Bruce Irvin and Karl Joseph, Oakland Raiders
Altanta Falcons 35 vs. Oakland Raiders 28
The Raiders dropped their home opener in a back and forth battle with the Falcons. The Raiders defense struggled for the second week in a row. Bruce Irvin had four total tackles in the game while Karl Joseph saw some snaps but failed to register a tackle. Next week the Raiders travel to Tennessee to play Quinton Spain and the Titans. Joseph is expected to get some work on defense in that game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 pm EST.
Tavon Austin, L.A. Rams, Mark Glowinski, Seattle Seahawks
L.A. Rams 9 vs. Seattle Seahawks 3
The Rams won their first Los Angeles home game in 20 years. Both offenses were held in check as there was not a touchdown scored in this one. Tavon Austin did improve from his poor week one by catching 5 balls for 50 yards (long of 27 yards) and rushing 2 times for 6 yards. Next Sunday the Rams will take on Keith Tandy and the Buccaneers in Tampa. This one is slated to start at 4:05 pm EST. The Seahawks return home to play the 49ers Sunday at 4:05 pm EST.
Daryl Worley, Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers 46 vs. San Francisco 49ers 27
The Panthers bounced back after losing in Week 1 to defeat the 49ers in Week 2. WVU rookie Daryl Worley had a nice showing both on special teams and defensively. Worley had six total tackles including five solo stops and broke up one pass. The Panthers will host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at 1 pm EST.
Will Clarke and Adam Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers 24 vs. Cincinnati Bengals 16
The Bengals fell to the Steelers in Pittsburgh but WVU products Will Clarke and Adam Jones performed well. Clarke had a sack that resulted in nine yard loss while Adam Jones helped hold all-world wideout Antonio Brown to only 4 catches for 39 yards. Jones also had four tackles and an interception. The Bengals return home to play the 2-0 Broncos Sunday at 1 pm EST.
Charles Sims and Keith Tandy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Arizona Cardinals 40 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7
The Bucs were embarrassed by the Cards in Arizona. Starting running back Doug Martin went down early with a hamstring injury but Charles Sims did not receive a lot of carries due to the Buccaneers being behind so early. Sims finished with 9 carries for 24 yards and 3 receptions for only 4 yards. Keith Tandy had one tackle on the day. Next week the Buccaneers travel face Tavon Austin’s Rams at home.
Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts
Denver Broncos 34 vs. Indianapolis Colts 20
The Colts lost a tough one in Denver as the Broncos defense scored twice late to seal the win. Pat McAfee had a busy day, punting four times with a long of 72 yards. The Colts host the San Diego Chargers in week three. Kickoff is set for 4:25 pm EST.
Kevin White and Nick Kwiatkoski, Chicago Bears – Wendell Smallwood, Najee Goode, Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles 29 vs. Chicago Bears 14
Individually, Kevin White’s second game went better than his first. However, the Bears fell to 0-2 to start the season. White brought in four catches for 36 yards and had one carry on an end-around for eight. Smallwood had two successive carries on back-to-back plays at one point. The first carry went for 11 yards and gave the Eagles a first down. He took the next handoff five yards. Smallwood also had a kickoff return for 30 yards. Najee Goode contributed one tackle for Philly while Nick Kwiatkoski was inactive for Chicago.