When it comes to tradition, passion, game environment, and the overall fan experience, the NFL can't touch college football. It doesn't even come close. However, the pros do employ a handful of our former players... and we feel it's our duty to keep you informed of their comings and goings during the season.
With that in mind, we're going to debut a new weekly series in which we highlight the top Aggie performers each NFL weekend.
One quick note before we get started - Jake Matthews had an injury scare... but got some good news from an MRI on Monday. He is still questionable for Week 2, but the organization feared it could have been much worse.
But enough about that. On to this week's highlights.
5) Jorvorskie Lane, FB (1 car, 54 yards, led the team in rushing)
Hey guys. We should be fine. They're pretty backed up. I bet they're just going to run a fullback dive to get some sp- OH NO THE TRAIN IS OFF THE TRACKS THIS IS A DISASTER ABORT ABORT ABORT ABORT
4) Mike Evans, WR (9 targets, 5 receptions, 37 yards)
Mike had a healthy amount of targets and a (fluky) TD reception called back for stepping out of bounds. Nothing spectacular, but decent enough.
Mike Evans didn't light up box score in debut, but usage promising. 9 targets, tied for team lead. Had TD called back. Worked in slot some.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) September 8, 2014
3) Martellus Bennet, TE (10 targets, 8 receptions, 70 yards, TD)
Bennett played really well, and was clearly a matchup problem for the Bills. He was second on the team with 10 targets, and his production was one of the only bright spots for the Bears in a dismal opening week loss to Buffalo.
2) Michael Bennett, DE (sack, FF recovered for safety)
This is probably a "quality over quantity" ranking, since it was really Bennett's only appearance on the stat sheet... but if you're only going to make one contribution, a sack + forced fumble + safety combo is a pretty sweet way to do it
1) Ryan Tannehill (18-32 for 178 yards, 2 TD's, win over Patriots)
Was it perfect? No. Heck, it probably wasn't even a top 10 QB stat line this week. But in a big opening game against a division rival, Tannehill kept his cool and turned in an efficient performance in Miami's week 1 win over the Patriots.