Their Sunday best: Charles, kiss cam, and more

Orson Charles (left, with Aaron Murray) started all 14 games at UGA last season, finishing with 45 receptions.

Orson Charles (left, with Aaron Murray) started all 14 games at UGA last season, finishing with 45 receptions.

Former University of Georgia tight end Orson Charles, who left for the NFL after his junior season, recorded his first catch as a pro Sunday.

Charles had a 25-yard reception for the Bengals in a 38-31 win over the Redskins. It was Charles’ third NFL game.

Charles’ moment was overshadowed by another ex-Bulldog, however. Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green had nine receptions for 183 yards and a TD.

Other performances of note, good and bad, from Sunday:

Ex-Georgia Tech great Calvin Johnson had 10 catches for 162 yards for the Lions.

Former Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice, now with the Bills, ran for 91 yards on 20 carries against the Browns.

Tim Tebow of the Jets called a fake punt and ran for 5 yards and a first down, but otherwise again contributed little to the Jets’ offense. He still has yet to throw a pass this year, and a third-down throw from QB Mark Sanchez bounced off Tebow’s helmet and fell incomplete. Tebow also drew a big cheer from the crowd when the scoreboard “Kiss Cam” showed him next to teammate Clyde Gates on the sideline. A teammate encouraged them to kiss, but they declined.

Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson had just 27 yards on 12 carries a week after rushing for 109 yards in Cincinnati.

Jets WR Stephen Hill, a former Georgia Tech standout, left Sunday’s game with a right hamstring injury but afterward said he was fine.

Bears QB Jay Cutler was just 17 of 31 for 183 yards. After the game, the Rams’ Cortland Finnegan, who had an interception, was asked what he saw from the Bears’ quarterback. “Not much. Not much,” Finnegan said. “I think he had 190 yards passing, something like that. And no touchdowns. Typical him.”

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur is 4-15 in two seasons.

Jamaal Charles of the Chiefs finished with 233 yards rushing and 55 yards receiving,

Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jaguars had 28 carries for 177 yards.

Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi, a former UGA player, injured his hamstring in the second half Sunday and did not return.

The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger finished 36 for 49 for 384 yards.

Heisman winner Robert Griffin III of the Redskins was sacked six times by the Bengals.

Jake Locker of the Titans finished 29 for 42 for 378 yards.

The Titans became the first NFL team to score five touchdowns of 60 yards or longer in a single game.

The Lions scored 14 points in 18 seconds.

Dallas had 13 penalties for 105 yards, including four against right tackle Doug Free, but still won.

The Jets’ Darrelle Revis and Miami’s Reggie Bush left Sunday’s game with left knee injuries. Revis is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday.

Former Bulldog Justin Houston, now with Chiefs, had three sacks, four quarterback hits, and deflected two passes against the Saints.

18 comments Add your comment

BigDawg

September 23rd, 2012
9:59 pm

AJ Green is dominant! So is UGA this year!!

BigDawg

September 23rd, 2012
10:00 pm

Tim Crybow, hahahaha!

BigDawg

September 23rd, 2012
10:01 pm

Our time, our year, no regrets!

BigDawg

September 23rd, 2012
10:03 pm

Hopefully ESPN and the crier coaches will not keep us out of the BCS National Championship game like in 2007 when we were ranked #4 and the top two teams lost. Les Miles and ESPN, you shouldn’t be able to play for the national championship unless you win your division. Bama and UGA fans, whattya think about that?

BigDawg

September 23rd, 2012
10:04 pm

Trent Richardson from Bama, good job!

Tommy

September 23rd, 2012
10:56 pm

BigDawg – How about this? You cant play for the national championship unless you are one of the best two teams in the nation.

Clay

September 23rd, 2012
11:35 pm

BigDawg, 10:00 p.m.. What’s the matter, “Little Richard”. Haven’t you gotten over the Gators’ kicking the Dawgs’ arses three of the four years Tebow played at UF?

BullDawg Rick

September 23rd, 2012
11:57 pm

Clay – I am a Tebow fan in the NFL…. Actually Chris Leak was the starting QB for the Turds Tebow’s Fr season… TT was on the team.. Do not make it look like it’s not..

That is All..

Old Boy

September 24th, 2012
11:40 am

Surprised there is nothing in there about Stafford’s injury or performance up until that point. Also saw that Justin Houston had a monster game yesterday.

Old Boy

September 24th, 2012
11:42 am

I love UGA, but I agree that they shouldn’t have played for the National Championship in 2007, even though they were probably the best team in the country at that point in the year. I also don’t think that Alabama should have played for the National Championship, even though they were the best team in the country. The conference championship should count for something.

Jeff

September 24th, 2012
12:11 pm

Tommy- in 2007 UGA was the best team.

UGA Insider

September 24th, 2012
12:25 pm

I agree UGA should NOT have played in the MNC in 2007. Richt got blasted by a average Tenn team and that ruined the season. If the game were close maybe we had an arguement but the game was over in the 1st quarter.

This season…

My fear is that FSU is as good as undefeated. Their schedule is a disgrace to the FBS. They will be in the MNC game this year. The other will be a one-loss Pac 12 or SEC team. UGA cannot afford to lose 1 game this year I’m afraid.

Preston

September 24th, 2012
12:35 pm

If FSU doesn’t slip up, they’re in the NC game. The SEC champion should humble them. Hell, Florida might!

Preston

September 24th, 2012
12:38 pm

The ‘07 UGA team finished as the best team in the nation but the two losses early in the season proved deadly. Would’ve been nice to have had Grantham back then. We’d be talking about recent championships right now instead of a 30+ year drought. It’s coming though.

KevinM

September 24th, 2012
12:50 pm

“Tommy

September 23rd, 2012
10:56 pm
BigDawg – How about this? You cant play for the national championship unless you are one of the best two teams in the nation.”

How about being one of the 2 best teams in the ‘conference’ first?

The West currently has that distinction and Georgia doesn’t play either.

Mike Luck

September 24th, 2012
1:04 pm

Old Boy,
Great point on Justin Houston. He had three sacks, four quarterback hits and deflected two passes against the Saints.

Mike Luck

September 24th, 2012
1:08 pm

Stafford is supposed to have an MRI today after aggravating a strained right leg muscle he originally suffered during practice last week.

Nacos

September 26th, 2012
9:56 am

hello mike luck. i am nacos.