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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Brigham Young Cougars in the NFL: Week 1 Report

Not a lot of action was seen by former Brigham Young Cougars in week 1 of the NFL season, but those who did play made their time count. Capping off the weekend was Dennis Pitta’s spectacular performance on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Raves, Tight End
Pitta shined on Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals as his Ravens won 44-13. Pitta led Baltimore in receiving on the night with five receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Pitta’s touchdown came at a critical moment in the game for the Ravens as Cincinnati was threatening to come back after Baltimore opened a 17-3 lead. The Bengals made it 17-13 early in the third quarter before Pitta’s 10-yard touchdown catch from Joe Flacco gave the Ravens a security blanket, and they never looked back.

Pitta also led the team in passes thrown to him in the game with nine. The next most was five, which makes it seem that Pitta will be a primary target in Baltimore’s offensive scheme this year.

Stats
This week: 5 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD
Season: 5 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD

Baltimore Ravens: 1-0
Next: at Philadelphia Eagles

John Denny, Miami Dolphins, Long Snapper
Performed long snapping duties for the Miami Dolphins as they lost 30-10 to the Houston Texans. Denny snapped the ball on one successful field goal and one extra point, as well as four punts.

Miami Dolphins: 0-1
Next: Oakland Raiders

Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive End
Keisel recorded just one tackle in the Steelers’ 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos. Keisel was questionable for the game the week leading up to week 1, but still made an appearance on limited minutes.

Stats
This week: 1 tackle (1 solo)
Season: 1 tackle (1 solo)

Pittsburgh Steelers: 0-1
Next: New York Jets

Dallas Reynolds, Philadelphia Eagles, Offensive Lineman
Saw limited action on the offensive line.

Philadelphia Eagles: 1-0
Next: Baltimore Ravens

Austin Collie, Indianapolis Colts, Wide Receiver
Inactive, did not play as the Colts lost to the Chicago Bears 41-21. Collie is recovering from a concussion suffered during preseason play. Hopefully, Collie will be healthy soon and we will get to see him representing the Brigham Young Cougars.

Stats
No stats recorded yet.

Indianapolis Colts: 0-1
Next: Minnesota

John Beck, Houston Texans, Quarterback
Did not play as the Texans defeated the Miami Dolphins 30-10.

Stats
No stats recorded yet.

Houston Texans: 1-0
Next: at Jacksonville

The Editor appreciates all feedback. He can be reached via email at bluecougarfootball@gmail.com

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