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!!
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
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