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Longhorns in the NFL: Week 9 — Malcolm Brown, D’Onta Foreman combine for three TDs

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Meanwhile, Kris Boyd continues to thrive in Minnesota.

Seattle Seahawks v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Malcolm Brown, RB — Los Angeles Rams

Brown had only six carries in the Rams win over Seattle but the veteran made the most of it, scoring a pair of touchdowns to help L.A. knock off the Seahawks, 23-16.

Brown ended up with 33 yards on the ground along with two receptions for 18 yards as Sean McVay continues to go with a three-man backfield.

D’Onta Foreman, RB — Tennessee Titans

It wasn’t just Malcolm Brown who found the end zone this week, but also D’onta Foreman, scoring his first of the 2020 season and his fourth career touchdown Thursday night on a six-yard catch. He also received seven carries for 18 yards, but continues to split backup duties with Jeremy McNichols.

  • Kenny Vaccaro finished with eight total tackles, but the Titans could not overcome special team errors in their 34-17 loss. Colts wideout Marcus Johnson was catch-less and received only one target from quarterback Philip Rivers.

Kris Boyd, CB — Minnesota Vikings

Kris Boyd, ladies and gentleman:

Starting at cornerback for a second straight game, Boyd finished with four total tackles with the Vikings secondary holding Nick Foles to just 106 passing yards. The Vikings have had their share of injuries to their secondary, but Boyd is making the most of it.

Devin Duvernay, WR — Baltimore Ravens

Duvernay had one of his best all around games of the season Sunday night, catch three passes for 45 yards along with one kickoff return for 24 yards. The Ravens got a little more creative with how Duvernay was used, lining him up all over the field. Hard not to think that Baltimore needs to find more ways to get the rookie the ball with the offense still struggling.

  • Teammate DeShon Elliott recorded six tackles in the 23-17 loss to New England. Justin Tucker converted his lone field goal attempt from 24 yards and was 2/2 on PATs.
  • Malcom Brown finished with 1.5 TFL’s against the 49ers, but left early with a calf injury and could possibly miss a few games. Defensive end Malcolm Roach did see some game-time action but didn’t register any stats in the box score.
  • The Seattle Seahawks have lost three out of their last four games and it seems as if the sky is falling. Considering those three losses have been to the Cardinals in overtime, Bills, and the Rams on the road, it’s not. Safety Quandre Diggs finished with six tackles but Jared Goff passed for 302 yards. But it wasn’t all bad — Poona Ford had an INCREDIBLE game that drew praise from Duane Brown and Pete Carroll. Brown said he believes “Ford will be a star in this league” and Carroll added that he was “all over the place — sideline to sideline.” Ford stacked the box score with five total tackles, one sack, one TFL, and two QB hits.
  • Michael Dickson punted three times for an average of 49 yards with two landing inside the 20-yard line.
  • Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks recorded eight total tackles in the Arizona miracle victory over Buffalo thanks to a Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary. Arizona is a sneaky 6-3 and could be dangerous in the expanded playoff format this year.
  • Trey Hopkins returned back from injury and started at center for the Bengals in their 36-10 loss to Pittsburgh.
  • Collin Johnson was available for the Jaguars but did not see any targets in Jacksonville’s 24-20 loss to the Packers. Rookie Jake Luton continues to start with Gardner Minshew injured.
  • How about the Miami Dolphins? Three straights victories under Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins are somehow 6-3. If the playoffs started today, Miami would be in as the second wild-card team. Rookie Brandon Jones didn’t start but saw quite a bit of snaps on Sunday and recorded five total tackles. FYI: The Dolphins have three defensive players with a first name that starts with “B” and the last name “Jones”.
  • What’s scarier than playing New England on the road, favored, and in ugly weather? Adrian Phillips and the Pats defense shut down a surprisingly mediocre Ravens offense to pull off a 23-17 victory. Phillips had five tackles as New England picks up back-to-back wins.

Injuries

Andrew Beck (Denver Broncos) — Injured Reserve

Holton Hill (Minnesota Vikings) — Injured Reserve

Malcom Brown (New Orleans Saints) — Calf/Exited during Sunday’s game against San Francisco

Charles Omenihu (Houston Texans) — Inactive

Hassan Ridgeway (Philadelphia Eagles) — Injured Reserve

Byes

Alex Okafor (Kansas City Chiefs)

Connor Williams (Dallas Cowboys)