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Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL Week 3: Big Week for Woodyard and Stevie Johnson

Nick NafpliotisCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2016

Kentucky Wildcats in the NFL Week 3: Big Week for Woodyard and Stevie Johnson

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    If you're a member of Big Blue Nation, watching alumni from the Rich Brooks era get it done on the field is about the closest you can get to enjoying Kentucky football right now.

    So, while horrible officiating by the replacement refs may have taken the spotlight, the third week of the NFL season also saw a couple of former UK Wildcats come up big for their respective teams.

Wesley Woodyard, Denver Broncos

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    vs. Houston Texans

    2 tackles

    1 INT

    While the Denver Broncos may be struggling at the start of the Peyton Manning era, Woodyard is making the most of his increased playing time while D.J. Williams serves his suspension. This time it was with a second-quarter interception of Matt Schaub that helped stall a Houston Texan's scoring drive.

    Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Denver Broncos fell to the Houston Texans, 35-21.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 30 vs. Oakland Raiders at 4:05 p.m. ET

Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills

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    versus Cleveland Browns

    7 Rec, 61 yards, 1 TD

    Stevie Johnson capped off a productive day with a fourth-quarter touchdown pass that helped seal the Buffalo Bills' 24-14 win over the Cleveland Browns.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 30 vs. New England Patriots at 1:00 p.m. E.T.

Tim Masthay, Green Bay Packers

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    vs. Seattle Seahawks

    6 punts, 44.5-yard avg

    3 punts inside the 20-yard line

    The Green Bay Packers may be struggling, but it's not due to losing the field position battle on special teams. The Ginger With the Golden Boot continues to bail out the sputtering Packers offense with booming and precise kicks.

    Unfortunately, winning the field position battle was not enough to help the Green Bay Packers avoid a loss to the Seattle Seahawks (and the replacement refs) 14-12.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 30 vs. New Orleans Saints at 4:25 p.m. E.T.


Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

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    vs. Seattle Seahawks

    1 rec, -1 yards

    1 car, 20 yards

    1 KOR, 23 yards

    3 PR, 12 yards

    Green Bay's 14-12 loss was a rough one for Mr. Cobb; in addition to having some very uncharacteristically paltry stats, he also nearly fumbled the ball away to the Seattle Seahawks on a second-quarter punt return.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 30 vs. New Orleans Saints at 4:25 p.m. E.T.

Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos

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    vs. Houston Texans

    3 rec, 31 yards

    A very quiet outing this week for Jacob Tamme in the Denver Broncos' 31-25 loss to the Houston Texans.

     

    Next Opponent

    Sunday, September 30 vs. Oakland Raiders at 4:05 p.m. E.T.

     

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