Lavonte David recorded nine tackles and recovered a fumble for Tampa Bay in its 29-7 win over the Chicago Bears.
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#ProBigRed: Huskers in the NFL - Week 2

By NU Athletic Communications

Several former Huskers saw success in the second week of the 2017 NFL season. 

Rex Burkhead started at running back for the New England Patriots, recording two carries for three yards and three receptions for 41 yards. Early in the first quarter, Burkhead caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a 6-0 lead over the New Orleans Saints, helping the team to 36-20 victory. 

On the offensive line, Spencer long started at center for the Washington Redskins and helped the team rush for 229 yards in its 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Richie Incognito started at left guard for the Buffalo Bills, and played every offensive snap against the Carolina Panthers, while Matt Slauson both started and played every offensive snap for the Los Angeles Chargers.

On the other side of the ball, Dallas defensive tackle Maliek Collins recovered a fumble in the second quarter in the Cowboys' game against the Denver Broncos. The former Blackshirt returned the recovered fumble for six yards to the Denver three-yard line, setting up great field position for the Dallas offense. Two plays later, Dak Prescott found Dez Bryant in the end zone, giving the Cowboys their first score of the game. 

Ndamukong Suh started on the defensive line for the Miami Dolphins, earning four tackles, including two for loss.

Lavonte David started at linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recording nine tackles, including one for a loss. David also recovered a fumble in the 29-7 win over the Chicago Bears.

On Monday night, Ameer Abdullah started at running back for Detroit, helping the Lions to a 24-10 win over the New York Giants with 17 carries for 86 yards. 

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HUSKERS IN THE AFC

AFC EAST
   
   
      Buffalo Bills (L, 9-3 at Carolina Panthers)
OL Richie Incognito: Started at left guard and played every offensive snap
WR Brandon Reilly: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)
   
   
Miami Dolphins (W, 19-17 at Los Angeles Chargers)
DT Ndamukong Suh: started at defensive tackle, 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss
   
   
New England Patriots (W, 36-20 at New Orleans Saints)
RB Rex Burkhead: started at running back; 2 carries, 3 yards;  3 receptions, 41 yards, 1 touchdown, long of 19 yards
DT Vincent Valentine: Did Not Play (Inactive) 
   
   
New York Jets (L, 45-20 at Oakland Raiders)
OL Brent Qvale: Played at tackle and on special teams
WR Quincy Enunwa: Did Not Play (Injured Reserve)
   
AFC WEST
   
   
Denver Broncos (W, 42-17 vs. Dallas Cowboys)
LB Zaire Anderson: Played on special teams
DE Jared Crick: Did not play (Inactive)
FB: Andy Janovich: Played at fullback and on special teams
   
   
Los Angeles Chargers (L, 19-17 vs. Miami Dolphins)
OL Matt Slauson: Started at left guard and played every offensive snap
   
AFC NORTH
   
   
Baltimore Ravens (W, 24-10 vs. Cleveland Browns)
P Sam Koch: 5 punts, 235 yards, 47.0 average, 4 inside 20, long of 63
OL Alex Lewis: Did Not Play (Injured Reserve)
   
   
Cincinnati Bengals (L, 13-9 vs. Houston Texans)
H-Back Cethan Carter: Played on special teams
   
   
Pittsburgh Steelers (W, 26-9 vs. Minnesota Vikings)
S Daimion Stafford: Did Not Play (Reserve/Did Not Report)
   
AFC SOUTH
   
   
Jacksonville Jaguars (L, 37-16 vs. Tennessee Titans)
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)

   

   

HUSKERS IN THE NFC

NFC EAST
   
   
      Dallas Cowboys (L, 42-17 at Denver Broncos)
DT Maliek Collins: Started at defensive tackle, 1 tackle, 1 quarterback hurry, 1 fumble recovery
DE Randy Gregory: Did Not Play (Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner)
   
   
Philadelphia Eagles (L, 27-20 at Kansas City Chiefs)
LB Nate Gerry: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)
   
   
Washington Redskins (W, 27-20 at Los Angeles Rams)
LB Will Compton: Played on special teams
OL Spencer Long: Started at center and played every offensive snap 
TE Niles Paul: Started at tight end and also played on special teams
   
NFC NORTH
   
   
Chicago Bears (L, 29-7 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
CB Prince Amukamara: Did Not Play (Inactive)
   
   
Detroit Lions (W, 24-10 at New York Giants)
RB Ameer Abdullah: Started at running back, 17 carries, 86 yards
   
   
Minnesota Vikings (L, 26-9 at Pittsburgh Steelers)
OL Jeremiah Sirles: Played on special teams
   
NFC SOUTH
   
   
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (W, 29-7 vs. Chicago Bears)
LB Lavonte David: started at linebacker, 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 fumble recovery



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