Because we received so much positive feedback on the first go-around, ‘Inside the Huddle’ will continue updating the dedicated Louisville fans on the Cardinals in the NFL. In week two, 13 Louisville letterwinners saw time on the gridiron. Below is a breakdown of each player and their statistics:
David Akers (San Francisco, Placekicker) – Akers registered six points in San Francisco’s 24-17 loss to Dallas. In the game, Akers booted a 55-yard field goal and was 3-of-3 in extra point attempts.
Brock Bolen (Jacksonville, Fullback) – Bolen saw limited action in the Jaguars’ 32-3 loss to the Jets, rushing for four yards on one carry.
Deion Branch (New England, Wide Receiver) – Branch had a monstrous game in the Patriots’ 35-21 victory over San Diego. He finished the game with eight catches for 129 yards (16.1 average), with a long of 33 yards.
Michael Bush (Oakland, Running Back) – Bush had the second-most rushing attempts on Oakland, as he was handed the ball four times and finished with 23 yards. While he had a long of 23, it was a one-yard rush that he scored on in the 38-35 loss to Buffalo.
Harry Douglas (Atlanta, Wide Receiver) – Douglas saw in Atlanta’s 35-31 win over Philadelphia. He made two catches for 19 yards, with a long of 15.
William Gay (Pittsburgh, Cornerback) – In a 24-0 victory over Seattle, Gay recorded three solo tackles and had one pass defensed.
Brandon Johnson (Cincinnati, Linebacker) – Johnson was inserted as a substitute in the Bengals’ 24-22 loss to Denver.
Chris Johnson (Oakland, Cornerback) – Johnson earned the start at right cornerback, and he finished the game with four total tackles and two passes defensed in a 38-35 loss to Buffalo.
Amobi Okoye (Chicago, Defensive Tackle) – Okoye was inserted as a substitution at defensive tackle in the Bears’ 30-13 loss to New Orleans. Okoye registered two tackles in the contest.
Johnny Patrick (New Orleans, Defensive Back) – Patrick was inserted as a substitute in the Saints’ 30-13 win over Chicago.
Kerry Rhodes (Arizona, Safety) – Rhodes earned the start at free safety in the Cardinals’ 22-21 loss to Washington. Rhodes led all players with seven tackles (six solo), while recording a solo sack for a loss of eight yards and one pass defensed.
Jason Spitz (Jacksonville, Guard) – Spitz was inserted as a substitute in the Jaguars’ 32-3 loss to the Jets.
Eric Wood (Buffalo, Center) – Wood earned the start at center in a 38-35 victory over Oakland.