Hokies in the NFL Week 8

"Yeah...but do you see the uniforms the Steelers are wearing?" - Justin K. Aller

not much to write home about this week, other than Josh Morgan's interesting day and DeAngelo Hall's ejection.

As with last year, no offensive lineman are mentioned because it's just too hard to really tell how they performed. The Hokies in the NFL are below in alphabetical order:

James Anderson, LB Carolina Panthers- Anderson and the Panthers fell yet again, this time to the Bears. Anderson tallied just three total tackles, two as solo efforts, in the Panthers' loss.
3 TAK, 2 SOLO

Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers- Boykin saw some action in the Packers' win over the Jaguars, pulling in one pass for nine yards. Boykin pulled in his nine-yard reception on 2nd and 10 and set up a easily convertible 3rd and 1 for the Pack.
1 REC, 9 YDS

Kam Chancellor, SS Seattle Seahawks- Chancellor and the Seahawks fell to the Lions in a tight game. Chancellor racked up 10 tackles, seven of them solo efforts. The Seahawks fell to 4-4 on the year with the loss.
10 TAK, 7 SOLO

Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans- Graham and the Texans had the week off.

Cody Grimm, FS Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Grimm tallied one solo tackle in the Bucs' win over the Vikings on Thursday night.
TAK, SOLO

Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs- Flowers earned three tackles on the day, all solo efforts, with two passes defended as the Cheifs lost to the Raiders.
3 TAK, 3 SOLO, 2 PD

DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins- Hall tallied six total tackles with five as solo efforts as the Redskins fell to the Steelers. The Redskins were probably too busy staring at the Pittsburgh uniforms. Anyway, Hall got ejected from the game for a tirade aimed at an official and will probably be meeting with Mr. Goodell shortly.

Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants- Hosley had three total tackles (two solo) in the victory for the Giants over the Cowboys. Hosley was also flagged three times for illegal contact or holding, but only two were enforced.
3 TAK, 2 SOLO

Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals- King caught three passes for 43 yards, but the Cardinals lost to the 49ers on Monday Night Football. Jeff's big catch of the night was a 27-yard reception
3 REC, 43 YDS

Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins- Morgan had quite an interesting day: throwing a pass, rushing the ball and pulling in some passes. Morgan rushed the ball once for nine yards, giving the Redskins a 2nd down and 1, which they could not convert into a first down. Morgan pulled in five passes for 46 yards, including receptions of 12 yards and 21 yards. Morgan also threw a pass to RGIII that ended up in RGIII being called for pass interference--which was declined on 3rd and 4 to force a punt.
5 REC, 46 YDS; 1 RUSH, 9 YDS; 0/1

Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers- Eddie was sidelined from the Chargers' game against the Browns with a hamstring issue.

Darryl Tapp, DE Philadelphia Eagles- Tapp earned a solo tackle as the Eagles were run over by the Falcons.
TAK, SOLO

Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens- Tyrod and the Ravens had a bye week.

Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles- Vick faced his former team and was turnover free on the day. However, the Eagles were still beat by the Falcons, 30-17. Vick completed 21 of 35 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 42 yards on seven carries. Vick completed a seven yard pass to LeSean McCoy in the fourth quarter for his only touchdown on the day.
21/35 191 YDS, TD; 7 RUSH, 42 YDS

David Wilson, RB New York Giants- Wilson rushed twice for one yard total and returned four kicks for 86 yards, with a long of 24 yards, in the Giants win over the Cowboys.
2 RUSH, 1 YD; 4 RET, 86 YDS

Jason Worilds LB Pittsburgh Steelers- Worilds earned a solo tackle in the Pittsburgh win over Washington...in those ugly uniforms.
TAK , SOLO

Inactive players: CB Roc Carmichael, Houston Texans; RB Darren Evans, Tennessee Titans (practice squad); WR Danny Coale, Dallas Cowboys (practice squad).

Player of the week: Uh...I guess I'll go with Josh Morgan? But I do want to give Jarrett Boykin some credit for earning his first NFL reception.

If you know of any Hokies that I've left off of the list, please leave a comment below.

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