Here we are Louisville fans, edition No. 6 of Cardinals in the NFL from ‘Inside the Huddle.’ Nine 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 almost single-handedly outscored Detroit in a 25-19 49ers’ victory. Behind three made field goals – 55, 31 and 37 yards – and two extra points, Akers finished the game with 11 points. He is tied for having the second most field goals of 50 yards or more in the NFL.
Brock Bolen (Jacksonville, Fullback) – Bolen saw time as a substitution in the 17-13 loss to Pittsburgh. He assisted on a tackle with the special teams unit.
Deion Branch (New England, Wide Receiver) – In a 20-16 victory over Dallas, Branch earned the starting nod at wide receiver. He made three catches for 69 yards, with a long of 45 yards. This year, he has 26 receptions for 369 yards.
Michael Bush (Oakland, Running Back) – Bush rushed for 28 yards on 10 carries as a substitution in the Raiders’ 24-17 victory over Cleveland.
Harry Douglas (Atlanta, Wide Receiver) – Douglas earned the starting position at wide receiver in the Falcons’ 31-17 victory over Carolina. He had two catches for 57 yards.
William Gay (Pittsburgh, Cornerback) – In a 17-13 victory over Jacksonville, Gay saw time off the bench and made four tackles, three of which were solo stops.
Brandon Johnson (Cincinnati, Linebacker) – Johnson was inserted as a substitute in the 27-17 win over Indianapolis. He finished the game with four stops – three solo tackles – and one pass defense.
Amobi Okoye (Chicago, Defensive Tackle) – Okoye saw playing time in the 39-10 victory over Minnesota. He had two tackles, including a solo sack for a loss of 10 yards.
Eric Wood (Buffalo, Center) – Wood was given the starting nod at center in a 27-24 loss to the New York Giants.