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WVU in NFL: Geno's pick-six to Pacman ... Goode scoops, scores

Written by Stephen J. Nesbitt on .

Adam "Pacman" Jones presents: 'Eer-on-'Eer roughhousing. Jones and the Cincinnati Bengals absolutely ruined Geno Smith and the New York Jets, winning 49-19 on Sunday afternoon.

It was just an all-around ugly day for Smith. He was 20 of 30 passing for 139 yards and two interceptions and added two carries for 8 yards. 

Jones, on the other hand, made seven tackles, two pass break-ups and a pick-six. He caught an errant Smith throw early in the fourth quarter and sprinted back 60 yards for the touchdown, eluding Smith, the lone would-be tackler, at the 20 yard line.

But the outing, of course, wasn't without incident. Jones ruffled the feathers of Jets receiver David Nelson, who accused Jones of telling him, "I'm going to find out where you live and come and get you," during the game.

"I wouldn't say it was a threat," Nelson told ESPN. "I'm not going to say that he threatened me or anything like that," Nelson said on a conference call. "He did say some stuff on the field, but I wouldn't take it as a threat. I'm not going to get into specifics of exactly what he said. But I can confirm I've read a lot of reports that are true."

Jones, it appears, was upset with Nelson for dirty play, taking a few "cheap shots" during the game. Nelson was flagged once for side-swiping Jones.

"I've never had anyone call me dirty ever in my life before, so this was just an incident where I just think he apparently wasn't fond of playing against a physical receiver from the beginning of the game to late in the game," Nelson said. "His view of dirty is a little bit different than mine."  

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Najee Goode doesn't see the field much, playing primarily as a special teamer for the Philadelphia Eagles. But he provided the only bright spot of the day Sunday, during the Eagles' 15-7 loss to the New York Giants.

It was very nearly a shutout, but with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Giants lined up to punt. The snap went -- quite literally -- five feet above the head of punter Steve Weatherford, who ran back to retrieve the ball at the goal line. He over-ran it, and Goode was there to scoop and score from the 2-yard line.

It was the second defensive/special teams touchdown of the day for WVU alums. And he was the only Eagle to find the end zone.


Don Barclay, in his first year starting for the Green Bay Packers, has been flagged for holding in each of the last two games.

He just has to get used to it. He'll be holding a baby boy in a matter of months.


Week 7

• Tavon Austin, WR, STL: STL vs. SEA, Monday at 8:40 p.m.

• Stedman Bailey, WR, STL: STL vs. SEA, Monday at 8:40 p.m.

• Don Barclay, OT, GB: Started at right tackle, was flagged once for holding — GB 44, MIN 31.

• Selvish Capers, OT, NYG: On disabled list — NYG 15, PHI 7.

• Terence Garvin, LB, PIT: Made one tackle on kickoff coverage — OAK 21, PIT 18.

• Najee Goode, LB, PHI: Recorded no defensive statistics, recovered a fumble on punt coverage and returned it 1 yard for a touchdown — NYG 15, PHI 7.

• Bruce Irvin, LB, SEA: STL vs. SEA, Monday at 8:40 p.m.

• Will Johnson, FB, PIT: Recorded no statistics — OAK 21, PIT 18.

• Adam Jones, CB, CIN: Jones made seven tackles, two pass break-ups and an interception returned 60 yards for the touchdown. Also returned a punt 1 yard — CIN 49, NYJ 9.

• Ellis Lankster, CB, NYJ: Made three tackles — CIN 49, NYJ 9.

• Pat McAfee, P, IND: Bye week.

• Ryan Mundy, S, NYG: Recorded no statistics — NYG 15, PHI 7.

• Chris Neild, NT, WAS: Recorded no statistics — DEN 45, WAS 21.

• Geno Smith, QB, NYJ: Smith was 20 of 30 passing for 139 yards and two interceptions. He also had two rushes for 8 yards — CIN 49, NYJ 9.

• Keith Tandy, S, TB: Made four tackles — CAR 31, TB 13.

• J.T. Thomas, LB, JAX: Recorded no statistics — SF 42, JAX 10.


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