How did Cincinnati Bearcats alums in the NFL perform during week 3?
Travis Kelce, Chiefs TE - Chiefs are 3-0 and Kelce continues to be a major reason why. He was tied for the team-high in catches (8) and finished second with 89 yards. Through three games, Kelce has 17 receptions and 284 yards. The 284 yards are 5th among all pass catchers (wide receivers and tight ends) and the 17 receptions are tied for 5th among tight ends.
Chris Moore, Ravens WR - In that same game that the Chiefs won, Moore was held catch-less for a third straight week. He did play 12 offensive snaps, after just 7 in week 2.
He technically did make one catch that he ran 10 yards for a first down. But it was negated by rookie WR Miles Boykin committing a penalty (see below). Moore still remains on the bottom of the depth chart.
This was a lateral and as such it should have negated the OPI on Boykin. Instead of a 1st & 10 at the KC 21, it was 2nd & 20 at the KC 42. #Ravens eventually had to settle for a FG. pic.twitter.com/l2cqc2v9je— Tony Lombardi (@RSRLombardi) September 23, 2019
Mike Boone, Vikings RB - Boone saw his first real offensive action of the season, carrying the ball 3 times late in the fourth for 28 yards, which included a 24 yard run. Boone had been 4th on the depth chart, playing behind Ameer Abdullah the last couple of weeks, but Boone played 5 offensive snaps to 1 for Abdullah. He does still remain behind Dalvin Cook and rookie Alexander Mattison, but has proven to be productive. If he is ever able to get a real opportunity, look out! He will capitalize on it.
Johnny Holton, Steelers WR - Holton spent the first two weeks on the Steelers’ practice squad and finally earned the promotion before week 3. Holton played just 5 snaps, which was actually the fourth most among Steelers WRs. He saw no targets as a receiver but did get one carry, which he took for 9 yards. Interestingly, his one carry was more than backup RB Jaylen Samuels. His 9 yards were only 34 less than starting RB James Connor.
Jason Kelce, Eagles center - Kelce played 76 out of 76 snaps, hitting 100% for the third straight week.
Justin Murray, Cardinals OT - One week after playing 60 out of 64 snaps, Murray played just 16 snaps on Sunday. Cardinals offensive line, as a collective unit, is among the worst in the NFL.
Korey Cunningham, Patriots OT - Cunningham was inactive after seeing a huge uptick in snaps in week 2 due to injuries on the Pats OL.
Eric Wilson, Vikings LB - Wilson was a beast on Sunday, having arguably his best day as a pro. Wilson had 7 total tackles, including one for a loss and two sacks. The two sacks matched his career total, prior to week 3 (now has 4 career sacks). He played 59 out of 67 snaps, a new season-high.
Derek Wolfe, Broncos DT - Wolfe played just 11 snaps before suffering what is now being called a “high ankle sprain”. His status moving forward is unclear. Broncos are 0-3 and the defense stinks. Wolfe has 9 total for the season (6 solo) and 0 sacks through three games.
Cortez Broughton, Chargers DT - For the third straight rookie, the seventh round rookie was inactive.
Kevin Huber, Bengals punter - Huber punted 6 times n Sunday, averaging 40.5 yards per punt. His longest was 48 yards and he managed to pin a season-high 3 punts inside the 20. Through three games, Huber i averaging 43.1 yards per punt, which is 26th in the league.
Bearcats in the NFL - 2019