COLLEGE STATION - When speaking about the top wide receivers in the league, people tend to forget about Mike Evans. The former Texas A&M star has been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since they drafted him 7th overall in 2014. Outside of a 9-7 2016 campaign, the team has struggled.
Evans, on the other hand, has been perhaps the top reason for the team's success. On Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, he showed why once more. Finishing with 11 catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Evans was the go-to target for Jameis Winston as the team looked to crawl back out of the shadows.
They fell short, losing 27-23 to Tennessee with just minutes left on the clock.
Although the Buccaneers have struggled, Evans once again is the one positive found in Pewter. This is the second time this season the former Aggie collected his second 150-plus yard game and currently has 662 yards for 6 touchdowns through the air.
Let's see how other former members of the 12th Man performed this weekend in the NFL.
Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett: Garrett was a bright spot for the Browns defense in their 27-13 loss to New England. The third-year pro collected three total tackles and a sack. He currently is tied with Tampa Bay's Shaquil Barrett for the league-lead in sacks.
Denver Broncos OLB Von Miller: The Broncos continue to struggle, but Miller had a decent outing. The former MVP collected five total tackles and 1.5 sacks against Jacoby Brissett in a 15-13 loss at Indianapolis.
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk: Kirk returned following a two-game hiatus and is looking like a reliable target. The former Aggie wideout finished with eight catches for 79 yards and 19 rushing yards on the ground.
Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews: The Falcons continue to lose, but their offense isn't the problem. Matthews started at left tackle and helped Atlanta finish with 512 yards of total offense.
New England Patriots DE Michael Bennett: Bennett didn't play, but for a good reason. The New England Patriots traded him to Dallas over the week following a one-game suspension given by the team last week. The Cowboys were also on a bye.
New Orleans Saints OL Erik McCoy: Drew Brees returned to action while the Saints continued to dominate against Arizona. McCoy started at center and helped the team finish with a whopping 510 yards of total offense.
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Seattle Seahawks OT Germain Ifedi: The Seahawks are continuing their success on offense. Ifedi started at right tackle and helped the team to 322 total yards with Russell Wilson under center.
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill: Once again, the Titans elected to run with the former Dolphins quarterback against the Bucs. Tannehill finished with 193 passing yards and three touchdowns in the team's victory. Tennessee is now 2-0 with him under the helm.
Jacksonville Jaguars PK Josh Lambo: Lambo was 3-for-3 on field goal tries with a long of 43 during Sunday's victory over the Jets. He was also 2-for-3 on extra point tries.
Los Angeles Rams WR Josh Reynolds: Reynolds finally showed his skills Sunday outside the country with a 31-yard touchdown. He'd finish with three catches for 73 yards.
Detroit Lions RB Tra Carson: Carson was named the starter with the loss of Kerryon Johnson to a knee injury. The former Aggie runner finished with 34 yards on 12 carries.
Cincinnati Bengals PK Randy Bullock: Bullock hit his only field goal try from 28 yards out. He also was perfect on PAT's in the team's loss to Los Angeles.
Houston Texans FB Cullen Gillaspia: Gillaspia recorded one tackle on special teams in the Texans victory over Oakland.
Active but did not record a stat: Cleveland's Ricky Seals-Jones, Cincinnati's Trayveon Williams, Green Bay's Kingsley Keke, Jacksonville's Cedric Ogbuehi, Kansas City's Armani Watts, New England's Jermaine Eluemunor and Philadelphia's Daeshon Hall.
Inactives: Cleveland's Damion Ratley, Miami's Keaton Sutherland and Washington's DeShazor Everett
Bye Weeks: Baltimore's Daylon Mack, Dallas' Donovan Wilson
Injured Reserve: Baltimore's Otaro Alaka, Green Bay's Jace Sternberger and Tampa Bay's Justin Evans