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Pro Big Red: Huskers in the NFL Week 9

One Husker moved within their division this week.

NFL: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

In the past I’ve stated that Ameer Abdullah is one of my favorite all-time Huskers. Sadly, on Tuesday he was cut by the Detroit Lions. While he’s out of a job for now, I really think, and hope, he’s going to find a team soon. The marriage with the Lions just wasn’t working out, and he needed a new scene. I think a new location will help him, and I wish him luck in finding his new team soon.

Of course the Minnesota Vikings just had to pick Abdullah up before this article got published. It screwed up the introduction, but it doesn’t matter. Abdullah will probably be the third string running back for the Vikings backing up Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray. He should be able to get some playing time on kickoff return, but I don’t think he’ll get many carries from the backfield.


Quincy Enunwa WR - New York Jets: Enunwa played for the first time since October 14 when he got injured. This week he only had three receptions for 40 yards on four targets. I think part of his low production was because his injury was still nagging him so I think he’ll be more effective this week when the Jets take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at noon.


Prince Amukamara CB - Chicago Bears: Anybody who watches the NFL probably expected what happened in the Bears game against the Bills this past weekend. Nathan Peterman, the third string QB for the Bills, started because of injury and it couldn’t have been much worse. Peterman is kind of infamous for throwing a lot of interceptions so I was hoping Amukamara was going to be able to snag one on Sunday. He wasn’t able to get a pick, but he did lodge five total tackles. The Bears play the Lions on Sunday at noon.

Maliek Collins DT - Dallas Cowboys: Collins recorded five tackles in the Cowboys’ loss to the Titans on Monday Night Football. This is the most amount of tackles he’s had in a single game this year. The Cowboys play the Eagles on Sunday night at 7:20.

Lavonte David LB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David continues to eat opponents for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He’s done it his whole career, whether it was at Nebraska or in the NFL, he’s always had a knack for tracking down the ball carrier. In the Bucs loss to the Panthers David recorded another eight tackles including an assist on a sack. The Bucs play the Redskins on Sunday at noon.

Ndamukong Suh DT - Los Angeles Rams: Suh and the rest of the Rams defense put up a good fight on Sunday, but in the end Drew Brees led the Saints to a victory. This game was hands-down one of the best games of this NFL season. Such recorded two tackles against one of the best offenses in football. The Rams look to bounce back from their first loss of the season this week when they play the Seahawks on Sunday at 3:25.

Special Teams

Sam Koch P - Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens lost to the Steelers by a touchdown on Sunday, and with a loss usually comes a lot of punting. Koch didn't have the busiest day ever, but he did have four punts for a total of 189 yards. His average punt traveled 47.3 yards, and his long was 52 yards. The Ravens have lost three straight and look to answer some questions this week as they rest on their bye week.

Brett Maher K - Dallas Cowboys: Two weeks ago Maher missed a game-tying field goal to send the Cowboys to OT against the Redskins. This week against the Titans his struggles continued on field goals as he missed his only attempt. He did make both of his extra point attempts, but didn’t get to tack on three. The Cowboys play the Eagles on Sunday Night Football this week.