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Knights In The NFL – Week 6

Anthony Davis is your Knight of the Week. The rookie right tackle once again was on the starting offensive line for the San Francisco 49ers, this time in a winning effort. The 49ers came away with their first win of the season, a 17-9 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Ray Rice did all he could for the Baltimore Ravens this week, but unfortunately it was not enough as Devin McCourty and the New England Patriots came out top 23-20 in overtime.

Rice finished the game with 28 carries for 88 yards and eight receptions for 38 yards. Rice continues to be a workhorse back for the Ravens. He is currently ninth in the NFL with 19.2 rushing attempts per game.
McCourty continues to start at cornerback for the Patriots. He recorded four tackles and a pass deflection as his team improved to 4-1 on the season.
Indianapolis linebacker Gary Brackett, New York Giants center Shaun O’Hara, and Tennessee cornerback Jason McCourty were all listed as questionable on the injury list this week. O’Hara returned to the Giants starting offensive line, but Brackett and McCourty did not play. Brackett has a groin injury and McCourty missed his third straight game with a forearm injury.
Brackett’s teammate, Eric Foster did play and recorded three tackles and half a sack in the Colts 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins.
Gary Gibson and the St. Louis Rams pulled off a 20-17 upset over the San Diego Chargers. Gibson once again started on the defensive line for the Rams and recorded two tackles.
Long snapper Ryan Neill did not play for San Diego.
Jamaal Westerman was listed as probable for the New York Jets and was active but did not play. New York defeated the Denver Broncos, 24-20. The Jets head into their bye week with the NFL’s best record at 5-1.
Nate Jones did all he could to help the Broncos, including a nice pass breakup late in the game. Jones continued his nice season with seven tackles and the one pass deflection. He got the start this week.
Offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah got his first start of the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay fell to the New Orleans Saints 31-6.
Monday Night Football had a Rutgers feel to it. Four former Scarlet Knights are on the active rosters of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. Of the four, Jacksonville offensive lineman Kevin Haslam was the only one to not play in the game in which Tennessee dominated 30-3.
Haslam’s teammate Tiquan Underwood caught one pass for 11 yards and Courtney Greene helped out in the secondary while making his third straight start. Greene recorded four tackles in the loss.
Wide receiver Kenny Britt got the scoring started with a 23 yard touchdown reception from Vince Young that put the Titans up 6-0. Britt finished the game with two receptions for 33 yards.
Brian Leonard and Clark Harris who both play for the Cincinnati Bengals had a bye this week.
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