The much-anticipated first NFL meeting between the Sewell brothers will have to wait a little longer. Detroit right tackle Penei Sewell and Bears LB Noah Sewell were set to face off in Week 11 in Ford Field, but an injury will keep it from happening.
The Bears ruled Noah Sewell, a rookie from Oregon, out with a knee injury. Big brother Penei, now in his third season with the Lions, will look to extend his impressive shutout streak in pass protection without having to block his little brother.
Noah Sewell has played sparingly as a fifth-round rookie. He’s been on the field for just 25 total snaps across 10 games. This will be the first NFL contest he’s missed due to injury.
The “Sewell Bowl” could still happen in Week 14 in Chicago, a game that the Bears will host after coming off their bye week. Their brother Nephi is a linebacker for the Saints as well; Penei and Nephi will square off in Week 13 if Nephi is active for the game. He was inactive when Noah’s Bears met the Saints in Week 9.