Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NFL Week 10 Recap

Chris Neild (#95) tries to tackle Dolphin Reggie Bush
(AP Photo/Hans Deryk)
  An hour before the bulk of the NFL games were supposed to start, teams released their injury reports and inactives for the 1:00 pm games. When that list came out, several former Mountaineers were included.
  A week after being added to the active roster from the PUP list, Brandon Hogan was inactive for the Panthers. Head coach Ron Rivera wants Hogan to have more practice time in order to get into game shape. Also inactive for this past week's games were: Steve Slaton, Adam Jones, Robert Sands, and Anthony Becht.
  That does not mean, however, that there is nothing to report this week.
  After getting off to a hot start, Chris Neild and the Washington Redskins were in danger of losing their fifth straight game against the 1-win Miami Dolphins. Also proving to be equally inept at winning games, Owen Schmitt and the Philadelphia Eagles had a winnable home game against a Kevin Kolb-less Arizona Cardinals team.
  Former Mountaineers in the NFL took a hit on Monday as the Steelers released Mortty Ivy.
  I'll tell you what happened in those games and more after the jump.

Arizona Cardinals 21
Philadelphia Eagles 17
  This game was supposed to mark the return of Kevin Kolb back to Philadelphia as he made his first start against his former team, but was ruled out because of injury. So the Eagles thought they might have an easier game against a 2-6 team with no road victories this season. Right? That was not meant to be. The mood was set early when the Eagles announced that DeSean Jackson would not play because he overslept and missed a team meeting. Cardinals backup quarterback John Skelton outplayed Mike Vick by throwing 3 TD passes (2 to Larry Fitzgerald). What was supposed to be the "Dream Team" going into this season, the Eagles now are on the outside looking in in the Playoff chase. Owen Schmitt had 1 reception for 8 yards.

Pittsburgh Steelers 24
Cincinnati Bengals 17
  There was the potential for four different Mountaineers to be on the field during this game, but with the Bengals announcing that Sands and Jones would be inactive, and Mortty Ivy not seeing the field, that left Ryan Mundy as the lone Mountaineer contributor in this game. Mundy had a key special teams play for the Steelers by downing a punt inside the Bengals 5-yard line. Bengals CB Leon Hall suffered an Achilles injury in the game, which may lead to Jones being activated in the coming weeks.

Buffalo Bills 7
Dallas Cowboys 44
  The Bills were another team, like the Redskins, that got off to a hot start this season. Now they are fading after getting demolished by the Cowboys. Bills FB Corey McIntyre is not going to let the loss get him or the team down:
"How do you rebound from a game like this? You go out and take it out on the next team and make plays," McIntyre said. "That’s how you rebound."
Jacksonville Jaguars 17
Indianapolis Colts 3
Pat McAfee had 6 punts for a 41 yard average.

Washington Redskins 9
Miami Dolphins 20
  Steve Slaton was ruled 'inactive' for the 2nd straight week for the Dolphins who won their second game this season and sent a reeling Redskins team to their 5th straight loss. Chris Neild should see more playing time as this season progresses on the Skins D-line with coaches and management taking an eye towards next season. Neild recorded 1 tackle in the game while playing on 18 snaps.


New England Patriots 37
New York Jets 16
  The Jets were pummeled at home by a suddenly sharp Patriots team on Sunday Night Football. Ellis Lankster did not show up on the stat sheet or in any of the game notes.


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