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Wrapping up how Utah's players on active NFL rosters performed in Week Four.
Minnesota running back MATT ASIATA • Asiata rushed once for three yards in a 23-20 loss to the Broncos, as Adrian Peterson received 16 of the Vikings' 18 total carries. Head coach Mike Zimmer was asked at last Friday's press conference if Asiata might get more reps because of his pass protection abilities: "Every situation in the game is different. Adrian is our guy, so we're going to continue to keep riding him."
Jacksonville guard ZANE BEADLES • Beadles played all 82 snaps despite an injured finger in the Jags' 16-13 overtime loss to the Colts.
Oakland guard TONY BERGSTROM • Bergstrom played in his fourth game this season, a 22-20 loss to the Bears, and was the intended recipient of a game-ending forward pass.
Miami guard SAM BRENNER • Signed twice off the practice squad, Brenner played in his second consecutive game as the Dolphins lost 27-14 to the Jets. "Sam Brenner" is also the name of Adam Sandler's character in the movie "Pixels," which adds "muddying Tribune reporters' Google searches" to that movie's apparently long list of failings.
Cleveland outside linebacker PAUL KRUGER • Kruger remains stuck on just 0.5 sacks through four games after finishing with three tackles as the Browns fell to Eric Weddle's Chargers, 30-27. Kruger has been in coverage far more, costing him chances to rush the passer, after moving from the weak side to the strong side of Cleveland's defense, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.
Carolina defensive tackle STAR LOTULELEI • Lotulelei didn't record any tackles in the Panthers' 37-23 victory in Tampa Bay, but he did recover his first career fumble after a botched snap.
Miami cornerback BRICE MCCAIN • McCain totaled four tackles and one pass deflection as the Fins fell. It hasn't been a great stretch for McCain and the Miami secondary, but they may lean on McCain even more as Brent Grimes recovers from an apparent knee injury he sustained Sunday.
Oakland cornerback KEITH MCGILL • McGill was inactive with a foot injury.
Miami linebacker KOA MISI • Misi totaled eight tackles and one pass deflection at London's Wembley Stadium. He's third on the team with 29 tackles, and important enough that interim head coach Dan Campbell cited him as the type of big-name player he can be relied upon to push.
Cleveland outside linebacker NATE ORCHARD • Orchard recorded his second career tackle.
Tennessee right tackle JEREMIAH POUTASI • Poutasi visited home in Las Vegas as the Titans were on a bye. Earlier in the week, he spoke to team media about adjusting to life in the NFL.
New York Jets outside linebacker TREVOR REILLY • The Daily News wrote that Reilly made "a seemingly miraculous recovery" from the finger infection to make the trip to London. He did not record any stats.
Philadelphia cornerback ERIC ROWE • Rowe had six tackles and one pass breakup while spelling an injured Byron Maxwell, flagged for a third-down pass-interference penalty that led to a Redskins' score in the Eagles' 23-20 loss. The Philadelphia Daily News talked to Rowe about the Utes' hot start.
Miami defensive end DERRICK SHELBY • Shelby had two tackles, a "weak" roughing the passer penalty and a forced fumble and recovery of Chris Ivory that was reviewed and reversed.
New England defensive tackle SEALVER SILIGA • The Patriots had a bye.
Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH • Smith threw for a career-high 386 yards, completing 31 of 45 passes, but the Chiefs had to settle for seven field goals in their third straight loss, this one to the Bengals. Sacked five times, he's on pace to tie Randall Cunningham for the second-highest sack total in a single season, at 72, behind only David Carr during his rookie season with expansion Houston. His 386 yards were the third-most in history by a quarterback whose team failed to score a single offensive touchdown, per ESPN's stats crew. The Kansas City Star's Barbara Shelly points out though that on-field struggles aside, Smith formed an outstanding charity foundation.
Kansas City cornerback SEAN SMITH • Smith recorded three tackles and a pass deflection in his return from a three-week suspension for an offseason DUI.
Baltimore wideout STEVE SMITH SR. • On the heels of two weeks in which he combined for 336 yards in two losses, Smith caught four passes for 24 yards and is "week-to-week" with back microfractures after the Ravens beat the Steelers in overtime Thursday, John Harbaugh told CSN. "He probably has one of the all-time high pain tolerances that you'll ever see," Harbaugh said. "He's in the Hall of Fame of Pain Tolerance."
Atlanta defensive tackle PAUL SOLIAI • Soliai started but did not record any stats as the Falcons rolled, 48-21, against Houston.
San Diego safety ERIC WEDDLE • Weddle's 11 tackles were a season high, and he also finished with a half-sack, his first time registering in that stat column since 2013. Bad news: His Mountain West Conference interception record is in peril.
Boise St DB's Donte Deayon & Darian Thompson each have 17 career int's which is one shy of MWC record of 18 set by Utah's Eric Weddle.— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) October 5, 2015