To say Week Four was an up and down week for WVUPros in the NFL would be an understatement. We had a little bit of everything: stellar performances, frustration, and unfortunately injury. Hopefully week four was just the typical NFL bump in the road and all your favorite WVU NFLers will bounce back in week 5. To get the full rundown on this past week keep reading!
Bengals 22 vs. Miami 7
Adam Jones, Will Clarke and the rest of the Bengals beat up on the lowly Dolphins in Cincinnati. Jones and Clarke each had two tackles in the win. Next week the Bengals travel to Arlington, Texas to take on the Cowboys. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 pm EST.
Jaguars 30 vs. Colts 27
The Colts had a quasi-neutral site game against Jacksonville in London, England early Sunday morning. The Colts were down big in this one and made a frantic comeback but came up short. Pat McAfee punted three times with a long of 54 yards in this one. The Colts are not off to the start they anticipated and will look to get back on track at home against the Bears on Sunday. This one is slated for 1 pm EST.
Texans 27 vs. Titans 20
The Texans outlasted the Titans in this back and forth brawl Sunday. Quinton Spain started for the Titans for the fourth week in a row while KJ Dillon was active for the Texans but did not register a stat. The two did meet up after the game for a customary jersey swap. Next week Spain’s Titans take on the Dolphins in Miami at 1 pm EST. While the Texans will head to Minnesota to play the undefeated Vikings (1 pm EST).
Falcons 48 vs. Panthers 33
Matt Ryan carved up the Panthers secondary in this one for over 500 yards through the air. WVU rookie Daryl Worley had four tackles on the day. The Panthers will try to get back to their winning ways against Tampa Bay on Monday Night.
Raiders 28 vs. Ravens 27
The upstart Raiders escape with the one point win here as both Bruce Irvin and Karl Joseph make big contributions on defense. Joseph was in on eight tackles and was credited with one pass defended. Bruce Irvin had a typical “Bruce” day with two tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble. There is no doubt the Raiders defense has improved with Karl Joseph in the lineup and should continue to do so with the more game experience. The Raiders return home to Oakland to play the Chargers on Sunday at 4:25 pm EST.
Broncos 27 vs. Buccaneers 7
The Broncos dismantled the Buccaneers on Sunday and it was not a good day for the Mountaineers who played in this one. Charles Sims struggled in the starting role Sunday, managing just 28 yards on 15 carries and had one reception for seven yards. Sims also fumbled once in the loss. Keith Tandy did not show up on the stat sheet Sunday. As previously mentioned the Bucs will play the Panthers Monday night.
Bears 17 vs. Lions 14
The Bears picked up their first win of the season Sunday but might have lost Kevin White with an ankle injury. White was having the best game of his young career when he went down with the injury and did not return. White was scheduled to have an MRI on Monday, but so far, the Bears have remained mum on his status. We hope for an update on Wednesday. White did finish with six catches for 55 yards, good for over a 9-yard average. The Bears play the Colts in Indianapolis Sunday at 1 pm EST.
Rams 17 vs. Cardinals 13
The Rams edged the Cardinals 17-13 and gain a key divisional win. Tavon Austin was questionable in this one right up until kickoff but was active. Austin was not targeted much in the game and had a quiet day finishing with two catches for 14 yards. Austin will try to get healthy for next week as the Rams host the Bills Sunday at 4:25 pm EST.