Former Cats finding NFL success

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson catches a touchdown pass during fourth-quarter action against the Carolina Panthers at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, on Sunday, September 15, 2013. The Bills defeated the Panthers, 24-23. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson catches a touchdown pass during fourth-quarter action against the Carolina Panthers at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, on Sunday, September 15, 2013. The Bills defeated the Panthers, 24-23. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

 

By Ben Tompkins
sports@kykernel.com

From the two-yard line, the clock in Buffalo read six seconds remaining. Down by six points to the Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson lined up in the slot to the left of quarterback E.J. Manuel.

As he took three quick vertical steps then a burst towards the back pylon, two confused Panthers defensive backs watched the game-winning pass float to a wide-open Johnson. With two seconds left on the clock, the Bills kicked the go-ahead extra point as they slipped past Carolina, 24-23.

In addition to his two-yard touchdown reception, Johnson took seven other passes for 109 yards.

Green Bay wide receiver Randall Cobb helped the Packers pick up a 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins by compiling a touchdown and 128 yards on nine catches. Through two games, Cobb is averaging 14.8 yards per reception and has two touchdowns.

Cobb’s Packers teammate and punter Tim Masthay punted three times Sunday for an average of 40.3 yards.

At MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., linebackers Wesley Woodyard and Danny Trevathan led Denver’s defensive front as the Broncos beat the New York Giants, 41-23. Woodyard combined for seven tackles, four individual and three assisted, giving him seventeen combined on the year.

In his second career start, Trevathan recorded eight solo tackles, two assisted tackles and a sack. Trevathan and Woodyard are ranked second and third on the team with a total of thirty tackles.

Denver tight end Jacob Tamme had no statistics to show and the depth chart on DenverBroncos.com lists him as third string.

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters made two solo tackles in a 31-24 win over the St. Louis Rams. In the young season, Peters now has eight combined tackles and a sack.

In a 25-21 win over the Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith rushed three times for one yard total. Smith also caught his first reception of the year for a five yard gain. AZCardinals.com lists the former UK running back second on the depth chart behind Rashard Mendenhall.

Playing against the Cardinals was Larry Warford, the Lions’ starting right offensive guard. Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Warford No. 13 on his NFL Rookie Rankings at ESPN.com.

In other news around the league, Jaguars.com reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed former UK and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Winston Guy off waivers. Guy played in two games for Seattle last year and was cut from the team during final 53-man roster cuts.