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Stanford in the NFL: Rookie Report Weeks 5 and 6

How did Stanford rookies perform in the NFL

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Well it's that time again. Two weeks have gone by and the NFL landscape is still pretty much top heavy. But our Stanford alumni are not apart of the top tier teams. Let's take a look and see how they are doing with a little more than a third finished with the season.

Henry Anderson (Colts)

Week 5: On Thursday night, the Indianapolis Colts, or Stanford East, narrowly defeated the Houston Texans, winning 27-20. Henry Anderson was mentioned at many different times during the broadcast as an up and coming talent and this has showed throughout the whole year. This week, Anderson recorded 4 tackles with 3 of those being solo tackles. Anderson had a tough matchup against a good running back in Arian Foster, but only allowing him 42 yards is a solid win for Anderson.

Week 6: It was a quiet Sunday night for Henry Anderson. Anderson only made 1 tackle and had a pass deflection. Going against one of the top teams in the NFL, which was to be expected. The Patriots have a good offensive line and can open up big holes for breakout Dion Lewis and for former Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount. On the opposite of Anderson was former Stanford lineman, Cam Fleming. Fleming came into the game because starter, Marcus Cannon was injured on the first drive of the game.

David Parry (Colts)

Week 5: David Parry was also instrumental in stopping Foster. He left NRG Stadium with 2 tackles, one of which was for a loss. The Colts only allowed the Texans to run for 82 yards, which is very impressive, since Arian Foster was back, and holding a team to less than 100 yards is also inexplicably hard. The Texans also only averaged 2.8 yards per rush, which eventually led to their close defeat.

Week 6: As you might have guessed, the Colts did not win their Sunday night matchup against the Patriots. David Parry was another defensive lineman that had a quiet night. Parry racked up just a mere 1 tackle, but him and Anderson made up 50% of the starting defensive linemen's tackles. There were 4 total, so to be blunt, the Colt's d-line was manhandled. Next week should be a little easier for Parry and Anderson, since they will be playing the Saints.

Ty Montgomery (Packers)

Week 5: Against the Rams, Ty Montgomery opened up the scoring on a 31 yard TD reception. He caught the ball with no one around him and he ran 25 yards for the score. This was Montgomery's second touchdown of the year and it looks like he is starting to become more prevalent in the Packer's offense. Montgomery finished the game with 59 yards and catching 4 out of his 5 targets. He also finished the game the second leading receiver to veteran James Jones.

Week 6: Montgomery was carted off the field with an ankle injury during Sunday's win against the Chargers. Montgomery was essentially an every-down player for the Packers before hurting his ankle, even receiving reps as a running back. The x-rays on Motgomery's ankle were negative, so it appears he has a good chance of suiting up again for the Pack after their week 7 bye.

Jordan Richards (Patriots)

Week 5: Finally the Stanford defensive captain's number was called on against Dallas. Jordan Richards backs up one of the top safeties in football, Devin McCourty, so he is learning from one of the top dogs. At Jerry World, Richards made 2 tackles adding to his 2 a week prior against the Jaguars. This is a start for Richards and hopefully Belichick can trust him throughout the rest of the season.

Week 6: Jordan Richards makes his third consecutive appearance for the Patriots and this time it was against the Colts. Richards made 1 tackle, but it is good to see him get more playing time. No he won't be able to take McCourty's or Patrick Chung's spot, but he is under the wing of two really good safeties. This will help Richards become a better all around player.