The Cincinnati Bearcats don’t just play football on Saturdays (and select Thursdays and Fridays). A number of former Bearcats are now making their living in the National Football League. Here’s what those select few got up to in week seven.
Ricardo Mathews, Pittsburgh Steelers
Mathews and the Steelers ran into the buzzsaw that is Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and suffered a 27-19 loss. Mathews started the game and played in a total of 22 snaps, recording two tackles along the way.
Kevin Huber, Cincinnati Bengals
Huber didn’t have a lot to do during the Bengals 31-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns. He punted only twice for a total of 89 yards and also recorded a touchback.
John Hughes, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay offensive lineman and five-year NFL veteran played sparingly, recording seven snaps for the Buccaneers, who ran over the San Francisco 49ers 34-17.
Chris Moore, Baltimore Ravens
Moore set a career-high with two receptions, while matching his personal best with four targets against the New York Jets. Quarterback Joe Flacco only threw for 248 yards in the game and was intercepted twice as Moore and the Ravens fell 24-16 to the New York Jets.
Parker Ehinger, Kansas City Chiefs
Ehinger played on 100 percent of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps and also played five snaps on special teams. Kansas City earned a 27-21 win in the contest, rushing for 112 yards behind the line that Ehinger anchors.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Kelce continues to have a slow year, as he managed only 24 yards on two receptions and was targeted just three times in the Chiefs’ win. Kelce has 276 yards and two touchdowns on 27 receptions in total this season.
Derek Wolfe, Denver Broncos
Wolfe lined up on 76 percent of the defensive snaps for the Broncos on Monday night against the Houston Texans. He recorded three tackles in the contest, but failed to record or help on a sack for the second-straight game and fourth time this year.
Mike Windt, San Diego Chargers
The Chargers’ long snapper was in on nine snaps on special teams during a 33-30 win in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons.
Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles
Barwin helped the Eagles hand the previously undefeated Minnesota Vikings their first loss of the season. Barwin played in 51 total snaps and 64 percent of Philadelphia’s defensive snaps, and has seen his usage drop some. He still managed to produce four tackles and a sack in his time on the field.
Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles
Celek started at tight end with Zach Ertz but was utilized more as a blocker and on special teams, playing in 39 percent of the team’s snaps in the latter category. Even though he was not a major part of the offense, he was targeted twice and made his first reception since Sept. 25.
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
Kelce started on the offensive line and played in all 58 offensive snaps for the Eagles.