That’s NFL Touchdown No. 1 for Mike Daniels.
The rookie defensive end from Iowa gobbled up a fumble by Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and ran 43 yards for a second-quarter touchdown for the Green Bay Packers Sunday night.
This isn’t good: Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda of the Baltimore Ravens suffered what appeared to be a fairly serious ankle injury Sunday in the Ravens’ 31-28 overtime loss to Washington Sunday
The photo on this Baltimore Sun blog shows how much pain Yanda endured.
As Aaron Wilson of the Sun detailed in the blog, Yanda was on crutches after the game and was fitted for a walking boot. That cheers no one in Baltimore, since Yanda is regarded by some as the best guard in the NFL.
Second-year Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Christian Ballard didn’t have a tackle in his team’s 21-14 win over Chicago, but he did have a big recovery of a Vikings fumble after A.J. Jefferson fumbled his kickoff return. It was his second fumble-recovery of the season.
Defensive tackle Karl Klug had two tackles for the Tennessee Titans Sunday. Both were sacks of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the Titans’ 27-23 defeat.
That gives the second-year pro three sacks this year, 10 in his career. He hasn’t played much this season, but sure made good use of his time Sunday.
Fourth-year New York Jet running back Shonn Greene matched his season-high for touchdowns Sunday with his sixth of the season, in the Jets’ 17-10 win at Jacksonville. He also had six TDs last year, and has 16 in his career.
Greene carried 20 times for 77 yards against the Jaguars, improving his season statistics to 230 carries for 883 yards. Barring injury, he should log his second-straight 1,000-yard season.
Marvin McNutt made his NFL regular-season ebut Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie receiver did not have any catches, but he’s 1-0. The Eagles beat Tampa Bay on the final play of the game for a 23-21 win.
The last time a former Iowa wide receiver played in an NFL game was Tim Dwight in 2007.
The Buffalo Bills are going nowhere fast, but it isn’t tight end Scott Chandler’s fault. Chandler had five catches for 71 yards in the Bills’ 15-12 loss to St. Louis, upping his season stats to 37 receptions for 488 yards.
In the not-so-good department, here’s a photo of a fan wearing a Chandler jersey. Sort of. It was shared via Twitter on Sunday by @darrenrovell
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