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Utes in the NFL week 3

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Here’s a recap of what some former Utah Utes did in the NFL this week.

Eric Weddle

The former Ute had six tackles in the Rams’ win. The most memorable tackle from the night came at 9:15 left in the game. That’s when Weddle delivered a huge hit on Nick Chubb to stop the Browns on fourth down.

Matt Gay

With four seconds left on the clock and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down by one point, the former Utah kicker had the chance to win the game for the team. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as Gay planned, and he missed the potential game-winner with the ball being pushed to the right. There was a weird series of events that lead up to this kick. Coach Bruce Arians took a delay of game penalty to push the kick back. Arians believed Gay would benefit from having the ball a few yards back and in the center of the field. I wonder if there would’ve been a different outcome if the ball would have been kicked from the 29-yard line as it was originally supposed to be.

Cody Barton

Cody Barton nailed the first fumble recovery of his NFL season. But that’s not what everyone is talking about. The former Ute injured his head coach Pete Carroll, too. Carroll had strips of sports tape on his noise. The reason, you ask? Carroll got caught right in the middle of a pass thrown by Barton. Caroll later told reporters he wished the incident wasn’t caught on camera because he wanted to make up a good story to explain his face.

Marquise Blair

The former Utah safety had a tackle in the Seahawks loss to the Saints.