Week 4 of the NFL season is in the books. Here’s the short-list of former Bearcats and how they performed this week on the job.
Kevin Huber: Unfortunately the Cincinnati punter was the only real bright spot for the Bengals on Sunday, who got outplayed in almost every facet of the game in their 17-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Huber was fairly busy, punting 4 balls for an average of 38.8 yards per boot and a long of 43.
Ricardo Mathews: The entire Indianapolis Colts defense just had their way with Jacksonville’s lackluster offense on Sunday. Mathews was pretty active, contributing a tackle for Indy, knocking down a pass, and hitting Jaguar quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
Brent Celek: The good news, he paced the Philadelphia Eagles’ receiving corps with 3 receptions for 57 yards. The bad news, it was in a losing effort to the Broncos. At least Celek provided a spark.
Connor Barwin: As a whole the Eagles defense got picked apart by Peyton Manning on Saturday, not unlike the other defenses he’s faced this season. The main reason is that Denver’s offensive line gives him eons to throw. Defense just aren’t creating pressure and the same goes today. Barwin finished with 4 tackles including one behind the line of scrimmage.
Trent Cole: Like his former Bearcat teammate, Cole also had a pretty quiet afternoon. Again, the combination of a strong Broncos offense line and the quick arm of Peyton Manning didn’t allow the Philly defense to beat him up. Cole finished with 4 tackles for the Eagles.
Derek Wolfe: A very workmanlike effort from the former UC defensive tackle. Wolfe and Bronco defense did a nice job containing the dangerous Philly attack all day long. Combined with that offense and Denver looks like a Superbowl champion in the making this season. Wolfe contribute greatly to the effort, notching a pair of tackles including a sack of Michael Vick.
Kenbrell Thompkins: He’s clearly Tom Brady’s #1 target in New England right now. Thompkins was targeted a team high 11 times on Sunday night, catching 6 of them for 127 yards and a touchdown. He now leads the Patriots in touchdown receptions. KT just continues to shine in New England!