Bama In the NFL, week three

Week three is behind us, and the storylines are more bad officiating, Cam Newton losing and pouting, and the Patriots going 0-3 for the first time in…well, a long time.

But the officiating is the biggest story of all. The NFL official’s strike is seriously taking a toll on the season, and I can’t believe after Monday night’s fiasco ending to the Packers-Seahawks game it will go on much further. At the end of the game, the Seahawks were given credit for a touchdown that was clearly an interception, providing the end result Seattle 14, Green Bay 12. These are multi-million dollar corporations taking the field each weekend, and they aren’t going to let their revenue and/or product be affected by bad officiating much longer.

At any rate, some Crimson Tide notable performances from the weekend:

Roman Harper (NO) with 11 tackles in a losing effort to the Chiefs
Trent Richardson (CLE) had a meager performance following last week, but did get another touchdown.
Julio Jones (ATL) managed 5 catches and a touchdown
Kareem Jackson (HOU) with an 8 tackle performance in the defeat of Peyton Manning
Rolondo McClain (OAK) with 9 tackles in helping the Raiders to their first win
Mark Anderson (BUF) with a sack in the Bill’s win over the Browns

Here are former Alabama players’ complete stats for week 3:

Arizona Cardinals – def Eagles 27-6
Rashad Johnson (49) – 5 tackles

Atlanta Falcons – def Chargers 27-3
Julio Jones (11) – 5 catches, 67 yards, 1 TD
Mike Johnson (79) – reserve OL

Baltimore Ravens – def Patriots 31-20
Terrence Cody (62) – 2 tackles
Courtney Upshaw (91) – 4 tackles

Buffalo Bills – def Browns 24-14
Mark Anderson (93) – 2 tackles (1 for loss), 1 sack
Marcel Dareus (99) – 1 tackles

Cincinnati Bengals – def Redskins 38-31
Dre Kirkpatrick (27) – did not play, knee
Andre Smith (71) – started at RT
Wallace Gilberry (92) – 1 tackle

Cleveland Browns – lost to Bills 24-14
Trent Richardson (33) – 12 rush, 27 yards, 1 TD; 6 catches, 24 yards

Houston Texans – def Broncos 31-25
Antoine Caldwell (62) – started at RG
Kareem Jackson (25) – 8 tackles

Kansas City Chiefs – def Saints 27-24
Javier Arenas (21) – 2 tackles, 3 PR 13.3 avg, 3 KR, 19.3 avg
DeQuan Menzie (49) – (injured reserve)

New England Patriots – lost to Ravens 31-30
Brandon Deaderick (71) – no stats recorded
Dont’a Hightower (54) – 5 tackles

New Orleans Saints – lost to Chiefs 27-24
Roman Harper (41) – 11 tackles
Mark Ingram (28) – 5 rushes, 11 yards
Marquis Johnson (injured reserve)

New York Jets – def Dolphins 23-20
Greg McElroy (14) – reserve QB

Oakland Raiders – def Steelers 34-31
Rolondo McClain (55) – 9 tackles

Philadelphia Eagles – lost to Cardinals 27-6
Evan Mathis (69) – started at LG
Demeco Ryans (59) – 6 tackles

San Diego Chargers – lost to Falcons 27-3
Jarret Johnson (96) – 4 tackles
Le’Ron McClain (33) – no stats recorded

Seattle Seahawks – def the Packers 14-12..well, kind of.
James Carpenter (77) – reserve OL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – lost to Cowboys 16-10
Mark Barron (24) – 6 tackles

Washington Redskins – lost to Bengals 38-31
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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    Bama Steve

    Wallace Gilberry is no longer with Tampa Bay. He’s with the Bengals now and was credited with one tackle in their win over the Redskins. Thanks for the report. It’s handy having one place to go to find out how all the old Tiders are doing.

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      Yeah, as long as the information is correct! Thanks for that insight Bama Steve! I’ll adjust. Charlie Peprah has also disappeared on me, and I keep thinking he’s going to show up somewhere. We’ll see.

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