Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers inside linebacker A.J. Klein (56) watches a replay during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Steelers 25-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Cyclones in the NFL: A.J. Klein makes big play for Carolina Panthers

A.J. Klein‘s big interception in the third quarter was the difference for a Carolina Panthers victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. That, and we look at Carter Bykowski‘s impressive performance with the San Francisco 49ers and Ahtyba Rubin‘s chances with the Cleveland Browns.

Broncos 34, 49ers 0

— 49ers: Carter Bykowski combined with Marcus Martin and Ryan Seymour with the most snaps on offense (52). According to a 49ers’ stat account on Twitter, Bykowski “didn’t surrender a single pressure in 35 pass blocking snaps”.

Panthers 28, Chiefs 16

— Panthers: A.J. Klein recorded three tackles (two solo) and an interception. Klein had a lot of reps with the first team and all of his production came early in the game. He recorded two in the first half and his third one came in the sixth play of the Chiefs’ first drive in the 3rd quarter.

The interception came in the third drive of the game, which ended up being costly. On the third play, Klein intercepted the ball at the KC 37 yard line and ran it up all the way inside the opponent’s 10-yard line. Five plays later, former Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker put it in the touchdown that led to the final score of the game.

Redskins 24, Browns 23

The only thing people care about in this game was Johnny Football’s middle finger salute to Washington. Ugh, let’s just have his career end like Tim Tebow and be done with it.

— CLE: Ahtyba Rubin believes that “everything is coming together” for the Browns’ defensive line unit, and ESPN projects that he will be apart of the team in September.

— WSH: Jake McDonough recorded a solo tackle.

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