The fifth week of the NFL season is in the books—or at least the games that include former Arizona Wildcats are.
Here’s a rundown of how things went down. Keep in mind that Will Parks (Eagles) and Dane Cruikshank (Titans) are on short-term injured reserve and could return to the field as early as next week.
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gronk had a solid showing on Thursday night, catching three passes for 52 yards in a 20-19 loss to the Chicago Bears. That’s his highest receiving total since joining the Buccaneers. He also drew a defensive pass interference of 15 yards. The 31-year-old is expected to take on a bigger role now that No. 1 tight end O.J. Howard is out for the season with an Achilles injury.
Nick Foles, Chicago Bears
Foles was matched up with Tom Brady for the first time since Super Bowl LII and the result was the same—another W for the former Wildcat.
Trailing by two with 2:21 left, Foles led a nine-play, 32-yard drive that led to a game-winning 38-yard field goal by Cairo Santos.
The former Super Bowl MVP finished 30 for 42 for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception. It was the second time in three weeks that Foles led the Bears to a come-from-behind victory.
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, San Francisco 49ers
DFF was active for the third straight week, but did not record any stats this time. He’s played all his snaps on special teams so far.
Jace Whittaker, Arizona Cardinals
Whittaker was sent back to the practice squad after being active for the first time last week.
Nick Folk, New England Patriots
The Broncos-Patriots game was postponed to next Sunday due to COVID-19 concerns. So far, Folk has made five of his seven field goal attempts and 10 of 11 extra points this season.
J.J. Taylor, New England Patriots
The Broncos-Patriots game was postponed to next Sunday due to COVID-19 concerns. Taylor has 16 carries for 70 yards and one catch for four yards. The undrafted rookie has also returned three kickoffs for 69 yards and one punt for 11 yards.