Once again it wasn’t a colossal storyline weekend for former Louisville players in the NFL this weekend. That is if you dont count for Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil. Dumervil made his presence felt during Monday Night Football this week. He reeked havoc on Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense. He recorded monster numbers with 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 forced fumbles. This helped Denver mount their 35 unanswered points and make an unprecedented comeback on San Diego.
In Arizona both Kerry Rhodes and William Gay had solid games. Rhodes came up with four solo tackles and Gay had a total of 4 tackles. Their defense wasn’t enough for the Cardinals to fend off the Bills though, as the Buffalo upset Arizona 19-16 in an overtime thriller.
Louisville’s duo of wide receivers had a weekend well under par. New England’s, Deion Branch only ended with 1 catch for 5 yards and Atlanta Falcons, Harry Douglas caught 5 catches for 37 yards. With the way that Branch’s numbers have declined, it is becoming more evident why New England cut him in training camp. The Patriots lost to the Seahawks on a final minute pass to Sidney Rice and the Falcons beat the Raiders in a thriller also.
The Chicago Bears and Michael Bush had a bye week this week. The other Louisville running back in the league, Bilal Powell, had 4 carries for 14 yards in the Jets routing of the Colts. Powell went down with a dislocated shoulder during the game and has been ruled out for next week against the Patriots. Powell is looking at about 3 weeks until he can be 100% according to sources.
David Akers had another uncharacteristic game this Sunday as he went 1/3 with a 42 yard field goal.
A heart warming story this week was Breno Giacomini playing his hometown team this weekend and helping the Seahawks pull out the upset. He helped hold off the Patriots tenacious defensive line enough to give Russell Wilson enough time to form the upset.
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