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Utes in the Pros: Week 2 Preview, Week 1 Recap

Sep 16, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – Week one of the 2021 NFL regular season is in the books and week two looks to be competitive right out of the gate as over 20 former Utes get ready to suit up for their respective teams.

Two former Utes get things started tonight when Devontae Booker and the New York Giants take on Jared Norris and the Washington Football Team at 6:20 p.m. MT on the NFL Network.

Heading into Sunday, the Utah secondary will also be on the big stage as Terrell Burgess of the Los Angeles Rams and Julian Blackmon of the Indianapolis Colts battle in Indy. A trio of former Utes will also compete against each other on Sunday with Buffalo (Zack Moss, Star Lotulelei) heading to Miami (Eric Rowe) for a morning matchup.

A duo of Detroit Lions will take on the spotlight on Monday Night Football when John Penisini and Darrin Paulo play against the Green Bay Packers at 6:15 p.m. MT on ESPN.

How to watch your Utes in Week 2

Date    Game Time (MT) TV Utes to Watch
Thursday, Sept. 16  NY Giants at Washington 6:20 p.m. NFL #28 Devontae Booker (NY Giants)
#50 Jared Norris (Washington)
Sunday, Sept. 19 Cincinnati at Chicago 11 a.m. FOX #33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)
Sunday, Sept. 19 LA Rams at Indianapolis 11 a.m. FOX #8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)
#26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)
#32 Julian Blackmon (Indianapolis)
Sunday, Sept. 19 Buffalo at Miami  11 a.m. FOX #20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)
#98 Star Lotulelei (Buffalo)
#21 Eric Rowe (Miami)
Sunday, Sept. 19 New England at NY Jets 11 a.m. CBS #40 Javelin Guidry (NY Jets)
Sunday, Sept. 19 San Francisco at Philadelphia 11 a.m. FOX #6 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)
Sunday, Sept. 19 New Orleans at Carolina 11 a.m. FOX #42 Chase Hansen (New Orleans)
#43 Marcus Williams (New Orleans)
Sunday, Sept. 19 Denver at Jacksonville 11 a.m. CBS #72 Garett Bolles (Denver)
#81 Tim Patrick (Denver)
Sunday, Sept. 19 Minnesota at Arizona  2:05 p.m. FOX #49 Kylie Fitts (Arizona)
#95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)
Sunday, Sept. 19 Dallas at LA Chargers 2:25 p.m.  CBS #56 Bradlee Anae (Dallas)
Sunday, Sept. 19 Tennessee at Seattle 2:25 p.m.  CBS #27 Marquise Blair (Seattle)
#57 Cody Barton (Seattle)
Sunday, Sept. 19 Kansas City at Baltimore  6:20 p.m.  NBC  #2 Tyler Huntley (Baltimore)
Monday, Sept. 20 Detroit at Green Bay  6:15 p.m. ESPN  #66 Darrin Paulo (Detroit)
#98 John Penisini (Detroit)

In the opening week for regular season play, the Utes had six different players start for their teams with 18 seeing action. The Utes came out of week one with a record of 11-7.

NFL Week One Recap

Player  Game  Result Stats
Bradlee Anae, Dallas Dallas at Tampa Bay L, 31-29 Played on DL/Special Teams
Cody Barton, Seattle Seattle at Indianapolis W, 28-16 1 tackle
Julian Blackmon, Indianapolis Seattle at Indianapolis L, 28-16 Started at FS; 5 tackles (1.0 TFL)
Marquise Blair, Seattle  Seattle at Indianapolis W, 28-16 2 tackles
Garett Bolles, Denver  Denver at NY Giants W, 27-13 Started at LT
Devontae Booker, NY Giants Denver at NY Giants L, 27-13 4 rush, 7 yds; 1 rec., 6 yds
Terrell Burgess, LA Rams Chicago at LA Rams W, 34-14 Played on special teams
Kylie Fitts, Arizona  Arizona at Tennessee W, 38-13  1 tackle
Leki Fotu, Arizona Arizona at Tennessee W, 38-13  1 PD
Matt Gay, LA Rams  Chicago at LA Rams W, 34-14 4-4 PATs, 53 & 22 yd FGs
Javelin Guidry, NY Jets NY Jets at Carolina   L, 19-14 3 tackles (1.0 TFL)
Jaylon Johnson, Chicago Chicago at LA Rams L, 34-14 Started at CB; 5 tackles, 1 PD
Jared Norris, Washington LA Chargers at Washington L, 20-16 1 tackle
Tim Patrick, Denver  Denver at NY Giants  W, 27-13 Started at WR; 4 rec., 39 yds, 1 TD
Josh Penisini, Detroit San Francisco at Detroit L, 41-33 Played on DL/Special Teams
Eric Rowe, Miami    Miami at New England  W, 17-16  Started at S; 9 tackles, 1 FF
Marcus Williams, New Orleans Green Bay at New Orleans W, 38-3 Started at FS; 1 tackle, 1 PD, 1 INT (53 yds)
Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco San Francisco at Detroit W, 41-33  2 punts, 76 yds (38.0), 2 IN20, LG 30