How every former Wisconsin badger performed in NFL week 6

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Remember last winter when Jonathan Taylor got hit for running too many runs in college, not being able to catch the ball, and fumbling around a lot? Well, he continues to impress week after week in his second season.

Taylor is just one of many former Wisconsin Badgers having an impressive debut for the 2021 NFL season. TJ Watt is once again playing Defensive Player of the Year, JJ Watt is a big help in the Arizona defense, TJ Edwards had a winning game for the Eagles and Joe Schobert continues to rack up tackles.

Related: ESPN FPI sees real trouble ahead for Wisconsin Badgers

Sadly, Russell Wilson and Quintez Cephus recently suffered injuries and are both out indefinitely.

So without the MVP-level quarterback and the breakout wide receiver, here’s how every former Badger performed in NFL Week 6:

Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)

October 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) walks the field before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Did not play (injury)

TJ Watt (Pittsburgh Steelers)

October 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker TJ Watt (90) celebrates with defensive end Henry Mondeaux (99) and outside linebacker Alex Highsmith (56) after Watt forced a fumble by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (no pictured) in overtime at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, 3 tackles for loss, 3 passes defended, 1 forced fumble

Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis Colts)

Houston Texans defenseman Justin Reid (20) chases Indianapolis Colts backer Jonathan Taylor (28) as he rushes for a touchdown on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in a game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Credit: Robert Scheer / IndyStar-USA TODAY NETWORK

Statistics row: 14 runs, 145 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 reception, 13 yards

JJ Watt (Arizona Cardinals)

October 17, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, United States; Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt (99) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) as Mayfield loses the ball during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 5 tackles, 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble

Melvin Gordon (Denver Broncos)

October 17, 2021; Denver, Colorado, United States; Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) hands the ball over to running back Melvin Gordon III (25) in the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 10 runs, 50 yards, 3 receptions, 23 yards

Quintez Cephus (Detroit Lions)

October 10, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States; Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus (87) in action during the game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings at US Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Did not play (injured)

Dare Ogunbowale (Jacksonville Jaguars)

December 27, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, United States; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Dare Ogunbowale (33) runs the ball against Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) in the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 1 special team tackle

Alec Ingold (Las Vegas Raiders)

Sep 13, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, United States; Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alec Ingold (45) runs the ball against Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser (54) during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 1 target, 0 receptions, 1 special teams assist

Andrew Van Ginkel (Miami Dolphins)

December 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, United States; Miami Dolphins linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (43) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 6 tackles, 1 quarterback touchdown, 1 pass defended

Ryan Connelly (Minnesota Vikings)

October 11, 2020; Seattle, Washington, United States; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer shakes hands with linebacker Ryan Connelly (57) during pre-game warm-ups against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: No statistics recorded

Zack Baun (Saints of New Orleans)

December 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; New Orleans Saints linebacker Zack Baun (53) on the second half kickoff return against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: Goodbye the week (I didn’t play)

TJ Edwards (Philadelphia Eagles)

October 10, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, United States; Philadelphia Eagles middle linebacker TJ Edwards (57) blocks a punt by Carolina Panthers punter Joseph Charlton (3) during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 4 tackles

Isaiahh Loudermilk (Pittsburgh Steelers)

August 5, 2021; Canton, Ohio, United States; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (10) throws a pass over Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk (92) during the first half at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 1 tackle

Joe Schobert (Pittsburgh Steelers)

October 3, 2021; Green Bay, WI, United States; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) runs for a first down on a reception against Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joe Schobert (93) and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) in their football game on Sunday 3 October 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 2 tackles

Derek Watt (Pittsburgh Steelers)

August 4, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Derek Watt (44) practices at Heinz Field during 2020 Steelers training camp Tuesday August 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. Mandatory Credit: Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers via USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 2 special team tackles

Corey Clément (Dallas Cowboys)

Sep 19, 2021; Inglewood, California, United States; Dallas Cowboys running back Corey Clement (32), quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) stand on their feet during the national anthem ahead of the game against the Los Chargers Angeles at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: No statistics recorded

Alex Erickson (Carolina Panthers)

October 3, 2021; Arlington, Texas, United States; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Alex Erickson (13) against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Statistics row: 1 reception, 17 yards, 2 punt returns, 5 yards return

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