While the current Wolverines dispatched of Michigan State with relative ease on Saturday in a 44-10 demolition, it wasn’t the brightest of NFL gameday’s for former Wolverines during Week 11.
Tom Brady and the Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-10 in the City of Brotherly Love but it was a forgettable performance for Brady. For the first time in 19 seasons, Brady did not lead the Patriots in touchdown passes in a game in which he started. New England’s one passing TD came off a trick play with wide receiver Julian Edelman throwing the Pats lone touchdown of the afternoon. Brady finished the game 26 for 47 (55.3%) for 216 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.
Graham Glasgow had a strong return to action for the Detroit Lions in his return from a back injury. Glasgow started at right guard and filled in for an injured Frank Ragnow at center when Ragnow had to exit the game. Mason Cole made his third start in a row, not allowing a sack or drawing any penalties in the Arizona Cardinals 36-26 road loss at San Francisco. Michael Schofield III started for the Chargers in their game against the Chiefs in Mexico City.
On the opposite side of the line in Mexico, Frank Clark was a terror for the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City. He forced an interception by Chargers QB Phillip Rivers in the first half and finished the night with five total tackles, a sack, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
Clark’s strong effort Monday Night nets him his second Wolverine Watch helmet sticker performance of the season.
In the loss to the Patriots, Brandon Graham had two tackles for the Eagles. Chase Winovich collected three total tackles in the Pats victory. Chris Wormley also had two tackles as the Ravens dominated the Texans 41-7 in Baltimore. Maurice Hurst had just one tackle in the Raiders win over the lowly Bengals.
Devin Bush had another solid outing in the Steelers loss to the Browns on Thursday. Six total tackles including one for a loss as the rookie continues his campaign in the race for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Ben Gedeon played in the Vikings come from behind win over the Broncos, but exited with a concussion early and did not return.
Jourdan Lewis made his professional return to Michigan as his Dallas Cowboys defeated the Lions 35-27. Lewis had a quieter afternoon after his standout Week 10 performance on Monday Night Football but finished with one tackle while playing in front of dozens of friends and family at Ford Field. David Long collected two tackles in the Los Angeles Rams Sunday Night Football win over the Bears.
Jarrod Wilson and Brandon Watson both made the stat log in the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-13 loss to the Colts. Wilson finished the day with six tackles and one pass breakup. Watson notched his first NFL tackle Sunday.
Jake Butt (Knee) - Denver Broncos
Taco Charlton (Elbow) - Miami Dolphins
Devin Funchess (Clavicle) - Indianapolis Colts
Zach Gentry (Healthy Scratch) - Pittsburgh Steelers
Ryan Glasgow (Knee) - Cincinnati Bengals
Erik Magnuson (Healthy Scratch) - Oakland Raiders
Patrick Omameh - New Orleans Saints
Rashan Gary - Green Bay Packers
Delano Hill - Seattle Seahawks
Taylor Lewan - Tennessee Titans - Lewan spent his bye week attending Michigan’s win over Michigan State
Jabrill Peppers - New York Giants
WW Helmet Sticker Count:
G. Glasgow- 2
M. Cole - 1
D. Bush - 2
F. Clark - 2
B. Graham - 2
J. Lewis - 2
J. Peppers - 2
C. Winovich - 2
T. Charlton - 1
R. Gary - 1