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Pro Big Red: Huskers in the NFL Week 4

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I almost gave up on football after last night.

Denver Broncos v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Man was last night a rollercoaster. For anybody that didn’t watch Monday Night Football I thought the Chiefs were going to fall to the Broncos, and I despise the Broncos. The Chiefs ended up winning the game after coming back from 10 down in the 4th quarter. I felt like I was going to puke when the Broncos were on offense with 1:39 left on the clock. I’m not trying to rub this into any Broncos fan, but I wanted to start this week’s article off talking about the Broncos because of the man in the picture above. Andy Janovich went OFF against the Chiefs. He was creating holes my grandma could run through. I was really hoping the Chiefs were going to draft Janovich and let go of Sherman the next year, but of course he had to go to the Denver Broncos. Consider yourselves lucky Broncos fans, you got a good one.

Offense

Andy Janovich FB - Denver Broncos: As I stated above Janovich was an amazing lead blocker the whole night. If you didn’t see the game my writing won’t do it justice. Janovich didn’t have any rushing attempts this week, but he did have one reception for 32 yards which made me almost rip my hair out of my head because he was so wide open. This man is a beast, I think he eats raw lion for breakfast every morning and feeds his pet Godzilla part of King Kong. The Broncos look to rebound from their choke against the Chiefs when they play the Jets Sunday at noon.

Quincy Enunwa WR - New York Jets: The Jets played one of the top defenses in the league this past Sunday when they took on the Jags, so Enunwa’s four catches for 66 yards isn’t that surprising. He was targeted eight times, but the Jags were able to shut down the Jets. The Jacksonville defense only allowed 12 points to be scored on them. The Jets have another challenge on their hands as they take on the Broncos on Sunday at noon.

Niles Paul TE - Jacksonville Jaguars: While the Jags were able to keep the Jets under 14 points they were able to score 31 themselves. Paul had two receptions for 11 yards. I don’t know whether he only played during garbage time because I didn’t watch the game, but I’m assuming so considering he’s only been targeted once over the previous three weeks. It’s sad that the Jags play the Chiefs on Sunday at noon because I always want former Huskers to do good in the NFL, but I’m going to have to root against him and his teammates this week.

Defense

Will Compton LB - Tennessee Titans: The Titans pulled off a win in overtime against the defending Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles. Compton had a season high of three tackles in this game. The Titans play a Bills team who might look like complete garbage again on Sunday at noon.

Lavonte David LB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears crushed the Bucs on Sunday. Trubisky had like five touchdown passes in the first half. The Bucs reverted back to their 2017 in this game, but David did end the game with six tackles. I have a feeling he got pulled in the third quarter because the game was already out of reach, but that’s just my speculation. The Bucs have an early bye week this year so they’re all resting this weekend, but they play the Falcons on October 14.

Randy Gregory DE - Dallas Cowboys: I’m not even going to get into all of the trouble Gregory has gotten into since entering the NFL. I’m sure he was in that kind of stuff when he was here at Nebraska, but that’s besides the point. Gregory had one tackle in the Cowboys’ game against the Lions. I don’t expect him to get a ton of playing time, but either way the Cowboys play the Texans on Sunday Night Football.

Ndamukong Suh DT - Los Angeles Rams: Suh has been quiet this season in terms of statistics, but his presence hasn’t gone unnoticed. He’s paired up with Aaron Donald so if anybody tries running up the middle they’ll probably get pushed backwards a good 15 yards. In the Rams win over the Vikings Suh had two tackles including one sack. The Rams look to stay undefeated as they take on the Seahawks on Sunday at 3:25.

Special Teams

Brett Maher K - Dallas Cowboys: Maher had a great game on Sunday. He went 4/4 on field goals and 2/2 on extra points. One of those field goals was a game winner, so congratulations to Maher on turning his season around after a rough week one. The Cowboys play the Texans on Sunday Night Football.

Sam Koch P - Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens beat the Steelers on Sunday Night for the first time in what seems like forever. Koch had four punts including two inside the 20. Koch’s long for the week was 51 yards. The Ravens play the Browns on Sunday at noon.