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#StanfordNFL Week 4: Key TD by Ertz

Oct 4, 2022


Arizona tight end Zach Ertz caught six passes on six targets for 47 yards and scored a touchdown in the Cardinals' 26-16 victory at Carolina. On third-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Ertz released sharply across the field to catch a scoring pass from Kyler Murray to tie the game at 10-10 with 7:42 left in the third quarter. Ertz's 43 career touchdowns ranks third among active NFL tight ends. He is third among tight ends this season in receptions with 22.

Christian McCaffrey. Photo by Cal Sports Media.

Running back Christian McCaffrey caught nine passes on nine targets for 81 yards and rushed for 26 in eight carries for the Panthers. McCaffrey is tied for the fourth-most targets among running backs in the NFL, with 23. Teammate Henry Anderson, at defensive end, played 21 percent of the defensive snaps and 17 percent of the special teams snaps in the loss.


Right guard Nate Herbig helped protect Zach Wilson. Photo by Cal Sports Media.

Nate Herbig made his New York Jets debut, starting at right guard against the Steelers. In his season debut, Herbig played every offensive snap, and four special teams snaps, in the Jets' 24-20 victory at Pittsburgh. Teammate Solomon Thomas, at defensive tackle, had one tackle, played 36 percent of defensive snaps and 15 percent of special teams snaps. 


Paulson Adebo. Photo by USA TODAY Sports.

New Orleans starting cornerback Paulson Adebo had seven solo tackles and a pass breakup in the Saints' 28-25 loss to Minnesota in London. It was Adebo's first start this season, returning from an ankle injury. For the Vikings, starting defensive tackle Harrison Phillips had a tackle, quarterback hurry, and recovered a fumble.

Quick Hitters

  • New England's Jake Bailey punted seven times for a 44.9-yard average, with two downed inside the 20. Bailey had a long of 62 yards in the Patriots' 27-24 overtime loss in Green Bay.
  • Atlanta starting center Drew Dalman had a 78.5 run-blocking grade by Pro Football Focus in the Falcons' 23-20 victory against visiting Cleveland. 


Davis Mills. Photo by Cal Sports Media.

  • Houston starting quarterback Davis Mills completed 26 of 35 passes for 246 yards and threw for two touchdowns in the Texans' 34-24 loss against the visiting Los Angeles Chargers. Defensive tackle Thomas Booker had two tackles and a half-sack for the Texans, his first as an NFL rookie.


Thomas Booker (right) on the sack. Photo by Sal Taormina/USA TODAY Sports. 

  • Dallas receiver Simi Fehoko played 10 offensive snaps and eight special teams snaps in the Cowboys' 25-10 victory over visiting Washington. Cowboys' tight end Dalton Schultz, for the first time in a starting role since his rookie year in 2018, did not have a reception. Washington defensive end Casey Toohill had a QB hit, played 44 percent of the defensive snaps, and 20 percent of the special teams snaps. 
  • Denver tackle Cameron Fleming played every offensive snap in the Broncos' 32-23 loss at Las Vegas. 
  • Jacksonville offensive tackle Walker Little played three special teams snaps in the Jaguars' 29-21 loss at Philadelphia. 


Bobby Okereke. Photo by Cal Sports Media.

  • Indianapolis inside linebacker Bobby Okereke made eight tackles, including five solo, and an 81.5 tackling grade by Pro Football Focus in the Colts' 24-17 loss to visiting Tennessee. Tight end Austin Hooper had a reception for four yards for the Titans. 


Austin Hooper. Photo by Cal Sports Media.

  • Seattle tight end Colby Parkinson had two receptions for 28 yards, including 26 yards after contact. Parkinson received a 90.0 receiving grade from Pro Football Focus in the Seahawks' 48-45 victory at Detroit. 
  • Kansas City starting safety Justin Reid made five tackles, including four solo, and had a 79.4 tackling grade by Pro Football Focus in the Chiefs' 41-31 victory at Tampa Bay.
  • Cincinnati safety Michael Thomas played 18 (64 percent) special teams snaps in the Bengals' 27-15 victory over visiting Miami. 
  • New Orleans offensive guard Andrus Peat was inactive with a concussion. Seattle receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Atlanta tight end Tucker Fisk, Cincinnati receiver Trenton Irwin, and L.A. Chargers' offensive tackle Foster Sarell were on practice squads. New England running back Ty Montgomery and 49ers' inside linebacker Curtis Robinson were on injured reserve.