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Tigers in the NFL (and beyond): Duval kicks a TD

What the hell did I just do?

The highlight of the week for our Auburn Tigers in Pro football happened up in Canada where Damon Duval kicked the game winning Touchdown for the Allouettes. No that isn’t a mistake, he actually kicked a game winning touchdown in what some people are calling The Strangest End To A Football Game Ever Seen.

Damon lined up for the game-winning field goal with the game tied 30-30, but apparently in Canada if you miss a field goal several things can happen. If it goes out of the field of play you get 1 point (win) the other team can return the miss OR they can punt the miss back out. This being in the end zone, of course, and the game being tied, you have to stop the ball from going out of the field of play and then get that ball out of the end zone so you don’t lose on a safety. OK, but then the team who tried the field goal, their kicker can catch that punt and then punt it again hoping it goes out of the field of play to get that 1 point. Then it is a live ball so if the other team fails to get it out of the end zone, you can recover it for a TD which is what happened …

Confused yet? Watch the video. The announcers actually do a decent job of explaining.

Quarterbacks
Jason Campbell #8 and the Raiders torched the Seahawks to the tune of 33-3 while Jason had another great week. He went 15/27 for 310 yards and 2 TDs passing the ball and ran four times for 4 yards, earning him the AFC high performance player of the week. For the season Jason is 78 of 138 for a 56.5 completion percentage and 1,023 yards, 6 TDs and 4 INTs. He has also rushed for 101 yards on 26 carries and been sacked 15 times.

Running Backs
Ronnie Brown #23 had 61 yards on 16 carries and one reception for 7 yards as the Dolphins came from behind to beat the Bengals 22-14.
Ronnie has started all seven games this year and has gained 374 yards on 92 attempts (4.1 avg.) this year and has one TD.  He has also caught 13 balls for 80 yards.

Heath Evans #44 had a catch for 2 yards and a drop in the Saint’s Sunday night win over the Steelers, 20-10. Heath has played in every game this year but has two carries for 2 yards and five catches for 35 yards and a TD.

Tony Richardson #49 did not record a stat as the Jets were mostly shut down by the Packers defense in a 9-0 game. Tony has played in every game at fullback, catching two passes for 9 yards this season.

Carnell Williams #24 started this week in the 38-35 win over the Cardinals, but with the great game LaGarrette Blount had he may not start next week. Carnell had four carries for 10 yards and three catches for 26. Carnell has started all seven games and has rushed for 212 yards on 84 carries, a dismal 2.5 yards/carry.  He has become a threat as a receiver catching 26 passes for 187 yards and a TD.

Ben Tate #43 is on IR with the Houston Texans.

Wide Recievers

Devin Aromashadu #19 was off this week with the Bears. Devin has played in five games and started in two, he has caught seven passes for 111 yards this season.

Ben Obamanu #87 caught one pass for 5 yards in the Seahawks’ 33-3 loss to the Raiders. Ben has played in every game this year and has caught five passes for 48 yards and a TD this season.

Montez Billings #89 has been on and off the practice squad for the Saints this year. Currently he is “off.”

Offensive Lineman
Ben Grubbs #66 was off this week with Baltimore. Ben has started every game this year for the Ravens.

Marcus McNeill #73 started for the third straight game as the Chargers got back on the winning track with a 33-25 win over the Titans. After holding out for the first month or so, Marcus has started three games.

King Dunlap #65 was off this week with the Eagles, he is nursing a nagging knee injury so it was a convenient they had a bye. King has played in every game this season and started the last two at LT.

Tyronne Green #69 played mainly on special teams for the Chargers in their 33-25 win over the Titans. Tyronne has played in five games this season with two starts.

Tim Duckworth #78 was released by the Panthers in a number crunch. He may be resigned later this week. Duck had played in the first five games this year with no starts.

Defensive Lineman
Jay Ratliff #90 recorded one tackle in the Cowboy’s 35-17 loss to the Jaguars. Jay has started every game this year and has 15 tackles, one sack and a pass deflection from his NT spot.

