Monday, January 14, 2013

BYU in NFL, Playoffs--Divisional Round: Pitta makes pivotal plays

Former Brigham Young Cougars tight end Dennis Pitta represented on Saturday as he made some key catches that led to the Baltimore Ravens knocking off the number one seeded Denver Broncos. 

Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight End

All three of Pitta's receptions were good for first downs. His second reception came during the final minute of the first half when the Ravens were trying to score and tie the game. He picked up 15 yards and got out of bounds to stop the clock. The Ravens scored on the next play. Two passes intended for Pitta were incomplete. They were both in the fourth quarter when the Ravens trailed by a touchdown. One was on 4th and 5, and the defensive back made a great play to knock the ball away. Even though, Baltimore found a way to force overtime. In OT, Pitta made a leaping grab on 3rd and 13 for 24 yards. Not only did it get a first down, but it got the Ravens away from their goal line. The line of scrimmage on the play was the 3-yard line. Baltimore ended up punting on that drive, but Pitta's catch was key to changing the field position, which paid off when Peyton Manning threw an interception following the punt. The Ravens took over at the Denver 45-yard line following the interception and easily moved into field goal range for the winning points. Final score: 38-35, 2 OT.

Stats
This week: 3 receptions, 55 yards
Playoffs: 5 receptions, 82 yards, 1 TD
Season: 61 receptions, 669 yards, 7 touchdowns, 1 tackle

Baltimore Ravens: 10-6
Next: at Denver Broncos, January 12

Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive End

No playoffs.

Stats
This week: 1 tackles (1 solo)
Season: 46 tackles (1 solo), 4.5 sacks, 1 TFL, 1 pass break up, 1 fumble recovery

Pittsburgh Steelers: 8-8

John Denney, Miami Dolphins, Long Snapper

No playoffs.

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

Miami Dolphins: 7-9

Dallas Reynolds, Philadelphia Eagles, Center

No playoffs. 

Philadelphia Eagles: 4-12

Bryan Kehl, Washington Redskins, Linebacker

Lost in wild card round of playoffs.   

Stats
This week: none
Season: 6 tackles (2 solo).

Washington Redskins: 10-6

Vic So’oto, Washington Redskins, Linebacker

Lost in wild card round of playoffs.   

Stats
This week: none
Season: 1 tackle

Washington Redskins: 10-6

Brady Poppinga, Dallas Cowboys, Linebacker

No playoffs.

Stats
This week: 4 tackles (2 solo)
Season: 12 tackles (7 solo), 1 pass defensed

Dallas Cowboys: 8-8

Hebron Fangupo, Pittsburgh Steelers, Defensive Tackle
No playoffs. 

Stats
This week: none
Season: none

Pittsburgh Steelers: 8-8

Harvey Unga, Chicago Bears, Running Back

No playoffs. 

Stats
This week: none
Season: none

Chicago Bears: 10-6
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