Illini in the NFL Update - Week 2
Sept. 23, 2009
Eugene Wilson, DB, Houston Texans: Recorded four tackles and an interception with a 13-yard return in a win against the Tennessee Titans.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: Rushed for 39 yards on three carries, and caught 1 pass for 13 yards against a tough Bears defense. Mendenhall's Steelers lost to the Bears, 17-14.
Dave Diehl, OL, New York Giants: Started in his 98th straight game on Sunday in a win against the division rival Cowboys. Diehl's offensive line did not allow a sack of Quarterback Eli Manning, who threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
Kelvin Hayden, CB, Indianapolis Colts: Recorded five tackles in a win against the Dolphins on Monday Night Football, giving him 10 total on the season.
Brandon Moore, OL, New York Jets: Started in his 75th consecutive game for the Jets in a 16-9 win against division rival Patriots. The Jets, 2-0, rushed for 119 yards as a team behind Moore's offensive line.
Neil Rackers, PK, Arizona Cardinals: Scored six points on a 45 yard field goal and three extra points in a 31-17 win against Jacksonville. He is 3-for-4 on the season.
Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins: Played in the Dolphins' loss to the Colts on Monday Night Football, but did not record a tackle.
Will Davis, OLB, Arizona Cardinals: Recorded his first defensive tackle (second overall) of the season in a 31-17 win over Jacksonville.
Steve Weatherford, P, New York Jets: Punted five times with an average of 41.8 yards in a win against the Patriots.
Danny Clark, LB, New York Giants: Started the game, but did not record a tackle
Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys: Had two special teams tackles in the Cowboys' home opening loss to the Giants.
Tony Pashos, OL, San Francisco 49ers: Played in the 49er's win against the Seahawks and helped pave the way for running back Frank Gore's 209 yards and two touchdowns.
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints: Played in the Saints' win against the Eagles, but have a carry. Thomas is still recovering from a sprained MCL suffered in the preseason.
Greg Lewis, WR, New England Patriots: Was active but did not play in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Duke Preston, C, Dallas Cowboys: Was inactive in a loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos: Was inactive in a win over the Cleveland Browns.
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