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Tigers in the NFL (and beyond): Week 9

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Jason Campbell #17, was knocked out of the game twice against the Falcons but came back both times to finish 15/22 for 196 yards and a TD in Washington’s 31-17 loss to Atlanta.  Campbell also threw a pass that was dropped by tight end Fred Davis and picked off by the Falcons for a TD.  Campbell carried the ball 5 times for 40 yards in the game.  The ‘Skins also lost Clinton Portis and are starting their third left tackle this week.
For the season Jason has completed 151/228 66.2% (7th) of his passes for 1,677 yards, 9 TDs, 8 INTs with a QB rating of 86.5 and has run the ball 29 times for 143 yards and has lost 3 fumbles.

Running Backs

Ronnie Brown #23, couldn’t find much running room against the Patriots on Sunday in a 27-17 Miami loss with only 48 yards on 15 carries.  But he did complete a pass for a TD to tight end Hay Haynos and also caught 2 passes for 16 yards.  The Dolphins play the Bucs this weekend and if the Fins win then Ronnie and Cadillac will be spending their annual 2 week vacation in Australia. Brown has started every game for the Dolphins and has 135 carries for 566 yards (13th) a 4.2 yard avg. and 7 TDs (4th), he has also caught 12 passes for 82 yards and is 2/6 passing for 22 yards and a TD.

Tony Richardson #49, had one catch for 1 yard in the Jets 30-25 loss to the Dolphins. Tony has 3 carries for 12 yards in 6 starts this year, and one catch for one yard.

Carnell Williams #24 had 16 carries for 56 yards as the Bucs won their first game of the season 38-28 over the Green Bay Packers.  This week the Bucs take on the Dolphins; if Tampa wins then Brown and Williams will be spend their annual 2 week vacation in Africa. Carnell has started six of seven games this season and has 310 yards on 76 attempts averaging 4.1 yards a carry and has 2 TDs.  He has also caught 17 balls for 117 yards, 6.9 yd avg, and 1 receiving TD.

Brandon Jacobs #27, had 11 carries for 67 yards as the Giants lost to the Chargers 21-20.  He also had a single catch for a single yard. Jacobs has 617 yards on 151 attempts for a 4.1 avg. 2 TDs and has caught 10 passes for 56 yards.

Heath Evans #44, is out for the year with an achilles injury.
For the season Heath has those 5 carries for 16 yards and 10 catches for 70 yds and 2 TDs. [Ed. note: One bit of awesome news about Evans is that he made “Peter King’s Midseason All-Pro Team” in Sports Illustrated this week. King says, “Sledgehammer for New Orleans’ run game until injured in Week 7.”]

Tre Smith #32 is on the IR with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Tristan Davis #43 is on the Detroit Lions practice squad.

Wide Recievers

Devin Aromashadu #19, has played in three games this season but has not recorded a stat.

Tim Carter #15, was off this week. Carter has a catch for 6 yards on the year.

Ben Obamanu #87, was banged up (oblique) and did not play against Detroit. For the season Obamanu has caught two balls for 22 yards despite playing in every game.  He has returned four kicks this season for 116 yards.

Prechae Rodriguez #85, is still slowed by a knee injury and is listed as day-to-day with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  He is second on the team with 45 catches for 495 yards and 3 TDs for the season.

Offensive Lineman

Ben Grubbs #66, and the Ravens offense struggled to score in a 17-7 loss to the Bengals. Baltimore has to get their offensive rhythm back if they hope to make it to the playoffs again this year. Grubbs has started every game this year for the 4-4 Ravens.

Marcus McNeill #73, helped the Chargers march down the field and score the go ahead TD against the Giants in San Diego’s 21-20 victory. Marcus has started all 7 games this year for San Diego and has given up three sacks.

King Dunlap #65, and the Eagles lost 20-16 to the Cowboys.  Dunlap has played in every game this year, mostly on special teams but got some significant time at LT due to an injury to starter Jason Peters.

Tyronne Green #69, is second string right guard for the San Diego Chargers and has yet to get into a regular season game this year.

Kendall Simmons #71, is injured and inactive for the Patriots with an Achilles injury he suffered last season with the Steelers.

Tim Duckworth #75, is on the Saint’s practice squad.

