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Hawks in the NFL | Week 7

Geno Stone grabbed another interception in Baltimore’s blowout win against Detroit.
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Sep 10, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos linebacker Josey Jewell (47) tackles Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (8) in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens’ Tyler Linderbaum and Geno Stone earned bragging rights over former collegiate teammates in the pros Sunday.

Linderbaum and Stone both led their team to a 38-6 victory over the Detroit Lions at home, where they faced fellow Hawkeyes Jack Campbell and Sam LaPorta. The Ravens put up over 500 total yards and five offensive touchdowns against the Lions.

Stone and the defense stopped an emerging Lions offense driven behind quarterback Jared Goff, sacking him five total times with Stone getting an interception off the pass-thrower in the third quarter.

Rookies LaPorta and Campbell couldn’t do much to get the Lions going in this game, with LaPorta having a noteworthy performance with six receptions for 52 yards. All four athletes were on the Hawkeyes’ 2019-2020 football roster, and Linderbaum and Stone both started all 13 games for an Iowa team that finished 10-3.

The crown Jewell

Former Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell was all over the field Sunday for Denver, recording 10 tackles in the Broncos’ 19-17 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Jewell is second to fellow linebacker Alex Singleton in total tackles for the Broncos, recording 43 tackles so far this season for a Denver team that has won just two games so far.

2023 fourth-round pick Riley Moss was listed as inactive for Sunday’s game due to an abdominal injury and has yet to record any statistics for the Broncos this season in the four games he has been listed as active.

Fellow 2023 draftee and defensive end Lukas Van Ness was active for the Packers during the game but recorded no tackles or meaningful statistics during the contest. The 13th overall pick has recorded eight tackles and one sack so far this season. Van Ness is the highest-drafted defensive player out of Iowa since defensive back Tom Knight was selected by the Arizona Cardinals ninth overall in 1997.

Bills on the decline?

The Buffalo Bills suffered their second loss over the last three games to the New England Patriots, falling to 4-3 on the season.

The Patriots’ offensive line snapped defensive end AJ Epenesa’s two-game sack streak and held the All-American to just two tackles for the day. Safety Micah Hyde finished the game with three tackles, one being for a loss.

The Bills’ 29-25 loss brought them to second overall in the AFC East behind the 5-2 Miami Dolphins and ahead of the 3-3 New York Jets.

The Scherff is in town

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence had one of his most accurate games this season in his team’s 31-24 win over the New Orleans Saints behind Pro Bowl offensive lineman Brandon Scherff.

Lawrence finished with a 100-passer rating while going 20-for-29 for 204 yards and a touchdown. Scherff and the offensive line didn’t allow one sack against a New Orleans defense that entered the game with 13 total on the season.

Monday night’s game

Tight ends TJ Hockenson and George Kittle had a busy night in the Minnesota Vikings’ 22-17 win versus the San Francisco 49ers, with the two finishing with 86 and 78 yards, respectively.

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Cooper Worth, Pregame reporter
Cooper Worth is a Pregame Reporter for The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication. He is also earning a minor in communication studies and an entrepreneurial management certificate. This is his third year at the DI, previously serving as a News Editor and as a News Reporter covering local government in Johnson County for the DI. Cooper interned for the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa during the summer of 2023 as a general news reporter.