Once again, the Pittsburgh Steelers' Brett Keisel carried the torch for former Brigham Young Cougars in the NFL this weekend. Dennis Pitta had a few good plays as the Baltimore Ravens were back in action. Next weekend is a former Cougars face-off weekend. Four of the six former Cougars will play in two games as their teams go head-to-head: Ravens-Raiders, Steelers-Chiefs.
Note: A special update on Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie who injured his knee early this season is scheduled for later this week.
Ravens, Tight End Baltimore
Pitta didn’t start at tight end, but he outplayed Ed Dickson who did. Pitta did had 2 reception for 33 yards. Neither one of Pitta’s receptions came on one of
scoring drives. The Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns, 25-15. Baltimore
This week: 2 receptions, 33 yards
Season: 32 receptions, 309 yards, 2 touchdowns
Steelers, Defensive End Pittsburgh
Keisel is playing better and better each week. He followed up his 3 tackles (1 solo) performance last week with 4 tackles (2 solo) this week in a 24-20 win over the New York Giants. On the opening drive of the game, Keisel helped force a punt. On 2nd and 6, he tackled the Giants ball carrier a yard short of the first down. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw an incomplete pass on third down. Later, in the fourth quarter, when the Steelers were trailing 20-17, Keisel helped get the ball back for the Steelers offense. On 1st and 10, Keisel teamed with James Harrison to make a 2-yard stop. The Giants were only able to gain one more yard on the next two plays. On the ensuing drive, the Steelers offense scored the go-ahead touchdown.
This week: 4 tackles (2 solo)
Season: 18 tackles (8 solo)
Chiefs Kansas City
Dolphins, Long Snapper Miami
Denney snapped perfectly on two field goals, two extra points and four punts. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Dolphins lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 23-20.
This week: None.
Season: 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 forced fumble
Reynolds is expected to start his sixth consecutive game tonight on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints.
Raiders, Linebacker Oakland
So’oto did not play in the Raiders’ 42-32 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This week: no stats/did not play
Season: 1 tackle
Kehl did not play in the Chiefs’ 31-13 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
No stats recorded yet.
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