Bama in the NFL, week two

This week was about some NFL stars, old and new, coming back down to reality following big opening weekends, as well as Arizona getting to 2-0 by beating the Patriots in their own house on a missed New England field goal as time expired. The Colts won their first game in the post-Manning era, while Peyton himself put his new team in a hole that they couldn’t overcome with three…three…first quarter interceptions. Meanwhile his brother Eli also throw three picks, but passed for a staggering 510 yards in the process.

Some Crimson Tide notable performances:

Trent Richardson (CLE) with a breakout performance of 19 rushes for 109 yards and a TD, and then 4 catches for 36 yards and another TD. His touchdown reception was ESPN’s #1 play of the NFL weekend.
Demeco Ryans (PHI) with 7 tackles, 1 sack and an INT
Mark Barron (TB) with an impressive 10 tackle performance
Mark Ingram (NO) with 53 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown
Courtney Upshaw (BAL) with 6 tackles

Here are former Alabama players’ complete stats for week 2:

Arizona Cardinals – def Patriots 20-18
Rashad Johnson (49) – no stats recorded

Atlanta Falcons – def Broncos 27-21
Julio Jones (11) – 4 catches, 14 yards; 1 rush for 1 yard
Mike Johnson (79) – reserve OL

Baltimore Ravens – lost to Eagles 24-23
Terrence Cody (62) – no stats recorded
Courtney Upshaw (91) – 6 tackles

Buffalo Bills – def Chiefs 35-17
Mark Anderson (93) – 3 tackles
Marcel Dareus (99) – 2 tackles, 1 sack

Cincinnati Bengals – def Browns 34-27
Dre Kirkpatrick (27) – did not play, knee
Andre Smith (71) – started at RT

Cleveland Browns – lost to Bengals 34-27
Trent Richardson (33) – 19 rush, 109 yards, 1 TD; 4 catches, 36 yards, 1 TD

Houston Texans – def Jaguars 27-7
Antoine Caldwell (62) – started at RG
Kareem Jackson (25) – no stats recorded

Kansas City Chiefs – lost to Bills 35-17
Javier Arenas (21) – 3 tackles, 2 PR 20 yds, 3 KR, 13.3 avg
DeQuan Menzie (49) – (injured reserve)

New England Patriots – lost to Cardinals 20-18
Brandon Deaderick (71) – no stats recorded
Dont’a Hightower (54) – 3 tackles, 2 assists

New Orleans Saints – lost to Panthers 35-27
Roman Harper (41) – 3 tackles
Mark Ingram (28) – 16 rushes, 53 yards, TD
Marquis Johnson (injured reserve)

New York Jets – lost to Steelers 27-10
Greg McElroy (14) – reserve QB

Oakland Raiders – lost to Dolphins 35-13
Rolondo McClain (55) – 2 tackles

Philadelphia Eagles – def Ravens 24-23
Evan Mathis (69) – started at LG
Demeco Ryans (59) – 7 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT

San Diego Chargers – def Titans 38-10
Jarret Johnson (96) – 1 tackle
Le’Ron McClain (33) – 2 rushes, 19 yards

Seattle Seahawks – def Cowboys 27-7
James Carpenter (77) – reserve OL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – lost to Giants 41-34
Mark Barron (24) – 10 tackles
Wallace Gilberry (92) – no stats recorded

Washington Redskins – lost to Rams 31-28
Darius Hanks (17) – (injured reserve)

Practice squad players: Brad Smelley (CLE), Lorenzo Washington (DET), John Parker Wilson (JAC), Josh Chapman (IND).


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