A pair of former Michigan State football players had the winning scores in the final minute of Week 3 NFL games.
Making just his second career NFL start, Brian Hoyer threw the game-winning touchdown pass to lift the Cleveland Browns to a victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Rookie tight end Dion Sims also was clutch for the Miami Dolphins, catching the game-winning touchdown pass in their victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Dolphins rookie tight Dion Sims (right) celebrates winning score with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)
Here’s a look at how former MSU players fared over the weekend.
Brian Hoyer, Cleveland – The third-string QB completed 30 of 54 passes for 321 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. His touchdown pass with 51 seconds remaining lifted the Browns to their first victory – a 31-27 win over the Vikings.
Dion Sims, Miami – His lone catch, a 1-yard touchdown reception with 38 seconds remaining in the game, was the game-winning score in the Dolphins’ 27-23 victory over Atlanta. It was his first career touchdown and helped Miami improve to 3-0.
Brandon Fields, Miami – Had three punts for an average of 51.7 yards with one landing inside the 20-yard line. His longest punt of the game was 56 yards.
Keshawn Martin, Houston – The second-year receiver had two catches for 35 yards, had two kickoff returns for 27 yards and two punts returns for 11 yards in a 30-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Kellen Davis, Seattle – The tight end had two catches for 31 yards in the Seahawks’ 45-17 win over Jacksonville.
Garrett Celek, San Francisco – The tight end had a catch for 30 yards in the 49ers’ 27-7 loss to Indianapolis.
Domata Peko, Cincinnati – Had two tackles, including a sack, in the Bengals’ 34-30 victory over Green Bay.
William Gholston, Tampa Bay – The rookie defensive end saw his first game action of the season and made a tackle in the Buccaneers’ 23-3 loss to New England.
Kevin Vickerson, Denver – The defensive tackle registered a tackle in a 37-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night.
Johnny Adams, Buffalo – Saw action on special teams for the Bill likely to see more action on s in a 27-20 loss to the New York Jets. The rookie corner is likely to see action on defense when Buffalo faces Baltimore.