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NFL stats courtesy of pro-football-reference.com; CFL stats courtesy of CFL.ca
Ugo Amadi - Safety, Seattle Seahawks
Amadi was credited with three tackles (two solo) in Sunday’s 28-16 win against Indianapolis.
Arik Armstead - Defensive End, San Francisco 49ers
Armstead managed a single solo tackle and one quarterback hit in the 49ers 41-33 victory over Detroit.
Pharaoh Brown - Tight End, Houston Texans
A big game for Brown, with four catches for 67 yards, including this ridiculous one-hand grab, in Houston’s 37-21 waxing of the Jaguars.
Pharoah Brown with an awesome one-handed grab— Bet The Pigskin (@betthepigskin) September 12, 2021
DeForest Buckner - Defensive Tackle, Indianapolis Colts
Buckner had a busy day in Indy’s loss to the Seahawks, accumulating a sack, one tackle-for-loss, two quarterback hits, and six tackles (five solo).
Troy Dye - Linebacker, Minnesota Vikings
Dye was limited to Special Teams duty in the Viks’ 27-24 overtime loss to the Bengals, tallying a single solo tackle in the process.
Royce Freeman - Running Back, Carolina Panthers
A late free agent signee by Carolina, Freeman too was limited to Special Teams coverage Sunday, and did not register any statistics in Carolina’s 19-14 win over the New York Jets.
Justin Herbert - Quarterback, Los Angeles Chargers
Herbert had another record-setting day Sunday in the Chargers’ season opening 20-16 win against the Washington Football Team, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history with 400 completions in his first sixteen career starts. He also became just the second quarterback in league history (behind Patrick Mahomes) with 4,500 passing yards in his first sixteen career starts. On the day Herbert was 31 of 47 for 337 yards passing, with one touchdown pass and one interception. He also fumbled once, and ran the ball four times for -1 yard.
Justin Herbert on third down today: 13-of-16 for 160 yards, 11 first downs, and a TD.— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) September 12, 2021
Justin Herbert is a star. Forget his stats. His receivers dropped seven balls, including two TD’s. Another one hit a guy in the helmet. Bad calls too. Still won on the road.— Elliot Harrison (@HarrisonNFL) September 12, 2021
Troy Hill - Cornerback, Cleveland Browns
Hill collected two tackles (one solo) in Cleveland’s gut-wrenching 33-29 loss to Kansas City.
Jevon Holland - Safety, Miami Dolphins
Holland was credited with two solo tackles, a forced fumble, and some high praise in Miami’s 17-16 win over the Patriots.
#Dolphins safety Jevon Holland was the highest-graded rookie in the LEAGUE Week 1— Ryan Smith (@PFF_RyanSmith) September 13, 2021
- 82.5 overall grade
- Forced fumble
- 0 targets in 16 coverage snaps
Photo cred (@MiamiDolphins)#FinsUp pic.twitter.com/Vd3QLAlHE6
Justin Hollins - Defensive End, Los Angeles Rams
A break-out performance for Hollins in Prime Time Sunday, as he racked up two sacks, one tackle-for-loss, one quarterback hit, one forced fumble, and eight tackles (six solo) in the Rams’ 34-10 thumping of Chicago.
Juwan Johnson - Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints
Johnson scored the first two touchdowns of his young NFL career Sunday in New Orleans’ 38-3 dismantling of Green Bay. For the game, Johnson had three catches for twenty-one yards and the aforementioned two touchdowns— on the day before his birthday!
Jameis to Juwan Johnson, a tale as old as time. Another TD connection. pic.twitter.com/FZNMNYpjyi— The GIF Guy (@IHaveFourBalls) September 12, 2021
Shane Lemieux - Guard, New York Giants
Lemieux played but did not register and statistics in the Giants’ 27-13 loss to Denver.
Deommodore Lenoir - Cornerback, San Francisco 49ers
Lenoir garnered three tackles (two solo) and some accolades while playing all 90 defensive snaps in the 49ers’ win.
Marcus Mariota - Quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders
Mariota gained 31 yards on a surprise quarterback keeper on the third play from scrimmage in the Raiders’ thrilling 33-27 overtime win over Baltimore Monday.
Terrance Mitchell - Cornerback, Houston Texans
Mitchell amassed five solo tackles and a forced fumble in the Texans’ win.
Johnny Mundt - Tight End, Los Angeles Rams
Mundt played but did not register any statistics in the Rams’ win.
Penei Sewell - Tackle, Detroit Lions
Due to injury, Sewell switched back to his natural left tackle position Sunday, but did not record any statistics in the Lions’ loss.
Lions OT Penei Sewell was fantastic yesterday. Taking over for the injured Taylor Decker, Sewell was back at his natural LT spot, and it showed.— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) September 13, 2021
Per @PFF, highest graded rookie OL at 75.6, third-best rookie run block grade at 78.8, all while playing 92(!) snaps, most of all OL.
Folks, Penei Sewell is DOMINATING at left tackle against premier competition.— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) September 12, 2021
Whodda thunk it?
Calvin Throckmorton - Tackle, New Orleans Saints
Throckmorton played but did not register any statistics in New Orleans’ win.
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Vernon Adams - Quarterback, Montreal Alouettes
Montreal (2-2) had a bye Saturday, but Adams played brilliantly in the Alouettes’ 51-29 drubbing of the Ottawa Redblacks on September 3rd, going 18 of 23 for 288 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 35 yards on seven carries. On the season, Adams leads the league in touchdown passes with nine, is sixth in passing yards with 931, and tenth in rushing yards with 157.
Josh Huff - Wide Receiver, Calgary Stampeders
Huff tallied four catches for 38 yards in Calgary’s 32-16 win over the Edmonton Elks Saturday. Huff also fielded seven punts for 96 yards, a stout 13.6 average. Huff is currently fourth in the CFL in receiving yards with 412, fifth in receptions with 29, and sixth in kick (punt) return yardage with 133 for the 2-4 Stampeders.
Boseko Lokombo - Linebacker, BC Lions
Lokombo tallied six tackles and an interception in BC’s 45-13 rout of Ottawa on Saturday. Lokombo is currently tied for first in the CFL in interceptions with two, and sits tied for eighth in tackles with 27 for the 3-2 Lions.
Jeremiah Masoli - Quarterback, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Masoli is currently on the one-game injured list for Hamilton (2-3), and sat out Friday’s 17-16 loss to the Toronto Argonauts. Masoli, who lost the Tiger-Cats’ starting QB job to Tulsa’s Dane Evans after two poor performances to start the season and has been relegated to mop-up duty since, is currently tied for seventh in the CFL in rushing touchdowns with one.
Charles Nelson - Wide Receiver, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Nelson had two punt returns for 13 yards, two kickoff returns for 35 yards, and two missed field goal returns for 65 yards in Winnipegs’ 33-9 thumping of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. On the season, Nelson is currently second in the CFL in kick (punt) return yards with 247, fifth in kickoff return yards with 245, and third in missed field goal return yards with 71 for the 5-1 Blue Bombers.