The 2017 NFL season keeps rolling along and your favorite former Hawkeyes are right there in the thick of it every week. Here’s how they contributed to their respective teams’ causes over the weekend.
Micah Hyde, Safety, Bills
You can run, but you can't Hyde.#BUFvsCIN #GoBills pic.twitter.com/f0EzeIPyfm— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 8, 2017
Hyde had another nice game as he continues to look like one of the best safeties in the league this season. He was in on six tackles, defended a pass and recorded his fourth interception of the the year in a 20-16 loss the the Bengals.
Greb Mabin, Cornerback, Bills
Mabin saw some significant action in the same game and was able to log a defended pass in Buffalo’s loss to Cincinnati.
Christian Kirksey, Linebacker, Browns
Kirksey was in on five tackles and defended one pass in Cleveland’s 17-14 loss to the New York Jets.
George Kittle, Tight End, 49ers
All of rookie TE George Kittle's catches against the Colts.— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) October 9, 2017
Seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. #49ers pic.twitter.com/d4xF9dZVPY
Kittle had far and away the biggest game of his young career on Sunday. He was targeted by San Francisco quarterback Brian Hoyer nine times, hauling in seven of those passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately, it came in a losing effort, as the 49ers fell to the Colts in overtime, 26-23.
Desmond King, Defensive Back, Chargers
King got in on the action and helped the Los Angeles Chargers (it still sounds weird) get their first win of the 2017 season. He had two tackles and returned two kickoffs for a total of 37 yards.
Mike Daniels, Defensive Tackle, Packers
Daniels helped the Packers beat Dallas 35-31 in what was probably the most exciting game of the weekend. He contributed three tackles to Green Bays cause.
Anthony Hitchens, Linebacker, Cowboys
Hitchens made his season debut against Green Bay on Sunday. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his right knee during preseason and has been recovering ever since. He showed very little signs of rust, logging six tackles and defending a pass in the red zone.
Jaleel Johnson, Defensive Tackle, Vikings
Johnson played in his first NFL game last night against the Bears after being inactive for the first four games of the season. He would have had a nice tackle for a loss on third down ... if he didn’t tackle Bears running back Tarik Cohen by the facemask.