Week 9 of the NFL season is in the books and teams like Mike Vick/Darryl Tapp's Eagles needed to continue to right the ship as the games remaining dwindle down. Would Tim Tebow find a new target with Eddie Royal?
Follow the jump to see how former Hokies fared in Week 9 of the NFL season.
Inactives: Xavier Adibi, Darren Evans
Out for the season: Roc Carmichael (shoulder), Cody Grimm (knee), Ryan Williams (knee), Josh Morgan (ankle)
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James Anderson-LB, Carolina Panthers: Panthers had a bye week. So hey, at least they didn't lose.
Kam Chancellor-S, Seattle Seahawks: Seattle lost to Dallas and Kam had 5 solo tackles with 1 pass defended.
Brandon Flowers-CB, Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City lost to Miami by a score of 31-3 and Flowers had 6 solo tackles (6 total). Yup.
Jeff King-TE, Arizona Cardinals: Did not accumulate any stats as John Skelton (who?) got the start for the Cardinals.
Carlton Powell-DT, Atlanta Falcons: Did not accumulate any stats.
Eddie Royal-WR, Denver Broncos: Eddie had a big day for the Broncos as they bounced back and beat the Raiders. Thus of course beginning the round of pundits saying that Tebow is the QB of the Broncos' future. Anyway, Eddie had 2 receptions for 25 yards including a 26-yard touchdown reception (meaning that his other reception was for -1 yard). The big highlight was probably Eddie's 85-yard punt return for a touchdown that ended up being the winning touchdown (Broncos added an insurance TD after).
Video of Eddie's return TD:
Note the thrown water bottle by a Raiders fan after Eddie makes the endzone. I mean, I'm not surprised really.
Tyrod Taylor-QB, Baltimore Ravens: Did not accumulate any stats.
Darryl Tapp-DE, Philadelphia Eagles: Tapp had a solo tackle and 3 total tackles. However, his biggest play of the night might have been getting hit with a 15-yard penalty for a late hit, which I think was pretty questionable. The flag put the Bears close to the goal line and they eventually scored.
Mike Vick-QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Vick and the Eagles came into Monday Night Football after a big win over Dallas on Sunday Night Football (Tuesday Night Football is the next logical step, right?) Vick was 21/38 for 213 yards and 1 INT while rushing 5 times for 34 yards. The Eagles' offensive line was yet-again awful and Vick was pressured all night long. On the Eagles' last real chance, Vick's pass on 4th and whatever was a bit high and may have caused Jeremy Maclin to stumble and fall, yards short of the first down marker.
Jason Worilds-LB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Worilds had a pair of solo tackles and three total tackles in a start for the Steelers. Cool moment of the night was as Worilds introduced himself and Virginia Tech as "Jason Worilds, Lunch Pail Defense".
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GAME BALL: Easily goes to Eddie Royal. After a breakout rookie year, Royal struggled last year and this season but this game may be just what he needs to get back on track.