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Monday, October 29, 2012

BYU in NFL, Week 8: Keisel’s two tackles for loss are big for Steelers

The amount of activity was a little low again for former Brigham Young Cougars in the NFL. A strong day by Brett Keisel and a controversy surrounding Vic So’oto highlight the weekend in the NFL for former Cougars.  


Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight End

Did not play; bye week.   

Stats
This week: Bye
Season: 30 receptions, 276 yards, 2 touchdowns

Baltimore Ravens: 5-2
Next: at Cleveland Browns

Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive End

Keisel had, possibly, his best game of the season. He made his presence felt on the Washington Redskins’ first possession of the game. On 3rd and 1, he teamed with Larry Foote to make a tackle for a three yard loss and force a punt. He teamed for another tackle in the second quarter, and got is final tackle on a solo take down in the fourth quarter when the Redskins were trying to comeback and win the game. His final tackle resulted in a seven yard loss, and set up a 3rd and 17. The Steelers won 27-12. It was the third time this season that Keisel has had three tackles or more.

Stats
This week: 3 tackles (1 solo)
Season: 14 tackles (6 solo)

Pittsburgh Steelers: 4-3
Next: at New York Giants

John Denney, Miami Dolphins, Long Snapper

Denney didn’t make any headlines against the New York Jets. Judging by the results, Denney did his duties well. On six punts, Miami averaged 53.8 yards, and most of the punts were not returned. All three Dolphins field goal attempts were good. Miami crushed the Jets 30-9.  

Stats
This week: None.
Season: 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 forced fumble

Miami Dolphins: 4-3
Next: at Indianapolis Colts

Dallas Reynolds, Philadelphia Eagles, Center

Reynolds started for the fifth time this season and has played in all seven Eagles games. The Eagles lost to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons 30-17.

Philadelphia Eagles: 3-4
Next: at New Orleans Saints

Vic So’oto, Oakland Raiders, Linebacker

In his third game with the Raiders, So’oto has been credited with his first tackle of the season in a 26-16 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, it is unknown when that tackle was made. So'oto is not given credit on the play-by-play for any of the tackles made in the game.  

Stats
This week: 1 tackle
Total: 1 tackle

Oakland Raiders: 3-4
Next: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bryan Kehl, Kansas City Chiefs, Linebacker

Kehl did not play in the Chiefs’ 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders.   

Stats
No stats recorded yet.

Kansas City Chiefs: 1-6
Next: at San Diego Chargers (Thursday, November 1)

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

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