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UConn in the NFL: Week 8

Anthony Sherman continues to be a huge factor for the 7-1 Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are really good this year. That much is clear. They have the second-best record in football behind the undefeated LA Rams, and they’re lone loss was in a high-velocity shootout with the New England Patriots on the road.

There is a lot to love about this offense - the highest scoring in the league - and one of UConn’s finest has been a massive contributor. While the box score impact of a full back is always a bit underwhelming, Sherman has consistently been one of the NFL’s best.

In his eighth year in the league and sixth with the Chiefs, Anthony Sherman has continued to be a great blocker and clutch offensive weapon for this team. Flanked by young talent in Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill, with a first-year starting quarterback in Patrick Mahomes behind center, Sherman is now playing the part of veteran leader and excelling at it.

In last Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, Anthony Sherman hauled in his fifth reception of the year and is yet to miss a target. Those reliable hands earned him a spot on the onside kick return team where he recovered Denver’s fourth-quarter attempt, effectively winning the game for the Chiefs.

The rest of the former Huskies had a relatively quiet week.

Wide receiver Nick Williams, recently acquired by the league-leading Rams, dropped his one target of the game. Tight end Ryan Griffin missed his second consecutive game with the Houston Texans, but looks to return next week. And wideout Geremy Davis, who still hasn’t been targeted in 2018, spent his bye week quoting J. Cole and listening to SiR.

Only one Husky took the field on defense this weekend, with Seattle’s Shamar Stephen getting to the quarterback once again. Stephen was one of two Seahawks to sack Matthew Stafford on Sunday, the second consecutive game in which he’s taken down the QB. After recording his first career sack last season with the Minnesota Vikings, Shamar Stephen continues to improve upon his skillset and expand his role on this Seattle defense.

Finally, The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys had bye weeks leaving cornerbacks Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Byron Jones out of the picture. Rookie Foley Fatukasi continues to ride the bench for the New York Jets, who fell to 3-5 after a convincing loss to the Chicago Bears. And Aaron Rodgers is showing no sign of giving Tim Boyle an opportunity to take the field for the Green Bay Packers.

But how about that Sausage With Hands, though?