Matt Moore and Derek Anderson lead NFL Teams to Wins
Dec. 28, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. - Former Oregon State quarterbacks Derek Anderson (2001-04) and Matt Moore (2005-06) led their respective NFL teams to victories in week 16 of the season.
Anderson passed for 121 yards and a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-9. Moore was 15 of 20 for 171 yards and three touchdowns as the Carolina Panthers won at the New York Giants 41-9.
Moore has started the last two games for Carolina, both wins, and for his career has won five of seven contests as a starter.
Both quarterbacks will start in the season finale Jan. 3. The Browns host Jacksonville and the Panthers welcome New Orleans.
In other games involving former Beavers, Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett (1999-02) had a game-high nine tackles (1 sack) in the Packers' 48-10 win over Seattle. Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh (1999-00) caught four passes for 51 yards and teammate wide receiver Mike Hass (2002-05) was activated.
Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (2000-03) made three tackles for the Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh, safety Sabby Piscitelli (2003-06) had six tackles for Tampa Bay at New Orleans, punter Sam Paulescu (2004-05) had three punts for a 39 yard average for the Buccaneers, Chad Ochocinco (2000) made four catches for 31 yards and a touchdown for Cincinnati vs. Kansas City, Kyle DeVan (2004-07) started at right guard for Indianapolis against the New York Jets, Andy Levitre (2005-08) started at left guard for Buffalo against Atlanta and offensive lineman Adam Koets (2003-06)was activated for the Giants.
Several other former Beavers missed games due to injuries, most notably St. Louis running back Steven Jackson (2001-03), Buffalo linebacker Keith Ellison (2004-05) and Tampa Bay wide receiver Sammie Stroughter (2004-06, 08).
Al Afalava (2005-08) will start at safety tonight (Monday) for the Chicago Bears against the Minnesota Vikings.