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Badgers in the NFL: Week 5

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Melvin Gordon touchdowns are approaching death-and-taxes reliability.

San Diego Chargers v Oakland Raiders Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

As always, past Badger alumni performances and news this season can be found here. A complete and updated list of Badgers on NFL rosters can be found via this link.

Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers running back

Gordon found the end zone for the 5th straight game, this time on an 18-yard reception. The score was Gordon’s 7th, the top total in the NFL through five weeks:

The Chargers’ running back gained 69 yards on 14 carries as well with a long of 24-yards. However, he lost a key fumble for the second straight week as San Diego lost to the Raiders:

James White, New England Patriots running back

White seemed to have benefited from Tom Brady’s return on Sunday, as he played a higher percentage than any other game this season:

The running back took advantage of this increased time, tallying for catches for 63 yards, 36 of which came on a screen play that set up a Patriots touchdown. He also tacked on 5 carries for 26-yards in the 33-13 win.

Jonathan Casillas, New York Giants linebacker

Casillas continued to be a solid force in the middle of the Giants defense as he totaled seven tackles. He continues to lead the team in tackles on the season with 41.

Other highlights and notes:

  • Buffalo Bills reserve offensive lineman Ryan Groy served as a captain for the team on Sunday:
  • Lance Kendricks caught two passes for 24 yards as the Rams dropped to the Bills. Kendricks ranks third on the team in receptions with 13.
  • Rookie Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Alex Erickson continued his work on special teams, returning two kicks for 46 yards. He also saw 10 snaps on offense as the Bengals lost to the Cowboys, 28-14.
  • Linebacker Joe Schobert had two tackles in Cleveland’s loss to New England.
  • Chargers fullback Derek Watt carried the ball for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday, a 2-yard carry that resulted in a first down.
  • San Francisco’s Marcus Cromartie tallied a tackle in the team’s Thursday night loss to Arizona.