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Wolverine Watch: NFL Week 9

Jourdan Lewis added his name to the list of Michigan defensive players to score a touchdown this season.

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MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey has brought out the best in Jourdan Lewis this season. After recording his first interception of the year during a Week 6 loss to the Jets, the Cowboys faced the Giants on Monday Night Football, and it was Lewis that put the exclamation points on a 37-18 victory for Dallas.

After a teammate knocked the ball loose from Daniel Jones, Lewis picked up the hot potato and ran all the way to the house for the scoop and score. The touchdown was Lewis’ first of his NFL career, and he adds his name to a list of former Wolverines that contains Devin Bush, Jabrill Peppers and Chase Winovich, who all have scored their first career touchdown in 2019. Lewis earns a Wolverine Watch helmet sticker this week for his heads up play to seal the victory.

Our offensive recipient made his first start of the year after seeing mixed results when it comes to playing time. Mason Cole finally made his first start of the season for Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. Cole allowed one sack against the 49ers as the Cards pushed the NFL’s last undefeated team but ultimately fell 28-25 at home. His performance could mean returning to the steady place in the starting lineup he held last season as a rookie.

It was an evening to forget for Tom Brady and the Patriots in Baltimore on Sunday Night Football. John Harbaugh’s Ravens utilized a deadly, dynamic run game and the talents of Lamar Jackson to doom the Patriots to their first loss of the year, 37-20. Brady finished 30 for 46 with 285 yards with a touchdown and one interception.

In the trenches, Michael Schofield III started his 25th game in a row for the Chargers as Los Angeles demolished the Packers 26-11 in Carson, Calif. Taylor Lewan started for the Titans and was flagged for holding, but otherwise played fairly well in the Titans 30-20 loss at Carolina.

While he did not record a sack or tackle in Sunday’s 26-18 win over the Jets, Miami Dolphins DL Taco Charlton’s pass rush was relentless, and he nearly collected his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter as the ball squirted out of his hands and out of the back of the endzone for a safety to secure the win for the ‘Phins.

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Maurice Hurst recovered a fumble from Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the first quarter Sunday, leading to a Raiders touchdown in their 31-24 victory. Chris Wormley finished the Ravens seismic win over the Patriots with one tackle. It was another strong week for Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham. He finished the Eagles win over the Bears with four tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Graham’s young daughter, Emerson, produced a laugh worthy moment with her dad after the game on Eagles post game coverage.

Across the Keystone State, it was another strong week for rookie Devin Bush. The Steelers rookie dynamo logged seven tackles plus a TFL and a pass break up in Pittsburgh’s 26-24 win over the Colts. Fellow rookie Chase Winovich had only one tackle in the Patriots loss at Baltimore. Rashan Gary is still seeing limited playing time with the Packers, getting just tw tackles in the Pack’s 26-11 loss at the Chargers. Ben Gedeon had one tackle in the Vikings 26-23 loss.

Jarrod Wilson had four total tackles in the Jaguars 26-3 loss to the Texans in the final London game of the season. Wilson forced a fumble on Texans (and former Ohio State) tailback Carlos Hyde during the game. Despite being on the losing end of the scoreboard for a seventh time this year, it was a banner day for Jabrill Peppers in a home Monday Night Football loss to the Cowboys. Peppers tied for a team-high with 7 tackles and forced a fumble, popping Cowboys WR Randall Cobb so hard the ball went airborne and into the hands of a waiting Antoine Bethea.

Inactives/DNP/No Stats

Jake Butt (Knee) - Denver Broncos

Devin Funchess (Clavicle) - Indianapolis Colts

Frank Clark (neck) - Kansas City Chiefs

Zach Gentry (Healthy Scratch) - Pittsburgh Steelers

Graham Glasgow (Back) - Detroit Lions. Glasgow saw his streak of 50 consecutive starts snapped on Sunday when he missed the Lions loss in Oakland due to a back injury suffered in the Lions Week 8 win over the Giants.

Delano Hill (Healthy Scratch) - Seattle Seahawks

Erik Magnuson - Oakland Raiders. Magnuson was signed by the Raiders on Wednesday, October 30th off the Bills practice squad. He was active but did not play in Oakland’s home win over Detroit.

Brandon Watson - Jacksonville Jaguars - After spending the first eight weeks of the year on the Jags practice squad, Watson was signed to the active roster last week and made his NFL debut Sunday in London.

Bye Weeks:

Ryan Glasgow - Cincinnati Bengals

David Long - Los Angeles Rams

Patrick Omameh - New Orleans Saints.

WW Helmet Sticker Count:

Offense:

G. Glasgow- 2

M. Cole - 1

Defense:

D. Bush - 2

B. Graham - 2

J. Lewis - 2

J. Peppers - 2

C. Winovich - 2

T. Charlton - 1

F. Clark - 1

R. Gary - 1