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Northwestern in the NFL, Week Four: Anthony Walker Jr. balls out and Ifeadi Odenigbo gets a lot of exercise

And the Green Bay Wildcats stayed undefeated.

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The NFL season is a quarter old, and the league is trudging on despite its first significant in-season positive COVID tests after Week Three.

Ifeadi Odenigbo: Minnesota Vikings, DE

Odenigbo played 44 percent of snaps in the Vikings’ win over Houston. He recorded the 15th-longest tackle of the week, per, traveling 42.4 yards to limit Deshaun Watson to a gain of one on a scramble with under two-and-a-half minutes remaining in the game. He also registered a quarterback hit.

Week Five matchup: vs. Seattle Seahawks (7:20 p.m. CT)

Tyler Lancaster: Green Bay Packers, DE

Green Bay is 4-0 for the first time since 2015 as Aaron Rodgers reminds everyone he can still play at a very high level. The defense, which had struggled over the season’s first three games, limited Atlanta to 16 points, and Lancaster notched four tackles on just 35 percent of defensive snaps.

Week Five matchup: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3:25 p.m. CT)

Dean Lowry: Green Bay Packers, DE

Lowry had a quiet night, making just one tackle in Green Bay’s win over the Falcons.

Week Five matchup: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3:25 p.m. CT)

Anthony Walker, Jr: Indianapolis Colts, LB

Walker delivered his best game of the season, racking up 11 tackles (nine solo) and playing 54% of snaps as the Colts beat the Bears 19-11. The Colts, whose defense ranks tops in the league, have now won three straight and look to keep the streak alive when they square off with a hot Cleveland team next Sunday.

Week Five matchup: vs. Cleveland Browns (3:25 p.m. CT)

Justin Jackson: Los Angeles Chargers, RB

In only his second game of the season, Jackson carried the ball six times for just nine yards in the LA’s 38-31 loss to Tom Brady’s Bucs. Starting running back Austin Ekeler will be placed on injured reserve after leaving the game in the first quarter, leaving Jackson and rookie Joshua Kelley as the tandem to share time in the backfield. While Kelley projects higher on the depth chart, his fumbling tendency (twice in the last two games) means Jackson could see plenty of snaps alongside rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.

Week Five matchup: vs. New Orleans Saints (Monday, 7:20 p.m. CT)

Mike Kafka: Kansas City QB Coach

New England kept Patrick Mahomes and co. in check in the first half, allowing just six points. But the Chiefs made adjustments at the half and scored twenty points after the break. Mahomes finished 19-for-29 for 236 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City’s 26-10 victory.

Week Five matchup: vs. Las Vegas Raiders (12:00 p.m. CT)