Dominating wins all around for the Bearcat Football and Basketball teams this weekend. Here’s a look around the league in case you missed the Bearcats in the Pros:
John Hughes: Going to get my favorite Bearcat in the NFL out of the way first because it hurts my soul thinking about the 41-20 loss to the Bengals. The Factory of Sadness is indeed open for business. Hughes assisted in 5 tackles in the first meaningful November game for the Browns in recent memory. He’s still splitting reps with Ahtyba Rubin for the starting position, but he sported a much more complete stat sheet than his starting teammate. He also apparently dropped back into coverage for a play.
Kevin Huber: Huber put the foot to the football 9 times for the Cincinnati Bengals this past weekend. He averaged 45.3 yards per punt and had a long of 66 yards. That’s his longest this season and ties him in for the 7th longest punt this season in the NFL. Pretty impressive.
Connor Barwin: Barwin pretty much filled the stat sheet in the Eagles’ 24-16 win over RGIII and the Redskins this weekend. Barwin collected 6 combined tackles (5 total, 1 assist), a sack, and forced a fumble. The only thing he really didn’t do was get RGIII to throw it to him. This was arguably his best game since the week 3 loss against the Chiefs. This team looks to really be coming together now with Foles at the helm.
Trent Cole: Barwin’s Bearcat buddy Trent Cole was also pretty active in raising H-E-double-hockey-sticks on RGIII this past weekend. Cole accumulated 2 sacks as well as 3 total tackles.
Derek Wolfe: Wolfe gathered 2 total tackles as well as a sack in the Broncos 27-17 victory over the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos handed the Chiefs their first loss of the season; always nice to see a Bearcat be a part of it. It should be noted that Wolfe’s sack of the game came after the game commentators praised the Chiefs’ Left Tackle, Eric Fisher, for his performance in protecting Alex Smith in the pocket. On the next play, Wolfe made a great move that shook the first-overall-pick Fisher and granted him the sack. Just a fun, feel-good fact. Here’s another: this Bearcat might be gettin’ a championship ring come February.
Brent Celek: Pretty quiet game overall for Celek. He was only targeted once but made the most of it with a 42 yard pickup.
Kenbrell Thompkins: Kenbrell caught all of his 2 targets in the Patriots’ controversial loss to the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton show in Monday Night Football. Kenbrell had 60 yards on the night with a long catch up the middle for 37 yards before being brought down on the 2 yard line. Although he didn’t get to shine in the endzone, his catch setup for the Patriot touchdown the following play. Although I was sincerely hoping for another KT 4th quarter game-winning catch, he was never featured in the Patriots’ final drive in the last minute of the 4th quarter.