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ProCanes NFL Recap: Week 1

The NFL got started this weekend, a former Cane approached history, and another backed up his defensive POY season with another big game

NFL: Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Phillip Dorsett had a touchdown reception in New England’s 27-20 win over Houston
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The U continues to be one of the top producers of NFL talent:

Here are how those former Canes performed in NFL week 1 action:

9/6 Philadelphia 18 - Atlanta 12

Atlanta’s Matt Bosher had 6 punts for 286 yards, dropping one inside the 20 with a long of 57 yards. Bosher also handled kickoff duties for the Falcons.

9/9 Cleveland 21 - Pittsburgh 21

Cleveland ended their losing streak with a tie against their division rivals, and were aided in their efforts by running back Duke Johnson Jr. (5 carries 17 yards, 1 reception 8 yards) and David Njoku (3 receptions 13 yards). Cornerback Artie Burns contributed 2 tackles for Pittsburgh.

9/9 Cincinnati 34 - Indianapolis 23

Canes Hoops alum Erik Swoope had one catch for 13 yards for Indianapolis.

9/9 Minnesota 24 - San Francisco 16

Safety Adrian Colbert pitched in 5 tackles for the 49ers defense.

9/9 New England 27 - Houston 20

Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett had a productive day for the Patriots, reeling in 7 catches for 66 yards and this touchdown:

Texans running back Lamar Miller had a solid day rushing 20 times for 98 yards while adding an 11 yard reception, as the Texans tried to mount a second-half comeback but came up short. Offensive Tackle Seantrel Henderson started the game for the Texans but had to leave after suffering a broken bone in his ankle.

9/9 Jacksonville 20 - New York Giants 15

Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Calais Campbell was in the Giants backfield all day as the Jaguars stifled the Giants for the opening week win. Campbell finished with 3 tackles, 1 sack and 2 tackles for loss. Ray Ray Armstrong started at linebacker for the Giants, racking up 6 tackles in the loss. The Giants’ best defensive player, Olivier Vernon, sat out the season opener due to injury.

9/9 Miami 27 - Tennessee 20

Frank Gore showed he can still tote the rock in his 14th season, rushing 9 times for 61 yards for the Dolphins. Gore now needs only 15 rushing yards to pass Curtis Martin for 4th all-time in NFL history.

9/9 Carolina 16 - Dallas 8

Star tight end Greg Olsen had a tough day, bringing in only 2 catches for 33 yards for Carolina before leaving the game with a foot injury. Receiver Allen Hurns also had a fairly quiet day, finishing with only one catch for 20 yards for the Cowboys.

9/9 Kansas City 38 - Los Angeles Chargers 28

Linebacker Denzel Perryman and Receiver Travis Benjamin had modest contributions for the Chargers in a losing effort. Perryman compiled 4 tackles, while Benjamin a catch and a rush for 20 total yards.

9/9 Green Bay 24 - Chicago 23

Jimmy Graham was held to only 2 catches for 8 yards in his first game with the Packers, despite Green Bay coming back from a 20-0 deficit to win. Safety Deon Bush added a tackle for the Bears.

9/10 New York Jets - Detroit

Christopher Herndon IV will make his regular season debut for the Jets Monday evening.