The Eagles got an easy win over the Jets on Sunday — thanks in large part to their defense — but there were quite a few former players on the losing side of things this week. Several alumni made their way to London for some international play, Golden Tate was back for the Giants, and a familiar face was back on the sideline for Monday Night Football.
Here’s how some former Eagles did in Week 5:
Bears vs Raiders in London
The first international game of the season came down to the wire, but the Raiders pretty much sealed their (24-21) win late in the fourth quarter when Chase Daniel threw an interception.
The former Eagles backup quarterback still had a pretty decent day despite the loss, finishing 22-of-30 for 231 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to his two interceptions.
.@ChaseDaniel & @AllenRobinson make it a one-score game in London! #CHIvsOAK #Bears100 @NFLUK— NFL (@NFL) October 6, 2019
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Daniel may not have scored his first touchdown of the afternoon until late in the third quarter, but he quickly followed that up with another TD on the next drive to take the lead.
What a throw. What a catch. The @ChicagoBears lead for the first time today! @ChaseDaniel @AllenRobinson #CHIvsOAK #Bears100 @NFLUK— NFL (@NFL) October 6, 2019
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In addition to Daniel, former Eagles tight end Trey Burton also made three catches for 16 yards for Chicago. And on the other sideline, Daryl Worley had a noteworthy game for the Raiders with five total tackles.
Golden Tate returns from suspension
After serving his four game suspension back home on the west coast, wide receiver Golden Tate returned to New York last week and rejoined the Giants ahead of their Week 5 contest. He saw a good number of snaps (40-of-62), but saw limited targets (6), and reportedly is hoping that he’s able to contribute more in the upcoming weeks.
Golden Tate played 40 of 62 offensive snaps in his first game back from a four-game suspension. He caught three passes for 13 yards on six targets. Two of those catches came late in the fourth quarter. Tate said he hopes "my role increases." Noted it was his first week back.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 6, 2019
Aside from his duties on offense, Tate also had one punt return for 17 yards.
Marcus Johnson re-signed to Colts PS
Former Eagles wide receiver spent the offseason in Indianapolis but was cut ahead of the final roster. He was re-signed to the teams practice squad this week.
“Johnson, 6-1, 207 pounds, participated in the Colts’ 2019 offseason program and training camp before being waived-injured by the team on August 31. He was acquired by Indianapolis via trade with the Seattle Seahawks on September 1, 2018. Johnson has played in 15 career games in his time with the Colts (2018) and Philadelphia Eagles (2016-17) and has caught 11 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown. In 2018, he saw action in five games with Indianapolis and caught six passes for 102 yards and one touchdown before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list on October 16.”
Jordan Matthews back for MNF
This week’s Monday Night Football game featured the Cleveland Browns taking a beating by the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. Former Eagles’ wide receiver Jordan Matthews was signed and eventually released by the 49ers during the offseason, but they brought him back earlier in the week and he was on the sideline Monday.
After resigning Matthews, head coach Kyle Shanahan explained their decision, according to Niners Nation:
“He was good. We’ve messed with him because he had real fresh legs, which was good for him especially coming out compared to training camp so he looked real good. Jordan’s a pro, takes care of himself so he came in in great shape and didn’t miss a beat.”
Matthews may not have been dressed for the game, but he was highlighted behind Nick Bosa who finally got his revenge over Baker Mayfield. In college, Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners beat Bosa and the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus and the quarterback planted OU’s flag in the middle of The Shoe. Looks like Bosa got the last laugh — and Matthews found it funny too.
The 49ers guy on the right realizing in real time what's happening is the best part of the Nick Bosa flag plant pic.twitter.com/QabTFUtHTz— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) October 8, 2019
- The Seahawks narrowly pulled off a win over the Rams on Thursday Night Football, and linebacker Mychal Kendricks tied his season-high 7 total tackles — giving him 26 through 5 games so far this season.
- The Saints had a monster day against the Buccaneers, but former Eagles had limited contributions on both sidelines. For New Orleans, LB Kiko Alonso had 2 tackles and CB Patrick Robinson had 1, and for Tampa Bay, DT Beau Allen had a pair of tackles as well.
- In probably the most expected win of the week, the New England bested Washington 33-7. For the Patriots, DE Michael Bennett had 1 tackle and 0.5 sack. And on the other side of the ball, RB Wendell Smallwood saw an increased role for Washington with 6 carries for 27 yards, and DT Treyvon Hester had a single tackle on the day.
- For the Jaguars in Week 5, D.J. Alexander was back on the field and made 1 tackle, and Najee Goode had 2 tackles of his own in their loss to the Panthers.
- Jordan Hicks returned to Ohio for the first time in awhile, and the Cardinals finally got their first win of the season against the Bengals. Hicks had 6 tackles, 1 for loss, and 1 pass defended — which was a good outing, but also the first single-digit day for the linebacker this season.
- The Broncos beat the Chargers on Sunday, and cornerback De’Vante Bausby contributed 1 tackle for Denver prior to being carted off with a neck injury.
- DeAndre Carter has assumed a special teams role for the Texans, taking both kick and punt return duties for the team. In Week 5, he had one kick return for 22 yards, and four punt returns for 22 yards total — but, he did fumble one of those punt returns, and Atlanta recovered.
- Cornerback Chandon Sullivan had his first notable game for the Packers on Sunday against the Cowboys with 2 tackles, 1 pass breakup, and 1 interception on Dak Prescott:
First career INT for @showtimesully10! #GBvsDAL | #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/VVXyr6VQwD— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 6, 2019
Inactives and injuries
- Despite being the first player taken off the waiver wire by the Arizona Cardinals following final roster cuts, Brett Toth continues to be inactive for the team.
- Running back/special teams returner Kenjon Barner was inactive for the second week in a row for the Falcons as he works through a knee injury.