VFLs In NFL: Patterson’s Big Season Continues

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    The NFL season is in full swing as week four is nearly in the books. Let’s see how active Vols performed at the highest level of football in week nine.

    * Cam Sutton and the Pittsburgh Steelers play on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears.

    VFLs In The NFL — Week Nine

    Tennessee @ Los Angeles Rams

    Morgan Cox — TEN LS

    • 33% of special teams snaps in 28-16 win

    Cleveland @ Cincinnati 

    Malik Jackson — CLE DT

    • 47% of defensive snaps and 4% of special teams snaps in 41-16 win

    John Kelly — CLE RB

    • 54% of special teams snaps

    Houston @ Miami

    Justin Coleman — MIA DB

    • One interception and one pass break up in 17-9 win
    • 20% of defensive snaps and 33%. of special teams snaps

    Michael Palardy — MIA Punter

    • Five punts for 207 yards

    Atlanta @ New Orleans

    Cordarrelle Patterson — ATL RB

    • Nine carries for 10 yards in 27-25 win
    • Six catches for 126 yards
    • 56% of offensive snaps and 22% of special teams snaps

    Alvin Kamara — NO RB

    • 13 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown
    • Four catches for 54 yards
    • 68% of offensive snaps

    Marquez Callaway — NO WR

    • Three catches for 25 yards and a touchdown
    • 79% of offensive plays

    Shy Tuttle — NO DT

    • Three tackles and one tackle for loss
    • 54% of defensive snaps and 11% of special teams snaps

    New England @ Carolina

    Jakob Johnson — NE FB

    • 34% of offensive snaps and 50% of special teams snaps in 24-6 win

    Los Angeles Chargers @ Philadelphia 

    Josh Palmer — LAC WR

    • Two catches for 22 yards in 27-24 win
    • 30% of offensive snaps, 21% of special teams snaps

    Derek Barnett — PHI DE

    • Two tackles
    • 80% of defensive snaps, 18% of special teams snaps

    Green Bay @ Kansas City

    Trey Smith — KC OG

    • 100% of offensive snaps in 13-7 win

    Arizona @ San Fransisco 

    Jauan Jennings— SF WR

    • 8% of offensive snaps, 15% of special teams snaps in 31-17 loss

    Emmanuel Mosely — SF DB

    • Five tackles and one tackle for loss
    • 100% of defensive snaps
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