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Monday, October 15, 2012

BYU NFL Week 6 Report: Denney makes noise on special teams

John Denney made the biggest play of the week for former Brigham Young Cougars in the NFL. Two others had pretty good games, while one made his first appearance of the season.


Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight End

Pitta was a valuable contributor to the Ravens’ 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys. He was the top tight end for the Ravens once again. One of the four passes he caught was good for a first down. His three other receptions set up a very short second or third down that the Ravens were able to pick up the first down. The Ravens will need a big game next week to beat the Texans after several Ravens defenders suffered injuries.

Stats
This week: 4 receptions, 33 yards
Season: 25 receptions, 243 yards, 2 touchdowns

Baltimore Ravens: 5-1
Next: at Houston Texans

Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive End

On Thursday night, the Steelers dropped a tough one to the Tennessee Titans, 26-23. The Titans kicked a field goal on the final play of the game to break the 23-23 tie. Keisel had his second best game of the season with three tackles. One helped the Steelers D force a 3 and out.

Stats
This week: 3 tackles (2 solo)
Season: 10 tackles (5 solo)

Pittsburgh Steelers: 2-3
Next: at Cincinnati

John Denney, Miami Dolphins, Long Snapper

Denney had a key roll in the Dolphins’ 17-14 win over the St. Louis Rams. As the long snapper, his clean snaps on two extra points and one field goal were very important to the Dolphins getting five points that were desperately needed. He also had six successful snaps on punts. On the first punt, Denney made the tackle and forced a fumble.

Stats
This week: 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 forced fumble
Season: 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 forced fumble

Miami Dolphins: 3-3
Next: at New York Jets

Dallas Reynolds, Philadelphia Eagles, Center

Reynolds started for the fourth game in a row. He has played in all six games for the Eagles this year. The Eagles suffered a tough overtime loss to the Detroit Lions in overtime, 26-23.

Philadelphia Eagles: 3-3
Next: Bye

Vic So’oto, Oakland Raiders, Linebacker

So’oto made his first appearance as a Raider against the Atlanta Falcons. He didn’t record any stats. The Raiders lost, 23-20, on a 55-yard field goal with 1 second left. That field goal followed a Raiders touchdown with just 40 seconds left to tie the game at 20.

Stats
No Stats recorded yet

Oakland Raiders: 1-4
Next: Jacksonville Jaguars

Bryan Kehl, Kansas City Chiefs, Linebacker

Kehl did not play in the Chiefs’ 38-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the Bucs scoring as much as they did, it is perplexing why Kehl did not see the field. It seems no one on defense was doing his job for the Chiefs.

Stats
No stats recorded yet.

Kansas City Chiefs: 1-5
Next: Bye

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