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Syracuse in the NFL: Week 6 recap

How’d former Orange players fare this weekend?

New York Giants v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Lost in the shuffle of the Syracuse Orange’s big win over the weekend were numerous results for SU alumni on the football field. The NFL’s sixth week came and went, and numerous former Orange standouts put in quality performances. We recap all of those below:

Jay Bromley, DT, New York Giants

Bromley failed to register any stats in Sunday’s game against the Broncos, but the Giants did look good in the team’s first win of the season. For 2017, Bromley has five tackles and a sack so far.

Riley Dixon, P, Denver Broncos

Dixon seemed refreshed after the Broncos’ bye last week, even if the rest of the team wasn’t. He booted three punts on the night, averaging 51 yards per -- including a long of 55 yards. That performance boosted his average to 45.7 per punt, which is among the top 15 figures in the league.

Chandler Jones, LB, Arizona Cardinals

For the fifth time in six games, Jones recorded a sack, giving him six on the season now. He had three total tackles in the Cardinals’ win over the Buccaneers, including a run stuff as well. Jones is having a Pro Bowl-like year worthy of his big offseason contract so far.

New York Giants v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Cameron Lynch, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After a few weeks off the stat sheet, Lynch returned with a tackles in the Bucs’ loss to Arizona. Despite just two stops on the season, he’s kept an active role with this defense and is ready to jump in as needed.

Justin Pugh, OL, New York Giants

Pugh moved to right tackle in the Giants’ win over Denver -- a switch that paid major dividends in New York’s effectiveness blocking for the sputtering offensive attack. #PayPugh has gained some traction on Twitter as the young O-lineman has risen above the criticism of the team. That should continue steam if his play stays at this high of a level.

Shamarko Thomas, S, Buffalo Bills

The Bills were on a bye last week, but #SHAMARKO will be back in action next weekend against the Bucs. Another Syracuse vs. Syracuse matchup!

Also of interest this week: Amba Etta-Tawo has officially joined the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad. We don’t recap all the practice squad players each week, but still worth noting.