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Beavs In The NFL: Poyer Leads The Buffalo Defense

All things considered, it was a solid first week for Beavers alums in the NFL.

Buffalo Bills v New York Jets Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Performer Of The Week: Jordan Poyer (Buffalo Bills - CB)

CBS Sports had it right when they wrote that Jordan Poyer had an excellent opening day showing for the Buffalo Bills in their 17-16 victory over the New York Jets. Poyer tallied 9 tackles and a sack to lead a Buffalo secondary that came up with key stops when it counted.

Another Day At The Office: Mike Remmers (New York Giants - OT)

The New York Giants invested a lot into their offensive line, which meant bringing in Mike Remmers to sure up the right tackle spot. In all, Remmers and the rest of the big boys up front did a solid job, despite the team losing 35-17 at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. New York Quarterback Eli Manning (and for a minute, Daniel Jones) were sacked just once and the running game, led by star Saquon Barkley, tallied over 151 yards.

The Rams All-Star Duo: Brandin Cooks (WR), Johnny Hekker (P)

Brandin Cooks had a quiet opener for the Rams, as he tallied just two catches for 39 yards in the team’s 30-27 win over the Carolina Panthers. As for Johnny Hekker, he did his usual punting thing with no problems, in addition to signing a contract extension with the team as well.

An Outing To Forget: Steven Nelson (Pittsburgh Steelers - CB)

The Steelers were brutalized 33-3 by the New England Patriots in prime-time television on Sunday night and part of the issue for Mike Tomlin’s team was their undisciplined defense. Steven Nelson, who started at cornerback, registered just 1 tackle and assisted on 2 others, while Tom Brady and company racked up 465 yards of total offense.

Other Notes

Matt Moore went 0-1 through the air for the Kansas City Chiefs in their 40-26 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, while his adversary DJ Alexander picked up one tackle for the Jags in the game. Sean Mannion saw no action for the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo kept his clothes on. Honestly, that might be the biggest win of them all.