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.
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.
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.