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Bearcats in the NFL - Week 1 Recap

How did former Bearcats, currently in the NFL, perform in week 1?

Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

How did current Bearcats in the NFL perform in week 1?

Travis Kelce, the best tight end in the NFL, caught 3 passes for the Chiefs. Despite scoring 40 points, Kelce never found the endzone, but he was close a few times. In the first half, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completely air mailed a wide open Kelce for what would have been a 10 yard score. Kelce did have 88 yards, including a 44 yard play in the early first half.

Let’s check in on Travis’ brother Jason and his blocking abilities at center for the Eagles

Broncos DT Derek Wolfe made no impact on Monday night in Denver’s loss to the Raiders. He was in on 3 tackles, just one solo and never hit the QB or put much pressure as the Raiders OL did a surprisingly good job blocking.

Justin Murray was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals before week 1, and he was thrust into action due to an injury to starting OT Marcus Gilbert. As a whole, Cardinals OL allowed 5 sacks on Sunday and for three quarters the offense struggled. Overall, it was not a positive day for Murray in his Cards’ debut.

Mike Boone was the #4 RB on the Vikings depth chart in week 1. Vikings threw the ball 10 times and ran it 32 times and Boone was no where to be found. Behind starter Dalvin Cook, rookie Alexander Mattison had 9 carries and veteran Ameer Abdullah ran twice. Boone was in for 2 snaps total.

Vikings LB Eric Wilson’s impact was minimal, recording just two tackles and playing mostly special teams and in a reserve role defensively.

WR Chris Moore had no catches and no targets for the Ravens, which is disappointing considering Baltimore scored 59 points. Ravens QBs threw 26 passes total, completing 23 and 14 of those completions went to tight ends. Moore played behind rookie Miles Boykin and veterans Seth Roberts and Willie Snead.

Bengals punter Kevin Huber kicked 4 times, averaging 44 yards per punt. His longest was 51 and he had one touchback and pinned Seattle inside the 20 one time.

Patriots RT Korey Cunningham, who was recently acquired for a late-round drat pick from the Cardinals, may see significant playing time moving forward following an injury to starting RT Marcus Cannon.

Cortez Broughton, the Chargers rookie DT taken in the 7th round, was inactive for his first game.

Check back each week for a recap of your favorite former Cincinnati stars and how they are performing in the NFL.