Here we are Louisville fans, the third edition of Cardinals in the NFL from ‘Inside the Huddle.’ Twelve Louisville letterwinners saw time on the gridiron in week three. Below is a breakdown of each player and their statistics:
David Akers (San Francisco, Placekicker) – Akers was involved in each of the 49ers’ three scoring plays, registering two field goals and connecting on an extra point in the 13-8 victory over Cincinnati. This season, he is 7-for-7 on field goal attempts as well as 7-for-7 in extra points.
Brock Bolen (Jacksonville, Fullback) – Bolen saw time on special teams in the Jaguars’ 16-10 loss to Carolina. He recorded a tackle on a punt return in the fourth quarter.
Deion Branch (New England, Wide Receiver) – Branch earned the starting nod at wide receiver in the Patriots’ 34-31 loss to the Bills.
Michael Bush (Oakland, Running Back) – Despite entering the game as a substitution, Bush made the most of his time in a 34-24 victory over the Jets. Bush had two receptions for 35 yards, including a 28-yard long, plus eight carries for 22 yards, with a one-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter.
Harry Douglas (Atlanta, Wide Receiver) – Douglas saw action in Atlanta’s 16-13 loss to Tampa Bay. He made five catches for 35 yards, with a long of 16 yards.
William Gay (Pittsburgh, Cornerback) – In a 23-20 victory over Indianapolis, Gay earned the start at left cornerback and made five solo tackles.
Brandon Johnson (Cincinnati, Linebacker) – Johnson was inserted as a substitute in the 13-8 loss to San Francisco.
Chris Johnson (Oakland, Cornerback) – Johnson earned the start at cornerback in a 34-24 victory over the Jets.
Amobi Okoye (Chicago, Defensive Tackle) – Okoye saw playing time in the 27-17 loss to Green Bay. He recorded two tackles in the contest.
Johnny Patrick (New Orleans, Defensive Back) – Patrick saw playing time as a substitute in the 40-33 shootout over Houston.
Kerry Rhodes (Arizona, Safety) – Rhodes, who earned the start at free safety in a 13-10 loss to Seattle, made three tackles (two assisted).
Eric Wood (Buffalo, Center) – Wood was given the starting nod at center in an electric 34-31 victory over New England.