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Bulls in the Pros: Week 4

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A fine, but unspectacular week for USF alumni.

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

A quarter of the way through the NFL regular season and it’s been a largely positive one for the former Bulls who’re in the League now. The combined record of their teams is 14-6, and no team is sitting below .500.

Let’s take a look at how they all fared last week before Week 5 action gets started tonight.

Marlon Mack- RB Indianapolis Colts

The former USF all-time leading rusher is currently ranked 5th in the NFL in rushing yards with 338 through four games. Last week, against the Raiders however, Mack’s production wasn’t that great. He was the team’s leading rusher, but only gained 39 yards on 11 carries in the 31-24 loss. He didn’t catch any balls in the passing game either, making this his least productive game of the season so far. Mack suffered an ankle injury and missed most of the fourth quarter.

Mack will try and bounce back this week when they take on the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night at 8:20 p.m. ET.

D’Ernest Johnson- RB Cleveland Browns

Johnson’s playing time has gone down since Week 1. Last week in a win over Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, Johnson didn’t see a single snap on offense. He got in on 15 special teams plays and returned a kickoff for 13 yards.

Bulls fans everywhere will hope he gets more chances this week when the Browns take on the 49ers on Monday Night Football.

Aaron Lynch- OLB Chicago Bears

Lynch didn’t show up in the box score from the Bears 16-6 win over the Vikings last weekend, but he was solid all around. He got a slight uptick in playing time, being on the field for 18 snaps this week. Lynch and the rest of the defense wreaked havoc on Kirk Cousins and the Vikings and were the main reason they were able to hold on for the win. The Bears hit the field again Sunday at 1 p.m. ET to face the Raiders.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling- WR Green Bay Packers

Valdes-Scantling took to the field on a short week against the Eagles last Thursday. He started the game and caught three balls for 47 yards. Aaron Rogers targeted MVS on a potential game winning drive, but the defender got his hand to the ball and redirected it into the hands of his teammate for an interception.

Valdes-Scantling and the Packers will look to rebound this week when they play the Cowboys at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Austin Reiter- C Kansas City Chiefs

Reiter played all 70 snaps for the Kansas City offense. Thanks to his steady presence on the line, and some guy named Patrick Mahomes, the offense was able to total 438 yards against the Lions. They rushed down the field in about two minutes to score the game winning TD.

Reiter and the Chiefs offense will hope to keep chugging along this week against Mack and the Colts.