Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the NFL: Week 2
Added by Gregg Snyder on September 17, 2012.
Ray Rice was our pick for Knight of the Week. Photo Credit: Howard Smith, US PRESSWIRE
Back with our weekly look through the NFL, keeping track of former Rutgers Scarlet Knights currently on league rosters. Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, is the Knight of the Week. Let’s take a game-by-game look…
Philadelphia Eagles 24, Baltimore Ravens 23
As we mentioned, Ravens running back Ray Rice is our Knight of the Week. Rice did not get into the end zone, but once again showed his versatility. Rice had 16 carries for 99 yards and also caught six passes for 53 yards. Ravens quarterback overthrew Rice on a fourth down attempt on the final and potential game-winning drive. The Ravens fell to 1-1 on the season.
Indianapolis Colts 23, Minnesota Vikings 20
Backup free safety Joe Lefeged recorded four tackles in the win for Indianapolis.
Cincinnati Bengals 34, Cleveland Browns 27
Three former Scarlet Knights are on the Cincinnati roster. Rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is deep on the depth chart and did not play in this game. Running back Brian Leonard did play but did not record any stats. Clark Harris handled the long snapping duties for the Bengals who got their first win of the season.
Miami Dolphins 35, Oakland Raiders 10
Heading into the game, Miami linebacker Jonathan Freeny was listed as probable on the injury list with a thumb injury. Freeny did play but did not record any stats.
New York Giants 41, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34
This was a wild game with plenty of scoring and big plays. There are no former Rutgers players on the Giants this season, but Tampa Bay, led by Greg Schiano, have three. Jeremy Zuttah is the starting center for the Bucs. Defensive end George Johnson did not play but backup defensive tackle Gary Gibson recorded two tackles in the loss. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin had some tough words for Schiano during the post game handshake after the Bucs defensive line knocked Eli Manning down when the Giants were taking a knee to run the clock out.
Arizona Cardinals 20, New England Patriots 18
Arizona linebacker Jamaal Westerman did not play in the Cardinals upset win. New England star cornerback Devin McCourty recorded three tackles. He also returned two kickoffs for an average of 23 yards, with a long of 25. Justin Francis did not play in the game for the Patriots and Alex Silvestro remains on the teams practice squad.
San Diego Chargers 38, Tennessee Titans 10
Cornerback Jason McCourty recorded five tackles but it was not enough for the Titans as they fell to 0-2 on the season. Wide receiver Kenny Britt is still getting himself back into form after being injured and suspended by the NFL. Britt was listed as questionable heading into the game with a knee injury but did see the field. He caught one pass for five yards in the loss. Kevin Malast is on injured reserve for Tennessee. Offensive lineman Kevin Haslam is on the San Diego practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers 27, Detroit Lions 19
Anthony Davis was the starting right tackle along the 49ers offensive line. San Francisco has now quieted two big time offenses in Green Bay and Detroit and have started the season 2-0.