In Week 14 of the NFL Season, we saw four different Mountaineers stand out. Ellis Lankster had game-saving play for the New York Jets. Adam Pacman Jones played big against a former team. Don Barclay received his first NFL start, and Bruce Irvin showed why he was the best defensive lineman in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Our Sean Manning told you how Don Barclay went from an undrafted free-agent to NFL starter for the Packers. Barclay became the first Mountaineer to start for the Packers since Jerry Holmes started at CB in 1991. Read more about Barclay’s first start here: Mountaineer Don Barclay Goes From Free-Agent to NFL Starter
Bruce Irvin racked up his eighth sack of the season against the Arizona Cardinals. He now leads all NFL rookies in that category. He finished the day with two tackles, one sack, and two quarterback hits.
For the New York Jets to make the NFL Playoffs, they need to win out. They hoped to turn their fortunes around against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Ellis Lankster helped seal the win for the Jets, coming up with his second career INT on a Chad Henne pass with 15 seconds left in the game at the four-yard-line. He also recorded four tackles in the game giving him 36 this season.
Adam Pacman Jones
Adam Pacman Jones and the Bengals lost as time expired to the Dallas Cowboys. Jones recorded seven tackles in the game giving him 32 this season.
Keith Tandy recorded his third tackle of the season for the Tampa Bay Bucs against the Philadelphia Eagles. Najee Goode was inactive.
Darius Reynaud had one carry for two yards against the Colts. He also had one punt return for 14 yards.
Pat McAfee put on a Pro-Bowl performance punting the ball, logging four punts for a 53.3 yard average. Two of them were downed inside the 20-yard line