Every week, Double G Sports looks at former Rutgers players currently playing in the NFL. Here is a review of Week 7:
Week 7 in the NFL was the Kenny Britt show, making him our Knight of the Week. Two days prior to the game, Britt was involved in a bar fight. As punishment, the second year wide receiver did not start Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Britt made a huge contribution off the bench for the Tennessee Titans as he was Kerry Collins’ favorite target. Collins started the game in place of the injured Vince Young. Britt caught seven passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdowns were for 80, 26, and 16 yards. The Titans won the game 37-19.
Jason McCourty was questionable coming into the game and missed his fourth straight for Tennessee.
Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens had an unexpected battle this week. Baltimore traveled to Buffalo to take on possibly the NFL’s worst team. The Bills gave the Ravens all they had before falling in overtime. Rice ran the ball 16 times for 72 yards and caught one pass for a yard. Rice was probable as he is still recovering from an ankle injury. The Ravens won the game in overtime by a score of 37-34.
Rookie Anthony Davis once again started on the offensive line for the San Francisco 49ers. San Fran continues to struggle offensively this season and dropped this weeks’ game 23-20 to the Carolina Panthers.
The Cincinnati Bengals lost a hard fought game to the Atlanta Falcons, 39-32. Clark Harris handled the long snapping duties for the Bengals. Running back Brian Leonard was listed as out on the injured list due to an ankle injury.
Long snapper Ryan Neill did not play in the San Diego Chargers 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots. On the other side of the field, rookie cornerback Devin McCourty helped the Patriots by recording three tackles and a pass deflection. McCourty also recorded his first career interception, picking off Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers.
Jeremy Zuttah got his second straight start on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line. Zuttah and the Bucs pulled off a win over the St. Louis Rams in the final seconds. Tampa Bay won 18-17.
Gary Gibson once again started on the defensive line for the Rams but did not record any stats.
Getting his fourth start of the season, Courtney Greene made 12 tackles for the Jacksonville Jaguars in their 42-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Greene’s second straight start in the Jaguars secondary.
Greene’s teammate, Tiquan Underwood caught two passes for 30 yards and returned two kickoff’s for an average of 26 yards. Underwood now has seven catches for 104 yards on the season.
Offensive lineman Kevin Haslam (Jacksonville) did not play.
The Denver Broncos got roughed up by the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, losing 59-14. Nate Jones got his second straight start for the Broncos and recorded six tackles and deflected two passes.
Gary Brackett (Indianapolis), Eric Foster (Indianapolis), and Jamaal Westerman (NY Jets) were on their bye week.
Shaun O’Hara is expected to take his normal spot as the New York Giants starting center tonight when they take on the Dallas Cowboys tonight on Monday Night Football.
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