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#StanfordNFL Week 3: Stepping Up

Sep 29, 2020


Season Best In Comeback

James Vaughters made two tackles (one solo) as the Bears came from behind to beat the Falcons on Sunday. He recorded a season-high 89.5 defensive grade by PFF in the comeback victory. Vaughters and the Bears became the first team in NFL history to win two games in a season while trailing by at least 16 points entering the fourth quarter.


Zach Ertz caught seven passes for 70 yards, including a long of 30, in the Eagles' tie with the Bengals. He led all NFL tight ends in week three in targets (10) and receptions, while finishing second in receiving yards.

Tackling Machine

Blake Martinez finished with nine tackles (four solo), one sack and two TFL in the Giants' loss to San Francisco. Through three games, Martinez is sixth in the NFL with 30 tackles and has five tackles for loss and two sacks.

Quick Hitters

  • Henry Anderson made two solo tackles on 24 defensive snaps in the Jets' loss to Indianapolis.
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside played 18 snaps in the Eagles' 23-23 tie with the Bengals.
  • Jake Bailey punted twice in New England's win over Las Vegas, averaging 47.5 yards per punt with one inside the 20. He also kicked off eight times with six touchbacks.
  • David DeCastro made his first start of the season after missing the first two games, leading the Steelers with a Pro Football Focus grade of 81.0 in pass blocking in their 28-21 win over the Texans.
  • Cameron Fleming started at right tackle in the Giants' loss to San Francisco.
  • Joshua Garnett was elevated to Washington's active roster and played four snaps in their loss to Cleveland.
  • Nate Herbig started at right guard and allowed just one pressure on 60 pass blocking snaps in the 23-23 tie with the Bengals. Through three games his PFF pass block grade of 83.7 ranks #1 among NFL guards with the Top 10 most pass block snaps this season.
  • Austin Hooper had three catches for 25 yards as the Browns defeated Washington, 34-20, on Sunday.
  • Peter Kalambayi was inactive with an injury as the Texans lost to Pittsburgh.
  • Bryce Love was inactive in Washington's loss to Cleveland.
  • Christian McCaffrey was placed on injured reserve following the Panthers' week two game with a high-ankle sprain.
  • Ty Montgomery was placed on injured reserve over the weekend prior to the Saints' Sunday night game.
  • Trent Murphy had two tackles in the Bills' 35-32 win over the Rams.
  • Bobby Okereke made four tackles (three solo) while playing 65 total snaps in the Colts' 36-7 win over the Jets. He has taken 85.2% and 81.3% of Colts' defensive snaps the last two weeks.
  • Andrus Peat started at left guard, but left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.
  • Harrison Phillips played 29 snaps for the Bills in their 35-32 win over the Rams.
  • Jordan Richards played 21 special teams snaps in Baltimore's Monday Night Football loss to Kansas City.
  • Justin Reid totaled six tackles (four solo) in Houston's loss to Pittsburgh.
  • Brennan Scarlett made three tackles (two solo) while playing 54 snaps in Houston's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh.
  • Dalton Schultz started at tight end, making four catches for 48 yards in the Cowboys' loss to Seattle.
  • Kaden Smith started at tight end, finishing with one reception for 13 yards in the Giants' loss to the 49ers.
  • Michael Thomas played 26 total snaps in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.
  • Solomon Thomas suffered a torn ACL in week two and will miss the remainder of the 2020 season.
  • Levine Toilolo played four snaps in New York's setback to San Francisco on Sunday.
  • Casey Toohill was inactive in Sunday's tie with the Bengals.