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Cards in the NFL: Week 5


Indianapolis Colts v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Sorry for the delay on this. Life happens. Here is your weekly report on how the former Louisville Cardinals did in the NFL over the weekend in week five.

Jaire Alexander


Green Bay Packers

Alexander was placed on Injured Reserve and may need surgery for his sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. He is in jeopardy of missing the rest of the season.

Season: Four games, 13 tackles (9 solo), one interception, three passes defended.

Tutu Atwell

Wide Receiver

Los Angeles Rams

Atwell subbed in at wide receiver but did not have a reception. He had one punt return for 11 yards and three kickoff returns for 61 yards. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 26-17.

Season: Five games, five punt returns for 24 yards, one fair catch. Three kick returns for 61 yards.

Mekhi Becton

Offensive Tackle

New York Jets

Becton injured his knee in week one and is expected to miss another 1-5 weeks.

Season: One game, started and was injured.

Teddy Bridgewater


Denver Broncos

Teddy started and completed 24 of 38 passes for 288 yards (long of 39 yards), two touchdowns and one interception. His QB rating was 92.9. He rushed one time for 11 yards. He was sacked two times for 20 yards. The Broncos lost to the Steelers 27-19.

Season: Five games, 104/149 (69.8%) for 1,180 yards (long of 55 yards), seven touchdowns, one interception, sacked 11 times, QB rating 106.1. 13 rushes for 57 yards (long of 13 yards).

Geron Christian

Offensive Line

Houston Texans

Christian subbed on the offensive line. The Texans lost to the Patriots 25-22.

Season: Has played in three of five games so far.

Dorian Etheridge


Atlanta Falcons

Etheridge subbed in at linebacker in a 27-20 win over the New York Jets.

Season: Five games played, one tackle.

Jonathan Greenard

Defensive End

Houston Texans

Greenard started at defensive end and had three solo tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, and one QB hit. The Texans lost to the Patriots 25-22.

Season: Three games, seven tackles (five solo), two sacks, one forced fumble.

Lamar Jackson


Baltimore Ravens

Lamar started and completed 37 of 43 passes for 442 yards (long of 43 yards), four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a QB rating of 140.5. He rushed 14 times for 62 yards (long of 13 yards). He was sacked two times for five yards. The Ravens defeated the Colts 31-25 in overtime on Monday Night Football.

You know by now, Lamar was the man and did things that have never been done. No, literally. No QB has ever completed 86% of his passes while throwing for over 400 yards. He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Season: Five games, 112/167 (67.1%) for 1,519 yards, eight touchdowns, three interceptions, sacked 13 times, QB rating 104.4. 56 rushing attempts for 341 yards (long of 31 yards), two touchdowns.

John Miller

Offensive Line

Carolina Panthers

Miller started at guard in a 21-18 loss to the Eagles.

Season: Miller has started in all five games this season.

DeVante Parker

Wide Receiver

Miami Dolphins

Parker (shoulder/hamstring) was inactive for the Dolphins 45-17 loss to the Bucs.

Season: Four games, 32 targets, 17 receptions for 242 yards (long of 42 yards), one touchdown.

Sheldon Rankins

Defensive Line

New York Jets

Rankins subbed in at defensive tackle and had two tackles (one solo). The Jets lost to the Falcons 27-20.

Season: Five games, six tackles (three solo), one sack, one fumble recovery.