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Pro Big Red: Huskers in the NFL Week 3

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All the Husker action from the NFL

Los Angeles Rams v Oakland Raiders Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Hopefully I can stop saying this for multiple reasons, but I would love to get these articles out on Wednesdays. Senior year in college is like Michigan and I’m basically last weeks Nebraska team. One of my professors asks us almost every week to rate our level of stress on a scale from 1-10 and right now my stress is probably around a 9. Not that anybody cares, but that is how my crazy life is going right now and that’s why these articles are going up on Thursdays. So again I apologize, but I hope you guys understand.

Offense

Rex Burkhead RB - New England Patriots: Burkhead didn’t have a carry or reception in the Patriots game against the Lions. To be honest I’m completely shocked that the Patriots got killed in this game. I wasn’t able to watch any of it so I don’t know if Burkhead was in the game much in the first half, but he sustained a neck injury in the second half. Today the Patriots placed Burkhead on IR. The Patriots will take on the Dolphins without Burkhead on Sunday at noon.

Quincy Enunwa WR - New York Jets: The Browns beat the Jets for their first win in 635 days, and everybody (well at least some people) in Cleveland got free beer. Meanwhile, Enunwa had a quiet night. He only caught four passes on eight targets for 57 yards. Enunwa is on the bench in my fantasy team and I’m hoping he can get some more yards and transition into a WR2 so I can trade some guys for a decent running back. The Jets play the Jaguars this Sunday at noon and I don’t think Enunwa will have an impressive week against one of the best defenses in the league, but I hope he proves me wrong.

Andy Janovich FB - Denver Broncos: It took until the third game of the season for Janovich to finally get his first carry which only went for two yards. I would say that I hope Janovich can get some yards this week, but the Broncos play my Chiefs on Monday night at 7:15. Sorry Janovich, I love you, but I hope the Chiefs putrid defense can make sure you don't get more yards.

Defense

Prince Amukamara CB - Chicago Bears: In week three Amukamara only had two tackles. He didn’t have a game changing interception for a touchdown like he did in week two, but I’m sure his presence was good for the defense. The Bears defense has been good so far, and even though Amukamara only had two tackles he had a good game defensively. The Bears play the Buccaneers on Sunday at noon.

Lavonte David LB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: If there’s one thing you can say about David in the first three weeks of this season is that he’s consistent. In each of the first three games he’s made nine tackles. The Bucs defense shut down the Steelers offense in the second half and almost came back to win, but fell short 30-27. The Bucs play the Bears on Sunday at noon.

Will Compton LB - Tennessee Titans: Compton seems like he’s been a good backup linebacker for the Titans this season. In week three he recorded one tackle. I don’t know how much left Compton has in his career, but maybe being a backup can prolong his career. The Titans play the Eagles in week four on Sunday at noon.

Ndamukong Suh DT - Los Angeles Rams: The Rams defense has been insane this year. I can only imagine what would happen if you put the Rams defense on the Chiefs. There has been a ton of debate about which team is better, the Chiefs or the Rams. Well as much as I love the Chiefs, defense wins championships and Suh is a huge part of the Rams defense. Suh recorded three tackles in the Rams games against the Chargers. The Rams defense takes on the Vikings on Thursday at 7:20.

Special Teams

Sam Koch P - Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens punted the ball four times against the Broncos for a total of 197 yards. Koch’s long punt of this past week was 57 yards, which is six yards short of his long punt of the year. The Ravens play the Steelers on Sunday night at 7:20.

Brett Maher K - Dallas Cowboys: Maher missed his only kick in the first game of the season and since then he’s made four straight including two in week three. He hit from 35 and 50 yards. The Cowboys play the Lions on Sunday at noon.