Last week, the NFL AlumKnights shined in Jacksonville as Blake Bortles obliterated the Patriots' defense en route to a huge victory. However, this week, we have to travel 3,000 miles to see some positive play from former Knights.
The league leader in former UCF players, the Seattle Seahawks, earned their first win in their home opener against the Dallas Cowboys, and improved to 1-2.
Shaquem had a big tackle on special teams in the fourth quarter, tackling Dallas receiver Tavon Austin on a punt return:
GET YOU SOME @Shaquemgriffin #BuiltByUCF— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) September 23, 2018
His twin Shaquill had four tackles on defense in his third straight start to begin the season, and Brandon Marshall had two catches for 30 yards, one in which went for a big gain of 27.
I can't get over the ball placement on this Russell Wilson throw to Brandon Marshall. Almost looks fake. I've seen more believable catch animations on Madden. pic.twitter.com/I7P0YQpiES— Parker Lewis (@ParkerLewisJR) September 24, 2018
The only other Knight to have a decent amount of success this week was Matt Prater, the placekicker for the Lions. Prater connected on all four of his field goals as the team got its first win on the season against Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Outside of Seattle and Detroit, there was not a lot of success among the former Knights this week.
The Jags failed to get any offense going against the Titans and fell to their division rival, 9-6. Blake Bortles had just 155 yards passing and A.J. Bouye had three tackles in the loss to Tennessee, falling to 2-1 on the season.
Mike Hughes notched four tackles in the Vikings' 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills in what was the weekend's most shocking upset.
Overall, it was not a pleasant Sunday for the Knights, but there is always next week.