NFL Dawgs - 2017 Week Four

Dave McMahon, Staff
GA Varsity

In a game that involved the best rookie running back from 2015 and the best rookie running back of 2016, it was Todd Gurley and the Rams who came out victorious over the Cowboys. Gurley also dominated statistically as he had 121 yards on 23 attempts (5.3 average) and had seven receptions for 94 yards through the air. It was his second straight game rushing for over 100 yards. One of his receptions went for a 53-yard score which was also his longest reception of his career. Gurley also set career-highs in receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage. Here are his career best totals in terms of scrimmage yards in the NFL:

Todd Gurley - Most Career Yards from Scimmage in NFL Game

Rush Yards

Receiving Yards

Scimmage Yards

2017 vs. Cowboys

121

94

215

2015 vs. Browns

128

38

163

2015 vs. Cardinals

146

15

161

2015 vs. Packers

159

0

159

2017 vs. 49ers

113

36

149

A.J. Green and the Bengals got a win this past week over their in-state rival, the Browns. Green had a solid game as he caught five passes for 63 yards and a touchdown. It was his second touchdown of the season and his 51st of his career. It was also Green’s seventh touchdown reception against Cleveland in his career. That is the most he has against any team in the NFL. Here are the top five teams he has scored the most receiving touchdowns against.

A.J. Green - Most Career Receiving Touchdowns Against

Career Games

Career TD Receptions

vs. Browns

12

7

vs. Ravens

9

6

vs. Steelers

11

6

vs. Broncos

5

3

vs. Jaguars

3

3

Here is that touchdown catch in the corner courtesy of the NFL and CBS Sports.

Ben Watson continues having a big season for the Ravens as he ended up with five receptions for 43 yards. He now has 16 receptions this season (all in the last three weeks). He was checked for a concussion during the loss against the Steelers in the first half, but returned to action a few plays later.

• Chris Conley got a lot of playing time as the Chiefs defeated the Redskins on Monday Night Football, but the receiver/jedi only had two receptions for 31 yards.

In terms of throwing the ball, Matthew Stafford had an below average day statistically, but he and his Lions got the victory over the Vikings. Stafford went 19-for-31 for 209 yards. He did not throw a touchdown for the first time in a game this season, but he also did not throw a pick. He hasn’t thrown an interception since his first pass of the season (137 passes ago). He was also sacked six times for the first time since November of 2015.

• David Andrews (Patriots), Clint Boling (Bengals) and Ben Jones (Titans) started on the offensive line for their respective teams.

• On defense, Alec Ogletree of the Rams led all former Dawgs with seven tackles this past week in his win over the Cowboys. The only former Bulldog with a sack was second-year player Leonard Floyd. It was his first sack of the season after wreaking havoc on a quarterback seven times during his rookie campaign.

Here is how the other former Georgia defenders fared…

Former Georgia Defenders - NFL Week Four Tackles

Team

Total Tackles

Alec Ogletree

Rams

7

Reshad Jones

Dolphins

5

Leonard Floyd

Bears

3

Justin Houston

Chiefs

3

Abry Jones

Jaguars

3

Garrison Smith

Seahawks

3

Thomas Davis

Panthers

2

Jordan Jenkins

Jets

2

Shawn Williams

Bengals

2

Geno Atkins

Bengals

1

Corey Moore

Texans

1

• Offensive players Clint Boling and Ben Watson also had tackles.

• Charles Johnson (Panthers), Maurice Smith (Dolphins), Cornelius Washington (Lions) and Ramik Wilson (Chiefs) did not record any stats on defense for their respective teams.

On special teams, Blair Walsh of the Seahawks went 1-for-2 in field goals. He made a 44-yard attempt early in the game, but missed a 37-yard attempt as the first half ended. He was a perfect 5-for-5 in extra points in the win over the Colts.

The real human joystick, Isaiah McKenzie, had five punt returns for 38 yards and a kickoff return for 12 yards as his Broncos defeated the Raiders.

Injured reserve - Brandon Boykin (Ravens), Brandon Kublanow (Ravens), Keith Marshall (Redskins), Quincy Mauger (Falcons) and Malcolm Mitchell (Patriots)

Inactive - Tyler Catalina (Redskins), Cordy Glenn (Bills), John Jenkins (Bears) and John Theus (Panthers)

• Practice squad - Sterling Bailey (Buccaneers) and Orson Charles (Chiefs)

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