Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NFL Week 1 Quick Hits

Week one of the NFL season is in the books and there was several Tar Heels that had a nice impact for their respective team in the opening week. 
  • Gerald Sensabaugh and Bruce Carter both started for Dallas' defense that played well and kept Eli Manning and the Giants offense in check.
  • Sensabaugh had 3 tackles, helped contain Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks and put pressure on Manning on a couple blitzes.
  • Carter had 5 tackles.
  • Shaun Draughns looked good for Kansas City and scored a touchdown. The Chiefs ran the ball 33 times in a blowout so I expect there will be plenty of opportunity for Draughns.
  • Quinton Coples had just one tackle but the Jets defense looked really good against Buffalo
  • Hakeem Nicks looked to be healthy and unlike Victor Cruz he did not drop any passes
  • Robert Quinn had a good day for the Rams defense recording a sack and three tackles, one of those for a loss.
  • Julius Peppers put a lot of pressure on Andrew Luck but failed to record a sack. He did have three tackles
  • Greg Little was targeted four times with no catches as rookie QB Brandon Weeden and the Browns offense still looks like they are in preseason form.
  • Brandon Tate was target two times and had one catch for the Bengals. It appears that Andre Hawkins emerged as a possible number two receiver for Cincinnati, but Tate will still see playing time especially in the return game.
  • With Fred Jackson getting injured the Bills resigned Johnny White, who they cut at the end of preseason, to add running back depth.

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