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 had an uncharacteristically difficult outing in his team’s Monday Night Football loss to the Denver Broncos. The former UW Cowboy and current Bills superstar was 15-of-26 on passing attempts, well below his season’s completion percentage, and he also threw a pair of interceptions. He threw for 177 yards and a touchdown in the 24–22 loss.
Thus far on the season, Allen has thrown an even 2,600 yards and 19 touchdowns, while running another seven TDs in on the ground. He’s put up those numbers while maintaining a 70.3% completion percentage.
Allen leads the NFL in passing touchdowns. He also ranks third in the NFL in completion percentage and fourth in passing yards.
Marcus Epps, Las Vegas Raiders
Epps had a solid outing in his team’s 16–12 victory over the Jets on Sunday. The safety recorded four tackles in the outing.
Thus far in the 2023–24 season, Epps has 44 tackles.
Tashaun Gipson Sr., San Francisco 49ers
Though the 49ers enjoyed their most dominating victory of the season on Sunday, thrashing the Jaguars 34–3, the veteran Gipson did not play much of a role in the win.
Just one week after having his most impactful game of the year, the safety recorded just one tackle in Sunday’s win. He took the field for 95% of his team’s defensive downs.
Gipson currently has 31 tackles and an interception this season.
Carl Granderson, New Orleans Saints
Granderson performed well in his team’s contest against the Vikings on Sunday, though it wasn’t enough as they fell 27–19. He finished with four tackles and a stuff in the loss.
Granderson has racked up 44 tackles so far this season. He’s also forced and recovered a fumble this year.
Tyler Hall, Las Vegas Raiders
Hall hasn’t had many opportunities to show what he can do this season, but the cornerback was able to finish with a trio of tackles in his team’s win over the New York Jets.
Hall has 13 tackles thus far this year.
Chad Muma, Jacksonville Jaguars
Muma had a pair of tackles in his team’s defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. He did not take the field on any defensive downs, but appeared in 70% of his team’s special teams plays.
Muma has 15 total tackles so far in the 2023–24 season.
Mike Purcell, Denver Broncos
Purcell did not record a stat in his team’s upset victory over Buffalo this week in his limited playing time. He was on the field for a handful of special teams plays and just under half of the team’s defensive downs.
So far this season, Purcell has 10 tackles.
Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals
Wilson finished with five tackles, a sack and his first forced fumble of the season this week against the Houston Texans. Unfortunately, the effort was in vain, as Wilson’s team lost a 30–27 nail-biter.
Wilson’s 70 tackles on the season are tops on the team, and his three interceptions are second among the Bengals’ defensive players.
Andrew Wingard, Jacksonville Jaguars
Wingard had one of his best individual games of the season this week, though it came in his team’s resounding loss to San Francisco.
In the loss, Wingard had a season-high seven tackles.
On the season, he now has 23 tackles.