Cardinals in the NFL – Week 1

Kerry Rhodes had seven tackles, including a sack, in a 28-21 victory over Carolina.

While ‘Inside the Huddle’ wants to continue devoting as much attention possible to the current Cardinals, we also want to make sure those who have moved on to the professional ranks are not forgotten. In week one of the NFL, 13 Louisville letterwinners saw time on the gridiron. Below is a breakdown of each player and their statistics:

David Akers (San Francisco, Placekicker) – Akers tallied 15 points in helping the 49ers post a 33-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Akers connected on four field goals – a long of 30 yards – and tallied three extra points.

Deion Branch (New England, Wide Receiver) – Branch earned the start in a 38-24 victory over Miami. He finished the game with seven catches for 93 yards.

Michael Bush (Oakland, Running Back) – Bush was utilized as a substitution in a 23-20 victory over Denver. He had nine carries for 30 yards.

Harry Douglas (Atlanta, Wide Receiver) – Douglas had two catches for a total of 10 yards in the 30-12 loss to Chicago.

Elvis Dumervil (Denver, Defensive End) – Dumervil earned the start at right defensive end in a 23-20 loss to Oakland.

William Gay (Pittsburgh, Cornerback) – Gay registered a solo tackle in a 35-7 loss to Baltimore.

Breno Giacomini (Seattle, Offensive Tackle) – Giacomini earned the start at right tackle in a 33-17 losing effort to San Francisco.

Brandon Johnson (Cincinnati, Linebacker) – Johnson was inserted as a substitution in the Bengals’ 27-17 victory over Cleveland.

Chris Johnson (Oakland, Cornerback) – Johnson opened the year on a phenomenal note in a 23-20 victory over Denver. Johnson, who earned the start at cornerback, recorded five solo tackles, while also registering a pass defensed and a forced fumble.

Amobi Okoye (Chicago, Defensive Tackle) – Okoye recorded a nine-yard solo sack in the 30-12 victory over Atlanta.

Kerry Rhodes (Arizona, Safety) – Earning the starting nod at safety, Rhodes registered seven tackles (five solo, two assisted) in a 28-21 victory over Carolina. One of Rhodes’ solo stop was a six-yard sack.

Jason Spitz (Jacksonville, Guard) – Spitz came into the game as a substitution in Jacksonville’s 16-14 victory over Tennessee.

Eric Wood (Buffalo, Center) – Wood was the Bills’ starting center in a 41-7 thrashing of Kansas City.


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