MACtion in the NFL: Week 4
BGSU alum Scotty Miller catches his first TD from Tom Brady (2nd career).
Welcome to The Ypsilanti Eleven! NFL games happened yesterday, which means it’s time to hit you with some stats and snap counts (via NFL’s official box scores). Not a ton happened, but that’s what happens when two games get put on hold. Packers vs. Falcons was already scheduled for Monday Night, but Patriots vs. Chiefs got bumped to the same weeknight with Cam Newton’s recent positive coronavirus test. The Steelers and Titans had to postpone their game to the end of the month after an outbreak within the Titans’ organization. The Chiefs and Steelers are the two NFL teams that host the most former MAC players, too.
MAC Players in the NFL Roundup
BG’s Scotty Miller catches first TD from Tom Brady
Bowling Green alum WR Scotty Miller caught his first touchdown pass of the 2020 season, and it came on a long drive built by he and *the* Tom Brady. On back-to-back plays in a scoring drive the Bucs executed against the Chargers, Miller caught passes for 44 and 19 yards.
This was Miller’s second career touchdown. His first came at the tail-end of the 2019 campaign against the Lions.
Kareem Hunt is “so TOUGH!!!” says LeBron James
Former Toledo running back Kareem Hunt put up two touchdowns in the Browns’ huge 49-38 win over the Cowboys. Hunt, in four games, has had 49 carries for 275 (5.6 avg.) and scored his second and third touchdowns of the year yesterday.
No yards ever come easy for Hunt, do they?
Below is a roundup of how all former MAC players performed in the Week 4 NFL contests from Thrusday and Sunday. As of this writing, there are still two more games to be played tonight, and this post will be updated after they conclude.
(Note: All former EMU players are in bold. All players that formerly transferred out of MAC programs while still in school are italicized.)
Denver Broncos 37, New York Jets 28
Ohio-NYJ: LB Tarell Basham, LB, Ohio (73% defensive snaps, 44% special teams) — 2 QB hurries
WMU-DEN: RB LeVante Bellamy (56% special teams snaps)
Baltimore Ravens 31, Washington Football Team 17
Ball State-BAL: WR Willie Snead IV (56% offensive snaps, 1 special teams play) —
Minnesota Vikings 31, Houston Texans 23
NIU-HOU: OL Max Scharping (16% special teams snaps)
NIU-MIN: WR Chad Beebe (24% offensive snaps, 2 special teams plays)
CMU-MIN: TE Tyler Conklin (12% offensive snaps, 32% special teams)
Buffalo/Miami(FL)-MIN: WR K.J. Osborn (58% special teams snaps) — 1 punt return, 6 yards, 2 fair catches; 2 kick returns, 40 yards
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38, Los Angeles Chargers 31
BGSU-TB: WR Scotty Miller (53% offensive snaps) — 7 targets, 5 receptions, 83 yards, 1 TD
CMU-TB: CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (100% defensive snaps, 22% special teams) — 2 solo tackles
EMU-TB: DL Patrick O’Connor (69% special teams snaps)
New Orleans 35, Detroit Lions 29
NIU-DET: WR Kenny Golladay (82% offensive snaps) — 8 targets, 4 rec., 1 TD
UCF-DET: K Matt Prater — 3/3 PATs
Cleveland Browns 48, Dallas Cowboys 38
Toledo-CLE: RB Kareem Hunt (35% offensive snaps) — 11 rush attempts, 71 yards, 2 TD
Indianapolis Colts 19, Chicago Bears 11
Buffalo-CHI: LB Khalil Mack (88% defensive snaps) — 2 solo tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Ball State-IND: OL Danny Pinter (1 offensive play)
Cincinnati Bengals 33, Jacksonville Jaguars 25
Miami-JAX: DT Doug Costin (40% defensive snaps, 23% special teams) — 2 solo tackles, 1 for loss
WMU-CIN: CB Darius Phillips (88% defensive snaps, 48% special teams) — 3 tackles, 2 solo
Buffalo-CIN: TE Mason Schreck (4% offensive snaps, 26% special teams)
Carolina Panthers 31, Arizona Cardinals 21
WMU-CAR: OL Taylor Moton (100% offensive snaps, 24% special teams)
CMU-ARI: RB Jonathan Ward (44% special teams plays) — 1 assisted ST tackle
LA Rams 17, New York Giants 9
Miami-LAR: K Sam Sloman — 1/1 field goals (made: 32), 2/2 PATs
Buffalo Bills 30, Las Vegas Raiders 23
EMU-LVR: DE Maxx Crosby (77% defensive snaps, 27% special teams) — 1 tackle, 1 sack (-14 yards), 1 QB hurry
Toledo-BUF: TE Reggie Gilliam (5% offensive snaps, 58% special teams) — 1 ST tackle, 1 forced fumble
Kent State-BUF: OL Brian Winters (48% offensive snaps, 12% special teams)
Philadelphia Eagles 25, San Francisco 49ers 20
WMU-PHI: OL Luke Juriga, C, Western Michigan (12% special teams snaps)
NIU-SF: DB Jimmie Ward (100% defensive snaps, 38% special teams) — 4 total tackles, 3 solo
Seattle Seahawks 31, Miami Dolphins 23
Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers (Monday)
NIU-ATL: WR Christian Blake (27% offensive snaps, 57% special teams) — 5 targets, 3 rec. 47 yards
Toledo-GB: CB Ka’dar Hollman (17% defensive snaps, 48% special teams) — 1 solo tackle, 2 passes defended
Buffalo-ATL- DE Steven Means (41% defensive snaps, 26% special teams) — 4 tackles, 3 solo
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs (Monday)
CMU/Michigan-KC: DE Mike Danna (7% defensive snaps, 2 special teams plays)
Kent State-NE: WR Julian Edelman (61% offensive snaps) — 6 targets, 3 rec., 35 yards
CMU-KC: OL Eric Fisher (100% offensive snaps)
EMU-KC: OL Andrew Wylie (100% offensive snaps)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans (ppd.)
Game was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak from the Tennessee Titan football organization. Game rescheduled for Oct. 25 (Week 7).