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Badgers in the NFL: Week 8

Melvin Gordon scores two touchdowns, T.J. Watt has another big game and T.J. Edwards racks up the tackles in Week 8.

  • Jonathan Taylor, RB (Colts): Taylor scored a rushing touchdown for the fifth straight game and rushed for 70 yards on 16 carries in the Colts’ loss to the Titans. He also added 52 receiving yards on three catches in the game.
  • Melvin Gordon, RB (Broncos): Gordon had both a rushing and receiving touchdown in Week 8. The seven-year veteran also racked up 62 total yards (47 rushing, 15 receiving) on 13 touches in the Broncos’ win over Washington.
  • Corey Clement, RB (Cowboys): Clement saw action on 70% of special teams snaps and recorded no tackles for the Cowboys in Week 8.
  • Dare Ogunbowale, RB (Jaguars): With Jaguars starting running back James Robinson forced out of Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, Ogunbowale played a season-high 20% of offensive snaps. The former walk-on had two carries for nine rushing yards and hauled in one catch for nine receiving yards. He also logged 15 special teams snaps and notched one tackle in the Jaguars’ loss to the Seahawks.
  • Derek Watt, FB (Steelers): Watt played 23 total snaps (8 offensive, 15 special teams) in Pittsburgh’s division win over the Browns.
  • Alec Ingold, FB (Raiders): The Raiders had a bye in Week 8.
  • Ryan Ramczyk, OT (Saints): The three-time All-Pro started at right tackle and played all 76 offensive snaps for the Saints in Week 8.
  • Rob Havenstein, OT (Rams): Havenstein started at right tackle and played 87% of offensive snaps in the Rams’ blowout win over the Texans.
  • Kevin Zeitler, OG (Ravens): The Ravens had a bye in Week 8.
  • David Edwards, OG (Rams): Edwards started at left guard and played every offensive snap for the Rams in Week 8.
  • Tyler Biadasz, C (Cowboys): Biadasz started at center and played all 73 offensive snaps in the Cowboys’ win over the Vikings.
  • Alex Erickson, WR (Panthers): The six-year veteran logged eight total snaps (three offensive, five special teams) and had no touches in Week 8.
  • J.J. Watt, DE (Cardinals): On Wednesday, it was announced that Watt would miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury he suffered in the Cardinals’ Week 7 game against the Texans. After playing all 16 games last season, Watt was making a real impact for the Super Bowl contending Cardinals this year and it’s a bummer to see him suffer an injury this serious in the latter half of his career.
  • T.J. Watt, LB (Steelers): Watt was once again all over the field for the Steelers on Sunday, finishing with six total tackles, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hits and a fumble recovery in their win over the Browns. He now ranks second in the league with 8.5 sacks in just six games.
  • Joe Schobert, LB (Steelers): The six-year veteran started at inside linebacker and finished with nine total tackles and a forced fumble in Week 8.
  • Andrew Van Ginkel, LB (Dolphins): Van Ginkel was on the field for 48% of defensive snaps and had two solo tackles and two quarterback hits in the Dolphins’ loss to the Bills.
  • T.J. Edwards, LB (Eagles): Edwards had his best game of the early-season in Week 8. The third-year pro played a season-high 66% of defensive snaps and finished with 13 total tackles, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hit.
  • Ryan Connelly, LB (Vikings): The former walk-on played 70% of special teams snaps and had no tackles in the Vikings’ Sunday night loss to the Cowboys.
  • Zack Baun, LB (Saints): Baun saw action on 72% of special teams snaps and had one solo tackle in the Saints’ win over the Buccaneers.


  • Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT (Steelers): Loudermilk played 25% of defensive snaps and notched two solo tackles and technically his first career sack in Week 8.
  • There’s also this practice squad note on Natrell Jamerson and Vince Biegel.