Buckeye NFLer Of The Week - 8

By Mark on October 30, 2007 at 7:00 am
Matt VrabelAP Photo/Winslow Townson

This week's Buckeye NFLer is Mike Vrabel of the New England Patriots. The Patriots remain undefeated and continued their domination of the NFL by creaming the Washington Redskins in their own backyard, 52-7.

Vrabel totaled 13 tackles (11 solo), 3 QB sacks, and forced 3 fumbles. All 3 of Vrabel's sacks attributed to fumbles by the 'Skins QB, Jason Campbell.

It would not be a good idea to dress up like Mike Vrabel and show up at the Campbell residence for Halloween. Not only would it scare Campbell to death, but he could very likely drop the bowl of candy to give out to the other beggars.

Vrabel's week 8 defensive stats were good enough to win the Buckeye NFLer Award alone. But once again, Mike contributed on both sides of the ball. Vrabel caught a 2nd quarter, 2-yard TD pass from Tom Brady. This was Mike's 10th career TD catch and his 2nd of the 2007 season.

Vrabel's 2 TD receptions for 2007 ties him for 5th in the league for TD receptions by a TE. Not bad for a linebacker.