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ACC In The NFL, Nov. 6

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:14am
By: Andrew Tie

Matt Ryan (Boston College) has struggled all year, and he threw three interceptions against Carolina this past weekend. Ryan insists that he's not pressing, even with his poor play. 

One of Ryan's interceptions was thrown to Carolina LB Luke Kuechly (Boston College), who is just playing like a beast this season. 

One SI writer says Cardinal RB Andre Ellington (Clemson) deserves to have a larger role in the offense.

Though the Bills lost, C.J. Spiller (Clemson) looked like his old self and played well against the Chiefs. 

The Raiders went back to Jacoby Ford (Clemson) to return punts this weekend even though he had struggled in the past. 

Thad Lewis (Duke) sat out this week with a rib injury, so the Bills started Jeff Tuel instead. 

From one Bills QB to the next, EJ Manuel (Florida State) has been cleared to start practicing again. He has been out with a knee injury for about a month, and there's a chance he plays this weekend. 

And from one former FSU QB to another, Christian Ponder (Florida State) will stay as the Vikings QB for the time being. 

Darnell Dockett (Florida State) offered his thoughts on the Richie Incognito situation in Miami and said he's not surprised. Dockett isn't the biggest fan of Incognito. 

Antonio Cromartie (Florida State) gave some of his secrets to gaining speed and agility in this Q&A. 

Megatron aka Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech) - yes, Megatron first - was ranked No. 1 on a cross-sport power rankings on ESPN. Kind of an odd list, but the point is Megatron is great. 

Vernon Davis (Maryland) is now the second player after Arian Foster to sign with an athlete stock company. So you can basically buy stock in Vernon Davis. Not exactly, but the thought is kind of neat. 

The Ravens haven't played well this year, there's no denying that. Torrey Smith (Maryland) said Joe Haden was right with his comments that the Ravens aren't the Ravens of old. 

Though he's injured, Jimmy Graham (Miami) still had a big day for the Saints. 

Mike James (Miami) is a running back, but this weekend he threw a jump pass for a touchdown. 

Houston's Andre Johnson (Miami) talked about his amazing three-touchdown performance that helped end a drought for him. 

Antrel Rolle (Miami) made some headlines, but not for the best reasons. He said Jonathan Martin is partly to blame for letting Incognito bully and harrass him.  

There's some sort of Gio-mania going on in the NFL right now, especially his playmaking ability. Here's another article on Gio Bernard (North Carolina) that gives some background on him before the NFL.

Quinton Coples (North Carolina) had a big game for the Jets, but it didn't show on the stat sheet. He made a big play on fourth down in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.  

Julius Peppers (North Carolina) showed off some of his freakish athletic ability by blocking a pass and then intercepting it.  

Pittsburgh WR Jerricho Cotchery (N.C. State) had a career-high three touchdowns in a loss to New England, and he's putting together a solid season. 

Mike Glennon's (N.C. State) statistics tell a mediocre story for him. He may or may not be the long term solution for the Buccaneers. 

Larry Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh) also offered his thoughts on the Martin/Incognito situation. 

Chip Kelly thinks LeSean McCoy (Pittsburgh) might be pressing right now to be making big plays. 

Nick Foles just had a historic game, which isn't good news for Michael Vick (Virginia Tech). That said, he's still not ready to practice yet.  

David Wilson (Virginia Tech) also still isn't cleared to practice