With week 10 in the books, it seems as though injury plagued many of the former Cardinal in the NFL. Despite some injured players, however, Stanford was well represented by the healthy bunch, including Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey made his presence known yet again in Monday’s 45-21 win over the Miami Dolphins.…
Week 9 saw some big improvements for several Cardinals in the NFL, especially Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.
McCaffrey saw more touches than usual after veteran Jonathan Stewart lost two fumbles during the first quarter. McCaffrey took advantage of the opportunity, rushing 15 times for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s win. He also averaged 4.4 yards per carry, which marks a season-best for him. On the receiving end, McCaffrey caught five of six targets for 28 yards in Sunday’s game, recording his fifth straight game with at least five receptions.
Although Kevin Hogan struggled in his start for the Browns, the rest of the Cardinal players in the NFL helped make their mark on their teams this week, despite a fair amount of losses for their teams around the league in Week 6.
Week 4 featured a couple of great performances from Solomon Thomas and Zach Ertz, but injuries have affected the seasons of several Stanford alumni.
Week 3 featured highs-and-lows for Stanford alumni in the NFL. A couple of breakout games from Christian McCaffrey and Doug Baldwin helped bring up the Stanford’s status in the NFL but players such as Zach Ertz and Richard Sherman had some head-scratching moments.
Remembering that Stanford had defeated USC in three consecutive matchups, and that night two Decembers ago where Christian McCaffrey ran rampant through the SC secondary, almost made me forget that this Cardinal team was part of a different reality. Yet reality crept back quickly in the 2nd half of Saturday’s game, resulting in a 42-24 drubbing at the hands of our Southern California rivals.
As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons prepare to face off in Super Bowl LI, former Cardinal Cameron Fleming, Austin Hooper, Jordan Richards and Levine Toilolo are getting ready to step onto football’s biggest stage.
Stanford alumni were on full display both on and off the field in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoff round, specifically in the NFC where Cardinal wide receivers led their respective offenses both in the air and on the ground. In the wake of the games this weekend, however, former Cardinal and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was part of some ongoing controversy off the field with the NFL stirred by head coach Pete Carroll.