With both the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals both on bye this past weekend, it was a relatively quiet weekend for the Bearcats in the pros. Here’s a look around the league.
Kenbrell Thompkins: KT was undeniably the most active former Bearcat this past weekend in the New England Patriots’ 34-31 overtime thriller which culminated in Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ 2nd loss of the season. Tom Brady looked to Kenbrell 9 times from which KT reeled in 6 for 56 yards on the night. Although he never made it into the endzone, this was Kenbrell’s most targets and catches since the Pats’ Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Isaiah Pead: It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from St. Louis regarding the former Bearcat standout running back. With Zac Stacy going down during the game with a concussion and Daryl Richardson already inactive on the roster as he recovers from a foot injury from Week 9, Isaiah looked prone to get a bulk of the carries in the Rams’ Sunday matchup against the Chicago Bears. This unfortunately wasn’t the case. Instead, Isaiah was passed up on the depth chart and the nod was given to Benny Cunningham. Although he never got to contribute much in the form of carries, Pead did convert for the score on the two-point conversion for the Rams’ last offensive touchdown. The Rams ended up beating the Bears 42-21. Hopefully it’s only up from here for iPead.
Ricardo Mathews: For lack of a better term, Sunday’s matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts was a 40-11 bludgeoning. Unfortunately, Mathews and the Colts were on the receiving end. Ricardo Mathews collected 1 tackle in the Colts’ worst loss of the season.
Derek Wolfe: Wolfe finished the week with a stat sheet devoid of anything but goose eggs in the Broncos OT loss to the Patriots. This was the first game in 4 weeks in which Wolfe didn’t record a sack.
John Hughes: Like Wolfe, Hughes unfortunately finished the game with an empty stat sheet as the Cleveland Browns fell once more to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 27-11 clobbering. Look for Hughes to make much more of an impact in the coming week as the 2-9 Jacksonville Jaguars travel to the CLE.