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October 4, 2011

Cardinals in the NFL – Week 4

Here we are Louisville fans, edition No. 4 of Cardinals in the NFL from ‘Inside the Huddle.’ Thirteen Louisville letterwinners saw time on the gridiron in week four. Below is a breakdown of each player and their statistics:

David Akers (San Francisco, Placekicker) – Akers registered six points – a 37-yard field goal and three extra points – in the 49ers 24-23 road victory at Philadelphia. He currently is tied for the eighth-most field goals in the NFL and is tied for second in the league for the longest made field goal (55 yards).

Brock Bolen (Jacksonville, Fullback) – Bolen saw time as a substitution in the 23-10 loss to New Orleans. Bolen had one catch for two yards.

Deion Branch (New England, Wide Receiver) – Branch earned the starting nod at wide receiver in the Patriots’ 31-19 victory over Oakland. He scored on his only catch, a four-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

Michael Bush (Oakland, Running Back) – Despite limited playing time, Bush again scored a touchdown, rushing from one-yard out for his third score of the season. He finished the game with five carries for 12 yards.

Elvis Dumervil (Denver, Defensive End) – Dumervil earned the start at right at defensive end in a 49-23 loss to Green Bay. He totaled one solo stop along with a quarterback hit in the loss.

Harry Douglas (Atlanta, Wide Receiver) – Douglas saw action in Atlanta’s 30-28 win over Seattle.

William Gay (Pittsburgh, Cornerback) – In a 17-10 loss to Houston, Gay earned the start at left cornerback and four tackles, three of which were solo.

Breno Giacomini (Seattle, Offensive Tackle) – Giacomini saw time in Seattle’s 30-28 loss to Atlanta.

Brandon Johnson (Cincinnati, Linebacker) – Johnson was inserted as a substitute in the 23-20 win over Buffalo.

Amobi Okoye (Chicago, Defensive Tackle) – Okoye saw playing time in the 34-29 victory over Carolina. He finished the game with three total tackles – two solo and one assisted.

Johnny Patrick (New Orleans, Defensive Back) – Patrick saw playing time as a substitute in the 23-10 victory over Jacksonville.

Kerry Rhodes (Arizona, Safety) – Rhodes, who earned the start at free safety in a 31-27 loss to the New York Giants, made four solo tackles.

Eric Wood (Buffalo, Center) – Wood was given the starting nod at center in a 23-20 loss to Cincinnati.