INDIANAPOLIS IN - JANUARY 08: Dan Muir #90 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates with Dwight Freeney #93 Pat Angerer #51 and Fili Moala #95 after he sacked quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets in the first quarter during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 8 2011 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Here are your offensive studs for the week: RB Michael Turner - 22 car for 96 yds, WR Antonio Brown - 5 rec for 86 yds. And that's about it. Also, Western Michigan alums TE Tony Scheffler & WR Greg Jennings both scored touchdowns for their respective squads.
I know we list Ben Roethlisberger's stats on here each week and it's probably because he's the best (and only) MAC starting QB in the NFL right now. He only was 21 of 33 for 245 yds and split a TD and INT, but the Steelers came out with the victory 24-17 over Cincinnati.
Did you know that every MAC QB in the NFL played in that game? That's right: Roethlisberger, his backup Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan) and Bengals backup QB Bruce Gradkowski (Toledo) were all on the field. Well OK the latter two were on the bench, but who's counting?
DT Dan Muir (Kent State) got cut by the Colts the same day he visited a veteran's hospital. Not a good PR move by Indianapolis. Muir has been an NFL journeyman ever since entering the league in 2007 as an undrafted free agent. As they say, every time a MAC player in the NFL gets cut... I forget the rest of that sentence.
OAK: S Mike Mitchell (OU) - 4 tkl, 1 pd, DE Trevor Scott (UB) - 1 tkl
SD: TE Antonio Gates (KSU) - 5 rec, 54 yds, C-G Scott Mruczkowski - played
NO: WR Lance Moore (UT) - 1 rec, 28 yds
ATL: RB Michael Turner (NIU) - 22 car, 96 yds
TEN: DE Jason Jones (EMU) - 2 tkl, 1 sk, P Brett Kern (UT) - 5 p, 44.2 avg, 1 I20
CAR: DT Andre Neblett (TU) - 5 tkl, 1 sk, CB Josh Thomas (UB) - played, no stats
PIT: QB Ben Roethlisberger (MU) - 21 of 33, 245 yds, 1 td, 1 int, WR/PR/KR Antonio Brown (CMU) - 5 rec, 86 yds, K Shaun Suisham (BG) - 0 for 1 (39 yds), OLB James Harrison (KSU) - 4 tkl, QBH, QB Charlie Batch (EMU) - DNP
CIN: WR Andrew Hawkins (UT) - 5 rec, 56 yds, QB Bruce Gradkowski (UT) - DNP
STL: LG Jason Bell (MU) - start, CB Josh Gordy (CMU) - 5 tkl
CLE: WR/PR/KR Josh Cribbs (KSU) - 3 rec, 32 yds, OL John Greco (UT) - played, P Brad Maynard (BSU) - 41.6 avg, 1 i20, DB Usama Young (KSU) - 5 tkl, 1 tfl
BUF: WR Naaman Roosevelt (UB) - 1 rec, 21 yds, CB Reggie Corner (UA) - N/A
DAL: LT Doug Free (NIU) - start, C-G Kevin Kowalski - DNP, SS Abram Elam (KSU) - 4 tkl, S Barry Church (UT) - 4 tkl
JAC: DT Terrance Knighton (TU) - N/A
IND: RG Ryan Diem (NIU) - start, LG Joe Reitz (WMU) - N/A
KC: TE Jake O'Connell - played, no stats, T Steve Maneri (UT) - N/A
MIA: LB Jason Taylor (UA) - 1 tkl, 1 sk, 1 tfl, 2 qbh, 1 pd
ARI: RB Chester Taylor (UT) - 1 rec, 17 yds, WR Stephen Williams (UT) - N/A, P Dave Zastudil (OU) - 46.3 avg, 1 i20
PHI: DE Jason Babin (WMU) - played, no stats, FS Jaiquawn Jarrett (TU) - played, no stats
HOU: WR Kevin Walter (EMU) - 1 rec, 6 yds, P Brett Hartmann (CMU) - 45.3 avg, 1 i20
TB: CB E.J. Biggers (WMU) - 2 tkl
SEA: DE Raheem Brock (TU) - 1 tkl
DET: FS Louis Delmas (WMU) - 2 tkl, tfl, pd, TE Tony Scheffler (WMU) - 3 rec, 37 yds, td
CHI: WR Sam Hurd (NIU) - 1 rec, 21 yds
SF: LT Joe Staley (CMU) - started
NE: WR Taylor Price - N/A
NYJ: DE Muhammad Wilkerson (TU) - 5 tkl, 1 tfl, LB Nick Bellore (CMU) - played, no stats
GB: RB James Starks - 13 car, 65 yds, WR Greg Jennings (WMU) - 3 rec, 32 yds, 1 TD, LG T.J. Lang (EMU) - started, TE Tom Crabtree (MU) - played, no stats, LB Frank Zombo - N/A