NFL recap Week Nine
NFL Recap: Area Alumni Thrive on Sundays
By Don Leypold
Here is a recap on how Eastern Pennsylvania alumni fared on week 9 in the National Football League.
Matt Ryan (Penn Charter/QB/Atlanta) completed 24-of-34 passes for a season high 342 yards as the Atlanta Falcons remained perfect, improving to 8-0 with their 19-13 win against Dallas. Cowboy starter Dan Connor (Strath Haven/LB/Dallas) did not play due to injury.
Bernard Pierce (Glen Mills/RB/Baltimore) carried seven times for 26 yards and a touchdown, the first of his career as Baltimore notched its tenth straight win over Cleveland, 25-15.
Robbie Gould (Jersey Shore) made all nine of his kicks- three field goals and six extra points- in Chicago’s 51-20 road rout of Tennessee. For the Titans, Derrick Morgan (Coatesville/DE/Tennessee) had two tackles.
Dan Koppen (Whitehall/C/Denver) started his fourth straight game, a 31-23 Denver win at Cincinnati. Koppen helped Peyton Manning throw for 291 yards and three touchdowns.
John Kuhn (Dover/FB/Green Bay) did not have any touches in Green Bay’s 31-17 win over Arizona.
Matt Schaub (West Chester East/QB/Houston) completed 19-of-27 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns as Houston improved to 7-1, beating Buffalo 21-9. Bryan Scott (Central Bucks East/LB/Buffalo) made a tackle for the Bills.
Chad Henne (Wilson West Lawn/QB/Jacksonville) and Maurice Stovall (Archbishop Carroll/WR/Jacksonville) did not play in the Jaguars’ 31-14 loss to Detroit.
Jared Odrick (Lebanon/DL/Miami) made three tackles in Miami’s 23-20 loss to Indianapolis. Pat Devlin (Downingtown East/QB/Miami) did not play.
Jahri Evans (Frankford/OL/New Orleans) started and helped the Saints pick up 371 total yards and Marques Colston (Susquehanna Township/WR/New Orleans) grabbed four passes for 46 yards and a touchdown as New Orleans bested Philadelphia 28-13 on Monday night. LeSean McCoy (Bishop McDevitt/RB/Philadelphia) rushed for 119 yards on 19 carries for Philly.
Mark Herzlich (Conestoga/LB/New York Giants) made a career high six tackles in the Giants’ 24-20 loss to Pittsburgh. Chris Snee (Montrose/OL/New York Giants) made his ninth start for Big Blue. Henry Hynoski (Southern Columbia/FB/New York Giants) had a reception for eight yards. Da’Rel Scott (Plymouth Whitemarsh/RB/New York GIants) has been placed on injured reserve.
Curtis Brinkley (West Catholic/RB/San Diego) had a kickoff return for 24 yards as the Chargers snapped a three game losing streak in their 31-13 win over Kansas City.
Josh Hull (Penns Valley/LB/St. Louis) had a bye week.
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