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#StanfordNFL Week 6: Special Teams Standouts

Oct 20, 2020

Highlights

Reid's Blocked Field Goal

Justin Reid made seven tackles (five solo) with one pass defesded and a key blocked field goal to propel the Texans' comeback to force overtime on Sunday against Tennessee. Reid played in 81 total snaps (100% of defensive snaps), with a game-high 93.7 special teams grade by PFF, in the 42-36 OT loss in Nashville.

Thomas A Special Teams Stud

Michael Thomas made one tackle on 41 snaps in the overtime loss to Tennessee. He now owns an NFL-best 66 special teams tackles since 2015.

J.J. Has A Day

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside had a key downfield block on a long Miles Sanders' run for the second straight week, this time picking up a fumble in the end zone for his second career touchdown. Arcega-Whiteside also caught a two-point conversion, totaling eight points in the game.

Quick Hitters

  • Henry Anderson played 25 snaps in a 24-0 loss at Miami on Sunday.
  • Jake Bailey had three punts for a net average of 48.3 yards, while pinning two inside the 20 in an 18-12 loss to Denver. He also had two touchbacks and allowed just one kickoff return for 13 yards.
  • Zach Ertz had four catches for 33 yards, but suffered an ankle injury in the loss and is expected to miss the next few weeks.
  • Cameron Fleming started at right tackle and played 52 snaps in the Giants' 20-19 win over Washington.
  • Nate Herbig started at left guard and played all 72 offensive snaps in the 30-28 loss to Baltimore. Herbig did not allow a pressure on 53 pass block snaps.
  • Austin Hooper had five catches for 52 yards as the Browns were beaten by Pittsburgh, 38-7.
  • Blake Martinez made a mind-boggling 14 tackles (eight solo) on 68 total snaps in the 20-19 win vs. Washington. Martinez has 64 tackles through six weeks, second-most in the NFL.
  • Bobby Okereke continued to shine, making seven tackles with two passes defensed, while playing 83 total snaps in the Colts' 31-27 come-from-behind win over the Bengals.
  • Jordan Richards played 26 special teams snaps and had one tackle in a 30-28 win over the Eagles.  
  • Brennan Scarlett made five tackles (three solo) on 56 total snaps in the 42-36 overtime loss at Tennessee.
  • Dalton Schultz had four catches for 35 yards in the Cowboys' 38-10 defeat on Monday Night Football.
  • Kaden Smith started and made three catches for 15 yards, while totaling a team-best 90.6 offensive grade according to Pro Football Focus, in the Giants' 20-19 win over Washington.   
  • Levine Toilolo played 15 snaps in the Giants' first victory of the season.
  • James Vaughters played 45 total snaps, totaling three tackles and one-half sack in the 23-16 win over Carolina.