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Locals in the NFL: locals continue to impress in Week 10

By Jeff Thomas, | Posted - Nov. 13, 2018 at 8:29 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Week 10 of NFL football is in the books. There were some locals who had outstanding performances this week.

Alex Smith (Utah)

Smith had an extremely efficient game for the Washington Redskins in which he completed 70.4 percent of his passes, completing 19-of-27. He threw for 178 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He also took off running twice for a total of 16 yards in a 16-3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins now have a two-game lead atop the NFC East.

Marcus Williams (Utah)

The New Orleans Saints blew out the Cincinnati Bengals and Marcus Williams helped play a part in the onslaught. He had four total tackles in the game. But his biggest play of the game came when he picked off a pass from Andy Dalton and returned it for 78 yards, setting the Saints up with great field position. They went on to win 51-14.

Kyle Van Noy (BYU)

Van Noy was potentially the only bright spot for the New England Patriots who were manhandled by the Tennessee Titans, 34-10. Van Noy did his best to slow the Titans down and was all over the field. He finished the game with 13 total tackles.

Bobby Wagner (Utah State)

Wagner put it all out on the field in an attempt for the Seattle Seahawks to upset the 9-1 Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks came up just short of the upset, losing 36-31. But Wagner was a tackling machine and finished with 13 total tackles.

Those are not the only locals that made plays this weekend.


Michael Davis (Los Angeles Chargers) - Davis tackled four people and broke up a pass in a win over the Oakland Raiders.

Taysom Hill (New Orleans Saints) - Hill carried the ball four times for 24 yards. He also attempted one pass that fell incomplete off of his receivers' hands in the end zone.

Daniel Sorensen (Kansas City Chiefs) - Sorensen played in his first action this year and did well with five tackles and a win over the Arizona Cardinals in his debut.

Jamaal Williams (Green Bay Packers) - Williams had three carries for 3 yards in a win over the Dolphins.

Ezekiel Ansah (Detroit Lions) - Ansah had one tackle in a loss to the Chicago Bears.


Derrick Shelby (Atlanta Falcons) - Shelby had four tackles in a loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Eric Rowe (New England Patriots) - Rowe was placed on injured reserve.

Isaac Asiata (Miami Dolphins) - Asiata was called up to the Dolphins' active roster this week.

Utah State

Maurice Alexander (Seattle Seahawks) - Alexander had two total tackles in a narrow loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Kyler Fackrell (Green Bay Packers) - Fackrell finished with four total tackles, one of which was a sack, against the Miami Dolphins this sunday.

Nevin Lawson (Detroit Lions) - Lawson totaled five tackles in the Lions' loss to the Chicago Bears.

Southern Utah

LeShaun Sims (Tennessee Titans) - Sims had one total tackle in the Titan’s win.

Weber State

Taron Johnson (Buffalo Bills) - Johnson had two total tackles before injuring his shoulder and missing the rest of the game.

Jeff Thomas

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