Defensive Lineman

Jay Ratliff #90, doesn’t usually blow up the stat board, but this week he had an outstanding game with 5 tackles and 2 sacks as the Cowboys beat the Eagles 20-16. While Ratliff doesn’t put up numbers like this every week, the nose tackle is likely headed to the Pro Bowl due to his game-changing push in the middle. Whether he goes or not, he’s got head coach Wade Phillips gushing.

“A lot of guys don’t know that they’re not playing like Ratliff,” Phillips said. “They think they’re playing hard.”

Jay has 23 tackles a forced fumble and 4 sacks from his nose tackle spot this year.

Quentin Groves #54 played with his hand on the ground this week as the Jaguars spent a lot of time in the 4-3.  Getting back to his more natural position, Groves got the start and had three tackles.  The switch to the 4-3 was made necessary by all the injuries the Jaguars have been suffering on defense lately. Quentin has 16 tackles and a forced fumble on the season with three starts in eight games.

Spencer Johnson #91 was off this week and hopes to get his second start of the season Sunday. For the season Johnson has played in every game, started one and has 23 tackles and one pass deflection.

Pat Sims #90, had 2 tackles in Cincinnati’s defensive domination of the rival Ravens, 17-7. On the season, Sims has started three games and has 20 tackles and 1 sack this year.

Sen’Derrick Marks #94 played sparingly in the Titan’s 34-27 win over the 49ers and did not record a stat. For the season Marks has played in three games and has 1 tackle playing 3rd team for Tennessee.

Stanley McClover #75 is on the injured reserve for the Houston Texans


Karlos Dansby #58 had 6 tackles as the Cardinals dominated the Bears in their own house 41-21. Dansby  leads the Arizona defense with 57 tackles and half a sack with 2 pass deflections.

Will Herring #54 fought through an injured shoulder to play in the Seahawks 32-20 win over the Detroit Lions. Herring had one tackle in the game. This season, he has recorded 24 tackles and 1 pass deflection in 5 starts, playing in all eight games.

Takeo Spikes #51 continues to play through a shoulder injury as he had 2 tackles in the 49ers’ 34-27 loss to the Titans. Spikes has started every game this year and has 35 tackles and a sack on the season.

Reggie Torbor #53, got his second straight start in the Dolphins 27-17 loss to the Patriots and recorded 7 tackles and deflected a pass. Playing in every game and starting the last two, Torbor has 23 tackles on the season with 2 pass deflections and an interception.

Tray Blackmon #30 was on IR but has now left the Calgary Stampeders.


Carlos Rogers #22 had 2 tackles in the Redskins’ tough 31-17 loss to the Falcons. Starting every game for Washington, Rogers has 21 tackles and 8 pass deflections, but no INTs.

Jonathan Wilhite #24 did not play this week due to illness.  He should be back on the field for the Patriots next game. Wilhite has started four games and played in six this season for the Patriots. He has 16 tackles and 3 pass deflections.

Jerraud Powers #25 recorded 10 tackles in the Colts’ 20-17 win over the Texans, had a pass deflection and also got his first INT of his career.  Powers had a not-very-exciting 1-yard return on the pick. Powers has started 7 games this season and has 40 tackles, 5 pass deflections, an INT,  a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Kevin Hobbs #23, got the start in the Lions 32-20 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.  Kevin had 7 tackles in the game. For the season, Hobbs has two starts in six games and 19 tackles.

Rod Hood #37,  started for the Titans in their 34-27 win over the 49ers.  Hood had 3 tackles, a pass deflection and an INT.  Since the Titans decided to start Hood they are 2-0, their only wins of the year. On the season,  Hood has played in three games with two starts and 6 tackles, two pass deflections, and two INTs.

Pat Lee #22, is on IR with the Green Bay Packers


Robert Bironas #2 was 2/2 on field goals and 4/4 on extra points in Tennessee’s 34-27 win over the 49ers. For the year Bironas has made 12/14 FGs (one blocked) and all his extra points (14).  His long for the year is 49.

Damon Duval #15 set a new CFL record for points in a single season with 242 and also tied a team record with 7  field goals (league record is 8 — he could have tied it but the Alouttes took a knee) in Montreal’s 42-17 win over the Toronto Argonauts. Duval is the dominant kicker in Canada and has made 55/63 field goals with 21/21 extra points adding up to that record 242 points on the year.  He has also punted 108 times with a 44.8 yard average and a long of 70 (which is also the NFL long).

Questions, comments, anyone you want to know about that’s not listed?  Let me know and I’ll have it up next week!

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