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Pokes in the Pros: Week 9

In a rematch of the 2022 AFC divisional round playoff matchup, Casper native and Cincinnati Bengal Logan Wilson got the better of fellow former UW Poke Josh Allen.

Former UW Cowboy and current Cincinnati Bengal Logan Wilson runs with the ball following an interception in a previous NFL game. (Cap City News File Photo)

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has produced several NFL players currently making an impact. Here’s how they did in the most recent week’s slate of games.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Allen played well in his team’s Sunday game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but it wasn’t enough to lead his team to victory, as the Bills fell 24–18.

Allen threw for 258 yards on 26-for-38 passing, tossing a touchdown pass and running a second touchdown in on the ground.

On the season, Allen is second in the NFL in completions, completion percentage and passing touchdowns, sitting at 231 completed passes, a 71.3% completion percentage and 18 touchdowns through the air.

Marcus Epps, Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders’ safety had four tackles in his team’s dominating 30–6 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.

He took the field for almost every single defensive down his team played.

So far in the 2023–24 season, Epps has an even 40 tackles.

Tashaun Gipson Sr., San Francisco 49ers

Gipson and his 49ers did not take the field in Week 9, as the team enjoyed its bye. San Francisco will next be in action on the road at Jacksonville on Sunday, Nov. 12.

On the season, the 49ers’ veteran safety has 30 tackles and an interception.

Carl Granderson, New Orleans Saints

Granderson, who is having what is shaping up to be the best season of his young NFL career, had another solid outing on Sunday in a win against the Chicago Bears. Granderson finished the contest with five tackles and 3.5 stuffs.

He currently has 39 tackles and 5.5 sacks thus far in the season. He is on pace to setting his career highs for tackles in a year within the next two games, and has already tied his career high for sacks in a season.

Tyler Hall, Las Vegas Raiders

Tyler Hall took the field infrequently in his team’s win over the Giants, and did not record a stat.

Hall appeared in three defensive plays and four special teams plays for the Raiders.

He has 10 tackles on the season, all of which came in just two games, when injuries to other Raiders temporarily moved him up on the team’s depth chart.

Chad Muma, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars, like the 49ers, had their bye this past week and did not play.

Muma and the Jaguars will face off against San Francisco this Sunday.

Muma has 13 tackles so far in the season.

Mike Purcell, Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos were one of the other teams to not take the field in Week 9 due to the bye week.

Purcell and his teammates will next be in action in Week 10 against Buffalo.

Purcell has 10 tackles this season.

Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals

It was another excellent outing for the Casper native and former Natrona County Mustang on Sunday against the Bills, in a rematch of last season’s AFC divisional round playoff matchup.

On Sunday, Wilson recorded eight tackles, bringing his season total to 65. He also has a trio of interceptions on the season.

Andrew Wingard, Jacksonville Jaguars

Due to the bye week, Wingard was unable to take the field in Week 9.

When he returns to action against San Francisco this week, Wingard will be looking to follow up a stellar Week 8 performance that saw him finish with a season high in tackles to go along with the first interception of the season for him.

He has 16 tackles this season.

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