It had been a long wait for Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson.
The former Tulare High School standout was sidelined during minicamp in June with a broken left foot – the same foot he injured last season that caused him to miss the final five games.
The Bears activated Wilson off the PUP (physically unable to peform) list Nov. 15, and in his second game he had eight receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown in a 27-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Soldier Field on Sunday.
“There were a lot of different guys out there that haven’t been in the position to catch or drop balls very many times,” Bears coach John Fox told reporters. “I know one of the guys in there, Marquess Wilson, was playing only his second game this season. Those guys fought hard. They did a lot of good things. There were some good catches as well as drops. So just like anytime, if the result isn’t exactly what you were looking for, you go back to the drawing board and you learn from it.”
In his first game back, Wilson had one catch for 35 yards in a Week 11 loss to the New York Giants. Prior to his season debut, Wilson said he felt happy to be back on the field and help out his team.
“It’s a blessing to be back on the field,” Wilson said. “I had to put my faith in God and just trust that he had my back. Talking to all my teammates, my mom, my family, just got me through it.”
Carr pulls through – Former Fresno State star Derek Carr didn’t let an injury to one of his little fingers slow him down.
The Raiders quarterback left in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Carolina with a injury to his right little finger but returned and led Oakland to a 35-32 comeback victory over the Panthers.
Carr over the past two seasons has guided the Raiders to nine come-from-behind victories, second most in the NFL. Over his three-year career, he has led 10 game-winning drives.
Carr finished Sunday’s game 26 of 38 for 315 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 100.2.
Adams does it again – Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams had five receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was the second game this season with 100 or more receiving yards and at least two touchdowns for the former Fresno State wideout.
Et cetera – The Chargers’ Isaiah Burse (Fresno State) had a punt return for 11 yards and two fair catches in San Diego’s 21-13 victory over the Houston Texans. He also had a kick return for 26 yards. Chargers offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins (Fresno State) saw playing time.
▪ New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison (Fresno State) had two tackles in a 49-21 win over Los Angeles. Rams safety T.J. McDonald (Edison) finished with seven tackles and a pass deflection. Rams right guard Cody Wichmann (Fresno State) started.
▪ Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (Hoover) had five tackles with one tackle for a loss in a 16-13 loss to the Detroit Lions.
▪ Philadelphia linebacker Mychal Kendricks (Hoover) had a tackle and a tackle for a loss against Green Bay. Eagles running back Ryan Mathews (Fresno State) was inactive.
▪ Pittsburgh Steelers safety Robert Golden (Edison) didn’t record a tackle in a 28-7 victory over Indianapolis. Colts linebacker Chris Carter (Fresno State) played but didn’t record a tackle.
▪ Jets defensive tackle/linebacker Sheldon Richardson (College of the Sequoias) finished with three tackles, a tackle for a loss and two quarterback hits in New York’s 22-17 loss to the New England Patriots.
▪ Titans cornerback Curtis Riley (Fresno State) didn’t record a tackle against the Bears.
▪ The Panthers signed offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (Fresno State).