Quentin Groves #52, back in his starting role, recorded two tackles in the Raiders 33-3 win over the Seahawks. Quentin has started five games this season and has collected 19 tackles, a pass deflection and an INT.

Spencer Johnson #91 recorded two tackles in the Bill’s heartbreaking loss to the Chiefs on the last second of overtime, 13-10. Spencer has played in every game this year, starting one and has 25 tackles and three pass deflections.

Pat Sims #90 stepped in for an injured Tank Johnson in the Bengal’s 22-14 loss to the Dolphins. No word on the severity, but Pat may get the start this week. Pat has played in five games this season and has six tackles and a pass deflection.

Sen’Derrick Marks #94 stayed in the starting lineup this week and recorded two tackles from his DT spot, but the Titans lost 33-25 to the Chargers. Sen’Derrick has played in seven games this year and started the last two. He has 11 tackles, a pass deflection and an INT.

Linebackers
Karlos Dansby #58 had eight tackles and one pass deflection in the Dolphins 22-14 win over the Bengals. Karlos has also gone on record that he thinks that Randy Moss would be a great addition in Miami. Careful what you wish for. Karlos has 50 tackles, one sack, and two pass deflections in seven starts this year.

Will Herring #54 had two tackles in the 33-3 beatdown his Seahawks received from the Raiders. Will is a backup LB with the Seahawks but sees plenty of playing time as a reserve. On special teams he has 16 tackles, a pass deflection and a sack this year. He has played in all five games without a start.

Takeo Spikes #51 recorded seven tackles in the 49ers’ 24-16 win over the Broncos. Takeo has started every game this year and has 43 tackles, 1 INT and three pass deflections.

Reggie Torbor #53 started in the Bill’s overtime loss to the Chiefs 13-10. Reggie had five tackles in the game. Reggie has played in six games with three starts. He has 17 tackles and two pass deflections.

Antonio Coleman #59 was not active this week for the Bills. Antonio has played in three games this year, recording three tackles.

Cornerbacks
Carlos Rogers #22 recorded three tackles in the Redskin’s 37-25 loss to the Lions. Carlos has started every game this year and has 38 tackles, one interception, nine pass deflections and a forced fumble.

Jonathan Wilhite #24 had two tackles in the Pat’s 28-18 win over the Vikings. Wilhite has started one game and played in all seven this year. He has 18 tackles and a pass deflection.

Jerraud Powers #25 did not play this week with a foot injury. Apparently there have been a lot of rumors about Jerraud, including a false one that said he had surgery on both ankles. Jerraud had started every game this year and has 34 tackles and two interceptions. He has also returned eight punts for 63 yards.

Rod Hood #37 is on IR with the Tennessee Titans.

Walt McFadden #22 was active for the 33-3 win over the Seahawks but did not record a stat. Walt has played in one game this season and has one tackle.

Pat Lee #22 has an ankle injury and may not play this week, but he recorded one tackle in the 9-0 win over the Jets before the injury. Pat has played in seven games this season with one start. He has eight tackles.

Kickers
Robert Bironas #2 made one field goal and two extra points as the Titans fell to the Chargers 33-25. Bironas has gone 15/16 on field goals this year with a long of 55 and is 23/23 on extra points.

Damon Duval #15 made it back on the field after a few weeks off with injury. Damon made 4/4 of his extra points and 3/5 of his field goals, but one of those misses was the game winning TD. Canada is crazy yo. This season Damon is 33/44 on field goals and 41/41 on extra points for a total of 152 points. He is also the team’s punter and is averaging 45 yards per punt.

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

Thor Burk came to Auburn as a young man in 1997 and never left. He’s always loved Bo Jackson, but his true love of Auburn football proper began in the early ’90s. In addition to writing a weekly report on Tiger greats in the NFL, he’s a professional BBQ judge (Memphis certified), and all around foodie. Write to him at [email protected]

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