Jayhawks in the NFL: Week Seven

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Thursday kicks off another week of NFL action, as Chris Harris Jr., and the Denver Broncos take on the Kansas City Chiefs at 7:20 p.m., to begin week seven of the NFL season. Five Jayhawks will suite up for their respective teams throughout the weekend.

In addition to Harris, Shakial Taylor (Indianapolis Colts), Steven Sims Jr., (Washington Redskins), Bradley McDougald (Seattle Seahawks) and Dorance Armstrong Jr., (Dallas Cowboys) will be in action this weekend.  Daniel Wise was placed on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, and Fish Smithson was placed on the Baltimore Ravens injured reserve earlier this season. 

The Los Angeles Rams announced veteran Aqib Talib has been placed on injured reserve on Monday (ribs).

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Chris Harris Jr (Broncos)

The Broncos recorded their second win of the season last week against the Tennessee Titans, behind a shutout effort from the Broncos’ defense. Chris Harris Jr., was a catalyst for the Broncos’ defensive success on Sunday, intercepting a pass from Titans’ Marcus Mariota in the first half. The interception was Harris’ first of the season and 20th of his career, as he became the 12th player in Broncos franchise history to record 20 career interceptions. Harris and the Broncos will look to ride the wave of momentum on Thursday night, as they battle AFC West opponent, Kansas City.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins

Sunday, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Steven Sims Jr. (Redskins)

In week six, the Redskins were able to get their first win for the season against the Dolphins in a close game of 17-16. Sims subbed in, returning one kickoff return for a total of 21 yards, while also taking a hand off for one yard. For the season, Sims has reported 10 kickoff returns, for a total of 226 yards. The Redskins hope to pick up another win when they play the 49ers this Sunday. 

Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

Sunday, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Shakial Taylor (Colts)

Following a bye week in week six, Shakial Taylor and the Indianapolis Colts return on Sunday after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs on October 6, where Taylor made his NFL debut after being taken off the injured reserve. In that game, Taylor recorded one tackle and provided valuable snaps in the Colts’ 19-13 win over the Chiefs. Taylor will seek more action with the Colts on Sunday, when they take on AFC South foe Houston.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3:25 p.m. CT 

Jayhawks in Action: Bradley McDougald (Seahawks)

For week six of the NFL season, Bradley McDougald and the Seahawks snuck out a win over the Cleveland Browns, leaving with a score of 32-28. Bradley McDougald made the start for the Seahawks, recording one tackle to improve his total to 25 on the season. The Seahawks will look to continue their strong start to the season on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. CT

Jayhawks in Action: Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Cowboys)

During week six of the NFL season, Dorance Armstrong Jr., subbed in for the Dallas Cowboys. While recording no stats against the Jets, Armstrong has recorded a total of six tackles for the season, five solo and one assist. The Cowboys have dropped their last two contests and look to bounce back this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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