Nittany Lions in the NFL - Week Three

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Linebacker Paul Posluszny is the Bills' top tackler (18)

Linebacker Paul Posluszny is the Bills' top tackler (18)

Sept. 24, 2008


With 26 Nittany Lions on National Football League rosters, Penn State is well represented in the professional ranks. Each week throughout the year, www.GoPSUsports.com, will provide updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats. Highlights from week three of the 2008 NFL season include Larry Johnson's 121-yard rushing performance and Kerry Collins' second consecutive win as the Titans' starting quarterback.

Anthony Adams, DT, Chicago Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Chicago Bears 24 (OT)
Adams was listed as inactive for the game.

Jay Alford, DT, New York Giants
New York Giants 26, Cincinnati Bengals 23 (OT)
Alford was part of the Giants' defensive line rotation, registering one assisted tackle.

Levi Brown, OT, Arizona Cardinals
Washington Redskins 24, Arizona Cardinals 17
Brown started at right tackle for the third straight game.

Kerry Collins, QB, Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans 31, Houston Texans 12
Collins helped the Titans to remain undefeated at 3-0, completing 14-of-26 passes for 189 and one touchdown, a nine-yard scoring strike to tight end Bo Scaife. He also rushed three times for 30 yards.

Dan Connor, LB, Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings 20, Carolina Panthers 10
Connor recorded one special teams tackle but suffered a knee injury that will shelve him for the remainder of the season. He was tied for the team lead in special teams tackles with four.

Bobby Engram, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks 37, St. Louis Rams 13
After setting a Seattle record with 94 receptions and leading the team with 1,147 receiving yards in 2007, Engram cracked a bone in his right shoulder on the first play of the preseason and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Recently, head coach Mike Holmgren stated that he did not expect Engram to return to the line-up until after Seattle's week four bye.

John Gilmore, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Chicago Bears 24 (OT)
Gilmore started the game as part of Tampa Bay's three-tight end set, catching one pass for three yards.

Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Chicago Bears 24 (OT)
Gould was 1-for-1 on PAT attempts and made field goals of 28, 40, and 43 yards. He also put five of his six kickoffs in the end zone, including one touchback.

Tamba Hali, DE, Kansas City Chiefs
Atlanta Falcons 38, Kansas City Chiefs 14
Hali started at right defensive end for the third consecutive game, totaling three solo tackles.

Tony Hunt, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles 15, Pittsburgh Steelers 6
Hunt started at fullback, catching two passes for 12 yards.

Bryant Johnson, WR, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers 31, Detroit Lions 13
Johnson had one reception for 25 yards. Through three games, he is the 49ers top receiver, totaling 10 catches for 151 yards and one touchdown.

Larry Johnson, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Atlanta Falcons 38, Kansas City Chiefs 14
Johnson has his best performance of the season, rushing for 121 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown.

Joe Jurevicius, WR, Cleveland Browns
Baltimore Ravens 28, Cleveland Browns 10
Jurevicius is currently on the Browns' physically unable to perform list due to knee injury. The earliest he could return to action is week seven.

Jimmy Kennedy, DT, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars 23, Indianapolis Colts 21
Kennedy was designated inactive for the game.

Ethan Kilmer, CB, Cincinnati Bengals
New York Giants 26, Cincinnati Bengals 23 (OT)
Kilmer suffered a thigh injury during the 2008 preseason. He is currently listed on the Bengals' injured reserve.

Justin King, CB, St. Louis Rams
Seattle Seahawks 37, St. Louis Rams 13
King is listed on the injured reserve after tearing a ligament in his left big toe in the Rams' preseason opener.

Calvin Lowry, S, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos 34, New Orleans Saints 32
Lowry played in his second consecutive game but did not record any stats.

Sean McHugh, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles 15, Pittsburgh Steelers 6
McHugh started his first game of the season as part of Pittsburgh's three tight-end package.

Kareem McKenzie, OT, New York Giants
New York Giants 26, Cincinnati Bengals 23 (OT)
McKenzie started at right tackle for the third straight game, helping the Giants' offense amass 406 total yards and two touchdowns.

Scott Paxson, DT, Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles 15, Pittsburgh Steelers 6
Paxson is a member of the Steelers' practice squad.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills 24, Oakland Raiders 23
Posluszny started at middle linebacker, recording a team-high five solo tackles (6 total) in addition to one pass defense and one fumble recovery. He leads the Bills in tackles for the season with 18 (13 solo, 5 assists).

Tyler Reed, G, Chicago Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Chicago Bears 24 (OT)
Reed is a member of the Bears' practice squad.

Michael Robinson, RB, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers 31, Detroit Lions 13
Robinson saw action on special teams.

Bryan Scott, S, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills 24, Oakland Raiders 23
Scott recorded one tackle on special teams as the Bills remained undefeated for the season at 3-0.

Tony Stewart, TE, Oakland Raiders
Buffalo Bills 24, Oakland Raiders 23
Stewart made his first start of the season at tight end but did not have a catch.

Kenny Watson, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
New York Giants 26, Cincinnati Bengals 23 (OT)
Watson had one carry for five yards in a back-up role.

 

 

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