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Badgers in the NFL: Week 2

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Joe Schobert has himself a game in a big week for former Wisconsin linebackers.

Veterans

  • Russell Wilson, QB (Seahawks): Wilson threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in Seattle’s 28-26 road win over the Steelers. His fourth quarter 28-yard touchdown pass to D.K. Metcalf gave the Seahawks a nine point lead that they never surrendered.
  • James White, RB (Patriots): White got in the end zone for the first time this year, catching a 10 yard pass from Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter. He was targeted four times and finished with three catches for 19 yards, while adding ten rushing yards on three carries.
  • Dare Ogunbowale, RB (Buccaneers): Ogunbowale continues to see snaps as the Bucs’ passing downs back but his upside as a pass catcher has been limited. He had just one catch for nine yards in Week 2 and also played 70% of special teams snaps.
  • Corey Clement, RB (Eagles): Clement returned three kickoffs for 73 total yards, but fumbled on the opening kickoff of the second half on Sunday night. He played no snaps at running back.
  • Derek Watt, FB (Chargers): Watt caught one pass for three yards on two targets and also played 86% of special teams snaps.
  • Ryan Ramczyk, OT (Saints): Once again Ramczyk started at right tackle and played all 65 offensive snaps for the Saints.
  • Rob Havenstein, OT (Rams): Havenstein, a five year veteran, started at right tackle and played every offensive snap in the Rams win over the Saints.
  • Rick Wagner, OT (Lions): For the third straight year, Wagner has won the Lions starting right tackle job. He played all 61 offensive snaps against the Chargers in week two.
  • Kevin Zeitler, OG (Giants): The eight year veteran started his second straight game at right guard and played all 70 offensive snaps.
  • Travis Frederick, C (Cowboys): As usual, Frederick started at center and paved the way for the Cowboys’ run game (213 rushing yards).
  • Troy Fumagalli, TE (Broncos): Fumagalli lined up at tight end for 14 snaps and caught one pass, the first of his career, for seven yards.
  • Alex Erickson, WR (Bengals): Erickson had no special teams returns and played sparingly as the Bengals’ fifth wide receiver. He was targeted three times and had one catch for 14 yards.
  • J.J. Watt, DE (Texans): After a disappointing Week 1, Watt looked a bit more like his normal self against the Jaguars. He had two tackles, one quarterback hit, and a fumble recovery in Houston’s win.
  • Beau Allen, DT (Buccaneers): Allen played just ten snaps and had one tackle while backing up nose tackle Vita Veta.
  • Joe Schobert, LB (Browns): Schobert had himself a game on Monday night. Cleveland’s starting middle linebacker finished with 13 total tackles, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble.
  • T.J. Watt, LB (Steelers): Watt recorded his first sack of the season and finished with six total tackles in Pittsburgh’s home loss to the Seahawks.
  • Vince Biegel, LB (Dolphins): Biegel saw the field on just 22% of defensive snaps, but his sack of Tom Brady could earn him more playing time for the tanking Dolphins.
  • Jack Cichy, LB (Buccaneers): Cichy is a key special teams player for the Bucs and played 70% of those snaps in their win on Thursday Night Football.
  • Leon Jacobs, LB (Jaguars): Jacobs has been a rotational linebacker for the Jaguars, playing just 20% of defensive snaps through two weeks. He finished with five total tackles and a quarterback hit in the Jags’ loss to the Texans.
  • Natrell Jamerson, DB (Panthers): For the second straight week Jamerson played a significant role on special teams (20 snaps) for the Panthers.

Rookies

  • Michael Deiter, OG (Dolphins): Deiter is firmly engrained as the starting left guard for the struggling Dolphins and played all 62 offensive snaps in Week 2.
  • Ryan Connelly, LB (Giants): Connelly got the start at middle linebacker, winning the job over veteran Tae Davis after just one week. He played 84% of defensive snaps and finished with six total tackles in the Giants loss to the Bills.
  • Alec Ingold, FB (Raiders): The Raiders played from behind for most of their game against the Chiefs and as a result Ingold only saw five snaps at full back. He also played 11 snaps on special teams.
  • David Edwards, OT (Rams): The backup left tackle played five special teams snaps for the Rams.
  • T.J. Edwards, LB (Eagles): For the second straight week Edwards saw the field on special teams, playing 19 such snaps for the Eagles.