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Hawks in the NFL: Adrian Clayborn breaks out, C.J. Fiedorowicz scores yet again in Week 8

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After a down week, this week was a productive week for Iowa players in the NFL!

NFL: Detroit Lions at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

After a down week for Hawkeyes in the NFL in Week 7, the Hawks in the NFL were pretty productive during Week 8 of the season. Who were the players who led the way for the Iowa alumni?

  • C.J. Fiedorowicz and Brock Osweiler are still on the same page so far this season, as they connected for their third touchdown on the year against the Detroit Lions’ porous defense on their way to a 20-13 victory. Fiedorowicz has become a huge target for Osweiler in the red zone, as they’ve now connected for a touchdown three times in the past five games. CJF is second on the Texans with 26 receptions and tied for first with three touchdowns this season. Note: Once again, the video would not embed in this article, so you have to follow the link to TWWL. Sorry.

We’ll move over to Atlanta vs. Green Bay, where numerous Hawkeyes made their presence known over the weekend...

  • Adrian Clayborn is BACK. After recording a sack, a stuff, and returning a fumble for a touchdown in Week 7 against the Chargers, Clayborn terrorized Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offensive line in Week 8, recording three tackles and two sacks on in Atlanta’s 33-32 victory over Green Bay. It was his first multi-sack game of his six year NFL career, and he now has 3.5 sacks on the season, his most since he recorded 5.5 sacks in 2013.
  • Mike Daniels also got into the action in his team’s loss to the Falcons, recording a sack.
  • In other Iowa-related news from that game, Micah Hyde recorded two tackles and a QB hit, while Jonathan Babineaux recorded one tackle.
  • Christian Kirksey looks like he might have been the only Cleveland defensive player with a pulse this weekend, as he registered 13 tackles (10 solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss in Cleveland’s 31-28 loss to the lowly New York Jets. He’s on pace for 144 (!!!) tackles on the season, which is not a small number for anybody.
  • Anthony Hitchens recorded three tackles for the Cowboys (1 solo) and a tackle for loss in their 29-23 victory over division rival Philadelphia.
  • Lastly, Chad Greenway had two tackles against the Bears in Minnesota’s 20-10 loss to Chicago. Wait, my Bears won a game??? What a time to be alive.

And as always, if you saw anything fun that had to do with Iowa linemen, let us know! I saw Brandon Scherff get called for holding but that doesn’t seem very fun.

Oh, and #FreeTevaun