Each week after the NFL has completed its slate of games (starting with Thursday night football and ending after Monday night football) this series will take a look at news and statistics surrounding former Utah State Aggies players.
New York Giants
Kyler Fackrell made a massive play in a 37-34 loss to the Cowboys when he picked off Dak Prescott and returned the interception 46 yards for a touchdown. He made three tackles in the game and overall has 13 tackles and 2 sacks on the season and now has an interception to add to those numbers. As predicted earlier, Fackrell’s playing time has significantly increased, going from 74% of the defensive snaps a week ago to 98% this past weekend. Fackrell started the year at 44% of the defensive snaps.
Bobby Wagner had 14 total tackles in a 27-26 win against the Vikings. On the year Wagner has 52 total tackles and a tackle for loss as he continues to put up productive numbers.
Las Vegas Raiders
This past weekend, Nevin Lawson had his best game of the season. He had 6 total tackles, a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit in a 40-32 win against the Chiefs. Lawson started off the year playing on 22% of the defensive snaps but over the past two weeks, the time on the field has significantly increased from 22% to 95% and 90% the past two weeks. On the year, Lawson has posted 16 tackles and a tackle for loss.
Los Angeles Chargers
Nick Vigil was questionable this week and only played on 1% of the defensive snaps and 63% of the special teams snaps, totaling two total tackles. Overall Vigil has seven total tackles and a fumble recovery this year.
After appearing on two offensive snaps against Arizona, Tyler Larsen did not appear on any offensive snaps against the Falcons and saw a decrease in special teams snaps from six to five on Sunday. Larsen has not started a game since the 2018 season.
Kansas City Chiefs
Darwin Thompson has not seen any offensive action on the field since a week three win against the Ravens where he had two rushes for 11 yards. He has appeared on special teams, most recently playing on 42% of the special teams snaps in a loss to the Raiders. This season Thompson has rushed six times for 32 yards and has not scored a touchdown yet.
Patrick Scales has been in the NFL since the 2014 season and is still awaiting his first career start. He has five tackles in his career and didn’t have any tackles in his first two years. He has not yet appeared on any defensive snaps but has appeared on some special teams snaps, averaging an appearance on 30.2% of the special teams snaps.
Green Bay Packers
One of the players in the NFL that Utah State fans were very excited to see was Jordan Love, but it is still very unclear as to when he will get to see any time on the field. He has not appeared on any offensive or special teams snaps for the Packers but hopefully he’ll at least get some opportunity to play soon.
And the most productive former Aggie of the week is...
Kyler Fackrell for the second week in a row and third time this season. Yes Fackrell only had three tackles, however he also had a pick six that was a big play at the time because it put the Giants up 14-3. Nevin Lawson is the second choice as he had six tackles and a tackle for loss and his seen his playing time significantly increase.