We’re creeping near the halfway point of the NFL season, and for most Northwestern alumni in the pros, it’s been a successful few months. Here’s how the former Wildcats did this week.
Dean Lowry, Packers
Lowry got in on just four defensive snaps for the Packers in their 26-10 win over the Bears on Thursday. The rookie did not register a tackle.
Sherrick McManis, Bears
In his team’s loss to the Packers, McManis played on 22 special teams snaps (92%). The team captain registered two stops.
Corbin Bryant, Bills
Bryant saw some of his most extensive action this season, playing on 37 snaps (51%) defensively and 13 snaps (41%) on special teams against the Dolphins on Sunday. He registered just one tackle, though, and the Bills were torn apart by Miami running back Jay Ajayi, who ran for an absurd 214 yards. The Bills lost 28-25.
Ibraheim Campbell, Browns
It was another long day to be a Brown. Cleveland couldn’t stop the run in a 31-17 loss to in-state and AFC North rival Cincinnati. Campbell started and registered two tackles while playing on 27 snaps (44%) defensively and 19 snaps (70%) on special teams. His teammate, Dan Vitale, was inactive.
Zach Strief, Saints
Surprise! The ever-reliable Strief didn’t miss a snap and played well despite his team’s 21-27 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City. Kansas City did not register a sack, though. Another job well-done.
Trevor Siemian, Broncos
All he does is win. Touchdown Trevor is now 5-1 as a starter after a 27-9 win over Houston on Monday night. Siemian’s numbers weren’t pretty — 14 of 25, 157 yards, one touchdown — but it was more than enough for the hosts to get a much-needed win. The Broncos ran the ball well and Siemian took care of the ball. That’s a formula for success He missed on a few throws, but also had several well-placed balls that should have been caught. Here’s his lone touchdown, to Demaryius Thomas. On the other side, former Wildcat Brian Peters was inactive for the Texans.