NFL Recap: Area Alumni Thrive on Sundays
Here is a recap on how Eastern Pennsylvania alumni fared on week 8 in the National Football League.
Matt Ryan (Penn Charter/QB/Atlanta) completed 22-of-29 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons went on the road to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 30-17. Matty Ice and the Falcons remain unbeaten.
Bernard Pierce (Glen Mills/RB/Baltimore) The Ravens were idle this week. Pierce has 122 yards on 23 carries, for a average of 5.3 yards per carry
Bryan Scott (Central Bucks East/LB/Buffalo) Scott and the Bills were idle this week. Scott has 33 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble this season.
Robbie Gould (Jersey Shore) nailed a 41-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Chicago Bears to a 23-22 win over the Carolina Panthers. Gould also connected on two extra points.
Dan Connor (Strath Haven/LB/Dallas) started, and had two tackles before leaving due to an injury in the Cowboys’ 29-24 loss to the Giants
Dan Koppen (Whitehall/C/Denver) started his third straight game and helped the Broncos pick up 530 total yards in their 34-14 beating up of New Orleans
John Kuhn (Dover/FB/Green Bay) did not get any touches in Green Bay’s 24-15 win over Jacksonville.
Matt Schaub (West Chester East/QB/Houston) The Texans were idle. Schaub has thrown for 1,650 yards and 10 touchdowns while amassing a 93.1 quarterback rating this season
Chad Henne (Wilson West Lawn/QB/Jacksonville) did not play in Jacksonville’s 24-15 loss to Green Bay.
Maurice Stovall (Archbishop Carroll/WR/Jacksonville) did not get any touches in Jacksonville’s 24-15 loss to Green Bay.
Pat Devlin (Downingtown East/QB/Miami) did not play in Miami’s 30-9 rout of the New York Jets
Jared Odrick (Lebanon/DL/Miami) had two assisted tackles in Miami’s 30-9 road rout of the New York Jets. He helped the Fish keep the Jets out of the end zone until late in the fourth quarter.
Jahri Evans (Frankford/OL/New Orleans) started his seventh straight game this season. New Orleans lost to Denver 34-14
Marques Colston (Susquehanna Township/WR/New Orleans) was the Saints’ leading receiver in their 34-14 loss to Denver. He had five catches for 63 yards
Mark Herzlich (Conestoga/LB/New York Giants) had a special teams tackle in the Giants’ 29-24 win at Dallas
Henry Hynoski (Southern Columbia/FB/New York Giants) played in, but did not get a touch in the Giants’ 29-24 win over Dallas
Chris Snee (Montrose/OL/New York Giants) The starter provided key blocking for a Giants’ offense that put 29 points on the board in their 29-24 road win against Dallas
Da’Rel Scott (Plymouth Whitemarsh/RB/New York GIants) did not play in New York’s 29-24 win over Dallas
LeSean McCoy (Bishop McDevitt/RB/Philadelphia) rushed for 45 yards on 16 carries in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 30-17 loss to Atlanta. He also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass and rushed for another, his fourth and fifth scores of the year.
Curtis Brinkley (West Catholic/RB/San Diego) did not get any touches in San Diego’s 7-6 loss to Cleveland
Josh Hull (Penns Valley/LB/St. Louis) had three tackles across the pond in London as the New England Patriots routed the St. Louis Rams 45-7.
Derrick Morgan (Coatesville/DE/Tennessee) had two assisted tackles, a half sack and a forced fumble in the Titans’ 19-13 overtime loss to Indianapolis.
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