Knights in the NFL, Wk. II
Sep 20, 2011
Rutgers Legend Kenny Britt
SOR Staff Writer Gregg Snyder breaks down the efforts put forth by former Scarlet Knights currently making a living in the National Football League. Let's jump rght into it.
Knight of the Week
After a 136 yard performance in week one, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt had another top outing this week. Britt had a career high nine receptions that went for 135 yards, including one score. His performance helped the Titans top the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 26-13. Britt leads the AFC in receiving yards with 271 after two games. He trails only Carolina’s Steve Smith for the NFL lead.
Britt’s teammate, Jason McCourty had a fine game as well. McCourty and the Titans defense held star Baltimore running back and fellow Rutgers alum Ray Rice to just 43 yards on the ground and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to just 197 yards through the air. McCourty, a starting cornerback, had four tackles, a pass deflection, and an interception. He returned for interception back 30 yards.
As I just mentioned, Ray Rice had 43 yards rushing in the loss. He also caught five passes for 53 yards including a 31 yard touchdown reception. The 43 yards rushing is the lowest single game rushing performance by Rice in a regular season game since Week 13 last season.
Anthony Davis started in one of the weeks more entertaining games. Davis was in his usual spot along the San Francisco offensive line. The 49ers however dropped a heartbreaker, 27-24 to the Dallas Cowboys.
The New York Jets got off to a 2-0 start this season after dominating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 32-3. Jamaal Westerman recorded one tackle and one assist on the winning end of the contest. Courtney Greene once again started in the Jaguars’ secondary and recorded one tackle and one assist in the losing effort.
Joe Porter played in a reserve role for the Oakland Raiders as they traveled across the country to battle the Buffalo Bills. Oakland had an early lead before falling to the Bills by a score of 38-35. Porter did not record any stats.
Heading into this weeks game, Indianapolis Colts defensive players Gary Brackett and Eric Foster were listed on the injury report. Brackett was listed as out and did not play due to a shoulder injury. Foster was questionable with a knee injury but did play. He recorded one tackle and three assists in the Colts 27-19 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Rookie Joe Lefeged once again handled kickoff returns for Indy. Lefeged returned three kicks for a total of 66 yards. His longest was a 32 yard return.
Offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah got the start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their 24-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
The New England Patriots are off to a fast 2-0 start this season after beating the San Diego Chargers 35-21 on Sunday. Cornerback Devin McCourty recorded two tackles in the win. McCourty has started all 19 of his career games, including one in the playoffs.
Clark Harris continues to handle the long snapping duties for the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincy fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24-20. Running back Brian Leonard did not have a carry this week but caught two passes for five yards in the loss.
Gary Gibson and the St. Louis Rams traveled to New Jersey to take on the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Gibson played in a reserve role on the St. Louis defensive line but did not record any stats. The Rams fell to the Giants, 28-16.
Kevin Haslam (Jaguars) is on injured reserve while George Johnson (Buccaneers), Howard Barbieri (Texans), and Kevin Brock (Raiders) continue to be used on practice squads.