Hawkeyes in the NFL Week 7: Micah Hyde Takes It to the House
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The 45-yard return to the house by the former Hawkeye sealed Buffalo’s 31-21 victory against Miami Sunday. Hyde is enjoying a strong season for a 5-1 Bills outfit whose only loss was to unbeaten New England. Hyde picked off future hall of famer Tom Brady in that contest.
“Watching film, we understand they do the high bounce to the left. I’m the left catcher. I have faith in my guys up front that they’re going to block. I’ve been in some games, big games, where the onside kick didn’t go our way. So I kind of have in my head, ‘Just go up and get it.’ If I get hit, come down with the football. I can go in the training room after the game,” Hyde said.
He couldn’t resist running it back.
“It was one of those plays that … it’s good to score. Could’ve went down to end the game. I literally caught the ball and was like, ‘Yo, there is nobody here.’ And the end zone was just there like, ‘Auhhhh,’ and I just went,” Hyde said.
Hyde was credited with five tackles, all solo, during Sunday’s win. For the season, he has registered 21 stops (15 solo, one for loss) to go with two passes defended and a forced fumble.
Other notes for Hawkeyes in the NFL for Week 7…
-Linebacker Anthony Hitchens returned from an injured groin in style during the Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-6 domination of the Denver Broncos Thursday night. He was credited with six tackles (five solo), two sacks, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble. Teammate and fellow linebacker Ben Niemann contributed five tackles (four solo, one for loss).
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For Denver, tight end Noah Fant caught one of five targets for seven yards. Linebacker Josey Jewell posted a tackle.
-Jaleel Johnson picked up an unassisted tackle during the Minnesota Vikings’ 42-30 triumph against the Detroit Lions. Left offensive tackle Riley Reiff delivered 73 snaps for the winners.
Detroit rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson caught three of five targets for 32 yards.
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-Veteran right offensive tackle Brian Bulaga recorded 54 snaps during the Green Bay Packers’ 42-24 blowout of the Oakland Raiders. Defensive back Josh Jackson registered a solo tackle for the winning side.
-The San Francisco 49ers remained unbeaten with a 9-0 win against the Washington Redskins in a rain storm. Tight end George Kittle caught three of five targets for 38 yards in the win.
Guard Brandon Scherff played 48 snaps in a losing effort.
-Center James Ferentz lined up at fullback Monday night, clearing the way for a Sony Michel touchdown run during the New England Patriots’ 33-0 victory against the New York Jets.
-The Baltimore Ravens picked up a big, 30-16 victory at the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. All-pro guard Marshal Yanda lined up for 59 snaps in the win.
-Defensive back Desmond King produced three tackles (one solo) during the Los Angeles Chargers’ 23-20 loss at the Tennessee Titans. Rookie safety Amani Hooker chipped in a solo tackle for the winners.
-Defensive end Adrian Clayborn produced a solo tackle during the Atlanta Falcon’s 37-10 loss against the Los Angeles Rams. Guard Austin Blythe played 76 snaps for the winners.
-Carl Davis logged seven snaps at defensive tackle during the Indianapolis Colts’ 30-23 win against the Houston Texans.
-Center James Daniels saw 65 snaps during the Chicago Bears’ 36-35 loss to the New Orleans Saints.