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Orange in the NFL: How’d former Syracuse stars do in Week 4 of the 2020 season?

Let’s check up on our Professional Oranges this week.

Arizona Cardinals v Carolina Panthers Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

With the Syracuse Orange win, football of all forms becomes slightly more enjoyable at all levels. With 7 former Orange stars on active rosters (and more on practice squads), our Orange in the NFL recaps are filling out nicely. (All stats from

Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals

The linebacker had his most productive game of the year in the Cardinals 31-21 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Jones racked up 4 total tackles, his highest single game total in 2020. He’s still sitting on 97 career sacks, having being shut out since Week 1.

Justin Pugh, Arizona Cardinals

Pugh only played 47 Snaps this week after leaving the Cardinals game with an apparent leg injury.

Riley Dixon, New York Giants

The Giants dropped to 0-4 on the season, losing to LA Rams 17-9. This kept the former Heisman snub busy, setting season highs in total punts (5), total yards (216), net yards (200), and fair catches (3).

Zaire Franklin, Indianapolis Colts

Franklin did not record any stats in the Colts’ victory over the Bears.

Alton Robinson, Seattle Seahawks

After Robinson’s debut vs the Cowboys, the Seahawks were encouraged enough to keep Robinson active and playing against the Dolphins. Robinson recorded a solo tackle in the 31-23 win.

Sterling Hofrichter, Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons Monday Night loss to the Packers was their 4th of the season, but Hof kept busy with 3 punts for 122 yards, averaging 40.7 yards per kick. None pinned the Packers inside their own 20, but only one was returned and one was fair caught.

Trishton Jackson, Los Angeles Rams

Jackson was inactive for the Rams win over the Giants.

Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 33-25, dropping Jacksonville to 1-3. The seat may be getting warmer, especially as the Texans became the first team to fire a head coach, relieving HC/GM Bob O’Brien of his duties after an 0-4 Texans start.

Glad to see some solid names getting some run in the newest NFL season.