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Starks made some noise in the NFL but most of the UB action happened North of the Border.

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National Football League

It was statistically a quiet weekend for most of the NFL Bulls, with the exception of James Starks who replace Eddie Lacy for Green Bay.

Khalil Mack -

Mack had just one tackle, though it was a tackle for loss. So far the move to defensive end has somewhat muted one of the NFL's best outside linebackers.

Though MAC still does command some respect from his opponents.

Khalil Mack Receives Lofty Praise from Top-Notch Opponent
Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas spoke highly of Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mackon SiriusXM NFL Radio heading into this Sunday's game in Cleveland. Thomas has started all 130 games he has played in since the Browns selected him in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has been selected for the Pro Bowl seven times.

James Starks -

Eddie Lacy went out early and Starks got 20 carries for 95 yards, and four receptions for 11. The only down moment was a lost fumble early in his day.

Cory's Corner: James Starks showcases the Packers' depth | Cheesehead TV
But he passed that test and he rose to the challenge vs. a ticked off Seahawks defense. He ran through a proud defense to the tune of 20 carries for 95 yards. He actually resembled himself when he was the Packers’ workhorse in 2010 en route to a Super Bowl title.

He even caught four passes for good measure. Starks isn’t the best running back on the team — not even close. But he’s probably one of the best backups in a sport that sees plenty of its backs nicked up.

Lacy could be back this weekend. If not Starks would get the start.

McCarthy: Eddie Lacy getting treatment on ankle, we'll see Thursday - Acme Packing Company
Eddie was here today and here for treatment. We'll see how he moves Thursday. Anytime you have ankle injuries, you won't know more until you seen them on the field.

Eddie Lacy wants to play football. If he wants to go, he'll go. There's a medical process that goes with this.

Branden Oliver -

Very quiet week for Oliver. One carry for two yards in the Chargers loss to San Diego.

Kristjan Sokoli -

Sokoli was inactive again this week. That made rooting for Green Bay over Seattle really easy.

Jake Schum -

Modest day for Schum. three punts for a net average of 38.7 yards but he did put one down inside the ten.

Canadian football League

Drew Willy is still hurt in Winnipeg and Natey Adjei in Toronto had a bye. That means the only Bulls playing up North were both in the same game. Ernest Jackson and the REDBLACKS played Naaman Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. Each receiver had a heck of a game.

EJ had six catches for 101 yards and Roosevelt had 3 catches for 95 yards, including a 71 yard touchdown reception.

Burris paces REDBLACKS to last second victory | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

Burris paced the REDBLACKS downfield, rushing for a first down and connecting with Ernest Jackson downfield to put Ottawa in the Red Zone with under a minute remaining. Johnson was shut down on back-to-back rush attempts but Milo hit a field goal for a 30-27 lead with six seconds left. Glenn’s last-second hail mary attempt was intercepted as the REDBLACKS secured the win


On the next set of downs, Milo tied the game with just under two minutes remaining in the opening frame. The score would not be tied for long as Glenn quickly connected with Naaman Roosevelt, who ran untouched 71 yards for the first touchdown of the game and put Saskatchewan up 10-3 with under a minute remaining in the first quarter.