Football
Illini Winners in First Round of the NFL Playoffs

 
Neil Rackers and the Cardinals won a 51-45 overtime win over Green Bay
Neil Rackers and the Cardinals won a 51-45 overtime win over Green Bay
 

Jan. 11, 2010

Former Illini in the NFL were all winners this weekend in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. Brandon Moore helped lead the Jets as they defeated Cincinnati 24-14, while Neil Rackers' nine points were instrumental in the Cardinals' 51-45 overtime win over Green Bay.

ILLINI IN THE PLAYOFFS
Brandon Moore, OL, New York Jets -- Started his 94th straight game, helping to lead the Jets offense to 382 yards of total offense, including 171 yards rushing. The Jets won 24-14 at Cincinnati.

Neil Rackers, PK, Arizona Cardinals -- Made all six of his extra point attempts and was good on a 23 -yard field goal to score nine points in Arizona's 51-45 overtime win against Green Bay.

Alan Ball, DB, Dallas Cowboys -- Played, but did not record any tackles in the 34-14 win over Philadelphia.

Will Davis, LB, Arizona Cardinals -- Had one specials team tackle in win over Green Bay.

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Jets -- Did not play in first-round game.

Duke Preston, OL, Dallas Cowboys -- Not active for Dallas' win over Philadelphia.

Jason Davis, FB, New York Jets -- Practice Squad.

FIRST ROUND BYES
Kelvin Hayden, CB, Indianapolis Colts -- First Round Bye.
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints -- First Round Bye.
Greg Lewis, WR, Minnesota Vikings -- First Round Bye.
J Leman, LB, Minnesota Vikings -- First Round Bye.
Ryan McDonald, OL, San Diego Chargers -- First Round Bye.

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