Cyclones in the NFL: Week 2

Sep 20, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen (29) and running back David Montgomery (32) celebrate a touchdown reception by Montgomery from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (not pictured) during the first quarter against the New York Giants at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

With a handful of former Iowa State stars currently making an impact in the NFL, we will be posting a roundup each week with their statistical outputs and how they impacted their team’s game.

David Montgomery, Chicago Bears

Montgomery ran for 85 yards on 16 carries and added three receptions for 45 yards, plus the team’s first score on a 28-yard catch and run that can only be described as vintage David Montgomery, in the team’s 17-13 win over the New York Giants.

During the game, Montgomery eclipsed the 1,000 career rushing yards mark and surpassed 200 yards from scrimmage during the season’s first two games.

The Bears are scheduled to travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in week three.

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Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers

Lazard caught three balls on five targets for 45 yards as he continues to solidify himself as one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets in the Packers’ 42-21 rout of the Detroit Lions. One of the best receivers in Cyclone history, Lazard has been on the field for more than 85 percent of the Packers’ offensive snaps this season.

Green Bay will travel to New Orleans to play the Saints on Sunday Night Football in week three.

Sep 20, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Buffalo Bills outside linebacker A.J. Klein (54) attempts to bring down Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Klein, Buffalo Bills

Klein recorded four solo stops plus one assisted tackle in his first start for the Bills, a 31-28 win over the Dolphins, after spending the last three seasons with the Saints. He has made 10 total tackles, seven of them solo, during the team’s first two games.

The Bills will host the Los Angeles Rams in week three.

Kelechi Osemele, Kansas City Chiefs

The former All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler played all 77 of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps in the team’s 23-20 comeback win over the Los Angeles Chargers in overtime.

The Chiefs will travel to Baltimore in week three for a matchup with the Ravens and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson on Monday Night Football.

Jamal Perry, Miami Dolphins

Known as Jamal Wiltz in his Iowa State days, Perry recorded one tackle for the Dolphins in the 31-28 loss to Buffalo. The Dolphins will square off with Jacksonville on the road for this week’s Thursday Night Football matchup.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.