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Sunday Knights: Winning Streak Edition

Is it time for a contract extension?

Tiquan Underwood and Brian Leonard love winning.
Tiquan Underwood and Brian Leonard love winning.
Gregory Shamus

SCHIANO WATCH: Have the Buccaneers found their QB, and possibly head coach, of the future? Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times poses that ridiculous question in his latest piece. I know I said something like Schiano needs at least another three or four wins to keep his job, but there is still a lot of skepticism in South Florida. Still, this winning streak is definitely helping his resume, and it at least shows he can right the ship. How did the rest of the former Knights do?

Marcus Cooper (CB, Kansas City Chiefs)

The former 49er seems to be struggling a bit after a hot start, as this Bleacher Report breakdown of his coverage states. He is still definitely a candidate for top rookie this season, but the Chiefs will need to turn it around soon if he wants to stay in the picture.

Ka'lial Glaud (LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Glaud continues to be a special teams contributor after being called up from the practice squad due to injuries by RB Doug Martin and LB Mason Foster. He has a good chance to get some snaps, as the Bucs only have four healthy linebackers on the roster.

Khaseem Greene (LB, Chicago Bears)

The Bears defense is certainly struggling without veteran Lance Briggs, as Khaseem Greene and fellow rookie Jon Bostic are experiencing some growing pains. Greene is doing admirably however, as Chicago Tribune beat writer Brad Biggs calls Greene more aggressive, more physical, and quicker than LB James Anderson. Greene finished Sunday's loss against the Rams as the leading tackler, with six total.

Duron Harmon (S, New England Patriots)

Harmon was one of several Rutgers young alumni playing on Sunday night against the Broncos. He is filling in incredibly well for the injured Steve Gregory. Harmon showed the run support that Scarlet Knight DBs are famous for, finishing with 11 tackles on the night, good for second on the team.

Brian Leonard (RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Leonard saw his touches drop against the Lions, as Bobby Rainey got most of the reps at running back and Tiquan Underwood had a career game receiving.

Devin McCourty (FS, New England Patriots)

McCourty may not have impressive stats from the Broncos-Patriots overtime thriller Sunday night, but it's not his fault. Manning didn't even throw in his direction. Of course, the wind helped limit Manning, but I'm sure if McCourty wasn't on the field, Peyton would have an easier time throwing over the middle. When asked what he thought of the game, McCourty responded with this:

Someone forgot to push the button at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Jason McCourty (CB, Tennessee Titans)

The other McCourty twin had a solid day as well, keeping coverage tight against the Raiders in a 23-19 win. He finished with three tackles.

Ray Rice (RB, Baltimore Ravens)

Rice continued his lackluster season in a win against the Jets, although the Rex Ryan has crafted a formidable run defense, so it's not too surprising. The entire Baltimore rushing attack combined for a measly 67 yards, so you can't pin it all on the former Knight.

Logan Ryan (CB, New England Patriots)

Another day, another interception for the rookie cornerback from Rutgers. Logan Ryan picked off Peyton Manning in the victory against the Broncos, adding four tackles on the night. Here is a great breakdown of the play, as well as the play of fellow Rutgers rookie Duron Harmon.

Mohamed Sanu (WR, Cincinnati Bengals)

How amazing is Mo Sanu? Geoff Hobson of writes that Mohamed didn't even warm up with a couple of passes before dropping the perfect ball into the arms of Gio Bernard.

Tiquan Underwood (WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Underwood just became the hot new waiver option in many fantasy leagues, as the former Rutgers wideout had a career day against the Lions, catching three receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Tiquan's first touchdown was an impressive catch under duress in the endzone, while his second grab was an 85-yard scorcher that left CB Chris Houston in the dust for the go-ahead score.

Tim Wright (TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Underwood might have stolen the highlights, but Tim Wright continues to be Mike Glennon's favorite target. The converted tight end led all Buccaneers with eight receptions, good for 75 yards.

Did I miss anyone? Feel free to leave a comment below if you know of any other updates on Knights in the NFL.