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Watch how close Kyle Van Noy was to returning a fumble recovery for a touchdown

FILE: Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) on the field before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif.
Scot Tucker, Associated Press

Kyle Van Noy has returned fumbles for touchdowns each of the past two seasons while a member of the New England Patriots.

The former BYU linebacker — now in his first season with the Miami Dolphins — almost accomplished the feat again Sunday, helping set up a touchdown for Miami in the Dolphins’ eventual 28-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

With Los Angeles facing a 3rd-and-8 from its own 31 yard-line late in the second quarter, the Dolphins’ Shaq Lawson strip-sacked Rams quarterback Jared Goff. Van Noy picked up the loose ball at the Los Angeles 29, then weaved his way through a handful of Rams players near the sideline before finally being brought down at the 1-yard line by Malcolm Brown.

That set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Myles Gasin on the next play, giving Miami a 28-7 lead.

Van Noy had a strong day, finishing with nine tackles — including five solo stops — and a pair of pass deflections.

Miami, which had just 145 yards of total offense to 471 for Los Angeles, turned the momentum in the game by forcing four turnovers — two interceptions and two fumbles.

Former Utah safety Eric Rowe had one of those interceptions, picking off Goff on a promising Los Angeles drive less than two minutes before the Van Noy recovery. With the Rams facing a 2nd-and-9 at the Miami 27, Goff was hurried by Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker and Goff threw a wobbly pass as Baker hit his arm. Rowe adjusted and made the interception, his first of the season.

Like Van Noy, Rowe had a standout day, finishing with seven tackles — including five solo stops — and five pass deflections. One deflection came on a fourth down and another on a third-down play in Miami territory that forced a field-goal attempt for Los Angeles.

Here’s a look at how each of the Utah ties on active rosters performed during the eighth week of the 2020 season:

Falcons 25, Panthers 17

Atlanta

  • No locals on roster

Carolina

  • No locals on active roster

Steelers 28, Ravens 24

Pittsburgh

  • No locals on roster

Baltimore

  • No locals on active roster

Bills 24, Patriots 21

Buffalo

  • Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State: Started at cornerback and had five solo tackles.
  • Zack Moss, RB, Utah: Ran for two touchdowns, including an 8-yarder in the first quarter and a 4-yarder in the third, while rushing for a career-high 81 yards on 14 carries for a 5.8 per-carry average. Moss had a 21-yard run that set up the first touchdown, a 12-yard carry inside the New England 5 to set up a fourth-quarter touchdown and a 14-yard run on the Bills’ go-ahead field goal drive in the fourth.

New England

  • No locals on roster

Bengals 31, Titans 20

Cincinnati

  • LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Started at cornerback and had six solo tackles.

Tennessee

  • No locals on roster

Raiders 16, Browns 6

Las Vegas

  • Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: Had five carries for 29 yards, one reception for 17 yards and recovered a Raiders fumble inside the Cleveland 5 to help set up a Las Vegas field goal with 4:27 to play to give the Raiders a 10-point lead.
  • Andre James, OT, Herriman High: Played as a reserve.
  • Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State: Started at cornerback and tied for the team lead with five tackles, including four solo stops, and had a pass deflection on a third-down play that forced a field-goal attempt.
  • Dallin Leavitt, S, Utah State and BYU: Not active for game.

Cleveland

  • Porter Gustin, DE, Salem Hills: Had seven tackles, including two solo stops and an assisted tackle for no gain on a third-and-goal at the Cleveland 1 that led to a field goal.
  • Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU: Had three tackles, including a solo stop and a special teams solo tackle.

Colts 41, Lions 21

Indianapolis

  • Julian Blackmon, FS, Utah and Layton High: Started at free safety and had four tackles, including three solo stops.
  • Noah Togiai, TE, Hunter High: Not active for game.

Detroit

  • Miles Killebrew, S, Southern Utah: Blocked a punt that led to a Lions touchdown two plays later and had a special teams solo tackle.
  • John Penisini, DL, Utah, Snow College and West Jordan High: Started on the defensive line and had two tackles, including a solo stop and a tackle for loss.

