Week three of the 2012 NFL season is behind us and it will be known as the week the integrity died...or the week that 10 of the 16 games were decided by one score or less.
Week three was pretty unexpected in terms of some of the final scores:
- The Raiders beat the Steelers on a last second field goal, putting the Steelers at 1-2.
- The Buffalo Bills are now 2-1 after their win on Sunday. Yes, really.
- The Eagles dropped their first game of the year to the now 3-0 Arizona Cardinals.
- The Ravens beat the Patriots by one point on Sunday night, putting the Pats at 1-2 on the year.
- Well, if you haven't heard about the Packers and Seahawks yet....
To find out how former Hokies did in week 3, follow the jump.
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 totaled 14 tackles on the day, seven solo tackles and a tackle for a loss in the Panthers' 36-7 loss to the Giants on Thursday night.
14 TAK, 7 SOLO, 1 TFL
Kam Chancellor, SS Seattle Seahawks- Chancellor and the Seahawks took Monday's contest over the Packers in what has been the most talked about replacement refereeing referry (is that a word?) since the season began. If you haven't seen how the game ended, head over to take a quick look. Anyway, Chancellor racked up 10 total tackles with seven as solo efforts and one tackle for a loss.
10 TAK, 7 SOLO, 1 TFL
Shayne Graham, K Houston Texans- Graham connected on a 41-yard field goal all four extra point attempts.
1/1 FG (41), 4/4 XP
Cody Grimm, FS Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Grimm did not accumulate any stats.
Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs- Flowers racked up five tackles, four solo efforts and one pass defended in the Chiefs dramatic OT win over the Saints.
5 TAK, 4 SOLO, 1 PD
DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins- Hall totaled 11 tackles with 8 as solo efforts and a pass defended in the Redskins close loss to the Bengals.
11 TAK, 8 SOLO, 1 PD
Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants- Hosley's NFL stock is rising after seeing more and more time on the field. Hosley pulled in his first career interception as he picked off Cam Newton on a 2nd and 15 play late in the second quarter. Hosley also added three tackles--one solo--and broke up two passes.
3 TAK, 1 SOLO, 2 PD, 1 INT
Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals- King pulled in one pass for 15 yards on a 3rd down play. The next play, Kevin Kolb hit Larry Fitzgerald for a 37-yard touchdown.
1 REC, 15 YDS
Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins- After last week's debacle, Morgan pulled in two passes for 22 yards, both receptions 11 yard efforts.
2 REC, 22 YDS
Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers- Eddie pulled in two catches for 7 yards, rushed once for 10 yards and returned a punt 3 yards.
2 REC, 7 YDS; 1 RUSH, 10 YDS; 1 RET, 3 RET YD
Darryl Tapp, DE Philadelphia Eagles- Tapp accumulated six tackles, four solo and a half sack. Tapp seems to be getting more playing time now.
6 TAK, 4 SOLO, .5 SACK
Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens- Tyrod did not accumulate any stats.
Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles- Oh boy. Vick completed 17 of 37 passes for 217 yards in the Eagles' big loss to the Cardinals. Though Vick didn't throw any interceptions, he did fumble TWICE--including one that was returned 93 yard for a Cards' touchdown. Vick rushed four times for 28 yards, with a 20-yard run as his longest on the day. Maybe Week 4 will be kinder to the Eagles.
17/37, 217 YDS; 4 RUSH, 28 YDS, 2 FUM
Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals- After a rough two weeks to start his pro career, Williams finally broke through in Arizona's week 3 victory over the Eagles. Williams rushed 13 times for 83 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. Williams' longest rush was a 25 yard run on 3rd down and 17. Things might be turning around for Williams in the NFL.
13 RUSH, 83 YDS; 1 REC, 12 YDS
David Wilson, RB New York Giants- Wilson's role has been diminished with the Giants. Wilson has basically been put at fourth on the depth chart, falling behind Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown and Da'Rel Scott. Wilson rushed just once, and for a two yard loss. Wilson caught a pass for three yards and returned a kick for 19 yards, a very small role in a big win for the Giants.
1 RUSH, -2 YDS; 1 REC, 3 YDS; 1 RET, 19 RET YDS
Jason Worilds LB Pittsburgh Steelers- Worilds tallied two total tackles, both solo in Pittsburgh's last second loss to the Raiders.
2 TAK, 2 SOLO
Inactive players: WR Jarrett Boykin, Green Bay Packers; G Jaymes Brooks, Green Bay Packers (PUP list); CB Roc Carmichael, Houston Texans; RB Darren Evans, Tennessee Titans.
Player of the week: It's tougher this week and I'm down to Hosley vs. Williams. I'm going to go with Williams with the performance he put out after almost costing the Cardinals the game.
If you know of any Hokies that I've left off of the list, please leave a comment below.