NFL Gamecock Recap: Clowney Gets First Sack

Buffalo Bills 31, Jacksonville Jaguars 34
Stephon Gilmore must've been suffering from jetlag, as he only recorded two tackles in the NFL's London-based game. The Bills defense has been hampered by a lack of consistent playcalling from Rex Ryan, and has been more conservative than in the past. At least Stephon wasn't the one who gave up the amazing game-winning touchdown pass to Allen Hurns. 

New Orleans Saints 27, Indianapolis Colts 21

Minnesota Vikings 28, Detroit Lions 19
Captain Munnerlyn had a similar day to Stephon Gilmore, recording only two tackles in the Vikings' win, but Devin Taylor produced better results, with four total tackles, three of which were solo.

Atlanta Falcons 10, Tennessee Titans 7
Mark this game down in history, because yesterday marked the occasion of Patrick DiMarco's first-ever NFL carry! Yes, DiMarco never had a single carry in his previous three seasons. Unfortunately, this carry came late in the game on third down, and he was promptly stuffed. But it wasn't a loss of yards, so we can take that as a moral victory for ol' Patty. For Ryan Succop's part, he kicked an extra point. Way to go!

New York Jets 23, New England Patriots 30

Cleveland Browns 6, St. Louis Rams 24
It was a rough day for Jared Cook, despite the win. Cook only had two catches on the day for 19 yards, but also had a lost fumble. Cook continues to trend downward after a strong start, but his position as TE 1 is unquestioned at this point.

Pittsburgh Steelers 13, Kansas City Chiefs 23

Houston Texans 26, Miami Dolphins 44
It's unfortunate that the Texans lost so badly, as Jadeveon Clowney had, without question, the best game of his young NFL career thus far. It was highlighted by eight tackles, seven of which were solo, and the first sack of his career. Unfortunately, it came when the Texans were down 41-0, but at least it happened. Check out the .gif, courtesy of SB Nation:

Johnathan Joseph had a fine game as well, with four tackles and a fumble recovery. Ryan Tannehill pretty much had his way with the Texans secondary, though, so maybe this is a scratch for Joseph.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Washington Redskins 31
Oof, I had to watch this one with resident Buccaneers fan (and video creator extraordinaire) Jeff Tyner, and let me tell you, seeing the change in his emotions during the second half as the Bucs blew a 24-point lead was a performance art piece unto itself. He should be in MoMA. Anyways, D.J. Swearinger ultimately did nothing on defense, and when he got burned for a touchdown late in the game, Jeff moaned out a painful "Deeejaaay..." It was a sad sight.

Oakland Raiders 37, San Diego Chargers 29
Melvin Ingram had a good, solid game, with four tackles (three solo). Don't let the scoreboard fool you, the Chargers scored 23 of those 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Dallas Cowboys 20, New York Giants 27

Philadelphia Eagles 16, Carolina Panthers 27

Player Team Pos. #
Antonio Allen+ New York Jets S 48
Rory Anderson+ San Francisco 49ers TE 48
Jasper Brinkley New York Giants LB 54
Damiere Byrd* Carolina Panthers WR 70
A.J. Cann Jacksonville Jaguars G 60
Jadeveon Clowney Houston Texans OLB 90
Jared Cook St. Louis Rams TE 89
Chris Culliver Washington Redskins S 29
Justice Cunningham St. Louis Rams TE/FB 4
Mike Davis San Francisco 49ers RB 20
Patrick DiMarco Atlanta Falcons FB 42
Bruce Ellington San Francisco 49ers WR 10
Clifton Geathers+ Pittsburgh Steelers DE 98
Stephon Gilmore Buffalo Bills CB 24
Melvin Ingram San Diego Chargers OLB 54
Lemuel Jeanpierre Seattle Seahawks OL 61
Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears WR 17
T.J. Johnson Cincinnati Bengals C 60
Johnathan Joseph Houston Texans CB 24
Jamon Meredith Tennessee Titans OT 79
Captain Munnerlyn Minnesota Vikings CB 24
Ronald Patrick Cleveland Browns OL 70
Corey Robinson Detroit Lions OT 70
Connor Shaw+ Cleveland Browns QB 9
Darian Stewart Denver Broncos S 26
Ryan Succop Tennessee Titans K 4
D.J. Swearinger Tampa Bay Buccaneers S 36
Devin Taylor Detroit Lions DE 98
Dylan Thompson* San Francisco 49ers QB 13