The Eagles had a big win over the Giants to kick off Week 6, which meant a whole lot of time on Sunday to watch former Philadelphia players with their new teams.
As per usual, the Bills came up short of beating the Texans, but LeSean McCoy had a good day with 16 carries for 74 yards, and three receptions for an additional 21 yards. There’s been no updates on the Eagles trying to get McCoy back via trade, but at least on the field, the rusher is still productive.
Here’s how some other former Eagles performed in Week 6:
D-Jax misses (potential) game-winning catch
The Buccaneers were thissssss close to pulling off a late-game win over the Atlanta Falcons, but wide receiver DeSean Jackson couldn’t make the catch on what was a wild final play from Tampa Bay.
This wild final play ALMOST worked. #TBvsATL pic.twitter.com/LCdGtVfR0K— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2018
He was obviously frustrated following the play, and nearly walked right into the locker room before saying good game to at least one Falcon before heading into the tunnel. The Bucs ended up losing 29-34 to an absolutely decimated Atlanta team, and fall to 2-3 so far on the season.
Jackson didn’t make the initial catch, but it seems he gave up on the play a little too early, with reports later coming in that he could have still picked up the ball and tried for the score.
I checked with the league office and they told me that DeSean Jackson could have picked up the loose ball at the end of the game and scored a touchdown. Because it was a backward pass, not a fumble, the "Holy Roller rule" would NOT have prevented the Bucs from advancing it.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 14, 2018
The former Eagle wide out finished the day with four catches for 77 yard, getting him just over 500 receiving yards on the season and three touchdowns.
Additionally for Tampa Bay, Beau Allen was back from a foot injury and recorded one tackle, and Vinny Curry had three total tackles against Atlanta, including a stuff.
Torrey gets a TD
Despite losing on Sunday, Panthers wideout Torrey Smith nearly doubled his production this season, and nabbed his second touchdown by way of Cam Newton. Smith had five catches in Week 6 against Washington, for 43 yards and a score.
.@TorreySmithWR TOUCHDOWN.@Panthers are down 3 in D.C. #CARvsWAS #KeepPounding— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2018
: FOX pic.twitter.com/nnZVT3cntr
Burton gets a score too
It seems like the Bears are perfectly content targeting tight end Trey Burton in the redzone, and it worked for them again on Sunday against the Dolphins. Burton had just four catches, but went 23 yards and into the endzone, marking his third touchdown in only 15 receptions this season.
Trubisky shovel pass to @TreyBurton8 and we're tied in Miami!#DaBears #CHIvsMIA— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2018
: FOX pic.twitter.com/RmviPonjzi
Worley solidified a starting spot
The Raiders might currently be a dumpster fire, but cornerback Daryl Worley has earned his role among the starting lineup after serving his four-game suspension. He essentially took the job from second-year player Gareon Conley, but he made it pretty easy for the coaching staff to decide.
In Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, Worley had five total tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception he returned for 16 yards. He made a critical pick on a tipped pass into the endzone, and was able to keep Russel Wilson from putting even more points on the board — at least on that drive.
Worley's all over the tip drill.#RaiderNation | #SEAvsOAK pic.twitter.com/Nw3U22fE2o— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) October 14, 2018
Play of the Week
The second-year player out of Texas didn’t get much playing time for the Eagles last season, but after a short stint in Seattle, found a good spot for him with the Colts. In just five games with Indianapolis, Johnson has six catches for 102 yards — including five first downs — and on Sunday, made his first career touchdown catch.
#Colts answer back!— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2018
Andrew Luck steps up and hits @Mojomdj for the TD. #INDvsNYJ
: CBS pic.twitter.com/7TW9Nc0i32
Injuries, Inactives and Bye Weeks
- Kicker Caleb Sturgis has a strained quadriceps and wasn’t available for the Chargers this weekend against the Browns. Instead, the team signed Mike Badgley, who could end up competing for the job full-time depending on Sturgis’ return timetable. (Speaking of former Eagles kickers, Cody Parkey missed a 53-yard attempt for the Bears in overtime.)
- Bennie Logan was inactive for the Titans in Week 6 due to an elbow injury.
- Quarterback Sam Bradford continues to ride the bench for the Arizona Cardinals. He talked about the weird change in his role with the organization, and how he’s focused on helping the team in other ways.
- There are just two teams on bye this week, the Detroit Lions (LeGarrette Blount) and New Orleans Saints (Patrick Robinson [IR])