Prokies: NFL Week 6
Khalil Herbert Continues to Shine in Chicago
With the return of David Montgomery to the Chicago run game, Khalil Herbert was expected to take a step back in his role in the Bears backfield. However in week 6, Khalil continued as the leading rusher in the Chicago running backs room. With 7 rushes for 75 yards, including a huge 64 yard gain, Herbert led the game in yards per carry at 10.7. Herbert will be difficult to deny as a leading rusher if he continues with similar production in the weeks to come.
See Khalil Herbert bust a 64 yard run in this Week's game below.
Is there anything cooler than seeing Justin Fields downfield blocking for Khalil Herbert? pic.twitter.com/U9VcYMc6yF— Sports ON Tap Chicago (@SONTChicago) October 14, 2022
Duane Brown Leads the Way
In Green Bay, the New York Jets visited the Packers as a heavy underdog. The Jets run game exploded early to stun the Packers defense on a long run led by Hokie Alumnus, Duane Brown. Brown came off a block and led Braxton Berrios down the field for a 20 yard touchdown on what could be one of the best blocking plays of the year. The touchdown made the game 10-3 to give the Jets the lead that propelled them to a win in Week 6.
Look below to see Duane Brown's block in the Jets win at Green Bay.
Logan Thomas Misses Game Against Chicago
Logan Thomas missed his second straight week after being questionable coming into Week 6 with a calf injury. With the Commanders offense continuing to struggle in through the air, look for an insertion of Thomas coming as soon as possible for Washington.
In other news from the Commanders, we saw one of the three former Hokie brothers in Kendall Fuller make his presence felt on Thursday. Fuller racked up 5 tackles in his effort against the Bears. Hokie alum Joey Slye knocked down two of his three field goal attempts to give Washington the edge over the Bears in a 12-7 win on Thursday night.
Edmunds Brothers Show Out in Close Wins
This weekend in Pittsburgh we saw a tightly contested defensive battle between the Steelers and the visiting Buccaneers. Tom Brady faced much challenge from the Steelers defense which was led by former Hokie Terrell Edmunds. Terrell was the leading tackler for the Steelers with 10, holding Brady and the Bucs offense to only 18 points in a close win.
On the other side of the family, Tremaine Edmunds led his team in tackles in the Bills visit to Arrowhead Stadium. As the captain of the Bills defense, Tremaine matched his brother with 10 tackles in a similarly defensive matchup against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Tremaine led the Bills to a close 24-20 win against Kansas City in Week 6.
Around the League
In other Hokie news, the Raiders saw a bye in week 6, however in week 5 the Las Vegas defense was led by Tech standout Divine Deablo. Deablo saw a game leading 10 tackles, 6 of which were solo, in a 29-30 loss to Kansas City.
Chuck Clarke has been a staple of the Baltimore Ravens defense for multiple years, and in week 6 he was the second leading defender in tackles with 6, all of which being solo tackles in a 20-24 loss to the New York Giants.
Christian Darrisaw continues to make his presence known on the Vikings offensive line in week 6. While allowing one hit on his QB this week, the former Hokie Darrisaw has yet to draw a penalty or allow a sack on Veteran Quarterback Kirk Cousins. Christian and the Vikings Offensive Line are a significant reason why the team holds a Division leading 5-1 record. Christian is rated as the 6th best Tackle so far this season per PFF rankings, with an overall rating of 79.8.
Another Offensive Lineman that has been dominating out of Virginia Tech is Wyatt Teller. Teller is currently the third highest rated Guard in the league per PFF rankings, with a overall rating of 85.3. Teller has been the most effective run blocker this season per PFF with the highest rating of any guard at 88.2. Unfortunately, Wyatt had to leave the Browns game this week against the Patriots due to a calf injury. Upon his return, Teller will continue his impressive play as one of the premier Offensive Lineman in the NFL.
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