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NFL Update: UGA Football Bulldogs in the NFL, Week Two

September 19, 2023

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ATHENS - Former University of Georgia football players had impressive performances during week two of the National Football League 2023 season. D’Andre Swift, Quay Walker, Matthew Stafford, James Cook and George Pickens led the way for the Bulldogs, with Swift totaling 175 rushing yards, Walker recording 17 total tackles, Stafford reaching 300 passing yards in a game for the 59th time in his career, Cook posting a career-high 123 rushing yards and Pickens notching 127 receiving yards.

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Eagles 34, Vikings 28 

Jalen Carter, DT – Recorded two tackles, including one for loss, during the week two win for Philadelphia. 

Jordan Davis, NT – Posted two tackles, one being a sack for seven yards, and two quarterback hurries during the Eagles’ Thursday night win. 

Kelee Ringo, CB – Saw action on special teams for Philadelphia, where he recovered a fumble and had one tackle. 

Nolan Smith, OLB – Played in six snaps on defense and 12 on special teams for the Eagles in their win, recording no statistics. 

D’Andre Swift, RB – Totaled 175 rushing yards, the most of any player this season through week two, on 28 attempts and one touchdown for Philadelphia. Swift averaged 6.3 yards per rushing attempt with a long of 43 yards, also adding six yards on three catches. His 175 rushing yards are the most by an Eagles running back since LeSean McCoy in 2013. 

Lewis Cine, S – Saw action as a reserve safety for Minnesota, recording no statistics in the team’s loss. 


Falcons 25, Packers 24 

Lorenzo Carter, OLB – Saw action as a reserve linebacker in Atlanta’s week two win, recording one tackle.  

John Fitzpatrick, TE – Entered the game for the Falcons as a backup tight end, recording no statistics. 

Quay Walker, ILB – Recorded 17 combined tackles for Green Bay, tied for the second-most by any player in a single game so far this season. Walker also had a quarterback hurry and one pass defended, marking the fifth time in the last six games he’s recorded a defended pass, in the Packers’ loss. 

Devonte Wyatt, DE – Posted three tackles as a reserve defensive end for Green Bay, appearing in 48 snaps on defense. 


Ravens 27, Bengals 24 

Roquan Smith, ILB – Started at ILB for the Ravens, recording five tackles in the win. 

Ben Cleveland, OG – Served as a backup offensive lineman for the Baltimore but did not enter the contest. 

Trey Hill, OC – Was listed as inactive for Cincinnati. 


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Titans 27, Chargers 24 

Kearis Jackson, WR/PR – Returned two punts on for 11 yards for the Titans. 

Monty Rice, ILB – Recorded one tackle on special teams in Tennessee’s win. 

Tre’ McKitty, TE – Played five offensive snaps in the Chargers’ loss. 

Jamaree Salyer, OT/OG – Started at right guard for the Chargers on Sunday, playing all 68 offensive snaps, as the Chargers gained 342 total yards. 


Buccaneers 27, Bears 17 

Jake Camarda, P – Punted four times for Tampa Bay during its week two win, three of which were pinned inside the 20-yard line for a total of 211 yards. He had an average of 47.8 yards and a long of 72 yards. 


Chiefs 17, Jaguars 9 

Malik Herring, DE – Played 25 percent of defensive snaps for Kansas City, recording no statistics. 

Travon Walker, DE – Started at defensive end for the Jaguars, recording two tackles, including a tackle for loss. 

Tyson Campbell, CB – Started at cornerback for Jacksonville, recording eight tackles in the loss. 


Colts 31, Texans 20 

Isaiah McKenzie, WR – Caught one pass for seven yards in Indianapolis’ first win of the year. 


49ers 30, Rams 23 

Charlie Woerner, TE – Recorded one tackle on special teams in San Francisco’s win. 

Matthew Stafford, QB – Completed 34 passes for 307 yards and one touchdown on 55 attempts in the Rams’ loss. Stafford now has 52,723 passing yards in 193 career games, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning (52,606 passing yards) for the third-most passing yards ever by a player in his first 200 career games. Only Drew Brees (55,439 passing yards) and Matt Ryan (54,349) have more. His 59 games with at least 300 passing yards is the second most among active quarterbacks. 

Derion Kendrick, CB – Started at cornerback for Los Angeles in the team’s loss, totaling three tackles. 

Warren McClendon Jr., OT – Was not active for the Rams in their week two matchup.  


Giants 31, Cardinals 28 

Azeez Ojulari, OLB – Was not active for the Giants in their week two matchup. 

Andrew Thomas, OT – Was not active for the Giants in their week two matchup. 

Lawrence Cager, TE – Was not active for the Giants in their week two matchup. 

Jonathan Ledbetter, DE – Recorded two tackles starting at defensive end for Arizona in its loss to New York. 


Cowboys 30, Jets 10 

Mecole Hardman, WR – Caught one pass for six yards in 14 offensive snaps. 


Dolphins 24, Patriots 17 

Isaiah Wynn, OT/OG – Started at left guard for Miami, playing 100 percent of their offensive snaps, as the team gained 389 yards of offense. 

Channing Tindall, ILB – Served as a backup linebacker for the Dolphins, recording no stats. 

David Andrews, C – Started at center for New England as they gained 288 yards on offense. 


Bills 38, Raiders 10 

James Cook, RB – Started at running back for the Bills, recording a career high in rushing yards with 123 on 17 attempts. Also caught four passes for 36 yards in the win. Cook currently has the fifth-most rushing yards in the NFL through two weeks, with 169 yards so far. He has also recorded at least 50-yards from scrimmage in his fifth consecutive game. 

Leonard Floyd, OLB – Recorded two total tackles in Buffalo’s first win of the season. 

John Jenkins, NT – Recorded two total tackles in the Raiders’ loss. 

Zamir White, RB – Served in a backup running back role for the Raiders, carrying the ball four times for 22 yards. 

Chris Smith II, S – Was inactive during the loss for Las Vegas. 


Saint 20, Panthers 17 

Justin Houston, OLB – Recorded two tackles, including credit for half of a sack for three and a half yards, during Carolina’s loss on Monday Night Football. Houston also recorded one pass defended. With his half of a sack on Monday night, Houston is now tied with Chandler Jones for third most sacks amongst active players with 112. 


Steelers 26, Browns 22 

George Pickens, WR – Caught four passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh’s win. His 71-yard touchdown catch was his first of the season, and the longest reception of his NFL career. Pickens has now had at least 70 receiving yards in four of his last five games against division opponents and caught a touchdown in three of his last four games at home. 

Darnell Washington, TE – Played 48 percent of offensive snaps for the Steelers, recording no statistics. 

Broderick Jones, OT – Served in a reserve offensive lineman role, recording zero snaps in the win. 

Nick Chubb, RB – Carried the ball 10 times for 64 yards before exiting with a significant knee injury. 


Other Notes 

Three of the NFL’s top five leaders in rushing yards are former Bulldogs. Eagles running back D’Andre Swift ranks third while Browns running back Nick Chubb and Bills running back James Cook rank fourth and fifth, respectively. 

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Practice Squads 

49ers: Chris Conley, WR 

Buccaneers: Richard Lecounte III, S 

Commanders: Jake Fromm, QB 

Falcons: Justin Shaffer, OL 


Reserve Lists (IR, PUP, NFI) 

49ers: Robert Beal Jr., DE 

Eagles: Nakobe Dean, ILB  

Packers: Eric Stokes, CB 

Ravens: Nick Moore, LS 

Rams: Stetson Bennett, QB 

Seahawks: Kenny McIntosh, RB 

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