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Bruins in the NFL: Week 8

Nov 2, 2021
Marcedes Lewis (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Seventeen former UCLA football standouts were in action during Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season. Krys Barnes, Kenny Clark and Marcedes Lewis helped Green Bay move into a tie for the league's best record, at 7-1, with a Thursday night win at Arizona. Kenny Young, meanwhile, helped Denver to a victory in his debut with the team. C Andre James and OT Kolton Miller, both of the Las Vegas Raiders, were off due to a bye.

  • Eli Ankou, DT, Tennessee Titans – Ankou, who was waived after being reverted to Tennessee's practice squad Tuesday, made two total tackles in a starting role as the Titans narrowly defeated division rival Indianapolis on the road.
  • Krys Barnes, ILB, Green Bay Packers – Barnes made his return to the starting lineup in Green Bay's Thursday night showdown with Arizona, totaling four tackles as the Packers moved into a tie with the Cardinals for the league's best record, at 7-1. The Los Angeles Rams matched that mark later in the week.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Kansas City (1:25 p.m. PT on FOX)
  • Anthony Barr, OLB, Minnesota Vikings – Starter Barr was active in Minnesota's return off bye Sunday night, accumulating six total tackles, one quarterback hurry, one pass defensed and a fumble recovery.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Baltimore (10 a.m. PT on FOX)
  • Kenny Clark, NT, Green Bay Packers – Clark made two total tackles in a starting role during Green Bay's 24-21 triumph over NFC West leader Arizona Thursday night.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Kansas City (1:25 p.m. PT on FOX)
  • Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, Houston Texans – Fairbairn missed a field goal attempt wide right from 45 yards, but was successful on both his point-after attempts. He was also responsible for each of Houston's four kickoffs – one of which went for a touchback and another was a successfully handled onside attempt.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Miami (10 a.m. PT on FOX)
  • Demetric Felton, RB, Cleveland Browns – Felton continued to be a jack of all trades for Cleveland, rushing once for three yards and catching three passes for 14 yards while returning two punts and forcing a fumble on special teams.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Cincinnati (10 a.m. PT on CBS)
  • Darnay Holmes, CB, New York Giants – Starter Holmes had an interception called back due to an offside penalty, but still logged three total tackles and returned two kickoffs for 41 total yards (long of 22) Monday night.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 vs. Las Vegas (10 a.m. PT on CBS)
  • Myles Jack, OLB, Jacksonville Jaguars – Starter Jack tallied a team-high nine total tackles, including an assist on one that went for a five-yard loss.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 vs. Buffalo (10 a.m. PT on CBS)
  • Eric Kendricks, MLB, Minnesota Vikings – Starter Kendricks made six total tackles, including one sack for a loss of six yards, and added a quarterback hurry. He also posted a pass defensed in coverage.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Baltimore (10 a.m. PT on FOX)
  • Fabian Moreau, CB, Atlanta Falcons – Moreau recorded one tackle and a pass defensed in a starting role.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at New Orleans (10 a.m. PT on FOX)
  • Osa Odighizuwa, DT, Dallas Cowboys – Starter Odighizuwa made three total tackles and added a hurry of Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins in a Sunday night Dallas win on the road.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 vs. Denver (10 a.m. PT on FOX)
  • Matthew Slater, WR, New England Patriots – Slater assisted on a special teams tackle in New England's win versus the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Carolina (10 a.m. PT on CBS)
  • Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, LB, Atlanta Falcons – Tuioti-Mariner collected two total tackles.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at New Orleans (10 a.m. PT on FOX)
  • Kenny Young, ILB, Denver Broncos – Just six days after being traded by the Los Angeles Rams, Young made four total tackles in a starting role for victorious Denver.
    Up next: Sunday, Nov. 7 at Dallas (10 a.m. PT on FOX)
  • C Jake Brendel (San Francisco 49ers), TE Marcedes Lewis (Green Bay Packers) and C Scott Quessenberry (Los Angeles Chargers) also played, but did not record any statistics.