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Five touchdowns in the NFL for a tight end seems good right?

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Week five in the NFL did not disappoint.

Fans everywhere watched DK Metcalf obliterate the Los Angeles Rams defense and was one of the only bright spots in a bleak Seahawks loss. Metcalf had five receptions for almost 100 yards and two touchdowns. In the middle of the game, quarterback Russell Wilson left the game with a finger injury and had surgery this week. He’s expected to be out for at least 6 weeks. It will be interesting to see how Metcalf and the Seahawks will be able to bounce back while waiting for Wilson to heal.

Tight end Dawson Knox continued to dominate against a very good Chiefs team. Knox had a touchdown and 117 yards in the AFC Title Game rematch. Knox now is tied with most receiving touchdowns in the NFL this season. Keep in mind he is a tight end.

Defensively, Robert Nkemdiche had himself a day with 10 tackles for the Seahawks, and D.J. Jones had four tackles and a sack for the Niners.

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  • Elijah Moore, New York Jets: The Jets traveled to London this week, and Moore was unable to catch either of his two targets. He did set up a pass interference penalty that led to a touchdown for New York. They didn’t get the win in England but will look ahead to maybe getting a win in New England next week.
  • DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks: DK Metcalf balled tf out against Jalen Ramsey and the Rams on Thursday. He had five receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks lost starting quarterback to a finger injury and were unable to get the win over the Rams.
  • A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans: A.J. Brown made his return this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brown is coming off of a hamstring injury but had an encouraging day with three receptions for 38 yards.
  • Robert Nkemdiche, Seattle Seahawks: Nkemdiche was a huge bright spot in the loss vs. the Rams and had 10 tackles.
  • Evan Engram, NY Giants: Averaged 13.8 yards on four receptions in the loss to the Cowboys.
  • Royce Newman, Green Bay Packers: Newman has been the clear starter for the entire season, and Sunday was no different. It’s always hard to talk about stats for an offensive lineman, but he helped take the Packers to another overtime win. So, he’s pretty legit.
  • Greg Little, Miami Dolphins: backup left tackle behind Austin Jackson
  • Bobby Massie, Denver Broncos: backup right tackle for a Broncos squad that just suffered their second straight loss
  • Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills: the starting TE for the Bills lit up the Kansas City Chiefs defense Sunday night with three receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown. Not bad for a guy who had zero touchdowns in college.
  • Scottie Phillips, Houston Texans: the third-string running back has yet to play in the 2021 season
  • Mike Hilton, Cincinnati Bengals: starting cornerback had four tackles in the overtime loss to the Packers
  • Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans: was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his left thumb that will require surgery, but Tunsil has decided to try and play through it.
  • Myles Hartsfield, Carolina Panthers: backup safety, on the injured reserve list for week five with a wrist injury.
  • AJ Moore, Houston Texans: recorded one tackle in loss to the Patriots
  • CJ Moore, Detroit Lions: backup safety, did not play in week five
  • D.J Jones, San Francisco 49ers: starting defensive tackle with four tackles and a sack in the loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Marquis Haynes, Carolina Panthers: backup defensive end behind Brian Burns, logged one tackle in week five
  • Jordan Wilkins, Indianapolis Colts: was out with illness in week five