The Double G Sports Knight of the Week Award goes to a pair of brothers. The McCourty brothers, Devin and Jason, each grabbed an interception in Week 8.
Devin McCourty, the rookie starting cornerback for the New England Patriots, striped Vikings wide out Percy Harvin and returned the interception 37 yards. McCourty also recorded five tackles and three pass deflections in New England’s 28-18 win over Minnesota. With the win, the Patriots have taken over first place in the AFC East.
Jason McCourty returned after missing Tennessee’s previous four games due to injury. He recorded three tackles, a pass deflection, and returned his interception 11 yards. Despite McCourty’s contributions, Tennessee lost to the San Diego Chargers, 33-25.
Also in that game, Titan’s wide receiver Kenny Britt got the start after a monster Week 7 but did record any stats. San Diego Chargers long snapper Ryan Neill did not play.
Anthony Davis and the San Francisco 49ers traveled to London to take on the Denver Broncos. The rookie offensive tackles once again started on the 49ers offensive line in the teams’ 24-16 win.
Nate Jones recorded two tackles for the Broncos in the loss.
Heading into Cincinnati’s Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins, running back Brian Leonard was listed as questionable with a thigh injury. Leonard did play in the Bengals 22-14 loss and got one carry for two yards. Clark Harris once again handled the long snapping duties for Cincinnati.
The Jacksonville Jaguars went into Dallas and handed the Cowboys yet another loss in this disappointing season. The Jaguars came out on top by a score of 35-17.
Courtney Greene got his third straight start in the Jaguars’ secondary and recorded eight tackles. Kevin Haslam made his first appearance on the Jacksonville offensive line since Week 1. Tiquan Underwood played wide receiver but did not record any stats.
The St. Louis Rams continue to be one of the surprise teams in the NFL this season. Gary Gibson recorded two tackles in the Rams 20-10 win over Carolina. Gibson has started all eight games this season at defensive tackle for St. Louis.
Speaking of surprise teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to win games. For the third straight week, Jeremy Zuttah was a member of the Tampa Bay starting offensive line. The Buccaneers defeated the Arizona Cardinals this week, 38-35.
Jamaal Westerman did not play in the New York Jets 9-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
On Monday night, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans 30-17. Defensive captain and starting linebacker Gary Brackett was back after missing a game with an injury. Brackett recorded nine tackles in the win. Defensive lineman Eric Foster did not record any tackles for Indianapolis but did recover a Matt Schaub fumble.
Ray Rice (Baltimore) and Shaun O’Hara (NY Giants) had a bye this week.