Bison in the NFL update

Week 1 –

Carson Wentz, QB Washington Commanders W 28-22 Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 

27-41 313 Yds 4 TD 2 INT; 6 Car 12 Yds 0 TD 

In his first game with the Washington Commanders, former Bison quarterback Carson Wentz threw for four touchdowns and over 300 yards in a season-opening win. Wentz threw a go-ahead touchdown to rookie receiver Jahan Dotson with less than two minutes to go in the game. Washington will play the Lions next Sunday in Detroit at noon on FOX. 

Cordell Volson, OL Cincinnati Bengals L 23-20 (OT) Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 

2022 4th Round offensive lineman Cordell Volson made his NFL debut Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers starting at left guard. Volson played all 100 offensive snaps for the Bengals in their defeat. The Bengals did not have their A game on Sunday as Joe Burrow was sacked 7 times and threw four interceptions in one of the craziest games I have ever watched. Cincinnati will travel to play the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday at 3:25 on CBS. 

Chris Board, LB Detroit Lions L 38-35 Vs. Philadelphia Eagles 

1 Tackle, 1 QB Hit, 37 Defensive Snaps Played 

Coming from Baltimore to Detroit on a 1-year $2 million deal, Board made his Lions debut against the Philadelphia Eagles. In a high-scoring slugfest in the Motor City, Board and the Lions had difficulty controlling the Eagles’ run game which ran for 216 yards on the day. Board would be on the field primarily on special teams but did see some time at linebacker as well. Detroit will host former Bison teammate Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders next Sunday at noon on FOX. 

Trey Lance, QB San Francisco 49ers L 19-10 @ Chicago Bears 

13-28 164 Yds 0 TD 1 INT; 13 Car 54 Yds 0 TD 

Despite Jimmy Garoppolo quarterbacking the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game last January, 49ers’ Head Coach Kyle Shanahan named 2nd-year quarterback Trey Lance the starter for the 2022 season. While heading over to Soldier Field in Chicago, Lance and the 49ers were met with less-than-ideal field conditions. Due to the heavy rain, the 49ers had difficulty getting anything going offensively, scoring just 10 points on the day. San Francisco will take on Seattle next Sunday at 3:05 on FOX for their home opener. 

Christian Watson, WR Green Bay Packers L 23-7 @ Minnesota Vikings 

2 Rec 34 Yds 0 TD; 1 Car 7 Yds 0 TD 

After drawing praise from quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the prior week to the Packers’ opening game, Watson made his NFL debut Sunday in Minneapolis; less than 250 miles from his alma mater. In his first game, Watson recorded just three touches for 41 yards as the Packers were defeated by the Vikings 23-7. Green Bay will host rival Chicago Bears next week on Sunday Night Football at 7:20 p.m. 

Dillon Radunz, OL Tennessee Titans L Vs. New York Giants 21-20 

After playing in 12 games in his rookie year last season, Radunz is currently the second-string left guard behind Nate Davis. Radunz only played five total snaps as the Titans fell to the Giants 21-20 at home. Titans running back and former Offensive Player of the Year Derrick Henry was held to just 82 yards rushing on the day. Radunz and the Titans have a tough matchup next week as they travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills on Monday Night Football at 6:15 on ESPN. 

Ben Ellefson, TE Minnesota Vikings W Vs. Green Bay Packers 23-7 

1 Rec 2 Yds 0 TD 

While sitting behind teammates Irv Smith Jr and Johnny Mundt, Ellefson saw few opportunities this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. He recorded one catch for two yards in the Vikings’ 23-7 win over Green Bay. Minnesota travels to Philadelphia for Week 2 and will play Monday at 7:30 on ABC as a part of Monday Night Football’s doubleheader. 

Billy Turner, OL Denver Broncos L @ Seattle Seahawks 17-16 

Turner returns to the Broncos on a 1-year, $2.5 million contract after spending the last three seasons in Green Bay. Turner previously played for the Broncos from 2016-2018, starting in 11 games his last season in Denver. Turner was inactive in week 1 at Seattle on Monday Night Football with a knee injury but is set to be the starting right tackle when healthy. The Broncos fell to the Seahawks 17-16 after a 64-yard Bronco field goal hooked wide left. Denver returns home to host Houston at 3:25 on CBS next Sunday. 

Derrek Tuszka, LB Tennessee Titans L Vs. New York Giants 21-20 

Derrek Tuszka is now with his third team in just three seasons. While he may have been inactive for the Titans’ season-opener, he still has a spot on the active roster. In Sunday’s matchup against the Giants, Tuszka and his defensive teammates had a heck of time slowing down Giants running back Saquon Barkley who racked up 164 yards rushing on the day as the Titans fell to the Giants 21-20 in a down-to-the-wire finish in Nashville. As previously mentioned, Tennessee will travel to Buffalo for Monday Night Football at 6:15 on ESPN in Week 2. 

Joe Haeg, OL Cleveland Browns W @ Carolina Panthers 26-24 

Haeg signed with Cleveland just one week prior to their season-opening game against Carolina. While Haeg did not register any on-field action, the Browns’ offensive line helped running back Nick Chubb to 141 yards rushing while defeating Carolina 26-24. Cleveland returns home next Sunday to take on the New York Jets at noon on CBS. 

Jabril Cox, LB Dallas Cowboys L Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-3 

Cox tore his ACL last season in a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings and has not seen the field since. He will have to wait a little longer to get back on the field as Cox was inactive for their season-opening game against Tampa Bay. Dallas lost 19-3 to the Buccaneers giving up over 100 rushing yards to Leonard Fournette and the Tampa Bay running game. Dallas also lost quarterback Dak Prescott to a hand injury as well. Cox and the Cowboys will host the reigning AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday at 3:25 on CBS. 

Easton Stick, QB Los Angeles Chargers W Vs. Las Vegas Raiders 24-19 

Stick is the third-string quarterback for the Chargers entering the 2022 season. Therefore, he was inactive against the Raiders this past Sunday as he sits behind starter Justin Herbert and Chase Daniel. The Chargers defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 24-19 at home in week 1, forcing three interceptions from Raider quarterback Derek Carr. The Chargers will have a short turnaround as they play Thursday at Kansas City. The game is on Prime Video at 7:15. 

Darrius Shepherd, WR Denver Broncos* L @ Seattle Seahawks 17-16 

Despite just being cut by the Broncos, Shepherd was added back to the Broncos’ Practice Squad shortly after. The Broncos would fall to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football 17-16. Denver returns home to host Houston at 3:25 on CBS next Sunday. 

Brayden Thomas, DE Los Angeles Rams* L Vs. Buffalo Bills 31-10 

After signing with Los Angeles following the 2022 Draft, Thomas remains on the Rams’ Practice Squad. Thanks to Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, the Rams were defeated 

31-10 on opening night. Los Angeles will host Atlanta next Sunday at 3:05 on FOX. 

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