With no Trevor Siemian this weekend, it wasn’t quite the same watching football on Sunday rooting for former Wildcats. Nonetheless, some made big impacts in what was a mixed bag of results.
Corbin Bryant - Bills
Bryant seems to have locked down a starting spot in the middle of the Buffalo defensive line, and he recorded one tackle in the team’s 30-19 win over Los Angeles. He played on 40 defensive snaps (60 percent) and 15 special teams snaps (68 percent). Unfortunately, he also racked up two penalties. Still, the Bills are streaking, having won three in a row.
Dean Lowry - Packers
Lowry and the Packers also picked up a win, defeating the Giants on Sunday night. The Green Bay defense managed to hold Eli Manning and co. to just 16 points and keep them out of the endzone until late in the game. Lowry, however, played on just eight snaps, all defensive, which accounted for 14 percent.
Ibraheim Campbell - Browns
The long season continues for the Browns, but Campbell was back and healthy for Cleveland after missing a few games with a hamstring issue. The former fourth-rounder had five tackles — three solo — and played on about half of the Browns’ defensive snaps.
Sherrick McManis - Bears
Chicago fell in a close one to Indianapolis. McManis played on 26 special teams snaps (79 percent).
Brian Peters - Texans
We couldn’t save Siemian for last this week, so we went with the next best option: Brian Peters. The special teams ace kicked off for the Texans this week. Yes, you read that right: kicked off. “Isn’t he a linebacker?” you might wonder. Well, yes, but clearly his leg is good enough to help out in a different way.
O'Brien said using Brian Peters on kickoffs was to change things up. Peters had kicked a few very different kicks during week in practice.— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) October 10, 2016
He played on 10 special teams snaps (34 percent) overall, with neither Minnesota return making it past its own 25. The Texans lost 31-13, though, and Peters is considered day-to-day after a minor injury.