Purdue Boilermakers in the NFL: 2014 Season, Week 3

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Sep 7, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) and quarterback Kyle Orton (18) before the game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Here at Boiling With Bias, not only do we love to show out bias for the Purdue Boilermakers, but we also love to show our bias towards former Purdue athletes who have gone on to play professionally. With that said, each week we will bring you “Purdue Boilermakers in the NFL”, a recap column of what former Boilermakers did in their respective games.

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This week only four of the nine active Boilermakers smelled sweet victory: Cliff Avril, Drew Brees, Dennis Kelly and Rob Ninkovich. Combined their teams are 13-11 on the season, with Kelly’s Eagles as the only 3-0 team in the bunch. No former Boilermakers is making waves so far this season, but it’s still early.

When it came to our Weekly Awards, it was a little tougher than last week because no one had a huge performance. Just for a refresher our two awards are the Boiler Up, which goes to the player with the best week-over-week performance, and the Hammer Down, which goes to the player with the best weekly performance.

The Boiler Up Award went to Kelly for his outstanding performance with the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line and the Hammer Down Award went to Brees for his solid performance against the Cleveland Browns.

Now let’s see how our former Purdue Boilermakers fared this week.