Another NFL Sunday is in the books. Here is how all the former Arizona Wildcats around the league fared in Week 7.
J.J. Taylor, RB, New England Patriots
Have a day, J.J. The second-year running back scored his first NFL touchdowns in New England’s 54-13 win over the New York Jets.
Taylor’s two touchdowns runs were nearly identical – goal line handoffs that came with the game’s outcome already determined.
J.J. TAYLOR SCORES HIS FIRST CAREER TOUCHDOWN! pic.twitter.com/mcuF1Fsvz4— Ben Brown (@BenBrownPL) October 24, 2021
J.J. Taylor's second touchdown of the game pic.twitter.com/64epiqu1W1— Ben Brown (@BenBrownPL) October 24, 2021
Taylor received a serious body blow on the second touchdown but appeared to be okay. He had nine carries for 21 yards on the day as well as one reception for five yards.
Nick Folk, K, New England Patriots
Taylor was responsible for 12 of New England’s points Sunday, and another 12 went to Folk, who made two field goals and six extra points.
Folk became the 35th kicker in NFL history to reach 300 career field goals.
The longest of Folk’s two field goal makes was 50 yards. Folk wasn’t perfect, however, as he did miss one extra point attempt.
Dane Cruikshank, CB, Tennessee Titans
Cruikshank had a team-high seven solo tackles (eight total) in Tennessee’s stunning 27-3 win over Kansas City. His responsibilities included covering Chiefs Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce, and according to one Titans writer Cruikshank did exceptionally well.
Major respect to Cruikshank for playing Kelce about as well as I’ve ever seen him played today.— Mike Herndon (@MikeMiracles) October 24, 2021
On top of that, Cruikshank and his teammates seemed to get a kick out of making Kelce’s day miserable.
Roy Lopez, DT, Houston Texans
Lopez got to return to his home state Sunday as the Texans lost 31-5 to the Arizona Cardinals. The former UA grad transfer from New Mexico State recorded two tackles, including a tackle for loss.
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, LB, San Francisco 49ers
Gary Brightwell, RB, New York Giants
Brightwell didn’t see any action in New York’s 25-3 win over the Carolina Panthers, but he did get some warmup reps with Daniel Jones. Maybe that’s a good sign going forward.
Rookie RB Gary Brightwell getting some reps with Daniel Jones in the running back warmup rotation— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) October 24, 2021