Skip to main content

Crosby, Oliver Highlight #NFLBuffs For Week 3

Sep 29, 2021

BOULDER -- Week three saw two big performances from former Colorado Buffaloes in the NFL, highlighted by Mason Crosby being the final player to touch a football for the week with his 51-yard game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Green Bay Packers a thrilling 30-28 win over San Francisco on Monday Night Football.  

Crosby was 3-of-3 on field goals and 3-of-3 on PATs and has now made 22 consecutive field goals dating back to the 2019 season.  

The other big performance was Isaiah Oliver, who had a standout performance in the Atlanta Falcon's 17-14 win over the New York Giants.  Along with two tackles, two pass breakups and a quarterback hit, his biggest play was when he stripped Evan Engram, picking up a forced fumble and fumble recovery and returned the ball to the Giants 36-yard line.  

Here is what happened with all other former CU Buffs across the NFL in week three. 

Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Cincinnati Bengals: 
Awuzie recorded one solo tackle in the Bengals stunning 24-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. Has nine tackles on the year with three pass deflections. 

Phillip Lindsay, RB, Houston Texans:
Lindsay had seven carries for five yards in the Texans 24-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Lindsay has 32 rushing yards and 22 receiving yards in the first three weeks of the season. In those three games he has scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. 

Laviska Shenault Jr. WR, Jacksonville Jaguars:
Shenault had four catches for 48 yards in the Jaguars 31-19 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He returned after leaving last week's game with a shoulder injury. He has 13 catches for 95 yards on the season.

Jimmy Smith, CB, Baltimore Ravens:
Smith returned from an ankle injury for season debut in the Ravens 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions where had one solo tackle and a pass breakup.

Nate Solder, OT, New York Giants:
Solder played 100% of offensive snaps in back to back weeks for the Giants in their 17-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Josh Tupou, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Tupou recorded one tackle and played in 29% of the Bengals defensive snaps in their 24-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Davion Taylor did not play for the Eagles and Ahkello Witherspoon was not active for the week.  David Bahtairi (Packers, PUP list), Ken Crawley (Saints, IR), and Daniel Munyer (Titans, IR) are all nursing injuries early in the season while Kabion Ento (Packers), Arlington Hambright (Bears), Steven Montez (Lions), Will Sherman (Patriots) and Juwann Winfree (Packers) remain on their respective teams practice squad.