WVU in the NFL: Week 10
One former West Virginia player made the most of his opportunity in place of an injured player Sunday.
Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski started in place of Danny Trevathan and led the team with a career-high 10 tackles and a sack in a 23-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field.
After not carrying the ball the past two games, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Charles Sims scored his first touchdown of the season on a 6-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter of a 15-10 win over the New York Jets. Sims finished with 20 rushing yards on three carries and three receptions for 10 yards.
Sims’ teammates, safety Keith Tandy and defensive lineman Will Clarke each recorded one tackle in Sunday’s win.
Carolina Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley finished with one tackle in the team’s 45-21 win over the Miami Dolphins Monday night. Worley has recorded a tackle in each game this season and has 29 on the year.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones recorded three tackles in a 24-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans, but left the game in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion and never returned.
On the opposite side of the field, Titans offensive guard Quinton Spain practiced last week, but was inactive for the second straight week with a turf toe injury. Spain was estimated to be a full participant at the team’s walkthrough practice Monday according to Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone.
Spain could be able to play this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night depending how the rest of the short practice week goes.
One week after Los Angeles Rams Wide receiver Tavon Austin racked up 43 total yards from scrimmage, he rushed for just five yards on two carries in a 33-7 win over the Houston Texans and didn’t catch a single pass. Austin has 171 rushing yards on 36 attempts this season and a touchdown to go along with seven receptions for 43 yards.
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Terence Garvin recorded a single tackle for the second straight week in the team’s 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night.
After making his first appearance of the season last week in a 51-17 loss against the Rams, New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith did not see the field in the team’s 31-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Last week, Smith failed to complete both of his pass attempts.
Karl Joseph, Bruce Irvin and the Oakland Raiders had a bye last week and will face the New England Patriots Sunday in Mexico City.
Najee Goode, Rasul Douglas, Wendell Smallwood and the Philadelphia Eagles also had the week off and will face the Dallas Cowboys on the road Sunday night.