Utes in the NFL: Week 3 Review, Week 4 Preview
SALT LAKE CITY – The first three weeks of the NFL regular season are in the books as several former Utes have been integral in leading their teams to victory and to the top of their respective divisions.
Zack Moss and the Buffalo Bills are sitting in first place of the AFC East with a 3-0 record while Cody Barton and the Seattle Seahawks are leading NFC West with an undefeated record. In his first year in the NFL, Jaylon Johnson has also been key to the Chicago Bears' success as they are currently tied for the lead in the NFC North with Green Bay, both sitting at 3-0.
Bears' Jaylon Johnson has allowed 0.19 (!!) yards per coverage snap when lined up in press this season...
That leads all qualifying NFL cornerbacks through W3.
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) September 28, 2020
In week three, Utah's pros saw several firsts, including Eric Rowe notching his first start of the season at safety. Julian Blackmon also earned his first career start as a pro on Sunday for the Indianapolis Colts, getting the starting nod at free safety just a week after he shined in his debut.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 22, 2020
On offense, former Ute Tim Patrick had a standout game for the Denver Broncos, scoring his first touchdown of the season and his second career receiving touchdown in the NFL against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His scoring drive started out with a key 27-yard reception on a third-and-20 for a first down, scoring five plays later on a seven-yard pass for a touchdown with 19 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
— NFL (@NFL) September 27, 2020
NFL Regular Season Week 3 Recap
|Bradlee Anae, Dallas||at Seattle||L, 38-31||Sub on DL/ST; no stats|
|Cody Barton, Seattle||vs. Dallas||W, 38-31||Sub on LB/ST; no stats|
|Julian Blackmon, Indianapolis||vs. NY Jets||W, 36-7||Started at FS; 1 tackle|
|Garett Bolles, Denver||vs. Tampa Bay||L, 28-10||Started at LT|
|Devontae Booker, Las Vegas||at New England||L, 36-20||Sub at RB; 3 rush, 31 yds (10.3 ypc)|
|Terrell Burgess, L.A. Rams||at Buffalo||L, 35-32||Sub at S/ST; 1 tackle|
|Kylie Fitts, Arizona||vs. Detroit||L, 26-23||Played on ST; no stats|
|Jaylon Johnson, Chicago||at Atlanta||W, 30-26||Started at CB; 4 tackles|
|Jared Norris, Washington||at Cleveland||L, 34-20||Played on ST; no stats|
|Tim Patrick, Denver||vs. Tampa Bay||L, 28-10||Started at WR; 4 rec, 43 yds, 1 TD|
|John Penisini, Detroit||at Arizona||W, 26-23||Sub on DL; 1 tackle|
|Eric Rowe, Miami||at Jacksonville||W, 31-13||Started at S; 5 tackles|
|Sam Tevi, L.A. Chargers||vs. Carolina||L, 21-16||Started at LT|
|Marcus Williams, New Orleans||vs. Green Bay||L, 37-30||Started at FS; 2 tackles|
|Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco||at NY Giants||W, 36-9||0 punts; held for 3 FG, 3 PATs|
Heading into week four of the regular season, once again several Utes will meet on the competition field. For three seasons, Utah fans were familiar with seeing Johnson and Blackmon in the Utah secondary as mainstays for the program, but on Sunday, Oct. 4, the duo will face off as Indianapolis travels to Chicago.
The Utes also had multiple players find their way off practice squads and onto active rosters with both Jared Norris and Nate Orchard being promoted to Washington's active roster and rookie Javelin Guidry being named to the New York Jets active squad.
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) October 1, 2020
|Day||Game||Time (MT)||TV||Utes to Watch|
|Thurs., Oct. 1||Denver at NY Jets||6:20 p.m.||NFL||#72 Garett Bolles (Denver),
#81 Tim Patrick (Denver),
Javelin Guidry (NY Jets)
|Sun., Oct. 4||Indianapolis at Chicago||11 a.m.||CBS||#32 Julian Blackmon (Indianapolis),
#33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)
|Sun., Oct. 4||Cleveland at Dallas||11 a.m.||FOX||#56 Bradlee Anae (Dallas)|
|Sun., Oct. 4||New Orleans at Detroit||11 a.m.||FOX||#42 Chase Hansen (New Orleans),
#43 Marcus Williams (New Orleans),
#91 John Penisini (Detroit)
|Sun., Oct. 4||Seattle at Miami||11 a.m.||FOX||#57 Cody Barton (Seattle),
#21 Eric Rowe (Miami)
|Sun., Oct. 4||L.A. Chargers at Tampa Bay||11 a.m.||CBS||#69 Sam Tevi (L.A. Chargers)|
|Sun., Oct. 4||Baltimore at Washington||11 a.m.||CBS||#50 Jared Norris (Washington),
#59 Nate Orchard (Washington)
|Sun., Oct. 4||Arizona at Carolina||11 a.m.||FOX||#49 Kylie Fitts (Arizona),
#95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)
|Sun., Oct. 4||NY Giants at L.A. Rams||2:05 p.m.||FOX||#72 Jackson Barton (NY Giants),
#26 Terrell Burgess (L.A. Rams)
|Sun., Oct. 4||Buffalo at Las Vegas||2:25 p.m.||CBS||#20 Zack Moss (Buffalo),
#23 Devontae Booker (Las Vegas)
|Sun., Oct. 4||Philadelphia at San Francisco||6:20 p.m.||NBC||#6 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)|