Utes in the Pros: Week 8 Preview, Week 7 Recap
SALT LAKE CITY – With a little over half of the 2021 NFL season remaining, 16 former Utah Football players are set to battle it out with their teams in week eight.
Through seven weeks of play, several Utes and their teams are sitting at the top of the standings, including Leki Fotu and the Arizona Cardinals (7-0) who remain as the only undefeated team left in the league.
Bradlee Anae and the Dallas Cowboys (5-1) have a firm lead in the NFC East while Zack Moss, Star Lotulelei and the Buffalo Bills (4-2) are currently on top in the AFC East.
|Date||Game||Time (MT)||TV||Utes to Watch|
|Thurs., Oct. 28||Green Bay at Arizona||6:20 p.m.||FOX||#95 Leki Fotu (Arizona)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Miami at Buffalo||11 a.m.||CBS||#21 Eric Rowe (Miami)|
|#20 Zack Moss (Buffalo)|
|#98 Star Lotulelei (Buffalo)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||San Francisco at Chicago||11 a.m.||FOX||#33 Jaylon Johnson (Chicago)|
|#18 Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Philadelphia at Detroit||11 a.m.||FOX||#98 John Penisini (Detroit)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Cincinnati at NY Jets||11 a.m.||CBS||#40 Javelin Guidry (NY Jets)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||LA Rams at Houston||11 a.m.||FOX||#8 Matt Gay (LA Rams)|
|#26 Terrell Burgess (LA Rams)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Jacksonville at Seattle||2:05 p.m.||CBS||#57 Cody Barton (Seattle)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Washington at Denver||2:25 p.m.||FOX||#72 Garett Bolles (Denver)|
|#81 Tim Patrick (Denver)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||2:25 p.m.||FOX||#43 Marcus Williams (New Orleans)|
|Sun., Oct. 31||6:20 p.m.||NBC||#56 Bradlee Anae (Dallas)|
|Mon., Nov. 1||6:15 p.m.||ESPN||#28 Devontae Booker (NY Giants)|
In week seven, 15 Ute saw playing time with six earning starting spots.
Devontae Booker got his second start of the season in the Giants' 25-3 win against Carolina, rushing for a season high 51 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown. His 19-yard rushing touchdown was his longest rush of the season and his second touchdown of the year, giving him 11 career rushing scores.
In Miami's game against Atlanta, Eric Rowe led the Dolphins in tackles with nine, also adding a defended pass. It was a season high for the former Ute.
NFL Week 7 Recap
|Cody Barton, Seattle||vs. New Orleans||L, 13-10||1 tackle|
|Marquise Blair, Seattle||vs. New Orleans||L, 13-10||Played at S, no stats|
|Garett Bolles, Denver||at Cleveland||L, 17-14||Started at LT|
|Devontae Booker, NY Giants||vs. Carolina||W, 25-3||Started at RB; 14 rush, 51 yds (1 TD)|
|Terrell Burgess, LA Rams||vs. Detroit||W, 28-19||1 tackle|
|Leki Fotu, Arizona||vs. Houston||W, 31-5||Started at DT; 1 tackle|
|Matt Gay, LA Rams||vs. Detroit||W, 28-19||33 & 47-yd FGs, 2-2 PATs|
|Javelin Guidry, NY Jets||at New England||L, 54-13||1 tackle, 1 PD|
|Tyler Huntley, Baltimore||vs. Cincinnati||L, 41-17||5-of-11 passing, 39 yds|
|Jaylon Johnson, Chicago||at Tampa Bay||L, 38-3||Started at CB; 2 tackles|
|Tim Patrick, Denver||at Cleveland||L, 17-14||Started at WR; 2 rec., 16 yds|
|John Penisini, Detroit||at LA Rams||L, 28-19||1 tackle|
|Eric Rowe, Miami||vs. Atlanta||L, 30-28||9 tackles, 1 PD|
|Marcus Williams, New Orleans||at Seattle||W, 13-10||Started at FS; 2 tackles|
|Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco||vs. Indianapolis||L, 30-18||4 punts, 193 yds (48.3), 1 IN20, LG 65|