Tyler Biadasz made his first career start for the Cowboys, whose offensive line injuries are mounting. But Biadasz and the Dallas line did enough to help win a shootout against the visiting Giants, with a field goal as time expired lifting them to a 37-34 win. Dallas tallied 402 yards of offense, including 276 in the air. Biadasz had to deal with multiple quarterbacks after starter Dak Prescott was injured on a scramble.
From linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel forcing the first fumble of his NFL career to quarterback Russell Wilson pulling off yet another stunning comeback, here are six notable performances from former Wisconsin Badgers players in Week 5.
Tyler Biadasz — Cowboys
Alec Ingold — Raiders
Alec Ingold and the Raiders pulled off the biggest upset of the weekend, toppling defending Super Bowl champions Kansas City 40-32 at Arrowhead Stadium. Ingold caught two passes from quarterback Derek Carr, and gained 25 yards receiving. He was also a key factor in opening up holes in the running game that amassed 144 yards on the day.
Andrew Van Ginkel — Dolphins
Andrew Van Ginkel added to a dominant day for the Dolphins, who ran through the visiting 49ers 43-17. Van Ginkel had six total tackles, including a strip sack of San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. It was his first forced fumble in the NFL. He finished with 1½ tackles for loss.
J.J. Watt — Texans
After a tumultuous week in which the Texans fired general manager/coach Bill O’Brien, they were able to throttle the Jaguars 30-14. J.J. Watt recorded two tackles, defended a pass and recovered a fumble in the victory. Watt and O’Brien reportedly argued earlier this season, and the team’s players were in favor of O’Brien’s dismissal.
T.J. Watt — Steelers
The volume may not have been what we’ve come to expect from T.J. Watt, but each play he made Sunday against Philadelphia was impactful. Watt had three tackles, all for loss, and a sack of Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz, helping the Steelers to a 38-29 win. He’s tied for the league lead with nine tackles for loss.
Russell Wilson — Seahawks
Russell Wilson posted a signature comeback victory on Sunday Night Football, converting two fourth downs on the final drive to win 27-26. Wilson engineered a 13-play, 94-yard drive in 1 minute, 42 seconds to put his Seahawks ahead, connecting with receiver DK Metcalf on both fourth downs, one to extend the drive and the other to score the winning touchdown. Wilson tallied 217 yards and three touchdowns, and he leads the league with 19 touchdowns thrown.