Locals in NFL Week 7: Virgil Green grabs seventh career touchdown, a costly one

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Virgil Green catches a touchdown pass in Los Angeles' win of Jacksonville. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Seven players with local ties are in the NFL this season, including six who spent time with the Wolf Pack and two McQueen High alums. Here is a look at how each player fared in Week 7 of the NFL. Players are listed in alphabetical order.

* Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers: In a 33-6 shellacking of the Patriots, Aiyuk recorded his first 100-yard receiving game in the NFL. He hauled in six passes (on seven targets) for 115 yards, the only target him not catching being a Hail Mary. That was a career high in catches and receiving yards. Aiyuk played 50 plays (76 percent of the offensive snaps) and has 20 catches for 280 yards and three touchdowns in his first six games in the NFL. The 49ers improved to 4-3, meaning all four teams in the NFC West are above-.500.

* OG Joel Bitonio, Browns: After the Browns were limited to seven points last week, Cleveland's offense got back on track in a 37-34 win over Cincinnati, marking the fifth time in the last six games the Browns scored at least 32 points. Cleveland amassed 398 total yards of offense, most through the air (the Browns rushed for just 82 yards on 22 carries). Cleveland didn't allow a sack in 29 passing attempts as Baker Mayfield threw for five touchdowns. Bitonio had a penalty-free game as Cleveland improved to 4-2.

* OL Austin Corbett, Rams: The Rams host the Bears on Monday Night Football.

* TE Virgil Green, Chargers: In a 39-29 win over Jacksonville, Green caught the seven touchdown pass of his career, a beautiful 26-yard strike from Justin Herbet. It was Green's only reception of the game on two targets. Green, who has scored exactly one touchdown in each of the last seven seasons, injured his right ankle on the catch and did not return to the game. He was helped off the field by the training staff but needed to be carted off the field into the locker room. While it looked like a serious injury, his status for the rest of the season is unknown. The Chargers improved to 2-4 with the win.

* TE Jacob Hollister, Seahawks: The one-year Nevada walk-on caught three passes for 22 yards in a 37-34 overtime loss to Arizona. Hollister played 23 offensive snaps and 15 snaps on special teams. It was Seattle's first loss of the season; the Seahawks fell to 5-1.

* LB Malik Reed, Broncos: After a two-sack game last time out, Reed was back at it with another two-sack game in a 43-16 loss to Kansas City. Reed had five tackles, including those two sacks, one for a nine-yard loss on Patrick Mahomes and the other for a three-yard loss on Chad Henne. Both came in the second half. Reed played a team-high 43 defensive snaps (84 percent of the plays). Denver fell to 2-4 with the loss.

* LB Kyle Van Noy, Dolphins: Miami was on a bye this week, which gives Van Noy extra time to heal up after missing last week's game with a groin injury.

Sports columnist Chris Murray provides insight on Northern Nevada sports. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @ByChrisMurray.

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