Knights NFL Update

It was business as usual for some of the Knights in the NFL this past weekend. The team with the most UCF alum, Detroit continued their losing ways, while Denver star receiver Brandon Marshall almost single-handedly rescued the first-place Broncos from an embarrassing defeat against Kansas City.

We're going to start with the good, and that's certainly Brandon Marshall. Marshall, following a couple quiet weeks caught 11 passes for 91 yards and had two touchdowns including the game-winner. Marshall now has 83 receptions for 1033 yards and six touchdowns. His 1033 yards ranks him sixth in the NFL, and his 83 receptions tie him for fourth in the league. It appears that we will see more of Marshall in January as the Broncos currently lead their division by three games with three to play.

Now we're going to check in on the team with the most Knights in the NFL, the now 0-13 Detroit Lions. In Daunte Culpepper's fifth start as a Lion, he played well completing 14 of 24 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown pass. Unfortunately, Daunte went down with a shoulder injury that could cause him to miss at least one and possibly the rest of the season.

Knights record-setting running back Kevin Smith had his second tough week in a row against another top-five rushing defense as he gained 63 yards on 22 carries, and caught two passes for 27 yards. On the season, Smith has ran for 684 yards with a 4.1 yards per carry average, and has five touchdowns.

Former Knights, current Lions tight end Michael Gaines and cornerback Travis Fisher also had tough days against the Vikings. Gaines caught one pass for 27 yards, and Fisher recorded four tackles before suffering a neck injury.

Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel played and recorded two tackles in Philadelphia's 20-14 victory over the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.

Packers strong safety Atari Bigby did not play in the Packers 24-21 loss against the Houston Texans. He is still recovering from a shoulder injury.


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