams in carries and yards against New York. While he didn’t have an incredible day, Brown finished with 37 yards on nine carries and caught five passes for 19 yards. Cam Akers is still out for the Rams so it continues to be a 1-2 backfield between Brown and Henderson that can change on a weekly basis.
  • “The Punter” Michael Dickson only had two punts on Sunday, with a long of 58 and one inside the 20 yard-line. Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs finished with four total tackles while Poona Ford added a TFL in Seattle’s win over the Dolphins. Seahawks improve to 4-0...
  • After returning a kickoff for a touchdown last week, Ravens wideout Devin Duvernay didn’t have a chance for another as the Washington Football Team refused to kick to him. Duvernay did have one catch for four yards in Baltimore’s win over Washington. Teammate DeShon Elliott bounced back after last weeks loss to the Chiefs with three total tackles and one PBU.
  • Jordan Hicks had an absolute MONSTER game against the Panthers. Hicks finished with 12 total tackles (eight solo) and 3.5 TFL’s. Hicks is seventh in the league with 23 solo tackles including this one on Sunday.
  • Trey Hopkins and the Bengals picked up their first win of the season against Jacksonville 33-25 with Joe Burrow being sacked only once. Hopkins did however bring back a 16-yard touchdown pass with a holding penalty.
  • Collin Johnson did not record a catch in the Jaguars loss.
  • Brandon Jones continues to start in Miami and registered one tackle in the Dolphins loss to Seattle.
  • After missing the last few weeks with an injury, Alex Okafor returned for the Chiefs against New England and made his presence felt with two tackles and a QB hit that might’ve affected Pats QB and Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham on this game-sealing interception.
  • Charles Omenihu didn’t record a sack or tackle in the Texans loss, but he did have a pair of QB hits on Kirk Cousins. Hopefully, the next head coach for Houston will unleash the second-year defensive end...
  • Adrian Phillips finished with two total tackles in the Patriots loss to Kansas City. Belichick and New England’s defense did a fantastic job of containing Mahomes but the Pats offense let them down.
  • Hassan Ridgeway had a breakout game for the Eagles on Sunday night after Fletcher Cox suffered an injury in Philadelphia’s win over the 49ers. On 13 pass rush snaps, Ridgeway had one hurry/sack on C.J. Beathard. Awesome moment for the fourth-year NFL veteran.
  • According to Kansas City’s special teams coordinator Dave Toub, kicker Harrison Butker “was a little hyped up” for the match-up against Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and caused Butker to miss a field goal and an extra point. Meanwhile, Tucker was perfect and was once again perfect in Baltimore’s win over the Dolphins, converting a 46-yard field goal and was 4-for-4 on extra-points.
  • Kenny Vaccaro and the Titans’ game against Pittsburgh was postponed to Oct. 24 due to positive COVID-19 tests. Vaccaro was not one of the players or personnel to test positive.
  • The Cowboys offensive line struggled once again as Dallas suffered a brutal loss to the Browns. Ezekiel Elliott has yet reach the 100-yard mark this year and Williams has struggled in run blocking but then again, who hasn’t besides Zack Martin? Dak Prescott was sacked three times but none of which were the fault of Williams. He was also was taking punches??