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Eagles in the NFL - Week 3

Another week has passed in the 2020 NFL season, and some former Boston College Football players were in action during Week 3. Let’s check out how a few of them fared this week: 

Matt Ryan - QB Atlanta Falcons - (BC 2003-2007):

Week 3 (Bears 30, Falcons 26): The Falcons choked the 16-point lead they held heading into the fourth quarter, behind Matt Ryan’s 238 passing yards on 19 completions in 38 attempts. Ryan had a one-yard TD throw to TE Hayden Hurst in the first quarter and just couldn’t get anything else going in the game offensively. He threw an interception with 1:14 left in the game on a potential game-winning drive, as the Falcons dropped to a disappointing 0-3 early in the season.

Week 4 Matchup: Falcons vs. Packers, Monday 8:15 p.m. 

John Johnson III - FS Los Angeles Rams - (BC 2013-2016):

Week 3 (Bills 35, Rams 32): Johnson had a strong outing this week, racking in seven tackles (five solo) along with an interception, in a nail-biting loss to the Bills. The Rams were down 28-3 with 8:05 left in the third quarter. Then, Jared Goff led the offense with four straight scoring drives combined with multiple defensive stops, including a Johnson interception late in the third, to eventually take the lead with roughly four minutes left to play. The Bills marched down the field and retook the lead with 15 seconds left, and it was too little too late for the Rams, as they dropped their first game of the season.

Week 4 Matchup: Rams vs. Giants, Sunday 4:05 p.m. 

Matt Milano - OLB Buffalo Bills - (BC 2013-2016):

Week 3 (Bills 35, Rams 32): The Bills-Rams showdown this week featured two former Eagles squaring off, as defensive stud Matt Milano of the Bills put up equally formidable stats to his former BC teammate, Johnson. Milano recorded eight tackles, including one sack, as the Buffalo Bills improved to an impressive 3-0 in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1991 and third time in franchise history. 

Week 4 Matchup: Bills vs. Raiders, Sunday 4:25 p.m. 

Justin Simmons - FS Denver Broncos - (BC 2013-2015):

Week 3 (Buccaneers 28, Broncos 10): Broncos safety, Justin Simmons, posted the same exact tackling numbers as last week, a total of eight, with seven of them being solo efforts. Unfortunately, his solid defensive effort didn’t permeate with the rest of his team, as the Broncos gave up 28 points to a Tom Brady-led Buccaneers team. The Broncos, who have already suffered key injuries early on this season, fall to an 0-3 start. 

Week 4 Matchup: Broncos vs. Jets, Thursday 8:20 p.m.

Kevin Pierre-Louis - OLB Washington Football Team - (BC 2010-2013):

Week 3 (Browns 34, Washington 20): Unfortunately, Pierre-Louis couldn’t carry over his stellar form from Week 2, when he recorded 16 tackles and one forced fumble, as he was only able to muster four tackles in a tough 14-point loss to the Cleveland Browns. Washington held a three-point advantage heading into the fourth, but Baker Mayfield was able to lead the Browns to score 17 unanswered points in the fourth. Washington, who are now 1-2 and have lost two straight, sit tied for first in the NFC East with Dallas. 

Week 4 Matchup: Washington vs. Ravens, Sunday 1 p.m.

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