South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Stephon Gilmore snags two interceptions
The New England Patriot has continued his campaign for the NFL’s best cornerback, as well as making a case for Defensive Player of the Year. Sunday’s game against Cincinnati was no different.
Gilmore snagged two interceptions to go with two tackles in New England’s 34-13 victory.
The first one came on the fourth play of the second half. Gilmore played his man perfectly and intercepted the ball on a pass thrown down the center of the field.
After the Patriots scored, the Rock Hill native struck again by picking off a short pass. This time, the cornerback raced downfield to turn the interception into a touchdown, all but sealing New England’s win.
On the season, the All-Pro has six interceptions, including two returned for a score. He also has 44 tackles and a recovered fumble.
Highlights from other Gamecocks
Damiere Byrd, wide receiver, Arizona Cardinals: 6 catches for 86 yards in 38-24 win over Cleveland
Melvin Ingram, defensive end, Los Angeles Chargers: 3 tackles and an interception in 39-10 loss to Minnesota
Brandon Shell, offensive tackle, New York Jets: allowed offense to compile 300-plus yards in 42-21 loss to Baltimore