Defense was key for the Knights in the NFL during Week 7 of the NFL season. With Mohamed Sanu on a bye week and Tim Wright, Brandon Coleman, and Kenny Britt all only having one catch each as they continue struggling for targets, Rutgers fans could turn their attention to the defensive side of the ball to see some impressive plays from their Rutgers alumnus.
Defensive Stars of the Week
George Johnson: Johnson had 3 solo tackles and one big hit on QB Kirk Cousins, as the Bucs suffered a disappointing loss to the Redskins, 31-30.
Logan Ryan: Bill Belichick continued to show trust in Logan Ryan, as he had the difficult assignment of covering Brandon Marshall of the Jets for most of the game on Sunday. Ryan was able to step up to the challenge, accounting for 5 tackles, and holding Marshall to just 67 receiving yards, after racking up over 100 yards in each of his previous 4 games.
Devin McCourty: McCourty had 3 tackles on Sunday, including one big hit on Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was scrambling for a first down in the first half.
Fitzpatrick decided to fight for an extra yard. He got a spineful of Devin McCourty. I thought he went to Harvard?— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) October 25, 2015
Jason McCourty : After being named one of the four team captains for the season, J-Mac had 5 tackles and one huge pass break up while going against Julio Jones. Although he injured his hamstring right before halftime, he was able to return briefly for the Titans.
Defensive Play of the Week
In a surprisingly close game between the Titans and Falcons, Jason McCourty got the undesirable assignment of trying to stop the unstoppable Julio Jones for much of the game. To the pleasure of Titans fans, J-Mac actually was able to keep Jones in check throughout the first half. Jones was held to just four catches in the first half, two of which came on short slant routes. On a big 4th and 2 play right at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, McCourty broke up a pass intended for Jones to keep the score at 0-0.
Offensive Play of the Week
Although he was only targeted twice in the Rams win on Sunday over the Browns, Kenny Britt made a fantastic grab between two defenders for 41 yards, his longest reception of the season. The big play set the Rams offense up on the one yard line, leading to rookie RB sensation Todd Gurley's first career touchdown. To see this nice grab, click HERE