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Utes in the NFL: Week 7 Review, Week 8 Preview

Oct 30, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – As the NFL enters week eight, multiple former Utes are competing for top spots in their divisions for their respective teams, almost reaching the halfway point of the 2020 season.

Zack Moss and the Buffalo Bills are sitting on top of the AFC East with Cody Barton and the Seattle Seahawks currently leading the NFC West.

Heading into week eight, it is a battle between Utah's former standouts on defense with Julian Blackmon and John Penisini meet up on Sunday as Indianapolis travels to Detroit. Two of the best defensive backs in the league will also battle it out on Sunday with Marcus Williams and Jaylon Johnson competing on the same field when New Orleans travels to Chicago.

How to Watch the Utes in Week 8:

Day  Game  Time (MT) TV Utes to Watch
Nov. 1 New England at Buffalo 11 a.m. CBS  Zack Moss (Buffalo)
Nov. 1 Las Vegas at Cleveland 11 a.m. FOX Devontae Booker (Las Vegas)
Nov. 1 Indianapolis at Detroit 11 a.m. CBS Julian Blackmon (Indianapolis)
John Penisini (Detroit)
Nov. 1 NY Jets at Kansas City  11 a.m. CBS Javelin Guidry (NY Jets)
Nov. 1 L.A. Rams at Miami  11 a.m. FOX Eric Rowe (Miami)
Nov. 1 L.A. Chargers at Denver 2:05 p.m. CBS Sam Tevi (L.A. Chargers)
Garett Bolles (Denver)
Tim Patrick (Denver)
Nov. 1 New Orleans at Chicago 2:25 p.m. FOX Marcus Williams (New Orleans)
Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)
Nov. 1 San Francisco at Seattle 2:25 p.m. FOX Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)
Cody Barton (Seattle)
Nov. 1 Dallas at Philadelphia 6:20 p.m. NBC  Francis Bernard (Dallas)
Bradlee Anae (Dallas)
Nov. 1 Tampa Bay at NY Giants 6:15 p.m. ESPN  Jackson Barton (NY Giants)

Week seven was another successful week with 16 different former Utes seeing action for their teams. Ten former Utes came out on the winning side last week with several standout performances.

NFL Regular Season Week 7 Recap:

Player, Team  Game  Result Highlights
Cody Barton, Seattle at Arizona L, 37-34 Played on ST; 1 tackle
Francis Bernard, Dallas  at Washington L, 25-3 Played on ST
Garett Bolles, Denver  vs. Kansas City L, 43-16 Started at LT
Devontae Booker, Las Vegas vs. Tampa Bay L, 45-20 3 rush, 5 yds; 2 rec., 9 yds
Terrell Burgess, L.A. Rams vs. Chicago  W, 24-10 Sub at S/ST; 3 tackles
Kylie Fitts, Arizona  vs. Seattle W, 37-34 Sub at LB/ST; 1 QBH
Leki Fotu, Arizona vs. Seattle W, 37-34 Sub on DL/ST; 3 tackles
Jaylon Johnson, Chicago at L.A. Rams L, 24-10 Started at CB; 2 tackles, 1 PD
Zack Moss, Buffalo  at NY Jets W, 18-10 7 rush, 47 yds (6.7 ypc); 3 rec., 25 yds (8.3 ypc)
Jared Norris, Washington vs. Dallas W, 25-3 Played on ST
Nate Orchard, Washington vs. Dallas W, 25-3 Played on ST
Tim Patrick, Denver vs. Kansas City L, 43-16 Started at WR; 3 rec., 44 yds (14.7 ypc)
John Penisini, Detroit  at Atlanta W, 23-22 Started on DL; 2 tackles
Sam Tevi, L.A. Chargers vs. Jacksonville W, 39-29 Started at LT
Marcus Williams, New Orleans vs. Carolina W, 27-24 Started at FS; 6 tackles
Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco at New England W, 33-6 1 punt, 45 yds inside the 20