Spencer Long was one of three former Huskers to start for the Washington Redskins in a 27-10 Sunday Night victory over Oakland.
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#ProBigRed: Huskers in the NFL - Week 3

By NU Athletic Communications

Maliek Collins' two sacks on Monday Night highlighted performances by 16 former Huskers in the NFL in Week 3, as the former Blackshirt helped the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Collins, one of 10 former Huskers to earn starts over the weekend, racked up five tackles, while his two sacks totaled 12 yards in the winning effort.

The starting lineup for the Washington Redskins had a distinct Nebraska feel on Sunday Night, as Spencer Long, Will Compton and Niles Paul each started and contributed to a dominant 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders. Long started at center and helped the Washington offense pile up 472 total yards, while Compton started at middle linebacker and made a tackle and Paul started at tight end and caught a pass.

Ameer Abdullah racked up 86 yards of total offense, including 47 on the ground and 39 through the air for the Lions in a 30-26 loss to the Falcons, highlighted by a 22-yard reception in the second quarter.

After sitting out the first two games with an injury for the Chicago Bears, cornerback Prince Amukamara saw his first action of the season and made three tackles and defended two passes in a 23-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brent Qvale played at tackle and on special teams for the Jets on Sunday, helping pave the way for 336 yards of total offense in a 20-6 win over the Dolphins. Also in the Dolphins-Jets game, Ndamukong Suh made four tackles and forced a fumble for Miami.

Richie Incognito started at left guard for the Bills in their 26-16 win over the Denver Broncos, while Matt Slauson helped the Chargers' offense total 330 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Chiefs.

Lavonte David continued his stalwart play for the Tampa Bay defense, finishing Sunday's loss to the Vikings with seven tackles, but left the game with an ankle injury. X-rays were negative, according to Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter.

SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

HUSKERS IN THE AFC

AFC EAST
   
   
      Buffalo Bills (W, 26-16 vs. Denver Broncos)
OL Richie Incognito: Started at left guard and played every offensive snap
WR Brandon Reilly: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)
   
   
Miami Dolphins (L, 20-6 at New York Jets)
DT Ndamukong Suh: started at defensive tackle, four tackles, forced fumble
   
   
New England Patriots (W, 36-33 vs. Houston Texans)
RB Rex Burkhead: Did Not Play (Inactive)
DT Vincent Valentine: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured) 
   
   
New York Jets (W, 20-6 vs. Miami Dolphins)
OL Brent Qvale: Played at tackle and on special teams
WR Quincy Enunwa: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
   
AFC WEST
   
   
Denver Broncos (L, 26-16 at Buffalo Bills)
LB Zaire Anderson: Played at linebacker and on special teams
DE Jared Crick: Did not play (Reserve/Injured)
FB: Andy Janovich: 1 carry, 2 yards, played on special teams
   
   
Los Angeles Chargers (L, 24-10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs)
OL Matt Slauson: Started at left guard and played every offensive snap
   
AFC NORTH
   
   
Baltimore Ravens (L, 44-7 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in London, England)
P Sam Koch: 7 punts, 311 yards, 44.4 average, 41.3 net, 1 inside 20, long of 67 yards
OL Alex Lewis: Did Not Play (Reserve/Injured)
   
   
Cincinnati Bengals (L, 27-24 at Green Bay Packers)
H-Back Cethan Carter: Played at tight end and on special teams

   

   

HUSKERS IN THE NFC

NFC EAST
   
   
      Dallas Cowboys (W, 28-17 at Arizona Cardinals)
DT Maliek Collins: Started at defensive tackle, five tackles, two sacks for 12 yards
DE Randy Gregory: Did Not Play (Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner)
   
   
Philadelphia Eagles (W, 27-24 vs. New York Giants)
LB Nate Gerry: Did Not Play (Practice Squad)
   
   
Washington Redskins (W, 27-10 vs. Oakland Raiders)
LB Will Compton: Started at middle linebacker, one tackle, played on special teams
OL Spencer Long: Started at center and played every offensive snap 
TE Niles Paul: Started at tight end, 1 reception, -3 yards, played on special teams, one tackle
   
NFC NORTH
   
   
Chicago Bears (W, 23-17 (OT) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers)
CB Prince Amukamara: 3 tackles, 2 passes defended, played on special teams
   
   
Detroit Lions (L, 30-26 vs. Atlanta Falcons)
RB Ameer Abdullah: Started at running back, 14 carries, 47 yards, 3 receptions, 39 yards
   
   
Minnesota Vikings (W, 34-17 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
OL Jeremiah Sirles: Played at guard and on special teams
   
NFC SOUTH
   
   
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (L, 34-17 at Minnesota Vikings)
LB Lavonte David: started at linebacker, 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 quarterback hurry



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