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Badgers in the NFL: Week 5

Jonathan Taylor goes off on Monday Night Football, while Russell Wilson and Quintez Cephus both suffer injuries in Week 5.

  • Russell Wilson, QB (Seahawks): Wilson threw for 152 yards, one touchdown and one interception before leaving Thursday night’s game with a finger injury. He underwent surgery to repair a ruptured middle-finger tendon on his right hand and is expected to miss anywhere from four to six weeks. Wilson will miss the first game of his ten-year NFL career and snap a streak of 149 straight starts, the longest streak among active quarterbacks.
  • Jonathan Taylor, RB (Colts): Taylor had a huge game on Monday night, finishing with 169 total yards (53 rushing, 116 receiving) and two scores, including a 76-yard touchdown catch on the Colts’ opening drive.
  • Melvin Gordon, RB (Broncos): The seven-year veteran rushed for 34 yards on nine carries and added two catches for nine receiving yards in Denver’s loss to the Steelers. Gordon played a season-high 60% of offensive snaps and continued to split carries with rookie Javonte Williams.
  • Corey Clement, RB (Cowboys): Clement was on the field for 57% of special teams snaps and recorded no tackles for the Cowboys in Week 5.
  • Dare Ogunbowale, RB (Jaguars): Ogunbowale logged five offensive snaps and hauled in one catch for 19 yards in the Jaguars’ loss to the Titans. The former walk-on also played 58% of special teams snaps in the game.
  • Derek Watt, FB (Steelers): The six-year veteran played 65% of special teams snaps and notched one tackle on Sunday. Watt was also on the field for a season-high 14% of offensive snaps and had no touches.
  • Alec Ingold, FB (Raiders): Ingold logged 28 total snaps (11 offensive, 17 special teams) for the Raiders in Week 5.
  • Ryan Ramczyk, OT (Saints): Ramczyk started at right tackle and played every offensive snap in the Saints’ win over Washington.
  • Rob Havenstein, OT (Rams): The seven-year veteran started at right tackle and played all 67 offensive snaps in the Rams’ Thursday night win over the Seahawks.
  • Kevin Zeitler, OG (Ravens): Zeitler started at right guard and played 92% of offensive snaps for the Ravens. He missed a handful of snaps due to a knee injury, but returned to the game after being checked by team doctors.
  • David Edwards, OG (Rams): Edwards started at left guard and played every offensive snap for the Rams in Week 5.
  • Tyler Biadasz, C (Cowboys): Biadasz started at center and played all 78 offensive snaps in the Cowboys’ win over the Giants.
  • Quintez Cephus, WR (Lions): Cephus caught all three of his targets for 38 yards before leaving Sunday’s game with a broken collarbone. The second-year receiver was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and is expected to miss the rest of the season. This is a brutal break for Cephus, who was well on his way to having a breakout season as the Lions’ pseudo number one receiver.
  • Alex Erickson, WR (Panthers): Erickson logged 11 snaps on special teams and served as the Panthers’ primary returner in Week 5. The six-year veteran returned two kicks for 57 yards and three punts for 39 yards in the game.
  • J.J. Watt, DE (Cardinals): Watt played 83% of defensive snaps and finished with three solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits in the Cardinals’ win over the 49ers.
  • T.J. Watt, LB (Steelers): The three-time Pro Bowler notched three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits in the Steelers’ win over the Broncos.
  • Joe Schobert, LB (Steelers): The six-year veteran played 82% of defensive snaps and finished with five total tackles and one pass defended in Week 5.
  • Andrew Van Ginkel, LB (Dolphins): Van Ginkel played 46% of defensive snaps and tallied three total tackles and one tackle for loss in the Dolphins’ loss to the Buccaneers.
  • T.J. Edwards, LB (Eagles): Edwards saw action on 23% of defensive snaps and finished with five total tackles in Week 5. But it was his play on special teams that made the difference in the Philadelphia’s win over the Panthers. Edwards played 68% of special teams snaps and came up with a massive blocked punt in the final minutes that set up the Eagles for the go-ahead touchdown.
  • Ryan Connelly, LB (Vikings): Connelly played 62% of special teams snaps and had no tackles in the Vikings’ win over the Lions.
  • Zack Baun, LB (Saints): For the first time this season Baun saw no snaps on defense, but was on the field for 83% of special teams snaps in the Saints’ win.


  • Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT (Steelers): Loudermilk played 15% of defensive snaps in the Steelers’ win over the Broncos.