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Utes in the Pros: Week 5 Preview, Week 4 Recap

Oct 6, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – Things are already heating up in the NFL four games into the season with week five looming as 22 former Utes suit up for their respective teams to capture more wins, move up the leader board, and create some career-best moments.

It will be a battle of the 2018 Utes in the first game of the week as the Los Angeles Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday night. The game will feature four Utes who played on the team in 2018, including Terrell Burgess (Rams), Matt Gay (Rams), Cody Barton (Seattle) and Marquise Blair (Seattle).

Heading into week five, several Utes and their teams are sitting at the top of their divisions, including the Arizona Cardinals (Leki Fotu, Kylie Fitts) who is currently the only undefeated team left in the NFL. They are 4-0, leading the NFC West with the Dallas Cowboys (Bradlee Anae, Francis Bernard) leading the NFC East at 3-1. The Buffalo Bills (Zack Moss, Star Lotulelei) also have a commanding lead in the AFC East, sitting at 3-1 through four games.

How to watch your Utes in Week 5 (Active Players)

Date Game Time (MT) TV Utes to Watch
Thurs., Oct. 7 LA Rams at Seattle  6:20 p.m. FOX #26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)
#8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)
#57 Cody Barton (Seattle)
#27 Marquise Blair (Seattle)
Sun., Oct. 10 NY Jets vs. Atlanta  7:30 a.m. NFL #40 Javelin Guidry (NY Jets)
Sun., Oct. 10 Detroit at Minnesota 11 a.m. FOX #98 John Penisini (Detroit)
Sun., Oct. 10 Denver at Pittsburgh 11 a.m. FOX #72 Garett Bolles (Denver)
#81 Tim Patrick (Denver)
Sun., Oct. 10 Miami at Tampa Bay 11 a.m. CBS  #21 Eric Rowe (Miami)
Sun., Oct. 10 New Orleans at Washington 11 a.m. CBS #43 Marcus Williams (New Orleans)
#50 Jared Norris (Washington)
Sun., Oct. 10 Chicago at Las Vegas  2:05 p.m. CBS #78 Jackson Barton (Las Vegas)
#33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)
Sun., Oct. 10 NY Giants at Dallas 2:25 p.m. FOX #56 Bradlee Anae (Dallas)
#28 Devontae Booker (NY Giants)
Sun., Oct. 10 San Francisco at Arizona   2:25 p.m. FOX #18 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco) 
#49 Kylie Fitts (Arizona)
#95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)
Sun., Oct. 10 Buffalo at Kansas City 6:20 p.m. NBC #98 Star Lotulelei (Buffalo)
#20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)
Mon., Oct. 11 Indianapolis at Baltimore  6:15 p.m.  ESPN #32 Julian Blackmon (Indianapolis)
#2 Tyler Huntley (Baltimore)

Eleven former Utes walked away in the win column in week four with six different Utes earning starting spots for their teams.

Out of the 27 former Utes currently on NFL rosters this season, Star Lotulelei leads the way in career games player and career starts, starting in 110 of the 111 games he has appeared in. He has started the last three games for the Bills this season, recording six tackles (2.0 sacks).

Moss has racked up three rushing touchdowns in just three games this season, scoring his third in Buffalo's 40-0 romp of Houston last week. He finished the game with a season-high 14 carries for 61 yards, punching in a four-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Former Ute safety Marcus Williams picked up his second interception of the season and the 15th of his pro career against the New York Giants last week. Williams is tied for third in the NFL this season in total interceptions (2).

Rounding out Utah's top defensive performance in week four includes Javelin Guidry who racked up a career-high 10 tackles, including nine solo stops. Jaylon Johnson also collected his sixth defended pass in Chicago's win over Detroit with the Fresno, Calif., native ranking second in the NFL this season in the statistic.

NFL Week 4 Recap

Player, Team Game Result Stats
Cody Barton, Seattle at San Francisco W, 28-21 2 tackles
Julian Blackmon, Indianapolis  at Miami  W, 27-17 Started at FS; 3 tackles
Marquise Blair, Seattle at San Francisco W, 28-21 3 tackles, 1 PD
Garett Bolles, Denver   vs. Baltimore  L, 23-7  Started at LT
Devontae Booker, NY Giants at New Orleans W, 27-21 1 rush, 6 yds; 1 rec., 6 yds
Terrell Burgess, LA Rams  vs. Arizona  L, 37-20 Played on special teams
Kylie Fitts, Arizona at LA Rams W, 37-20 Played on special teams
Leki Fotu, Arizona  at LA Rams W, 37-20 Played on DL & special teams
Matt Gay, LA Rams  vs. Arizona  L, 37-20 42-yd, 22-yd FGs, 2-2 PATs
Javelin Guidry, NY Jets vs. Tennessee W, 27-24 10 tackles
Jaylon Johnson, Chicago vs. Detroit  W, 24-14 Started at CB; 1 tackle, 1 PD
Star Lotulelei, Buffalo vs. Houston W, 40-0 Started at DT; 3 tackles (1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack), 1 QBH
Zack Moss, Buffalo  vs. Houston W, 40-0 14 rush, 61 yds, 1 TD
Jared Norris, Washington at Atlanta W, 34-30 Played on special teams
Tim Patrick, Denver  vs. Baltimore  L, 23-7 Started at WR; 3 rec., 39 yds
John Penisini, Detroit  at Chicago L, 24-14 Played on DL & special teams
Eric Rowe, Miami vs. Indianapolis L, 27-17 7 tackles
Marcus Williams, New Orleans vs. NY Giants L, 27-21 Started at FS; 6 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PD, 1 FF
Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco vs. Seattle L, 28-21 1-1 PAT; 6 punt, 262 yds (43.7), 1 TB, 3 IN20, 54 LG