Friday, September 13, 2019

Huskers in the NFL: Week 1

By MICHAEL BRUNTZ 20 hours ago

(Photo: USA TODAY Sports)
Rex Burkhead once again proved to be a do-everything back for the New England Patriots in week one of NFL action.
Burkhead helped New England get off to a good start with a 33-3 win over Pittsburgh by carrying eight times for 44 yards and making five catches for 41 yards in just 32 offensive snaps. Burkhead also played 15 snaps for the Patriots on special teams.
In what was a cool moment for Burkhead, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came to the line of scrimmage, and audibled to a new play by saying, "Lincoln, Lincoln," before turning and handing the ball to Burkhead.
The former Husker showed he still has some shiftiness on the play.

Burkhead was the bright spot in what was an otherwise quiet weekend for former Huskers in the NFL. Here's a quick look through some of the stats.  
Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Had seven tackles, including one for loss in Tampa's loss to the 49ers. 

Chris Jones, Arizona Cardinals: Made three tackles and defended one pass in Arizona's game against Detroit. 

Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets: Made one catch for -4 yards against Buffalo. 

Alex Lewis, New York Jets: Appeared on two special teams snaps for the Jets against Buffalo. 

Brent Qvale, New York Jets: Was placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the season. 

Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots: Carried eight times for 44 yards and made five catches for 41 yards against Pittsburgh.

Spencer Long, Buffalo Bills: Appeared in three special teams snaps for the Bills against the Jets. 

Joshua Kalu, Tennessee Titans: Was placed on injured reserve prior to the season opener against Cleveland. 

Andy Janovich, Denver Broncos: Was not active against the Oakland Raiders because of a pectoral issue. 

Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys: Made all five of his extra point attempts against the New York Giants. 

Maliek Collins, Dallas Cowboys: Played in 51 defense snaps, but did not record a tackle against the New York Giants. 

Sam Koch, Baltimore Ravens: It was a quiet day for Koch, who punted one time for 56 yards in Baltimore's 59-10 win over Miami. 

Nate Gerry, Philadelphia Eagles: Appeared on two defense plays and 24 special teams snaps for the Eagles. 

Prince Amukamara, Chicago Bears: Started at corner for the Bears, making three tackles and defending two passes against Green Bay. 

Ameer Abdullah, Minnesota Vikings: Carried two times for eight yards in Minnesota's win over Atlanta. Abdullah appeared on four offensive plays and 14 special teams plays. 

Ndamukong Suh, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Had four tackles, including one for loss in Tampa Bay's loss to the 49ers.

Devine Ozigbo, Jacksonville Jaguars: Ozigbo was a healthy scratch by the Jaguars against the Kansas City Chiefs and did not play.
Luke Gifford, Dallas Cowboys: Was not active against the New York Giants. 
Cethan Carter, Cincinnati Bengals: Made one special teams tackle for the Bengals against the Seahawks. 

Nick Gates, New York Giants: Played in three offensive snaps and five special teams snaps against Dallas.

Suspended List: 
Richie Incognito, Oakland Raiders
Randy Gregory, Dallas Cowboys

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