Spartans in the NFL- Week 2
Titansâ€™ running back Javon Ringer rushed five times for twenty-one yards, including a ten yard touchdown, and caught two passes for thirty yards in Tennesseeâ€™s 26-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive tackle Brandon McKinney was not active for the Ravens.
The trio of Spartans on the Jets witnessed another victory as the team easily defeated the Jaguars, 32-3. Safety Eric Smith racked up three tackles, an assist, an interception, two passes defensed, and a special teams tackle. Wide receivers Derrick Mason (one catch for seven yards) and Plaxico Burress (started, but had no stats) both contributed in their teamâ€™s win.
Domata Peko, Kyle Cook, and the Bengals could not defeat Kevin Vickerson and the Broncos, as Denver won a close 24-22 contest. Peko had three tackles and a fumble recovery in the game. Cook (center) and Vickerson (defensive tackle) both started, but neither recorded any stats.
The Patriots were triumphant once again with a 35-21 victory over the Chargers. New England backup Brian Hoyer did not play in the game. Ogemdi Nwagbuo, resigned a week ago after Luis Castillo hurt his left leg, played in the game but did not have any stats. â€œItâ€™s great to be back,â€ Nwagbuo said. â€œIt just sucks the way it happened with Luis [Castillo] getting hurt.â€
Brandon Fields had another superb day punting for the Dolphins in Miamiâ€™s 23-13 loss to the Texans. Fields punted three times, averaging 60.3 yards with a long of 70 yards (after punting for a 51.2 yard average last week). Â
Lionsâ€™ backup quarterback Drew Stanton was not active for his teamâ€™s 48-3 romp of the Chiefs. Â
Tight end Kellen Davis of the Bears started but did not record any stats in Chicagoâ€™s 30-13 defeat at the hands of the Saints. Â
For the second straight week in a row, the Colts suffered a loss -- this time to the Browns by the score of 27-19. Wide out Blair White was sent out as the punt return man but was forced to call for a fair catch on both of his opportunities. Fellow Spartan and Colt Chris Rucker did not appear at defensive back in the game.
The Giants, with Spartans Greg Jones and Devin Thomas on their roster, beat the Rams 28-16 in Monday Night Football. Jones made his second start of the season at middle linebacker, picking up two tackles and a tackle for loss in the game. Thomas returned two kickoffs for a 25.5 yard average.