In the sixth week of the NFL regular season, 27 former Tigers saw playing time for a pro football team.
He was once again the Jags’ star player of the game, racking up 21 carries for 130 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry plus that 75-yard touchdown. Fournette became the first player in NFL history to break 75-yard+ touchdowns on consecutive carries — he ended week five with a 90-yard touchdown against the Steelers. For the Rams, defensive tackle Michael Brockers had four tackles and one sack on the game. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth started his 170th career game. The Rams won, 27-17.
Thursday night, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the Carolina Panthers at Bank Of America Stadium. For the Eagles, Donnie Jones punted six times for 305 yards, averaging 50.8 yards per. Free safety Jalen Mills recorded three tackles, one assist and one interception. Wide receiver Russell Shepard was in for Carolina, coming up with two receptions for 12 yards, averaging six yards per catch. Offensive guard Trai Turner also started, this contest being his 47th start for the team. The Eagles won on the road, 28-23.
Kicking off the Sunday action, the Minnesota Vikings hosted the Green Bay Packers. Defensive end Danielle Hunter had one tackle and one assist for the Vikings. For the Packers, defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois had one assist. The Vikings breezed past the Packers, 23-10.
At FedExField, safety Eric Reid was in for the San Francisco 49ers, recording one assist. Cornerback Rashard Robinson came up with one tackle, one assist and one interception for the team. The Redskins won at home, 26-24.
In Atlanta, linebacker Deion Jones totaled six tackles, five assists and one interception for the Falcons. Fellow linebacker Duke Riley recorded one tackle and five assists. In for the Miami Dolphins, defensive tackle Davon Godchaux had one assist. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry was key on offense, with eight receptions for 62 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per catch. He also accounted for one of two Dolphins touchdowns. The Dolphins left with the win, 20-17.
In Houston, running back Alfred Blue was listed as active, but had no stats to report. There were no former Tigers on the roster of a visiting Cleveland Browns team. The Browns remain winless, falling to the Texans 33-17.
In the New England Patriots - New York Jets matchup, safety Jamal Adams started for the Jets, recording three tackles on the day. Cornerback Morris Claiborne led the defense, totaling seven tackles. The Patriots were victorious over the Jets, 24-17.
At University of Phoenix Stadium, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu posted five tackles for the Arizona Cardinals. Cornerback Patrick Peterson came up with just one tackle. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, linebacker Kendell Beckwith recorded five tackles and one assist. The Cardinals defeated the Bucs, 38-33.
In the Los Angeles Chargers - Oakland Raiders matchup, right tackle Joe Barksdale started his 67th career game for the Chargers. For the Raiders, offensive lineman Vadal Alexander played his 15th career game. The Chargers slid past the Raiders, 17-16.
In Kansas City, defensive tackle Bennie Logan recorded one tackle and two assists for the Chiefs. The team fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19-13.
At Mile High Stadium, punter Brad Wing started for the New York Giants, punting six times for 299 yards, averaging 49.8 yards per. Wing was the only former LSU player active for the game. The Giants got their first win of the season, defeating the Broncos 23-10.
In Monday Night Football, the Indianapolis Colts took on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Linebacker Barkevious Mingo was in for the Colts, posting one tackle on the night. Defensive tackle Al Woods also started for the team, coming up with three tackles and two assists. The Titans won in their own house, 36-22.
Inactives for this week included linebacker Kwon Alexander for the Buccaneers, defensive end Tashawn Bower for the Vikings, cornerback Jalen Collins for the Falcons and offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins for the Steelers.