Myles Bryant celebrates his birthday with a gift from Trevor Lawrence
On his 24th birthday, Myles Bryant offered a second quarter interception on a spill from Trevor Lawrence, which helped the New England Patriots embarrass the Jacksonville Jaguars and their rookie quarterback on Sunday in a match which ended in 50-10.
Starting for the third time in four outings, the former University of Washington cornerback stole Lawrence’s finicky shot in the second quarter and hit the sideline 33 yards before being pushed out of bounds.
It marked Bryant’s second career NFL interception.
Bryant also had 3 tackles and one pass breakage against the Jags, and rebounded from a tough outing the week before in a 33-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills. In it, he took the blame for a faster Isaiah McKenzie that opened up for 11 receptions and 125 yards.
Otherwise, the second-year UW pro has been solid this season for New England, drawing repeated compliments for his game from coach Bill Belichick, not one to give unnecessary praise.
Lawrence, the No.1 pick in the NFL Draft in April but suffering from a 2-14 season in Jacksonville, hasn’t had much luck against former Husky defensive backs. Earlier in the season, Byron Murphy intercepted him twice for the Arizona Cardinals, returning one-for-one touchdown.
In Baltimore, former UW security Taylor Rapp found himself in an unusual situation. On the field, he shot the face mask … of his Los Angeles Rams teammate, Jalen Ramsey. The two went their separate ways during the Raven’s opening possession and Ramsey hit Rapp and the two had to be separated. No explanation has been offered for the angry moment.
The Rams ultimately won a 20-19 victory and Rapp finished with 6 tackles, including a loss tackle, while teammate and former Husky defensive tackle Greg Gaines, playing with a heavily bandaged hand, contributed 3 tackles.
In Seattle, former Huskies Will Dissly and Levi Onwuzurike faced off. They have both been defensive linemen at some point in UW. Now a tight end, Dissly caught a catch for 8 yards in the Seahawks’ 51-29 win over Detroit, while Onwuzurike, a DL rookie for the Lions, made 3 tackles.
The Arizona Cardinals went to Dallas and came out with a hard-earned 25-22 victory. For the winners, the aforementioned Byron Murphy had 7 tackles, including a broken pass, and former UW goalie Budda Baker totaled 3 tackles, including a sack, and had 2 defensive assists and a quarterback. .
In New Orleans, former Husky linebacker Shaq Thompson and cornerback Keith Taylor Jr. made 13 tackles for Carolina, Thompson had 7, including a pair of loss tackles. However, the Panthers fell to 18-10 against the Saints.
In the middle of Antonio Brown’s farewell tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, former Huskies forward Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and defensive tackle Vita Vea held on in the Buccaneers’ 28-24 win in Tampa Bay versus the New York Jets. Tryon-Shoyinka had 4 tackles, Vea 1.
In Nashville, former Husky defensive back Elijah Molden dropped off the COVID / reserve list to provide a tackle in the Tennessee Titans’ 34-3 win over Miami. Former UW teammate Myles Gaskin, still not 100% after his own bout with the virus, ran the ball 5 times over 23 yards for the Dolphins.
Former Husky cornerback Desmond Trufant provided a tackle in the Las Vegas Raiders’ 23-20 win at Indianapolis.
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