What a week! The Pack goes down. The Colts win on the same day. Corey Peters takes a loose ball to the house. And, once again, don’t forget to GO VOTE YOUR CATS INTO THE PRO BOWL!
Alfonso Smith, RB, Arizona (7-7) – 20-17 win over CLE – 1 rush, zero yds…The Cardinals have found a nice little win streak, going 3-2 in there last five games. However, they sit deep ‘in the hunt’ as far as the playoffs are concerned. Not dead, but certainly not looking good. Six players had rushing yards for the Cards, with four of those receiving multiple carries. Beanie Wells still dominates the run offense, but at least Fonzo made an appearance this week.
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay (13-1) – 14-19 loss to KC – 4 rec, 53 yds…1 rush, 1 yds… 3 kickoff returns, 22.7 yd avg…1 punt return, zero yds…What a weekend. To kick it off, the Packers took their first loss of the season. While it may seem as a surprise (and it still was), on Sunday morning, Vegas sportsbooks were FLOODED with bets on the Chiefs. The line was nearly two touchdowns at the time, and they fought it down two points. Eventually, the line moved back up, but the sharp money was all over the Chiefs. I wouldn’t have ever predicted an all-out loss, though. I’m not a Pack-fan by definition, but I was enjoying their unbeaten run in hopes of seeing history being made. More importantly so us Cat lovers, Randall Cobb led the team in receptions with 4 grabs on 4 targets. Always good to see.
Tim Masthay, Punter, Green Bay (13-1) – 14-19 loss to KC – 5 punts, 53.4 yd avg, 3 inside the 20…Green Bay can’t blame this loss on this magnificent ginger. With 60% of this weeks punts being downed inside the 20, Masthay was truly getting nasthay on there. The nice 53.4 yd average is just icing on this (fingers crossed) future Pro-Bowlers cake.
Stevie Johnson, WR, Buffalo (5-9) – 23-30 loss to MIA – 5 rec, 82 yds…I have no idea how this happened, but Stevie’s Bills allowed Reggie Bush to rush for 203 yards. Out of college, that may have been feasible, but his career has given us no reason to consider a 200+ rushing game from Bush as possible. The Bills dropped the ball yet again. Fitzpatrick underthrew Stevie on a pass that ended up picked off and Buffalo fell short. Stevie actually sat out part of the fourth quarter with an aggravated groin. Hope he’s alright. In order to end this awful 7 game losing streak, the Bills need him.
Wesley Woodyard, LB, Denver (8-6) – 23-41 loss to NE – 9 tackles, 6 solo…And on the seventh game, God rested. Wes racked up nearly double-digit tackles in an effort to keep the Tebow-train steaming along the tracks. The defense had been a huge factor in the Broncos’ recent run, along with Tim. It was just not meant to be this week. The Pats were down for a good portion of the game, but stormed back with several unanswered points to finally crush Denver. In other news, Wesley Woodyard won Denver’s Man of the Year award and is now up for the national Walter Payton award. He joins fellow Wildcat Corey Peters in contention. Of the 32 NFL teams, two selected former UK players as their Man of the Year. That’s a nice ratio.
John Conner, RB, New York Jets (8-6) – 19-45 loss to PHI – 1 rush, 7 yds…Philly straight blasted the Jets. This game was never close. The Eagles jumped out to a super quick 21-0 lead and the game was over before the first quarter ended. Conner was implemented into the run game just one time, so let’s blame the big loss on the coaches for not recognizing his awesomeness.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Indianapolis (1-13) – 27-13 win over TEN – 1 catches, 3 yds…I know Tyler Thompson isn’t happy that her Titans lost, but it was great to see Jacob Tamme and the Colts get their first win of the season and avoid the 0-fer on the year. Tamme didn’t find the endzone like last week, but he was the main tight end with Dallas Clark going MIA again. I’ll let Jacob tell you himself how the game went…
Corey Peters, DT, Atlanta (9-5) – 41-14 win over JAC – 2 solo tackles, 1 fumble recovery for a TD…Corey Peters provided the big Cat Tracks highlight of the week. His fumble recovery for a touchdown was great to see, giving him two scores on the year with a crazy pick-6 earlier. The Falcons look very good at the moment. Check out the Peters play below…