Nfl Lions (week 5): Trick Plays, Big Plays

By Craig Fritz on October 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm
Former Penn State Running Back Saquon Barkley New York Giants
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the best

  • Jordan Lucas, welcome to the show. Lucas saw by far his most playing time as a professional, with 71 total snaps in the Chiefs' victory over Jacksonville. He responded with a career-high seven tackles and his first career interception, which ruled.
  • No, I'm not tired of writing about Saquon Barkley's professional career, why do you ask? Barkley joined elite company Sunday, with 100+ total yards in his first five NFL games. The only other players do to that ever are Adrian Petersen (5) and Kareem Hunt (7). His 129 total yards (48 rushing/81receiving) are a career high, and he posted his first multi-touchdown game. One came on a trick play. Weeeeeeeeee! Barkley reports that he's fine after feeling a back spasm following his second score.
  • Good for you, rook! DaeSean Hamilton caught the first passes of his career, hauling in three receptions for 44 yards. Check out this route. Crazy good.
  • I have no idea what got into DaQuan Jones, but he notched an outrageous-for-a-DT NINE tackles in Tennessee's loss to Buffalo.

the rest

  • Austin Johnson made his third start of the season, and responded with five tackles against the Bills.
  • Trevor Williams had four total tackles and two pass break ups against Oakland.
  • Mike Gesicki caught three balls for 26 yards and the Dolphins dropped a second-straight game.
  • Chris Hogan snagged three receptions for 34 yards in New England's win over the Colts.
  • Jesse James caught two passes for 20 yards in Pittsburgh's win over the Falcons.
  • Jack Crawford posted one tackle in Atlanta's loss to the Steelers.
  • Gerald Hodges notched one tackle in 23 total snaps for the Cardinals.
  • Nate Stupar had no stats on 19 total snaps for the Giants.
  • Robbie Gould was 0-for-1 on field goals for the 49ers, snapping his team-record streak at 33 straight made field goals.
  • Anthony Zettel had no stats on just two snaps in the Browns OT win.
  • Stefen Wisniewski was relegated to just three special teams snaps as the Eagles' struggles on the offensive line continued.
  • Garry Gilliam saw just two special teams snaps against the Cardinals.


  • Marcus Allen was inactive for the Steelers.
  • Cam Wake was inactive for the Dolphins with a knee injury.
  • Sean Lee was inactive for the Cowboys with a hamstring injury.
  • Troy Apke was inactive for Washington.
  • Brendan Mahon was inactive for Carolina.
  • Allen Robinson and Adrian Amos were on a bye for Chicago.
  • Chris Godwin, Carl Nassib, and Donovan Smith were on a bye for Tampa Bay.
  • Malik Golden is on IR for the Steelers with a knee injury.
  • A.Q. Shipley is on IR for the Cardinals with a knee injury.
  • Ross Travis is on IR for the Colts with a knee injury.
  • Mike Hull is on IR for the Dolphins.
  • Garrett Sickels is on IR for the Rams.