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Hokies in the NFL: Week 2

Week two of the new NFL season has come and gone and two former Hokies dazzled on the same field. As with in years past, offensive linemen are omitted due to the fact that it's just too hard to keep up with any notable stats/plays during the game.

Eddie Royal had a fantastic week three, scoring three touchdowns and helping the Chargers to a victory over Mike Vick's Eagles.
Eddie Royal had a fantastic week three, scoring three touchdowns and helping the Chargers to a victory over Mike Vick's Eagles.
Rich Schultz

James Anderson, LB Chicago Bears -- Anderson had a very solid outing for the Bears in their one-point win over the Vikings. Anderson racked up eight solo tackles with nine total tackles and one tackle for loss. I can't find any film on it, but Anderson dropped Adrian Peterson for a loss of 13 yards for that TFL. He also defended a pass and also stopped Christian Ponder short of a first down on 3rd-and-2 (the Vikings would later convert on 4th down, however.)
9 TAK, 8 SOLO, 1 TFL, 1 PD

Jarrett Boykin, WR Green Bay Packers -- Boykin earned a special teams tackle in the Packers' win.

Kam Chancellor, S Seattle Seahawks -- Chancellor had a nice outing for the Seahawks in their 29-3 win over the 49ers. Chancellor was on the receiving end of one of Colin Kaepernick's three interceptions (MORE LIKE COLIN KAEPERPICK) and returning it 30 yards to the San Francisco 2-yard line. One play later, Marshawn Lynch is celebrating in the end zone with the nail in the coffin touchdown. Chancellor also earned two solo tackles and five total tackles.
5 TAK, 2 SOLO, INT, 30 YDS

Brandon Flowers, CB Kansas City Chiefs -- Flowers had a good game tackle wise. Though as a cornerback, I'm not sure that means you have a good game in coverage. Flowers had 10 total tackles, all solo efforts, in the Chiefs' win over the Cowboys. Considering that I see his name next to tackles on Dez Bryant after gains of 53, 38, 12, 11 and 13 yards, I'd venture a guess that it wasn't a good game.
10 TAK, 10 SOLO, 1 TFL

Shayne Graham, K Pittsburgh Steelers -- Graham did not kick for the Steelers as Shaun Suisham was apparently okay to go in the Pittsburgh loss.

DeAngelo Hall, CB Washington Redskins -- DeAngelo had five solo tackles and seven total tackles in the Redskins' loss to the Packers. Hall also forced a fumble just before the half on the Washington 1-yd line to prevent the Packers from scoring.

Jayron Hosley, CB New York Giants -- Due to an injury, Hosley saw the field quite a bit in the Giants' lop-sided loss to the Broncos. However, no stats for him.

Josh Morgan, WR Washington Redskins -- Morgan had two catches for 39 yards, highlighted by a 21 yarder.
2 REC, 39 YDS

Eddie Royal, WR San Diego Chargers -- Eddie had an outstanding day for the Chargers in their tight 33-30 win over the Eagles. Royal pulled in seven catches for 90 yards and THREE touchdowns. Royal had 11-,24- and 15-yard touchdown receptions, bringing his two-week total to five. For some perspective on that, he had 10 career touchdown receptions coming into this season and a total of five over the past FOUR seasons combined. His second touchdown came on a 3rd-and-10 play and his third touchdown put the Chargers ahead momentarily. After a scary injury just before the start of the season, it's really good to see Eddie thriving like this. Here's to hoping it continues and a big "told you so" to the friend that didn't listen to me about picking up Eddie for her fantasy football team. Tisk tisk.
7 REC, 90 YDS, 3 TDS; 2 PR, 5 YDS

Andre Smith, TE Dallas Cowboys -- Inactive this week :(

Tyrod Taylor, QB Baltimore Ravens -- No stats for Tyrod.

Darryl Tapp, DE/LB Washington Redskins -- Tapp was credited with a solo tackle.

Michael Vick, QB Philadelphia Eagles -- Mike Vick had a career day in the Eagles' loss to the Chargers. Vick set a new career-high with 422 yards through the air, besting his previous mark of 416 against San Francisco in 2011. Vick completed 23 of 36 passes (63.8%) for 422 yards with two touchdowns through the air and another on the ground from two yards out. Vick ran six times for 23 yards and was only sacked once. His touchdown passes consisted of 13-yarder to Riley and 61-yarder to DeSean Jackson. Vick looks like he's acclimated himself well to Chip Kelly's system.
23/36, 422 YDS, 2 TD; 6 RUSH, 23 YDS, 1 TD

Ryan Williams, RB Arizona Cardinals -- Inactive again. Sigh.

David Wilson, RB New York Giants -- After a rough opening week with two fumbles against the Cowboys, David Wilson started the game in the backfield for the Giants in Manning Bowl III (I think?). Wilson had seven carries for 17 yards, while Brandon Jacobs and Da'rel Scott (the considered threats to Wilson's job) combined for a whopping six yards on 12 carries--so few yards I had to write it in lower case as AP style trained me. All around, the Giants were pretty freaking awful. Yet, somehow at the end of the year they'll be playing for the NFC Championship or something like that. Due to an injury, Wilson also returned kickoffs for the Giants and racked up 131 yards on five attempts. Also of note: David Wilson has two turnovers through two games while Eli Manning has seven. Just sayin'.
7 RUSH, 17 YDS; 5 KRET, 131 YDS

Jason Worilds, LB Pittsburgh Steelers -- Worilds had three total tackles with one as a solo tackle.

Practice Squad:
Roc Carmichael (CB Houston Texans), Danny Coale (WR Dallas Cowboys), Corey Fuller (WR Detroit Lions)

Injured reserve:
Jeff King, TE Arizona Cardinals -- season-ending knee surgery