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UConn in the NFL: Week 6

The former Huskies had a rough week on the gridiron.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It was a down week for UConn in the NFL. While seven of the eight former Huskies picked up wins this weekend, no former Huskies played a particularly large role in the victories.

Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin went 0-for-5 for the second time this season. Griffin had recorded at least one reception in every game since week 2 and was coming off his best game of the season with six receptions for 65 yards.

With so many tight ends playing the role of red zone threat throughout the league, it’s a little odd that Griffin is without a touchdown on the year. Then again, touchdowns are incredibly difficult to score when you fail to record a single catch, so let’s start there.

It doesn’t help when you’ve got Brian Baldinger ripping your game tape on Twitter either:

Speaking of catches, tight end Anthony Sherman caught another one this week! The Sausage with Hands strikes again! Unfortunately, it was for a two-yard loss, which is only a net-positive in PPR fantasy leagues. The Kansas City Chiefs fell short in a shootout against the New England Patriots, 43-40, handing the Chiefs their first loss of the year.

For the Dallas Cowboys, cornerback Byron Jones recorded a season-low 1 tackle. To be fair, there wasn’t much tackling required. Blake Bortles only managed 149 passing yards for the Jacksonville Jaguars as the Cowboys dominated in a 40-7 victory. Jones had three pass break-ups, as well.

Sticking with the defense, Shamar Stephens recorded his first sack of the year; one of six team sacks. The game was a disaster for the Oakland Raiders as the Seattle Seahawks beat them 27-3.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Folorunso Fatukasi did not play, while Geremy Davis apparently did, though he was again without a target. Tim Boyle is still on the Green Bay roster, but is still playing third-string to Aaron Rodgers.