Welcome your newest JFLers. The update was provided by Bob Wechsler:
Greg Joseph, the newest Jewish NFL player, made his debut with the Cleveland Browns (1-2) on Thursday in their 21-17 win over the visiting NY Jets. He kicked field goals from 45 and 27 yards. a 45-yard field goal just before halftime…. It was his first NFL kick. Joseph after the Browns’ previous kicker left eight points on the field in a narrow loss the week before. The South Africa native attended a Jewish day school in Boca Raton and played at Florida Atlantic.
Also newly certified “kosher” by the Jewish Sports Review: Pittsburgh Steelers safety Jordan Dangerfield. The Steelers visit Ali Marpet and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tonight.
In yesterday’s matches…
Stop the presses: the New England Patriots dropped to 1-2 following their loss to the host Detroit Lions. Nate Ebner appeared in nine special teams plays (36 percent), making a tackle (assisted) for the third straight week.
Mitchell Schwartz appeared on all 76 offensive plays at right tackle and another six (21 percent) on special teams as the Kansas City Chiefs improved to 3-0 following their 38-27 win over the visiting San Francisco Giants.
And mazel tov to Josh Rosen, who made his NFL debut for the Arizona Cardinals in their 16-14 loss to the visiting Chicago Bears. The 0-3 Cardinals scored all their points in the first quarter. Rosen came in at 4:31 in the fourth quarter, and connected on his first NFL attempt (nine yards) one of his four completions in seven tries for 36 yards. He also threw an interception with 1:10 left on the clock to seal the Cardinals’ doom, but that came when he was hit from behind. Rosen rushed once for 12 yards. He appeared in 13 offensive plays (36 percent). Personally, I think the AP story on him was a bit harsh: “Thrust into a difficult position, Rosen failed to lead Arizona’s beleaguered offense to a comeback, throwing an interception on his fifth NFL pass.” Geez, cut the guy some slack. It wasn’t his fault the Cardinals coughed up the lead.