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Frank Clark set a high bar for Wolverine defenders during Week 7 in the Chiefs romp over Denver

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Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

With great salary cap hit comes great expectations. The Kansas City Chiefs paid a hefty price to acquire former Wolverine Frank Clark from the Seahawks during the offseason, and on Thursday Night Football, Clark silenced some of his critics with his most dominant performance of the year. Five tackles, two for a loss, two sacks and a forced fumble. He also recorded a QB Hit while being credit for the fumble when he and Alex Okafor took down Joe Flacco in the first half.

Clark’s effort earns him his first Wolverine Watch helmet sticker of the year as the Chiefs defense stepped up in the absence of Patrick Mahomes in a 30-6 road win.

Clark’s former teammate Jourdan Lewis also had himself a game in front of a nationally televised audience. After recording his first interception of the year during a Week 6 loss to the Jets in New York, Lewis recorded the first sack of his NFL career in the second quarter of the Cowboys 37-10 home win over the Eagles.

Lewis finished the game with four total tackles including the sack. His huge play on third down nets him a WW Helmet Sticker.

On the opposite sideline in Jerry World, Brandon Graham finished with three total tackles in another disappointing loss for the Eagles.

Tom Brady had a relatively quiet evening for the Patriots on Monday Night Football in the team’s 33-0 win over the Jets. Brady went 31 for 45 with 249 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception as the Pats went ground and pound against New York’s defense.

Taylor Lewan had a fine return to form against the Chargers in the Titans 23-20 victory. Lewan was graded at an 86.6 per Pro Football Focus. According to PFF, Lewan allowed just one pressure in 32 snaps of pass protection. Michael Schofield III made the start for the Chargers but again saw his team lose in disappointing fashion. Graham Glasgow started again for the Lions but continued his inexplicable rotation with Lions backup guard Kenny Wiggins during Detroit’s 42-30 loss to the Vikings. Glasgow remains one of PFF’s top ranked guards, but the Lions staff insists on not letting him play every drive.

On the defensive side of the trenches, Bengals DT Ryan Glasgow returned from his thigh injury, collecting two tackles in Cincinnati’s 27-17 loss to the Jaguars. Taco Charlton continued his success as a pass rusher with the Dolphins. Bills QB Josh Allen made several defenders miss before Charlton came in to take down the former Wyoming QB for a sack.

Chris Wormley had two tackles in Ravens 30-16 win over the Seahawks in Seattle. Rashan Gary also had two tackles in the Packers romp over the Raiders. On Monday Night Football, Chase Winovich and the New England Patriots defense shut out the Jets 33-0. Winovich only had one tackle but did force a pressure on Sam Darnold in the third quarter that led to the Jets QB throwing his fourth interception on the night.

In the defensive backfield, Jabrill Peppers continues to stuff the stat sheet for the Giants. In a 27-21 loss to the Cardinals. Peppers logged eight total tackles including one for a loss in the Giants home loss to Arizona. David Long finally made his NFL debut late in the Rams 37-10 blowout win over the Falcons. The 2019 third-round pick saw nine snaps of game action and made one tackle in the win at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Jarrod Wilson had five stops in the Jaguars 27-17 defense-fueled victory in Cincinnati over the Bengals.

Inactives/DNP/No Stats

Jake Butt (Knee) - Denver Broncos

Devin Funchess (Clavicle) - Indianapolis Colts

Ben Gedeon (Concussion) - Minnesota Vikings. Gedeon remained in the concussion protocol this week and was inactive for the Vikings win over the Lions.

Mason Cole - Arizona Cardinals - Cole did not see any snaps in the Cardinals win over the Giants.

Lano Hill (Healthy Scratch) - Seattle Seahawks.

Maurice Hurst - Oakland Raiders. Hurst did not make the stat sheet in the Raiders loss to the Packers.

Patrick Omameh - New Orleans Saints. Omameh did not see any game action in the Saints win over the Bears.

Bye Weeks:

Devin Bush - Pittsburgh Steelers

Zach Gentry - Pittsburgh Steelers

WW Helmet Sticker Count:

Offense:

G. Glasgow- 2

Defense:

D. Bush - 2

J. Peppers - 2

C. Winovich - 2

F. Clark - 1

R. Gary - 1

B. Graham - 1

J. Lewis - 1