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Knights in the NFL: Week 6 Recap

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With such a tremendous come from behind victory over the Hoosiers on Saturday, Rutgers fans may have even forgotten there was more football to be played on Sunday. Unfortunately, Week 6 of the NFL season was filled with forgettable performances by Rutgers alumnus.

A number of such players saw no activity this weekend:

Marcus Cooper (inactive)

George Johnson (bye)

Kenny Britt (bye)

Tyler Kroft (DNP)

Brandon Coleman (ok he played but was only targeted once and continued to see his playing time diminish)

Some of the notable players who showed on Sunday include Tim Wright, Mohamed Sanu, and the four Rutgers stars on New England's D:

Wright: On an 8 yard pass from Matthew Stafford, Wright scored his first touchdown as a Lion. Wright was the beneficiary of being the only active tight end on Detroit's roster, as he had 3 receptions for 17 yards.

Sanu: The Bengals offense continued to roll on Sunday, as the team improved to 6-0 with a win in Buffalo. Sanu caught two passes for 30 yards, but his most impressive play of the evening came on a broken trick play. Sanu received a pass and looked down field to throw to AJ Green. However, Sanu correctly read the defensive coverage and saw Green being double teamed deep down field. Instead of forcing the play, Sanu tucked the ball and smartly ran for an 8 yard gain. Sanu continues to impress the Bengals coaches with both his athleticism and his high football IQ.

Duron Harmon : Starting the game off right, Harmon made a great open field tackle on special teams in last night's Sunday Night Football matchup. He also tipped a ball on defense in the 4th quarter that gave Devin McCourty an opportunity for an interception that he unfortunately wasn't able to come down with.

Logan Ryan : Ryan will be taking on a larger role in the Pats' defense moving forward, as cornerback Tarell Brown was placed on season-ending IR on Saturday. He showed some impressive ball skills and tackling ability, covering Andre Johnson most of the night. Ryan recorded 9 tackles in total.

Jonathan Freeny: Freeny got the start over Jerod Mayo last night, as the Patriots lined up in a 4-2-5 nickel package most of the night. Overall, Freeny took 47 snaps on defense, compared to Mayo's 23. Although he seemed to struggle at times on pass coverage, Belichick's belief in Freeny only seems to be growing.

Week 6 Dud : Devin McCourty struggled against Andrew Luck and the Indiannapolis offense, as he was penalized twice for a block in the back on special teams and later for a defensive pass interference.

Scarlet MVP of the Week: With Detroit's injuries on offense, Wright should get plenty of opportunities to continue to immerse himself into their schemes and build on his first touchdown performance.