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).


(Follow me on Twitter for Bama news, commentary and smack.)