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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) runs after catching a pass as New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) closes in during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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In a rematch of Super Bowl LI, former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy came through with a clutch red-zone play in New England’s 23-7 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

The Falcons were looking to get within two scores early in the fourth quarter after falling behind 20-0. Atlanta faced a fourth-and-goal at the Patriots' 1-yard line.

That's when Van Noy made his biggest play of the night, meeting Atlanta’s Tyler Gabriel in the backfield on a jet sweep, tackling Gabriel for a 5-yard loss to squelch the scoring opportunity.

The athletic effort earned praise from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

“Kyle made a great play, made a very instinctive play,” Belichick said during a Monday conference call, according to nesn.com. “He recognized the motion and then saw that the defender was a little bit behind the receiver, so he moved into position to have better leverage on the play.”

It was the capper on another impressive night for Van Noy, as he finished the game tied for the team lead with seven tackles, all solo stops. He also had another tackle for loss, when he dropped Devonte Freeman for a 3-yard loss on a third-and-4 play in the first quarter.

Through seven weeks, Van Noy — who is in his second season with the Patriots after being traded there midway through 2016 — is tied for the team lead with 3.5 sacks on the year and is second on the team with 49 tackles.

“I think he’s done a great job of being a leader this year and really growing more comfortable in his role,” said New England wide receiver Matthew Slater of Van Noy, according to the Boston Herald. “And the thing about Kyle, he’s always been eager since he got here to improve. He’s been eager to earn the trust of his teammates. He’s been eager to do things the right way."

Here’s a look at how the rest of the NFL locals performed in Week 7, including noteworthy snap counts:


Raiders 31, Chiefs 30


OAKLAND

James Cowser, DE, Southern Utah and Davis High: Came on as a reserve.

Keith McGill, DB, Utah: Had two tackles, including a solo tackle and a special teams tackle.

Donald Penn, OT, Utah State: Started at left tackle and played all 82 offensive snaps for the Raiders.

Sean Smith, CB, Utah: Had a solo tackle.

KANSAS CITY

Jordan Devey, OL, Snow College and American Fork High: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

Alex Smith, QB, Utah: Started at quarterback and completed 25 of 36 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns for a QB rating of 127.3. He had two touchdown passes that covered 60-plus yards (64 and 63).

Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Started at safety and had a team-leading nine tackles, including six solo, as well as a pass deflection. He also had two tackles for loss while playing 80 defensive snaps and 11 on special teams.


Bills 30, Buccaneers 27


BUFFALO

Kaelin Clay, WR/Ret., Utah: Not active for game.

TAMPA BAY

Sealver Siliga, DT, Utah and Copper Hills High: Not active for game.


Bears 17, Panthers 3


CHICAGO

No local players on active roster

CAROLINA

Tyler Larsen, OL, Utah State and Jordan High: Came on as a reserve and played 57 offensive snaps.

Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Started at defensive tackle and had a solo tackle.

Jared Norris, LB, Utah: Came on as a reserve on special teams.


Titans 12, Browns 9


TENNESSEE

Brice McCain, CB, Utah: Came on as a reserve.

LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Had four tackles, including three solo stops and a special teams tackle.

CLEVELAND

Kai Nacua, S, BYU: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

Nate Orchard, OLB, Utah and Highland High: Had an assisted tackle.


Saints 26, Packers 17


NEW ORLEANS

Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Not active for game.

Marcus Williams, S, Utah: Started at safety and had a solo tackle while playing 54 defensive snaps and seven on special teams.

GREEN BAY

Marwin Evans, S, Utah State: Had two assisted tackles.

Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State: Had two tackles, including a solo stop.

Devante Mays, RB, Utah State: Not active for game.

Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Had a special teams tackle while playing 11 special teams snaps.


Jaguars 27, Colts 0


JACKSONVILLE

No local players on active roster

INDIANAPOLIS

No local players on active roster


Rams 33, Cardinals 0


LOS ANGELES

Dominique Hatfield, CB, Utah: Came on as a reserve.

ARIZONA

Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State: Had two receptions on four targets for 27 yards, two kickoff returns for 46 yards, one punt return for 9 yards and a tackle on offense after an Arizona interception.


Dolphins 31, Jets 28


MIAMI

Isaac Asiata, OL, Utah and Spanish Fork High: Not active for game.

John Denney, LS, BYU: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

NEW YORK

No locals on roster


Vikings 24, Ravens 16


MINNESOTA

No locals on roster

BALTIMORE

Tony Bergstrom, OL, Utah and Skyline High: Came on as a reserve on special teams.

Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU and Timpview High: Had two assisted tackles.

Eric Weddle, S, Utah: Started at free safety and had three tackles, including two solo stops, while playing all 66 defensive snaps for the Ravens.


Cowboys 40, 49ers 10


DALLAS

No local players on active roster

SAN FRANCISCO

Zane Beadles, OL, Utah and Hillcrest High: Came on as a reserve.

Pita Taumoepenu, LB, Utah and Timpview High: Not active for game.


Chargers 21, Broncos 0


LOS ANGELES

Michael Davis, CB, BYU: Had three special teams tackles while playing 20 special teams snaps.

Tenny Palepoi, DL, Utah, Snow College and Skyline High: Had a solo tackle.

Sam Tevi, OL, Utah: Came on as a reserve.

DENVER

Garett Bolles, OL, Utah, Snow College and Westlake High: Started at left tackle and played all 64 offensive snaps for the Broncos.

Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: Had two carries for 6 yards and three receptions on four targets for 22 yards, including a 15-yard reception on a third-and-4 play.

Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State: Had five punt returns for 55 yards and was targeted for a pass once while playing 29 offensive snaps and 12 special teams snaps in his first regular-season NFL action.


Seahawks 24, Giants 7


SEATTLE

Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State: Started at middle linebacker and had eight tackles, including six solo stops, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass deflection. His quarterback hurry came on a third-and-4 play, forcing an incompletion.

NEW YORK

No locals on roster


Steelers 29, Bengals 14


PITTSBURGH

Brian Allen, CB, Utah: Not active for game.

CINCINNATI

Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State and Fremont High: Started at strongside linebacker and tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including three solo stops, while playing 68 defensive snaps and 12 on special teams.


Patriots 23, Falcons 7


NEW ENGLAND

Harvey Langi, LB, BYU and Bingham High: Not active for game after being involved in a car accident the week before.

Eric Rowe, CB, Utah: Not active for game.

Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: See above.

ATLANTA

Derrick Shelby, DE, Utah: Started at defensive end and had two tackles, including a solo stop.


Eagles 34, Redskins 24


PHILADELPHIA

No locals on roster

WASHINGTON

No local players on active roster