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Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL Week 5: Great Efforts, but Not Enough for the Win

Nick NafpliotisCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2016

Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL Week 5: Great Efforts, but Not Enough for the Win

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    Week 4 of the NFL season saw very good individual efforts from some of the University of Kentucky alumni that are playing in the NFL. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to lift any of their teams to victory.

    The following is a recap of the performances this past week by Kentucky Wildcat alumni in the NFL, including the return of someone who was initially cut from the training camp roster before the season began.

Wesley Woodyard, Denver Broncos

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    vs. New England Patriots

    11 tackles, 0.5 sacks

    Wesley Woodyard had a huge game for his defensive unit, but it was not enough to stop the New England Patriots' offense, who defeated the Denver Broncos 31-21 (the three turnovers by the Denver offense didn't help, either).

     

    Next Opponent

    Monday, October 15 @ San Diego Chargers at 8:30 p.m. ET

Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

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    vs. Indianapolis Colts

    4 rec, 82 yards, 1 TD

    3 KOR, 95 yards

    4 PR, 19 yards

    In addition to his second quarter, 31-yard touchdown reception, Randall Cobb made two huge catches on the Green Bay Packers' final drive to help put them in field goal range to tie the game.

    Unfortunately for them, the kick was wide right, resulting in a 30-27 Indianapolis Colts win.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, October 14 @ Houston Texans at 8:20 p.m. ET

Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

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    vs. San Francisco 49ers

    6 rec, 39 yards

    It may not have been much, but Stevie Johnson was one of the few players able to get any positive yardage at all for the Buffalo Bills, who were crushed by the San Francisco 49ers 45-3.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, October 14 @ Arizona Cardinals at 4:05 p.m. ET

Tim Masthay, Green Bay Packers

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    vs. Indianapolis Colts

    7 punts, 45.1 yard average, 4 inside 20-yard line

    The Ginger with the Golden Boot did all he could to give the Green Bay Packers the edge in field position, but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Indianapolis Colts, 30-27.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, October 14 @ Houston Texans at 8:20 p.m. ET

Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos

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    vs, New England Patriots

    6 rec, 50 yards

    Despite a good day for the Denver Broncos offense, they were unable to overcome three costly turnovers, falling to the New England Patriots, 31-21.

     

    Next Opponent

    Monday, October 15 @ San Diego Chargers at 8:30 p.m. ET

Alfonso Smith, Arizona Cardinals

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    vs. St. Louis Rams

    1 rec, 13 yards

    With Beanie Wells out until at least Thanksgiving and Ryan Williams out for the rest of the season (per Bob Baum at Yahoo Sports), the Arizona Cardinals have re-signed Alfonso Smith to help shore up their depleted running back corps.

    The Cardinals lost to the St. Louis Rams 17-3 this past Thursday, but hopefully Smith gets an opportunity to show what he can do in the weeks to come.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, October 14 vs. Buffalo Bills at 4:05 p.m. ET

Danny Trevathan, Denver Broncos

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    vs. New England Patriots

    3 tackles

    After getting his first NFL regular season tackle last week, Danny Trevathan continues to work himself into the Denver Broncos defensive rotation.


    Next Opponent

    Monday, October 15 @ San Diego Charters at 8:30 p.m. ET

Garry Williams, Carolina Panthers

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    It was not a good day for Garry Williams and the Carolina Panthers offensive line. They were only able to gain 82 yards on the ground and allowed Cam Newton to get sacked four times en route to a 16-12 loss against the Seattle Seahawks.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, October 21 vs. Dallas Cowboys at 1 p.m. ET



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