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Joe Flacco QB Ravens, last week: 188 passing yards, TD, 2 turnovers
Flacco has been up and down this year, throwing 350 yards in Week 12 and then having 188 this past week. He started off the season passing for 299, 232, 382, and 356 yards before dipping to 187, 234,147, and 153 in Weeks 5-8. This week, he’ll be up against the 31st ranked pass defense (299 passing yards per game), and the gunslinger out of Delaware should reach that 300-yard passing mark once again.
DeMarco Murray RB Cowboys, last week: 83 yards rushing, TD
Murray looked healthy last week, carrying the ball 23 times for 83 yards and a rushing touchdown. Facing the Cincinnati Bengals this week (11th rush defense in the league), it’s a good thing the Cowboys tend to only use one primary back. Murray should be back to normal come Sunday.
Tony Moeaki TE Chiefs, last week: 54 yards, TD
Moeaki once was sought out to be a nice replacement for the greatest tight end of all time in Tony Gonzalez until nagging injuries hurt his production in a major way the past few years. However, you can’t deny his skill set and has proven he can make some ridiculous catches when the ball is thrown his way. With Brady Quinn coming off his best game of his NFL career, Moeaki will benefit. Expect plenty of targets for Moeaki, especially this week against Cleveland.
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Cornerback Jayron Hosley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past April. Throughout the season, the Virginia Tech product and Florida native provides an inside look into his journey of making it in the NFL. This week’s post begins with the Giants coming off their 17-16 loss to the Redskins before the defending champs host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
I thought we came out and played decently against Washington, but I mean we all can do better. I thought we held them sometimes when we needed to, but sometimes they made plays. With their quarterback and offense they have, it’s a tough scheme to kind of contain. But that was last week. We know we could say, “We would have, could have, should have done this” but our idea is we’re still in the lead in the division and we need to keep it that way. We just have to focus on this week and bring that focus level back to where we had in the previous week and just work toward getting a win Sunday.
This week the Saints bring in a veteran, experienced quarterback to our stadium who knows the system well and has been in the system a while now. He has good receivers – a lot of them — that you respect and can make plays. They’re good in the red zone, and we’re just going to have to play disciplined ball and just go out there and play our game for the most part.
It’s going to take all 11 of us on defense to slow down all their weapons. They have a lot of different things that they put in for their particular offense and what they like to do. Also,their run game, they have three good backs back there that can do a lot with the ball. We’re preparing ourselves and coach is putting us in the right position so that we can make plays, contain the run game and also the pass game. It works well both ways. Coaches put us in good position, and as a player, you just have to go out there and make plays and do what we do.
This is now the latest in the year I’ve played football aside from bowl games. The college season would have wrapped up by now. As a rookie, it’s a bit of a difference. It’s something you’re not used to, but honestly, I don’t even think about it anymore. College football is over for me. I don’t even get caught up in that or try to think about it or let my mind get caught up in any of that. I’m still trying to keep pushing. We have four games left in the season. You have to take it a week at a time, literally, because it can start weighing on you. All it takes is one moment and you’ll be like, “Wow.” It’s tough, but you just have to focus in and take care of your body and get the rest when you can. That’s what I try to do so I’m ready every Sunday.
You can also follow Jayron on Twitter @hosley_jayron
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If you watched Thursday Night Football, you may have noticed the Pro Football Hall of Fame patches that the Broncos and Raiders were wearing. The Giants and the rest of the NFL will be wearing the same ones for the next two weeks, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Hall, which opened on September 7, 1963 in Canton, Ohio.
All clubs with home games during Weeks 14 and 15 will also feature in-stadium banners, while there will be moments during broadcasts recognizing and honoring Hall of Famers who are present at the game.
“We are pleased to celebrate the great men who built this game as well as 50 years of the Hall where they are enshrined and honored,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week. “The Pro Football Hall of Fame preserves the history of our game and is an important resource for educating generations of fans.”
Speaking of Canton, three Giants greats are up for enshrinement in the 2013 class: defensive end Michael Strahan, coach Bill Parcells and the late general manager George Young.
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