Big day for rookie Peters in Kansas City
Kansas City rookie cornerback Marcus Peters followed up an impressive preseason with an equally stellar start to the regular season Sunday. Peters led the defense for the Chiefs in their 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans and recorded his first career interception early in the game. Peters also added seven total tackles and three deflected passes along with his pick.
On the opposing sideline running back Chris Polk had a solid day for the Texans, carrying five times for 22 yards and hauling in one reception for nine yards.
Marcus Peters with a diving interception on his first play from scrimmage. pic.twitter.com/kc8YfOb2fd— KC Star Sports GIFs (@KCStarGifs) September 13, 2015
Kearse shines in Seahawks loss
Jermaine Kearse led Seattle's receiving group Sunday in receptions, with eight, and yards, with 76. Kearse also had the Seahawks longest reception of the day, a 23-yarder. Kearse led the way for Seattle in what was a solid receiving day, but the team managed only one receiving touchdown, and the 'Hawks fell to the St. Louis Rams 34-31 in overtime.
Browns fall to Jets 31-10 in East Rutherford
The Cleveland Browns began their 2015 campaign with a lopsided road loss to the New York Jets 31-10 Sunday, and two former Washington Huskies had relatively uneventful debuts with the losing side. Kicker Travis Coons converted his only field goal attempt, a 26-yarder, and added an extra point in the first half, but the Browns wouldn't score in the second half, ending his day.
On the defensive side of the ball Danny Shelton made his Browns debut after being selected by the club with the 12th overall pick in the draft. Shelton recorded two total tackles, one solo, in Clevelands blow out loss on the road Sunday.
Big day for ex-Huskies in Titans 42-14 win
Overshadowed by Marcus Mariota's stellar NFL debut for the Tennessee Titans was a breakout performance from a pair of former Huskies. Titans running back Bishop Sankey had 12 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown in his teams 42-14 win over the Tampa Bay Bucs.
The news wasn't all bad for the Bucs despite the loss, as tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins had a breakout day on offense. The second year tight end had 110 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 41-yarder, on five receptions in the losing effort.
Around the NFL
- The New Orleans Saints fell in their season opener to the Arizona Cardinals 31-19 Sunday, but Hau'oli Kikaha had a productive debut in the loss. Kikaha recorded five tackles, four solo, and forced a fumble that was recovered by Delvin Breaux.
- Shaq Thompson emerged with an empty stat line in Carolina's 20-9 victory over Jacksonville Sunday. Thompson may see more playing time at linebacker, however, depending on the severity of the concussion suffered by Luke Kuechly in the victory.
- Washington Redskins defensive captain Dashon Goldson had a solid day at safety in the teams 17-10 setback to the Miami Dolphins. Goldson recorded six tackles in the loss.
- Donald Butler also recorded six tackles for the San Diego Chargers in their come-from-behind win over the Lions, 33-28 Sunday.
- Fullback Marcel Reece provided much of the limited Raiders offense Sunday in a 33-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Reece caught three passes from Matt McGloin for 26 yards and the Raiders two touchdowns.
- Desmond Trufant had a pass deflection in the Falcons 26-24 victory over the Eagles Monday
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