Purdue Boilermakers in the NFL: 2014 Season, Week 2

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Sep 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril (56) reacts during the game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks

Cliff Avril and the defending NFL Champion Seattle Seahawks went into Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego looking to start 2-0 and continue their NFL dominance. But Philip Rivers and company had different plans for the league best defense.

Avril is part of what some consider the best defensive line in the National Football League and makes most of his noise by disrupting the quarterback with his quick speed. Unfortunately for Avril, and the rest of the defense, the San Diego Chargers were ready for them and held them at bay most of the game.

The Seahawks defense recorded one sack and five quarterback hits. While not great, if you compare it to Week 1 when they had three sacks and zero quarterback hits, then it seems they were able to get disrupt Rivers more than they could Aaron Rodgers. Avril wound up with zero tackles, zero sacks, zero quarterback hits, but did finish with a pass deflection. However, the Chargers were able to throw three touchdown passes and walk home with a 30-21 victory.

For the season Avril has recorded one sack and two tackles.