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Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL Week 2: Quiet Week for Big Blue Alumni

Nick NafpliotisCorrespondent ISeptember 18, 2012

Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL Week 2: Quiet Week for Big Blue Alumni

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    Maybe it was fitting that in a week that saw what may be the lowest point for the University of Kentucky football program in years, the NFL Wildcats weren't quite as dominant as they had been during the first week of the season. 

    But even with a week that is below what many in the Big Blue Nation have come to expect from their former Wildcat stars, their play was still much more enjoyable to watch than the continued struggles of the their Alma-mater. 

Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

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    vs. Chicago Bears

    1 rec, 20 yards

    1 car, 28 yards

    1 KOR, 21 yards

    1 PR, 16 yards

     

    Randall Cobb may have been quiet (for him) in the Green Bay Packers 23-10 win over the Chicago Bears, but he still managed to gain 85 yards of total offense and got to show what he could do out of the backfield with a nice 28-yard run.

     

     


Tim Masthay, Green Bay Packers

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    vs. Chicago Bears

    5 punts, 47.6-yard average

    3 punts inside 20-yard line

    1-1 passing, 27 yards, 1 TD

     

    In a defensive battle with the Chicago Bears, the Ginger with the Golden Boot helped his Green Bay Packers to once again win the field position battle. 

    Oh yeah...he also threw a touchdown pass on a fake field goal in the second quarter. Way to go, Timmy. 

     

    Next Opponent

    Monday, September 24 @ Seattle Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Wesley Woodyard, Denver Broncos

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    vs. Atlanta Falcons

    6 tackles

     

    The Denver Broncos were brought back down to earth in Week 2 by the Atlanta Falcons courtesy of a 27-21 Monday Night Football loss. It's hard to blame Woodyard and the Denver defense, however, when Peyton Manning was turning the ball over the the Falcons like it was a free pizza from Papa John's.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 23 vs. Houston Texans at 4:25 p.m. ET.


Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos

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    vs. Atlanta Falcons

    2 rec, 13 yards

     

    When Peyton Manning wasn't throwing the ball to the Atlanta secondary, he was definitely not throwing it to Jacob Tamme, who was only targeted four times.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 23 vs. Houston Texans at 4:25 p.m. ET.

Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

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    vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    2 rec, 56 yards, 1 TD

     

    C.J. Spiller was the star of the the Bills' 35-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs; the Buffalo receiving corps turned in a solid game, but not much in the way of huge numbers. Stevie Johnson did, however, manage to score a nice 49-yard third quarter touchdown.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 23 @ Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. ET.

Garry Williams, Carolina Panthers

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    Garry Williams and the Carolina Panthers offense enjoyed a banner day in the teams' 35-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints. An ankle injury to Bryan Bell (per Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com) and a short week of practice could mean that Williams will see a lot more playing this week.

     

    Next Opponent

    Thursday, September 20 vs. New York Giants at 8:20 p.m. ET.

     

     

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John Conner, New York Jets

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    John Conner left during the third quarter of the Jets' 27-10 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He appeared to have injured his right knee and will have an MRI this week to determine if he can play next week.

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 23 @ Miami Dolphins at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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