Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the NFL: Week 14

Double G SportsCorrespondent IDecember 14, 2010

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 05:  Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens enters the field prior to the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers  at M&T Bank Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Pittsburgh won 13-10. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
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Week 14 had some interesting story lines, from the New York Giants' game against Minnesota being moved to Detroit due to the Metrodome roof collapsing to the New York Jets' strength coach making a boneheaded decision to trip a Miami Dolphins player.

Our former Scarlet Knights were in action once again.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice gained 54 yards on 19 carries and caught eight passes for 66 yards. Despite not having a huge output, Rice is our Knight of the Week.

The back helped the Ravens improve to 9-4 on the year with the 34-28 overtime win over the Houston Texans. Baltimore remains one game behind the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North Division.

Earlier on Monday night, the Giants finally took on the Minnesota Vikings. New York’s center Shaun O’Hara once again did not play as he continues to suffer from a foot injury. The Giants dominated the Favre-less Vikings, coming out on top of a 21-3 contest. The Giants are not all set up for their showdown next Sunday with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brian Leonard caught two passes for 17 yards, but the Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 23-7. Clark Harris handled the long snapping duties for Cincinnati in the loss.

The Jacksonville Jaguars improved to 8-5 on the season with a 38-31 win over the Oakland Raiders. Defensive back Courtney Greene was out of this game due to a shoulder injury. Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood was inactive. Offensive lineman Kevin Haslam was active but did not play for the Jaguars. Jacksonville currently leads the AFC South by one game over the Indianapolis Colts.

Speaking of the Colts, Gary Brackett, Eric Foster and the rest of the Indianapolis squad played a Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans this week. Brackett recorded six tackles, while Foster also made one in the Colts' 30-28 win over the Titans. With the win, Indianapolis still has playoff hopes.

Wide receiver Kenny Britt returned to the field for Tennessee after missing four games with a hamstring injury. The second-year wideout did not start but caught four passes for 39 yards. He also lost a fumble in the game. Titans cornerback Jason McCourty made six tackles in the loss.

Gary Gibson made two tackles, but the St. Louis Rams fell to the New Orleans Saints by a score of 31-13.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued their surprise season with a 17-16 win over the Washington Redskins. Jeremy Zuttah started on the Bucs’ offensive line.

Nate Jones and the Denver Broncos defense got torched by the Arizona Cardinals in a 43-13 defeat. Jones played but did not record any stats.

Rookie offensive lineman Anthony Davis started once again for the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 40-21.

Ryan Neill remains on injured reserve for the San Diego Chargers. San Diego dominated the Kansas City Chiefs this week, winning 31-0.

The New York Jets continue to struggle offensively after falling 10-6 to the Miami Dolphins. Jamaal Westerman was inactive for New York.

With the Jets losing, the New England Patriots took control of the AFC East by defeating the Chicago Bears, 36-7. New England is showing why it is one of the better teams in the league. Rookie cornerback Devin McCourty recorded three tackles, a pass deflection and a forced fumble in the game.

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