Vikings 28, Packers 22

Minnesota

  • No locals on roster

Green Bay

  • Jordan Love, QB, Utah State: Not active for game.
  • Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Started at running back and scored on a 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter while adding 75 rushing yards on 16 carries — a 4.7 per-carry average — and 27 receiving yards on six catches. He had 39 rushing yards on the Packers’ game-opening touchdown drive.

Chiefs 35, Jets 9

Kansas City

  • Marcus Kemp, WR, Layton High: Played as a reserve.
  • Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Started at strong safety and forced a fumble that Kansas City recovered in Jets territory while also leading the Chiefs with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and a third-down tackle short of the line to gain.
  • Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State: Had four carries for 3 yards and was targeted once.

New York

  • Javelin Guidry, DB, Utah: Played as a reserve.
  • Harvey Langi, LB, BYU, Utah and Bingham High: Played as a reserve.

Dolphins 28, Rams 17

Miami

  • Eric Rowe, S, Utah: Started at safety and intercepted a second-quarter pass, stopping a promising Rams drive in Miami territory. He also had seven tackles, including five solo stops, and five pass defections, including one on a fourth-down play and another on a third down in Dolphins territory that forced a field-goal attempt.
  • Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: Started at linebacker and had nine tackles, including five solo stops, and added two pass deflections and a fumble recovery he returned 28 yards to the Los Angeles 1, setting up a short touchdown.

Los Angeles

  • No locals on active roster

Broncos 31, Chargers 30

Denver

  • Garett Bolles, OT, Utah, Snow College and Westlake High: Started at left tackle.
  • Tim Patrick, WR, Utah: Not active for game with a hamstring injury.

Los Angeles

  • Michael Davis, CB, BYU: Started at cornerback and had three solo tackle and a pass deflection.
  • Alohi Gilman, S, Orem High: Played as a reserve.
  • Sam Tevi, OT, Utah: Started at left tackle.
  • Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State and Fremont High: Had two tackles, including a solo stop and an assisted special teams tackle.

Saints 26, Bears 23

New Orleans

  • Kaden Elliss, LB, Judge Memorial High: Had an assisted special teams tackle.
  • Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Had a season-high in rushing yards (five carries for 35 yards) and receiving yards (two catches for 30 yards), while scoring on a 20-yard pass from Drew Brees with just under 10 minutes to play to give the Saints a 23-13 lead. He also had 9-yard run to convert a third down on a field goal drive.
  • Marcus Williams, FS, Utah: Started at free safety and had four tackles, including two solo stops.

Chicago

  • Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah: Started at cornerback and had three solo tackles, including two on third-down plays short of the line to gain in Chicago territory — one led to a Saints field goal, the other to a fourth-down stop by the Bears on the next play.
  • Patrick Scales, S, Utah State and Weber High: Played nine special teams snaps.

Seahawks 37, 49ers 27

Seattle

  • Cody Barton, LB, Utah and Brighton High: Forced a fumble on a kickoff return that was recovered by Seattle and led to a Seahawks touchdown and had two solo special teams tackles.
  • Bryan Mone, DT, Highland High: Played as a reserve.
  • Bobby Wagner, MLB, Utah State: Started at middle linebacker and had two sacks for a loss of 19 yards — both coming on third-down plays. He added 11 tackles, including six solo stops, three tackles for loss and four quarterback hurries.

San Francisco

  • Fred Warner, LB, BYU: Started at Mike linebacker and had four tackles, including three solo stops and a tackle for loss on a second-and-goal play from the 1, to go with a quarterback hurry.
  • Mitch Wishnowsky, P, Utah: Punted four times for a 50.5-yard average, one inside the 20 and a long of 56 while also serving as the team’s holder and kickoff specialist.

Eagles 23, Cowboys 9

Philadelphia

  • Sua Opeta, OG, Weber State and Stansbury High: Played as a reserve.

Dallas

  • Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah: Played as a reserve.
  • Francis Bernard, LB, Utah, BYU and Herriman High: Had an assisted special teams tackle.
  • Dalton Schultz, TE, Bingham High: Started at tight end and caught six passes on eight targets for 53 yards, including a 15-yard reception to convert a fourth-and-4 play.

Buccaneers 25, Giants 23

Tampa Bay

  • No locals on roster

New York

  • Jackson Barton, OT, Utah and Brighton High: Not active for game.
  • Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State: Started at outside linebacker and had an assisted tackle and a pass deflection.