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Hoosiers in the NFL: 2020 season week two results

Somewhere IU offensive line coach Darren Hiller was smiling.

Four former IU offensive linemen started in NFL games on Sunday, and in total 6 former IU offensive linemen are with NFL teams right now.

11 former Hoosiers are in the league in various capacities.

Take a look at how they did in week two with our quick weekly recap of the Hoosiers in the NFL.

Tevin Coleman (RB) – San Francisco 49ers

Coleman rushed 14 times for 12 yards, and caught 2 passes for 28 yards.  Starting running back Raheem Mostert left the game with an injury.  That gave Coleman a bigger role as the game wore on, and could mean he is the starter next week if he is healthy.  Coleman also suffered a knee injury in the contest.

Dan Feeney (OL) – Los Angeles Chargers

Feeney started for the second straight week at center in a frustrating overtime loss for the Chargers.  L.A. rushed for 183 yards on 44 attempts and the offensive line allowed only two sacks as rookie quarterback Justin Herbert threw for over 300 yards.

Jordan Howard (RB) – Miami Dolphins

Howard isn’t putting up great rushing numbers so far this year, but he found the end zone again in week two in a Miami loss.  Howard carried 5 times for 4 yards.  The touchdown was the 34th of his career

On the season Howard has rushed 13 times for 11 yards and two touchdowns in his first season for Miami.

Brandon Knight (OL) – Dallas Cowboys

Knight earned his second start of his career.  Protecting Dak Prescott’s blind side at left tackle, Knight was part of an amazing come-from-behind win as Dallas moved to 1-1.  Dallas rushed 31 times for 125 yards and allowed just one sack.

Wes Martin (OL) – Washington

Martin earned his second straight start of the season and seventh of his career as Washington fell to 1-1 on the season.  Washington rushed 23 times for 117 yards, but allowed 4 sacks.

Rodger Saffold (OL) – Tennessee Titans

Saffold appeared in his 132nd career game and earned his 129th career start as Tennessee moved to 2-0.  Now in year 11 in the NFL, Saffold  is IU’s longest tenured active player in the NFL.  Tennessee rushed 34 times for 123 yards and allowed just one sack.

Jason Spriggs (OL) – Chicago Bears

Spriggs was active for the second straight week as the Bears won their home opener.

Nate Sudfeld (QB) – Philadelphia Eagles

Sudfeld was deactivated in week two as Jalen Hurts dressed as the backup quarterback.  That was a role reversal from week one for the Eagles’ backup quarterbacks.  Philadelphia dropped to 0-2 on the season.

Ian Thomas (TE) – Carolina Panthers

Thomas had no targets in week two after corralling just two catches for 16 yards in week one.  It is a surprisingly slow start as Thomas assumed the starting role in 2020.  Carolina fell to 0-2 on the season.

Nick Westbrook (WR) – Tennessee Titans

Westbrook was moved up to the 53-man roster from the practice squad last week but he was inactive for week one.  This week Westbrook was on the active gameday roster and saw the first game action of his professional career.  Westbrook did not register any stats.

Simon Stepaniak (OL) – Green Bay Packers

The Packers rookie is on the non football injury list for at least the first six weeks of the season as he continues to recover from knee surgery.


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