Awuzie Return and Crosby Game Winner Highlight #NFLBuffs For Week Five
BOULDER--Sunday's NFL thriller that saw the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers stretched far into overtime saw big performances from former Colorado Buffaloes on both teams.
Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie returned to action from a groin injury along with an interception of future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers, which he returned 42 yards, he had five tackles and two total pass defenses.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby struggled early, missing three kicks but rebounded to hit the 49-yard game-winning field goal, his second game-winning field goal of the season as the Packers won 25-22.
Here is what happened with all other former CU Buffs across the NFL in week five.
Phillip Lindsay, RB, Houston Texans
Had five carries for 19 yards in the Texans 25-22 loss to the New England Patriots. On the season he has 50 rushing yards and 22 receiving yards with both a rushing and receiving touchdown.
Laviska Shenault Jr, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shenault showcased his physicality again this week on a 58-yard catch and run where he broke five tackles in the process in the Jaguars lost 37-19 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Jimmy Smith, CB, Baltimore Ravens
Had one tackle and one pass defended in the Ravens thrilling 31-25 comeback victory in overtime on Monday Night Football, including a pair of big plays in the fourth quarter as the Ravens were mounting their comeback.
Nate Solder, OT, New York Giants
Appeared in 100% of the offensive snaps for the third consecutive week in the Giants 44-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Davion Taylor, LB, Philadelphia Eagles
Had five tackles in the Eagles thrilling 21-18 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Josh Tupou, DT, Cincinnati Bengals
Racked up three tackles and played on 39% of defensive snaps in the Bengals 25-22 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Isaiah Oliver, CB Atlanta Falcons will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Ahkello Witherspoon, CB Pittsburgh Steelers (did not play vs Broncos), David Bakhtairi, OL (Green Bay Packers PUP list). Ken Crawley, CB Saints and Daniel Munyer, OL Titans (IR). Kabion Ento (Green Bay Packers), Arlington Hambright (Chicago Bears), Steven Montez (Detroit Lions), Will Sherman (New England Patriots), and Juwann Winfree (Green Bay Packers) are all on their respective team's practice squads.