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Pokes in the Pros: Wilson helps lead Bengals to win over San Francisco

Logan Wilson intercepted Brock Purdy during Cincinnati’s 31-17 win over the San Franciso 49ers. (Photo by
Bud Denega 
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (10/31/23) – Logan Wilson had perhaps his best game as a National League Football player when Cincinnati desperately needed someone, anyone, to step up back in Week 3. The Bengals were in search of their first win of the season, and Wilson recorded two interceptions in a defensive win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Just a month later, the Bengals are rolling, and Wilson – the former University of Wyoming football player – is still playing at an extremely high level. The Casper native had another interception and a team-high 11 tackles in Cincinnati’s decisive 31-17 victory at San Francisco.

Wilson’s logged 57 tackles, four tackles for loss, three interceptions, one sack and one quarterback hit this season. The Bengals have completely turned their season around, sitting at 4-3.

Wilson isn’t the only former Wyoming student-athlete making a sizable impact with his NFL franchise. Below is a list of the former Pokes and how they performed in Week 8.

Andrew Wingard, Jacksonville Jaguars  

Wingard backed up his strongest game of the season with an even better one in Jacksonville’s 20-10 victory at Pittsburgh. He boasted a season-high six tackles, two passes defended and one interception.

On the year, Wingard owns 16 tackles, two passes defended and an interception for 6-2 Jacksonville.

The Jaguars are idle in Week 9.

Carl Granderson, New Orleans Saints  

Granderson continues to stack strong game on top of strong game, as the Saints won at Indianapolis, 38-27. He boasted six tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and three quarterback hits.

In 2023, Granderson has recorded 35 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 12 quarterback hits and one forced fumble for 4-4 New Orleans.

The Saints host Chicago in Week 9.

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills  

Allen played pretty well in the Bills’ 24-18 victory over Tampa Bay. He was 31-for-40 for 324 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Allen also ran it seven times totaling 41 yards with one score.

For the season, Allen is 205-for-286 for 2,165 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight picks. He also has 189 yards on 36 carries with five scores for 5-3 Buffalo.

The Bills travel to Cincinnati for Sunday Night Football.

Mike Purcell, Denver Broncos 

Purcell put forth a decent game in the Broncos’ 24-9 win over Kansas City. He recorded one tackle and one quarterback hit.

On the year, Purcell lays claim to 11 tackles, four quarterback hits and two passes defended for 3-5 Denver.

The Broncos are idle in Week 9.

Marcus Epps, Las Vegas Raiders  

Epps carded his strongest game of the season in the Raiders’ 26-14 loss at Detroit. He piled up a season-high nine tackles and one tackle for loss.

For the season, Epps has 36 tackles and three tackles for loss for 3-5 Las Vegas.

The Raiders host the New York Giants in Week 9.

Tashaun Gipson, San Francisco 49ers 

Gipson registered a very strong game in San Francisco’s 31-17 loss to Cincinnati. He piled up a season-high eight tackles and one tackle for loss.

This season, Gipson lays claim to 30 tackles and one interception for 5-3 San Francisco.

The 49ers are idle in Week 9.

Chad Muma, Jacksonville Jaguars  

Muma didn’t record a stat in the Jaguars’ 20-10 win at Pittsburgh.

Muma has 13 tackles this season for 6-2 Jacksonville.

The Jaguars are idle in Week 9.

Tyler Hall, Las Vegas Raiders  

Hall didn’t record a stat in the Raiders’ 26-12 loss at Detroit.

For the season, Hall owns 10 tackles for 3-5 Las Vegas.

The Raiders host the New York Giants in Week 9.

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