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NFL Hokies: Week 5 primer


With Week 4 within the NFL officially within the books and quite a bit to stay up for with Week 5 on the horizon, there is a bunch to take a look at regarding what former Virginia Tech football players are as much as on the skilled level. With loads of maroon and orange scattered across the league, there continues to be opportunity after opportunity to see a mess of Hokies perform on Sunday’s in the autumn. 
What’s on-tap for Week 5? For a full rundown, read Wednesday’s edition of NFL Hokies, presented by Coca-Cola.
Notable Week 4 Performances
LB Tremaine Edmunds
Buffalo’s Tremaine Edmunds continues to impress early on within the 2022 campaign. The Bills’ fifth-year linebacker recorded nine total tackles within the team’s thrilling three-point victory over Baltimore this past weekend, with the previous first-round pick putting together one other strong performance for the fourth consecutive week. 
Edmunds and company will look to maintain up their winning ways this upcoming Sunday when Buffalo plays host to his brother Terrell and the Pittsburgh Steelers in a vital AFC showdown. Kickoff is ready for 1:00 p.m. ET and can be televised on CBS.
LB Divine Deablo
Linebacker Divine Deablo keeps producing at an especially high level ever since breaking into the NFL as a third-round selection a season ago.
A former star safety during his time with the Hokies, Deablo racked up eight total tackles, with three coming on his own in Las Vegas’ 32-23 win over Denver back on Sunday. 
And with the Raiders traveling to Kansas City to tackle the Chiefs on Monday Night Football, he’ll have yet one more opportunity to showcase his talents at the very best level when toe meets leather at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. 
OT Christian Darrisaw 
It’s inconceivable to present an excessive amount of praise to Minnesota’s Christian Darrisaw for what he’s done on the offensive line to this point for the Vikings in 2022. 
After being deemed by Pro Football Focus as one in all the highest-graded linemen two weeks ago in a win over the Lions, Darrisaw followed that up in London this past weekend with one other solid performance within the victory over Recent Orleans. 
The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder didn’t miss an offensive snap for the third straight week within the winning effort, and can look so as to add on to that spectacular feat when the Vikings welcome in former college teammate Khalil Herbert and the Chicago Bears for a big-time matchup within the NFC North. Kickoff is ready for 1 p.m. and can be televised on FOX. 
More Week 5 Matchups 
Thursday, Oct. 6
Indianapolis at Denver – 8:15 p.m. – Amazon Prime Video
Cornerback Brandon Facyson, offensive lineman Luke Tenuta and the Indianapolis Colts gear up for a visit to Denver to tackle the Broncos on this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football. 
Facyson made his presence felt once more in last week’s 24-17 loss to Tennessee, tallying one lone tackle in only 12 snaps played within the narrow defeat inside Lucas Oil Stadium this past Sunday. While Tenuta, a sixth-round pick on this past yr’s NFL draft, eyes to still make his skilled debut after being picked up by the Colts prior to the season’s start. 
N.Y. Giants vs. Green Bay (London) –  9:30 a.m. – NFL Network
Tyrod Taylor made his Giants debut in Recent York’s 20-12 win over Chicago at MetLife Stadium back on Sunday. 
The previous three-time ACC Champion during his time suiting up for the maroon and orange went 1-for-3 on the day with 11 yards and an interception to contribute to the victory, before being forced to depart the sport with an apparent concussion after relieving starting quarterback Daniel Jones. 
The questionable Taylor will look to return this weekend and help out if needed, because the Giants make the trip across the pond to tackle Yosh Nijman and the Green Bay Packers within the NFL’s newest version of the International Series. 
L.A. Chargers at Cleveland – 1 p.m. – CBS
Cleveland star tackle Wyatt Teller has continued to be a staple on the Browns’ offensive line over the course of the yr to this point in 2022. 
Having not missed a snap all season long, the 2021 Pro Bowler keeps contributing for Cleveland at the very best of levels, molding himself increasingly more into the most effective to do it at his position throughout everything of the NFL. 
Teller and company look to get back heading in the right direction this weekend after a troublesome loss to Atlanta last Sunday, welcoming the Los Angeles Chargers inside FirstEnergy Stadium. 
Detroit at Recent England – 1 p.m. – CBS
Rookie tight end James Mitchell finally made his first appearance on the gridiron within the NFL this past weekend in Detroit’s high-scoring loss to Seattle on Sunday afternoon. 
The previous fifth-round pick on this past yr’s NFL draft played 19 total snaps in his skilled debut, and can look to maintain on providing some much-needed depth within the tight ends room when the Lions make the trip to Recent England to face off against the Patriots. 
Tennessee at Washington – 1 p.m. – CBS
Cornerback Caleb Farley and the Tennessee Titans eye their third consecutive victory once they travel to the nation’s capital this weekend to tackle fellow corner Kendall Fuller, tight end Logan Thomas, placekicker Joey Slye and the rest of the Washington Commanders. 
Farley totaled 4 total tackles last weekend within the team’s inspiring 24-17 win over Indianapolis inside Lucas Oil Stadium, returning back to his old self after a slower performance per week prior in a victory over Las Vegas. 
Slye, meanwhile, booted through his first field goal attempt of the season from 45 yards out in Washington’s loss to Dallas on Sunday afternoon. While Fuller garnered three total tackles, with two coming on his own, and Thomas caught five passes for 19 yards, continuing to be a significant a part of Washington’s offense along with his playmaking ability on the tight end position. 
San Francisco at Carolina – 4:05 p.m. – CBS
First-years Amarè Barno, Raheem Blackshear and the Carolina Panthers look to get back heading in the right direction this Sunday when the team plays host to the San Francisco 49ers in what may very well be an enormous swing game for Carolina within the 2022 campaign. 
Barno, a sixth-round pick this past April, and Blackshear, an undrafted free agent that was recently signed off the Bills’ practice squad, each still seek to make their NFL debuts this weekend at Bank of America Stadium. 
And with each putting together impressive careers during their time in Blacksburg, do not be surprised if that chance comes sooner somewhat than later. 
Philadelphia at Arizona – 4:25 p.m. – FOX
The Cardinals and rookie offensive tackle Lecitus Smith look to maintain the momentum going once they welcome within the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon inside State Farm Stadium. 
Smith, a sixth-round round selection on this past yr’s NFL draft, didn’t see any motion within the win over the Panthers in Charlotte this past weekend, but has proved to be a worthwhile asset within the limited time on the sphere so far in his debut season out within the desert. 
Cincinnati at Baltimore – 8:20 p.m. – NBC
Standout safety Chuck Clark and the Baltimore Ravens look to right the ship on Sunday Night Football once they play host to the Cincinnati Bengals in what needs to be a highly anticipated meeting within the AFC North. 
Clark, who has develop into a significant piece of Baltimore’s secondary, put together one other nice Sunday on the office during which he added six total tackles (with three solo) within the 23-20 loss to Buffalo. 
And if the sixth-year member of the purple and black continues to supply at a level of this caliber, it’ll be an enormous boost to the Ravens’ hopes of contending for the division crown in one of the competitive ones in everything of the NFL. 

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