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Ducks Making a Splash NFL Edition: Week 6

Quack quack Washington’s wack

Washington v Oregon
CJ Verdell scores game-winning touchdown in overtime to lift Oregon over Washington.
Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Rough week for a few Ducks. Marcus Mariota gets sacked a cringingly-high 11 times and the injury bug keeps biting.

On the bright side though, Oregon beat the Washington Huskies so what else really matters, right?

Offense by position

Offensive Tackle:

  • Tyrell Crosby, Detroit Lions – Bye week for Crosby and the Lions. Detroit plays Miami Sunday at noon.
  • Jake Fisher, Cincinnati Bengals – Lost to Pittsburgh late in the fourth quarter as QB Ben Roethlisberger connects to Antonio Brown for a game-winning touchdown.


  • Kyle Long, Chicago Bears – Fell to the Dolphins in overtime on a Jason Sanders field goal as the clock expires, lifting Miami over Chicago 31-28.


  • Max Unger, New Orleans Saints – Unger and the Saints got a break week 6 with a bye. New Orleans is set to face the 4-2 Ravens Sunday afternoon.
  • Hroniss Grasu, Baltimore Ravens – Baltimore shut out the Titans 21-0, recording a team-record 11 sacks. Grasu did not play.

Tight End:

  • Ed Dickson, Seattle Seahawks – Is expected to rejoin the team once he is eligible week 8 according to Pete Carroll. Dickson is on the reserve/NFI list (quad).
  • Johnny Mundt, Los Angeles Rams – Advanced with a 23-20 victory over Denver. LA is the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL at 6-0.


  • Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans – Saw constant pressure and was unable to do much of anything all day with the extreme lack of support from his offensive line. Mariota was sacked a painfully high 11 times ending 10/15 for 117 yards with two carries for 25 yards, leading the Titans in rushing as they were shutout by Baltimore.

Wide Receiver:

  • De’Anthony Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs – Placed on IR after re-fracturing his leg in practice Thursday. It’s the same leg Thomas fractured in week 17 last season, per Chiefs reporter Matt McMullen.

Running Back:

  • LeGarrette Blount, Detroit Lions – On a bye week 6. Blount has rushed for 117 yards on 47 attempts for 2.5 YPC with two TD’s this season.
  • Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos – Led the Broncos backfield in carries (9), but only able to rush for 22 yards as Denver falls to the Rams.
  • Jonathan Stewart, New York Giants – Has been placed on the injured reserve list with a foot injury.
  • Kenjon Barner, New England Patriots – Signing with the Patriots Monday, after being cut by New England week 4. Barner rushed for 16 yards on three carries helping en route Kansas City to their first loss of the season 43-40.

Defense by position

Defensive End:

  • Arik Armstead, San Francisco 49ers – Three solo tackles in lose to Green Bay 33-30.
  • Dion Jordan, Seattle Seahawks – Ruled out week 6 with a knee injury. Seahawks are entering a bye week; it’s unclear if he will be ready to play for their next game against Detroit week 8.

Defensive Tackle:

  • DeForest Buckner, San Francisco 49ers – Sacked that “bad man” Aaron Rodgers in San Francisco’s heart-breaking loss to the Packers late in the fourth by a Mason Crosby field goal. Buckner finished with two tackles a QB hit and a tackle for loss in addition to his sack.
  • Haloti Ngata, Philadelphia Eagles - Out once again in week 6 with a calf injury. That makes it two weeks in a row now for Ngata. It is unclear if he’ll be ready for week 7’s matchup against Carolina.


  • Kiko Alonso, Miami Dolphins – Combined for 11 tackles in Miami’s thrilling OT victory over the NFC leading Chicago Bears, whom are easily one of the biggest surprises in the NFL to this point. Alonso is currently second in the league in tackles (61).
  • Joe Walker, Arizona Cardinals – Played nearly all game on special teams against Minnesota appearing in 90 percent of Arizona’s special teams snaps. The Cardinals fell to the Vikings 27-17.


  • Troy Hill, Los Angeles Rams – Starting for Los Angeles with Aqib Talib out several weeks with an ankle injury. Hill led LA in tackles with seven in their win over Denver.
  • Terrance Mitchell, Cleveland Browns – Placed on the IR with a fractured forearm. Mitchell is expected to miss at least eight weeks.


  • Patrick Chung, New England Patriots – Three tackles as New England squeaks past Kansas City 43-40 on a game-winning field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.