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Badgers in the NFL, Week 4

Two former UW quarterbacks had an eventful Sunday. How did other former Badgers fare?

Seattle Seahawks v New York Jets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Week 4 was another eventful one for Badger alumni. For past performances this season, along with other Badgers NFL news, click here. A complete list of Badgers on NFL rosters can be found here.

Tanner McEvoy, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver

The rookie wide receiver caught the first pass of his NFL career on Sunday, a 42-yard touchdown:

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback

Making the throw on McEvoy’s big moment was Wilson, who had a great game of his own. Despite wearing a knee brace on his injured knee, the former UW quarterback completed 23 of 32 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns. To top things off, the Seahawks defeated the Jets, 27-17.

Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers running back

Another week, two more Melvin Gordon touchdowns. The second-year running back scored his fifth and sixth touchdowns of the season on Sunday, but the Chargers lost to the Saints, 35-34. Overall, Gordon totaled only 36 yards on the ground and added a fumble, something he had issues with in his rookie season. However, he continued to emerge as a receiving option, catching six passes for 43 yards.

Other notes and highlights

  • Reigning Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt was officially ruled out for the season last week.
  • Los Angeles Rams tight end Lance Kendricks caught five passes for 52 yards, including a 23-yard reception in the Rams’ victory over the Cardinals.
  • Patriots’ running back James White only ran for twelve yards but caught five passes for 50 yards on Sunday.
  • The New York Giants were bested by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night football, but linebacker Jonathan Casillas recorded six tackles.
  • Browns 4th-round draft pick Joe Schobert set a career high with five total tackles as his team dropped to Washington, 31-20.
  • Alex Erickson continued to handle punts for the Cincinnati Bengals. On Thursday, he returned three punts for 23 yards during his teams victory over the Dolphins.
  • Jacksonville punter Brad Nortman continued his strong 2016 campaign, punting five times for an average of 53.8 yards. Nortman ranks fourth in the NFL in net punting average.
  • Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy missed another game on Sunday, but continued to make an impact off-the-field.