Juliooooooo: Bama in the NFL, week 5

Week five is in the books, and the storylines were Drew Brees getting the NFL record (from Johnny Unitas) for the most TDs thrown in consecutive games at 48, leading the Saints to their first win in 2012. And of course, a personal favorite, Cam Newton continuing to be exposed by NFL defenses, neutered to a measley 141 yards on 12 completions through the air, and 42 yards on the grounds with zero touchdowns. Cam just wanted to be like his Auburn Tigers, both limping to a 1-4 record with poor quarterback play.

But from an Alabama perspective, Julio Jones had another epic day, adding to the legend that is Julioooooo brewing in the ATL as the Falcons move to 5-0. Trent Richardson continued to impress, churning yards for a losing team in the “mistake by the lake.” And Kareem Jackson snagged another pick on Monday Night Football.

Here are some Crimson Tide notable performances from the weekend:

Roman Harper (NO) with 6 tackles and a pick in the Saint’s first win.
Trent Richardson (CLE) with another touchdown in his rookie season (5)
Kareem Jackson (HOU) an INT on MNF.
Julio Jones (ATL) 10 catch for 94 yards and a TD.

Here are former Alabama players’ complete stats for week 5:

Arizona Cardinals – (4-1) – lost to Rams 17-3
Rashad Johnson (49) – 2 tackles

Atlanta Falcons – (5-0) – def Redskins 24-17
Julio Jones (11) – 10 catchs, 94 yards, 1 TD
Mike Johnson (79) – reserve OL

Baltimore Ravens – (4-1) – def Chiefs 9-6
Terrence Cody (62) – 2 tackles
Courtney Upshaw (91) – 2 tackles

Buffalo Bills – (2-3) – lost to 49ers 45-3
Mark Anderson (93) – 3 tackles
Marcel Dareus (99) – 2 tackles

Cincinnati Bengals – (3-2) – lost to Dolphins 17-13
Dre Kirkpatrick (27) – did not play, knee
Andre Smith (71) – started at RT
Wallace Gilberry (92) – 1 tackle

Cleveland Browns – (0-5) – lost to Ravens, 23-16
Trent Richardson (33) – 17 rush, 81 yards, 1 TD; 5 catches, 47 yards (128 all purpose)

Houston Texans – (5-0) – def Jets 23-17
Antoine Caldwell (62) – started at RG
Kareem Jackson (25) – 1 tackle, 1 INT

Kansas City Chiefs – (1-4) – lost to Ravens 9-6
Javier Arenas (21) – 1 tackles, 4 PR, 2 yard avg.
DeQuan Menzie (49) – (injured reserve)

New England Patriots – (3-2) – def Broncos 31-21
Brandon Deaderick (71) – no stats recorded
Dont’a Hightower (54) – no stats recorded

New Orleans Saints – (1-4) def Charger 31-24
Roman Harper (41) – 6 tackles, 1 INT
Mark Ingram (28) – 5 rushes, 16 yards
Marquis Johnson (injured reserve)

New York Jets – (2-3) – lost to Texans 23-17
Greg McElroy (14) – reserve QB

Oakland Raiders – (1-3) – idle
Rolondo McClain (55)

Philadelphia Eagles – (3-2) – lost to Steelers 16-14
Evan Mathis (69) – started at LG
Demeco Ryans (59) – 12 tackles

San Diego Chargers – (3-2) – lost to Saints 31-24
Jarret Johnson (96) – 3 tackles
Le’Ron McClain (33) – no stats recorded

Seattle Seahawks – (3-2) – def Panthers 16-12
James Carpenter (77) – reserve OL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – (1-3) – idle
Mark Barron (24)

Washington Redskins – (2-3) – lost to Falcons 24-17
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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  1. 1

    Gotta say it cause it’s just getting to be too painfull to watch. How did Mark manage to go to the worst running team un pro football. They managed to get Reggie Bush beat to death and now they are well on their way to doing the same to Ingram. And poor Trent is putting up good numbers for a rookie playing on the worst team un pro football. Alabama could beat the shit out of Cleveland. Bad as Carolina is I’d take them over the Browns cause I’d take Newton over Wheedon. They will get Trent killed yet, mark my words. RTR!

    • 2

      I don’t know Crimsonite, but as much as I hate to say it…and I hate to say it because I’m an Ingram fan…Mark Ingram isn’t earning his keep in New Orleans. He’s only good for about 16 yards a game, and that doesn’t cut it for 1st round money. I hope it’s just blocking, but it appears of their three backs, the other two run harder. Again, you won’t find a bigger Ingram fan than me, but that’s just my take.

  2. 3

    The other backs are more agile than Ingram. He’s a power back. That’s why he goes in inside the 10. N.O. can’t run block for shit so they put in the other guys to try to get to the outside or juke through a fucking mousehole in the line. Nobody can deny Reggie Bush’s talent and he did no better than Ingram. What little he did for New Orleans he did as a receiver. He got beat up so bad that I don’t even know where he is now or if he’s even playing football. But even the other 2 backs stats suck. I can’t remember the last time the Saints totaled 100 yards rushing in a game. I’m nor compaining. If they can win championships with 400 yards passing and 75 yards rushing, that’s fine. But I’d like to see Ingram with a team like the Seahawks had when Shawn was there. RTR.

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