This weekend four Mountaineers began their quest for the Lombardi trophy. By the end of the weekend however only Seattle’s Bruce Irvin and the Colts Pat McAfee remained in the hunt for a championship. Here is a quick summary of this past weekend’s games and how the WVUPros performed.
Will Johnson and Terence Garvin – The Steelers were upset by the Ravens Saturday night, 30-17. As a result, the season ended for Johnson and Garvin. Johnson did have one carry for three yards in the game. Johnson had a nice year opening holes for Le’Veon Bell, the NFL’s second leading rusher. Garvin finished the 2014 season with 17 total tackles mostly on special teams.
Adam Jones and Will Clarke – The Bengals fell to the Colts, 26-10, on Sunday. Adam Jones had a solid game with six tackles and 80 yards in returns for the day. During halftime @WVUPros retweeted this amazing stat: “Jones has only one fair catch in the last 6 years on 197 combined KO and punt returns.” Jones finished the year with 70 tackles, three interceptions, one recovered fumble, and an impressive 1,186 yards on returns. Will Clarke will look to step up next year following what was a relatively quiet rookie season. Clarke saw time in seven games, he had three tackles, and a fumble recovery.
Pat McAfee – As mentioned above McAfee’s Colts eliminated the Bengals from the playoffs Sunday. McAfee had a strong day punting four times for 206 yards, good for a 51.5 yard average. McAfee also blasted a 68 yarder for his longest punt on the day. The Colts will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 4:40pm EST.
Bruce Irvin – Irvin’s Seahawks earned a first round bye. The Seahawks will return to action Saturday at 8:15pm EST to host the suddenly hot Carolina Panthers.