Monday, December 10, 2012

Marshall in the NFL, Week 13

Weekly review of Marshall Alumni in the NFL.

1. Ahmad Bradshaw, Running Back, New York Giants

Playing despite a few nagging injuries, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 33 yards on 11 carries during New York’s 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints.

2. C.J Spillman, Safety, San Francisco 49ers

C.J Spillman recovered a fumble by Dolphins punt returner Marcus Thigpen at Miami’s nine yard line, one play later 49ers running back Frank Gore scored a touchdown, giving San Francisco a 13-3 third quarter lead. The 49ers would would dominate the rest of the game, beating Miami 27-13.

3. Doug Legursky, Guard/Center, Pittsburgh Steelers

When Steelers left guard Willie Colon exited yesterday’s game with a second quarter knee injury, center Maurkice Pouncey slid into his spot, allowing Doug Legursky to take over in the middle. Legursky spent the rest of the game at center and could remain their if Colon is out an extended period of time. Pittsburgh lost to the San Diego Chargers 34-24.

4. Byron Leftwich, Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich was inactive for yesterday’s game as he recovers from a rib injury.

5. Albert McClellan, Linebacker, Baltimore Ravens

Albert McClellan recorded three tackles, two of them solo, during the Baltimore Ravens 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.

6. Lee Smith, Tight End, Buffalo Bills

Lee Smith caught a one yard touchdown pass for the tight ends second score in three weeks. Although Smith was ready to celebrate his touchdown, Buffalo fans were not ready to catch him as he
jumped into the stands. The Bills lost the St. Louis Rams 15-12.

7. Randy Moss, Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers

Randy Moss caught two passes for 30 yards in San Francisco’s 27-13 win over Miami.

8. Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Philadelphia Eagles

In the Eagles first game after the dismissal of defensive line coach Jim Washburn, Vinny Curry registered one solo and one assisted tackle as Philadelphia beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21.  

9. Mario Harvey, Linebacker, Indianapolis Colts

Mario Harvey was inactive for the third time in four weeks during the Indianapolis Colts 27-23 win over the Tennessee Titans.

11. Chris Crocker, Safety, Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals safety Chris Crocker recorded three tackles and a pass break up in Sunday’s 20-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

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