PLAYER OF THE WEEK QB - Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs: 19/25, 186 yards, 3 TDs, 2 rushes for 17 yards
Alex Smith went on the road and played a great game for the Chiefs who desperately needed a win after starting the season at a disappointing 0-2. Alex was pressured multiple times throughout the day, losing one fumble and being sacked five times, but he hung tight and engineered touchdown drives with TD passes to an unlikely hero for KC, Joe McKnight. Yes, that Joe McKnight. Alex Smith finished the day with a quarterback rating of 136.
PLAY OF THE WEEK
Eric Weddle introduced himself to Marquise Goodwin with a perfect form tackle that jarred E.J. Manuel’s pass loose. Nothing dirty about this, perfect form by EW and his beard.
TWEETS OF THE WEEK
Zane Beadles is a HUGE Utah Man and a great ambassador for the Utah program. Zane sent out this Tweet during the Utah-Michigan game on Saturday.
Currently singing Utah Man in my living room!— Zane Beadles (@zanebeadles) September 20, 2014
Steve Smith did his best Bane impression with this mask and was rocking the Utah Utes gear, too.
DT - Paul Soliai: Did not record a stat in the Falcons thrashing of Tampa Bay on Thursday.
WR - Steve Smith: 5 receptions for 101 yards, including a huge 32 yard pickup with under 2:00 left that put the Ravens in field goal range. The Ravens would go on to win on a last second FG over the Browns.
LB - Stevenson Sylvester: DNP, Injured Reserve
DT - Star Lotulelei: 3 tackles, 1 for a loss. Star gets off the ball fast. Really fast. This poor OL didn’t stand a chance:
OLB/DE - Paul Kruger: 3 tackles and 1 QB hit
OL - Zane Beadles: Started at Guard for the Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
DB - Sean Smith: 3 tackles and 1 pass defended
QB - Alex Smith: 19/25 for 186 yards and 3 TDs. Also had 2 rushes for 17 yards.
DE - Derrick Shelby: 1 sack (Ute-On-Ute action taking down Alex Smith) and 1 fumble recovery
LB - Koa Misi: DNP, Injured ankle.
RB - Matt Asiata: 12 rushes for 35 yards and 3 receptions for 36 yards (a long of 41)
New England Patriots
DT - Sealver Siliga: 1 tackle
New York Jets
OLB/DE - Trevor Reilly: 1 tackle on Monday Night Football
DB - Keith McGill: Did not record a stat in the Raiders loss to the Patriots
OL - Tony Bergstom: Listed as Inactive for the Raiders this week
DB - Brice McCain: Did not record a stat in the Steelers big win over the Panthers
San Diego Chargers
DT - Tenny Palepoi: Did not record a stat in San Diego’s week 3 win at Buffalo
S - Eric Weddle: 10 tackles (one huge hit, see above) and 1 pass defended
DT - Tevita Finau, New York Jets
TE - Anthony Denham, Houston Texans
OL - Sam Brenner, Miami Dolphins
OL - Tevita Stevens, Washington Redskins