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Monday, December 3, 2012

BYU in NFL Report, Week 13: Keisel, Denney, Kehl in the spotlight

There was more movement by former Brigham Young Cougars this week as the Kansas City Chiefs let go of Bryan Kehl. Brett Keisel and his Pittsburgh Steelers came out on top this week in the rematch of Steelers vs. Ravens. After making a clutch long snap last week, did John Denney contribute to the Donphins losing?


Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight End

Pitta only saw three passes come his way in the Ravens’ game against the Steelers. One was intercepted, which Pitta made the tackle. It was a bad pass that was overthrown. The one reception Pitta had was for 19-yards and helped the Ravens turn a Pittsburgh turnover into a touchdown. On 3rd and 11, Pitta took a short pass over the middle and turned it into a first down. Two plays later, Baltimore scored to take a 20-13 lead that they would carry into the fourth quarter. In the end, the Ravens lost 23-20.

Stats
This week: 1 receptions, 19 yards, 1 tackle 
Season: 45 receptions, 442 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 tackle

Baltimore Ravens: 9-3
Next: at Washington Redskins, December 9

Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive End

Keisel continued his steady play. He pressured the Ravens quarterback to help force the bad thrown to Pitta that was intercepted. He contributions helped the Steelers win, 23-20.  

Stats
This week: 3 tackles (3 solo)
Season: 38 tackles (22 solo), 3 sacks, 1 TFL, 1 pass break up

Pittsburgh Steelers: 7-5
Next: San Diego Chargers, December 9

John Denney, Miami Dolphins, Long Snapper

On the first series of the game, Denney’s punt snap was low, which the Dolphins punter subsequently dropped, and was tackled for a 10-yard loss. The ball was wet due to rain. Officially, the play was considered a fumble by the punter. The Patriots took over at the 12-yard line and took a 7-0 lead. Denney continued to play and had perfect snaps on the other five Dolphins punts, three field goals, and one extra point. In the end, the Dolphins lost 23-16 to the New England Patriots.  

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

Miami Dolphins: 5-7
Next: at San Francisco 49ers

Dallas Reynolds, Philadelphia Eagles, Center

Reynolds continued to start for the Eagles, and the Eagles continued to lose, 38-33, to the Dallas Cowboys.    

Philadelphia Eagles: 3-9
Next: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 9

Bryan Kehl, Washington Redskins, Linebacker

Kehl returned to the Redskins last Wednesday. He had been in Washington for the preseason, but was cut before the season started. The Chiefs had waived Kehl on Tuesday. Kehl played well in the preseason, which could lead to him contributing immediately as the Redskins continue to make a push for the playoffs, starting tonight against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

Stats
No stats recorded yet.


Washington Redskins: 5-6
Next: New York Giants, Monday, December 03, 2012; Baltimore Ravens, December 9

Vic So’oto, Green Bay Packers, Linebacker

Played this week against the Minnesota Vikings. It was his sixth game played this season, and second with the Packers. The Packers won 23-14, but So’oto did not record any stats.

Stats
This week: none
Season: 1 tackle

Green Bay Packers: 8-4
Next: Detriot Lions, December 9

Brady Poppinga, Dallas Cowboys, Linebacker

Did not play in his first game with the Cowboys.

Stats
This week: none
Season: none

Dallas Cowboys: 6-6
Next: at Cincinnati Bengals, Deccember 9

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

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