In the ninth week of the NFL season, 29 former Tigers saw the field for a pro team.
In Thursday Night Football, the Buffalo Bills took on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium — a first, in which three former Tigers composed the Jet starting secondary. For the Jets, safety Jamal Adams recorded three tackles and one assist. Cornerback Rashard Robinson was active, but had no stats to report. For the Bills, long snapper Reid Ferguson played his eighth NFL game. Cornerback Tre’Davious White totaled four tackles and one assist. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams had two tackles and one assist. The Jets came out with the win, 34-21.
Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams faced the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Brad Wing was in for the Giants, punting four times for 213 yards and averaging 53.3 yards per. In for the Rams was defensive tackle Michael Brockers, who recorded four tackles on the day. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth started his 172nd career game. The Rams defeated the Giants, 51-17.
At Lincoln Financial Field, Donnie Jones punted twice for 108 yards for the Philadelphia Eagles, averaging 54 yards per. Free safety Jalen Mills posted just one tackle. The Eagles flew past the Denver Broncos, 51-23.
In Charlotte, wide receiver Russell Shepard was active for the Carolina Panthers, but had no stats to report. Right guard Trai Turner made his 50th NFL start. For the Atlanta Falcons, linebacker Deion Jones recorded four tackles and seven assists. The Panthers slid past the Falcons, 20-17.
At the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squared off with the New Orleans Saints. For the Bucs, linebacker Kwon Alexander racked up four tackles and three assists. Linebacker Kendell Beckwith had a very quiet game, coming up with just one assist. The Saints won at home, 30-10.
In Jacksonville, wide receiver Brandon LaFell was in for the opposing Cincinnati Bengals. LaFell totaled two receptions for 28 yards, averaging 14 yards per reception. The Jaguars dominated at home, beating the Bengals 23-7.
At NRG Stadium, the running back Alfred Blue was in for the Houston Texans, but had no stats to report. For the Indianapolis Colts, linebacker Barkevious Mingo was key on defense, posting five tackles and two assists. Defensive tackle Al Woods totaled three tackles and one assist for the team. The Texans lost in a heartbreaker, 20-14.
At CenturyLink Field, center Ethan Pocic started at left guard for the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks lost at home to the Washington Redskins, 17-14.
In Santa Clara, safety Eric Reid had two tackles, two assists and an interception for the San Francisco 49ers. For the Arizona Cardinals, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu recorded three tackles. Cornerback Patrick Peterson was active, but had no stats to report. The Cardinals won, 20-10.
In Dallas, right tackle La’el Collins made his 22nd career start for the Cowboys. For the Kansas City Chiefs, defensive tackle Bennie Logan posted one tackle and one assist. The Cowboys were victorious over the Chiefs, winning 28-17.
At Hard Rock Stadium, defensive tackle Davon Godchaux was the second-most impactful member of the Miami Dolphins’ defense, recording four tackles and one assist. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry racked up six receptions for 32 yards, averaging 5.3 yards per catch. He also accounted for one of the team’s touchdowns.
On the Willingness-to-Block Scale, Jarvis goes to 11. Always has. pic.twitter.com/oCwlJMFpx9— Chris Sprow (@SprowESPN) November 6, 2017
Make 'em miss, Juice.#OAKvsMIA | @SNFonNBC pic.twitter.com/FdFeLOaUYj— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 6, 2017
Landry also caught his 343rd pass — a new record for the most catches in any NFL player’s first four seasons. Landry had come into this season tied with Odell Beckham Jr. for the most catches through three seasons.
For the Oakland Raiders, offensive lineman Vadal Alexander started his sixth NFL game. The Raiders pulled it off, 27-24.
The Monday night action featured just one former Tiger in Green Bay Packers defensive end Ricky Jean Francois. Francois was had no stats to report in the team’s 30-17 home loss to the Detroit Lions.
Inactives for this week included cornerback Morris Claiborne for the Jets, running back Leonard Fournette for the Jaguars, running back Jeremy Hill for the Bengals, linebacker Kevin Minter for the Bengals and linebacker Duke Riley for the Falcons.