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Northwestern NFL Recap, Week 6: Trouble in Trevorland

Trevor Siemian led the league in passing yards in Week 6, but don’t let that fool you.

New York Giants v Denver Broncos Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

When you check out the statistical leaders from Week 6 in the 2017 NFL season, you’re greeted with a familiar face.

That face belongs to Trevor Siemian, whose 376 passing yards in the Broncos’ Sunday night game against the Giants were a career high and led the entire league. That seems like a good thing, right?

Well, it is...but it doesn’t nearly tell the whole story of Siemian’s outing. The Broncos lost, 23-10, to the previously winless Giants, and Trevor threw two ugly picks while completing less than 60 percent of his passes (29 for 50).

His first interception was both a bad decision and a bad throw.

Later in the quarter, the same can be said about this pick-six.

To make matters worse, Siemian hurt his left shoulder diving after Jenkins and was forced out of the game on the ensuing possession. Brock Osweiler came in, but Siemian was able to return in the second half, where he played well (including a nice TD pass) but not well enough to get Denver out of the massive hole he helped create.

More often than not, Siemian throwing the ball all over the field hasn’t been a winning strategy for the Broncos.

Now, it’s unclear whether or not Siemian was even healthy in the second half. His shoulder is apparently still bothering him, and he’ll get an MRI on Monday.

Things could be going better for our favorite NFL starting QB.

Sherrick McManis - Chicago Bears

Let’s check in on an old friend, veteran special teamer Sherrick McManis, to see if any former Wildcats had a good Sunday.


McManis hurt his hamstring on a punt. After he left, the Bears gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown and a punt return for a touchdown. And somehow still won. Let’s hope the extremely valuable McManis is back soon.

The NU Showdown in Houston

Here’s a cool pic of former Cats Brian Peters, Ibraheim Campbell and Dan Vitale, who all played in the Browns-Texans game on Sunday.

Peters and Campbell combined for three tackles and Vitale caught a 7-yard reception.

Everyone else is hurt or didn’t do much

  • Dean Lowry, Green Bay Packers — still played a lot, two tackles in a loss to the Vikings
  • Anthony Walker Jr., Indianapolis Colts — injured and inactive
  • Zach Strief, New Orleans Saints — on IR, but could return before season’s end
  • Austin Carr, New Orleans Saints — inactive