MAC in the NFL Week 7: A kick in the pants

MAC players had a much better go-around this week than last week except for one player:


T.J. Lang, a 3rd year player out of Eastern Michigan was on the receiving end of some dirty play by the Vikings Brian Robinson. Needless to say the Packers, the most MAC-iest team in the nation, came out on the winning side of things defeating Minnesota 33-27. Minnesota is 1-6 and has zero MAC players. NOT A COINCIDENCE!!

Offense

Another MAC player that we'll see as one of the top performers is Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (Miami OH). He torched the Arizona secondary going 26 of 39 for 361 yds and 3 tds. Packers WR Greg Jennings (Western Michigan) helped T.J. Lang get some revenge with 7 rec for 147 yds and a TD. His longest catch was for 79 yds.

Other notable performances: ATL's RB Michael Turner (Northern Illinois) - 27 car, 122 yds and PIT's WR Antonio Brown (Central Michigan) - 7 rec, 102 yds

Defense

Dallas Cowboys SS Abram Elam (Kent State) absolutely destroyed the Rams on Sunday recording a total of 8 tackles with 3 TFL, 1 FF and a FR to go along.

On a side note, I accidentally deleted last weeks post, so here's a summary: RB Michael Turner and CB E.J. Biggers were players of the week. Pittsburgh & Green Bay have the most MAC players and Toledo has the most in the NFL.

Click through to see all of the stats for all of the MAC players in the NFL this week:

Washington 20, Carolina 33

WAS: No active MAC players.

CAR: DT Andre Neblett (Temple) - played, no stats. CB Josh Thomas (Buffalo) - DNP.

Seattle 3, Cleveland 6

SEA: DE Raheem Brock (Temple) - 1 tkl

CLE: WR Josh Cribbs (Kent State) - 1 rec for 9 yds, 4 pr for 14 yds and 1 kr for 23 yds, OL John Greco (Toledo) played, P Brad Maynard (Ball State) - 5 p, 38.6 avg, DB Usama Young (Kent State) - 1 tkl

Atlanta 23, Detroit 16

ATL: RB Michael Turner (Northern Illinois) - 27 car, 122 yds

DET: FS Louis Delmas (Western Michigan) - 8 tkl, 1 pd, TE Tony Scheffler (Western Michigan) - 2 rec, 15 yds

Denver 18, Miami 15

DEN: No active MAC players

MIA: LB Jason Taylor (Akron) - 2 tkl, 1 sk/6 yds and 1 qbh

San Diego 21, Jets 27

SD: OLB Larry English (Northern Illinois) - played, no stats, TE Antonio Gates (Kent State) - 5 rec, 54 yds, 1 TD, C Scott Mruczkowski (Bowling Green) - played

NYJ: LB Nick Bellore (Central Michigan) - played, no stats, DE Muhammad Wilkerson (Temple) - 5 tkl, 1 tfl, 1 pd

Chicago 24, Tampa Bay 18

CHI: WR Sam Hurd (Northern Illinois) - played, no stats

TB: CB E.J. Biggers (Western Michigan) - 4 tkl

Houston 41, Tennessee 7

HOU: P Brett Hartmann (Central Michigan) - 2 p, 48.0 avg, WR Kevin Walter (Eastern Michigan) - 3 rec, 35 yds

TEN: DE Jason Jones (Eastern Michigan) - 2 tkl, 1 qbh, P Brett Kern (Toledo) - 7 p, 45.6 avg, 2 I20

Pittsburgh 32, Arizona 20

PIT: QB Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan) - DNP, WR Antonio Brown (Central Michigan) - 7 rec, 102 yds, 2 pr, 23.5 avg, 3 kr, 22.0 avg, LB James Harrison - not active, QB Ben Roethlisberger (Miami OH) - 26 of 39, 361 yds, 3 tds, K Shaun Suisham (Bowling Green) - 3 for 3 fg (41, 42, 39)

ARI: RB Chester Taylor (Toledo) - not active, WR Stephen Williams (Toledo) - played, no stats, P Dave Zastudil - 4 p, 47.8 avg, 2 I20

Kansas City 28, Oakland 0

KC: T Steve Maneri (Temple) - not active, TE Jake O'Connell (Miami OH) - 1 rec, 6 yds

OAK: S Mike Mitchell (Ohio) - 5 tkl, DE Trevor Scott (Buffalo) - 1 tfl

St. Louis 7, Dallas 34

STL: LG Jacob Bell (Miami OH) - start, CB Josh Gordy (Central Michigan) - 6 tkl

DAL: S Barry Church (Toledo) - played, no stats, SS Abram Elam (Kent State) - 8 tkl, 3 tfl, 1 ff, 1 fr, LT Doug Free (Northern Illinois) - start, C-G Kevin Kowalski (Toledo) - DNP

Green Bay 33, Minnesota 27

GB: TE Tom Crabtree (Miami OH) - played, no stats, WR Greg Jennings (Western Michigan) - 7 rec, 147 yds, 1 td, lg 79, LG T.J. Lang (Eastern Michigan) - started, got kicked in the nuts, RB James Starks (Buffalo) - 13 car, 75 yds, LB Frank Zombo (Central Michigan) - not active

MIN: No active MAC players

Indianapolis 7, New Orleans 62

IND: OG Ryan Diem (Northern Illinois) - not active, DT Daniel Muir (Kent State) - 2 tkl, LG Joe Reitz (Western Michigan) - start

NO: WR Lance Moore (Toledo) - 3 rec, 44 yds

Baltimore 7, Jacksonville 12

BAL: No active MAC players

JAX: DT Terrance Knighton (Temple) - 1 tkl

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