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Running back Kapri Bibbs had his biggest moment as a pro during the Denver Broncos' 30-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders Sunday.
Bibbs, who played one season for Snow College in Ephraim, caught a Trevor Siemian pass in the fourth quarter and took it 69 yards for a Broncos touchdown as Denver tried to rally. It's the first career NFL touchdown for the third-year pro who finished his college career at Colorado State.
Bibbs added two carries for 11 yards, including a 10-yard run in the second quarter on third-and-1 at the Oakland 46 that set up a Denver touchdown on the next play. He also returned four kickoffs for 79 yards — good enough for a 19.8 per-return average — with a long return of 26 yards.
Here’s a look at how the other players with Utah ties performed in the NFL in Week 9:
FALCONS 43, BUCCANEERS 28
On injured reserve: Derrick Shelby, DE, Utah (on injured reserve, Oct. 18)
On practice squad: D.J. Tialavea, TE, Utah State and West Jordan High
RAVENS 21, STEELERS 14
Dennis Pitta, TE, BYU: Started at tight end and had two receptions for 14 yards on three targets while playing 58 offensive snaps and one on special teams.
Steve Smith Sr., WR, Utah
In his first game back from an ankle injury, Smith started at wide receiver caught four passes for 47 yards on a team-high seven targets. He also caught a two-point conversion and played 58 offensive snaps.
Eric Weddle, SS, Utah: Started at strong safety and had four tackles, including two solo, and a pass deflection while playing all 69 Baltimore defensive snaps and one on special teams.
On injured reserve: Kaelin Clay, WR, Utah; Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU and Timpview High; De’Ondre Wesley, OT, BYU
COWBOYS 35, BROWNS 10
Stephen Paea, DT, Snow College and Timpview High: Not active for game.
On injured reserve: Nate Orchard, OLB, Utah and Highland High
On practice squad: Jordan Leslie, WR, BYU
CHIEFS 19, JAGUARS 14
Alex Smith, QB, Utah: Not active for game with after taking two big hits and going through the concussion protocol in the Chiefs’ previous game.
Daniel Sorensen, DB, BYU: Had five tackles, including three solo and a special teams tackle, while playing 44 defensive snaps and 22 special teams snaps.
On practice squad: Jeremiah Poutasi, G/T, Utah
DOLPHINS 27, JETS 23
John Denney, LS, BYU: Played 10 special teams snaps.
Zach Vigil, LB, Utah State and Clearfield High: In his first action since being activated from the reserve/non-football injury list, Vigil played 18 special teams snaps.
On injured reserve: Koa Misi, LB, Utah
LIONS 22, VIKINGS 16
Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
In a season slowed by injury, Ansah had his best game of 2016. He started at defensive end and had five solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, while playing 43 defensive snaps.
Miles Killebrew, SS, Southern Utah: Had two special teams tackles while playing 11 defensive snaps and 18 on special teams.
Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State: Started at cornerback and had four solo tackles while playing 63 defensive snaps and eight special teams snaps. He injured his calf late in the game.
Haloti Ngata, DT, Highland High: Started at defensive tackle and had two tackles on 44 defensive snaps and three special teams snaps.
Matt Asiata, RB, Utah, Snow College and Hunter High: Started at running back and had nine carries for 27 yards and two receptions for 14 yards while playing 28 offensive snaps and two on special teams.
GIANTS 28, EAGLES 23
On injured reserve: Uani ‘Unga, MLB, BYU
On practice squad: Anthony Denham, TE, Utah
PANTHERS 13, RAMS 10
Tyler Larsen, G, Utah State and Jordan High: Played four special teams snaps after being elevated from the practice squad earlier in the week.
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Started at defensive tackle and had a quarterback hurry on 51 defensive snaps and three special teams snaps.
Jared Norris, LB, Utah: Played 15 special teams snaps.
Paul Soliai, DT, Utah: Had a quarterback hurry while playing 15 defensive snaps and four special teams snaps.
Maurice Alexander, S, Utah State: Started at free safety and had a solo tackle while playing all 64 Rams defensive snaps and five special teams snaps.
SAINTS 41, 49ERS 23
Paul Kruger, DE, Utah and Timpanogos High: Started at defensive end and had a quarterback hurry while playing 43 defensive snaps and five special teams snaps.
Zane Beadles, OL, Utah and Hillcrest High: Started at left guard and had a tackle on a 49ers fumble while playing all 60 San Francisco offensive snaps and five on special teams.
COLTS 31, PACKERS 26
Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State: Had two carries for 10 yards, two receptions for 13 yards and a tackle after the Colts threw an interception while playing 16 offensive snaps and 12 on special teams.
Marwin Evans, S, Utah State: Played two defensive snaps and 22 on special teams.
Kyler Fackrell, OLB, Utah State
Fackrell had three solo tackles, the second-most in a single game in his rookie campaign, and a pass deflection while playing 14 defensive snaps and 23 on special teams. One of Fackrell’s tackles came on third down, stopping Indianapolis a yard short of a first down and forcing a punt.
CHARGERS 43, TITANS 35
Tenny Palepoi, DT, Utah, Snow College and Skyline High: Played 31 defensive snaps and nine on special teams.
Brice McCain, CB, Utah: Started at cornerback and had two solo tackles while playing 66 defensive snaps and nine on special teams.
LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Had a special teams tackle while playing 21 special teams snaps.
RAIDERS 30, BRONCOS 20
Keith McGill, DB, Utah: Had two special teams tackles while playing 21 special teams snaps.
Donald Penn, T, Utah State: Started at left tackle and played 87 offensive snaps and seven special teams snaps.
Sean Smith, CB, Utah: Not active for game with a shoulder injury.
On practice squad: James Cowser, LB/DE, Southern Utah and Davis High
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Snow College: See above.
Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: Started at running back and had 10 carries for 22 yards and one reception for 8 yards (on three targets) on 46 offensive snaps.
On injured reserve: Sam Brenner, C, Utah
SEAHAWKS 31, BILLS 25
Sealver Siliga, DT, Utah and Copper Hills High: Had a tackle while playing 33 defensive snaps and three special teams snaps.
Will Tukuafu, FB, East High: Played eight offensive snaps and six special teams snaps.
Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State
One week after setting a career single-game high in tackles, Wagner, who started at middle linebacker, one-upped himself. He had a career-best 16 tackles against the Bills, including eight solo. Wagner, who played all 86 Seahawks defensive snaps and five on special teams, added a half-sack in the final two minutes of the seven-point game and had three quarterback hurries. He continues to lead the NFL in tackles per game with a 11.0 average.
Comings and goings
On Tuesday, cornerback Robertson Daniel (BYU) signed to the Ravens' practice squad, three days after he was released from the team's active roster.
On Saturday, guard Jordan Devey (American Fork High and Snow College) was waived by the Chiefs. Also, linebacker Zach Vigil (Utah State and Clearfield High) was elevated to the Dolphins’ active roster from reserve/non-football injury list.
On Friday, guard Tyler Larsen (Utah State and Jordan High) was elevated to the Panthers’ active roster from the team’s practice squad. Also, strong safety Will Davis (Utah State) was released from the Ravens’ active roster.
On Thursday, linebacker Brian Blechen (Utah) was released from the Panthers’ practice squad.
Total locals on rosters (as of Tuesday, Nov. 8): 59, 41 on active rosters, nine on practice squads and nine on injured reserve.