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Monday, January 7, 2013

BYU in NFL, Playoffs--Wild card: Dennis Pitta is the last man standing

Only two of the NFL teams that reached the playoffs had former Brigham Young Cougars on the roster. They both played in the Wild card round of the playoffs this weekend. One team won. The other lost. 

Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens, Tight End

Pitta caught a 20-yard touchdown to help the Ravens dispatch the Indianapolis Colts and move on to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. His touchdown came early in the third quarter and gave the Ravens a 17-6 lead. His only other reception was a 7-yard grab on 2nd and 5. The first down conversion kept the drive alive, which ended in a field goal that gave the Ravens a 3-0 lead. The final score was 24-9.

Stats
This week: 2 receptions, 27 yards, 1 TD
Playoffs: 2 receptions, 27 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

Played but did not record any stats in the Redskins 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.  

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

Washington Redskins: 10-6

Vic So’oto, Washington Redskins, Linebacker

So’oto did not play for the Redskins in their 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.   

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

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