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Auburn in the NFL -- Week 17
Houston Texans running back Ben Tate

Jan. 3, 2012

Devin Aromashodu (WR, Minnesota Vikings)
Had three receptions for 53 yards in Minnesota’s 17-13 loss to Chicago.

Rob Bironas (PK, Tennessee Titans)
Was perfect on three field goal attempts and two PATs in Tennessee’s 23-22 victory over Houston.

Ronnie Brown (RB, Philadelphia Eagles)
Rushed for 14 yards on six attempts in Philadelphia’s 34-10 victory over Washington.

Jason Campbell (QB, Oakland Raiders)
Placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season after breaking his collarbone during week six.

Zach Clayton (DT, Tennessee Titans)
Finished the regular season with two tackles (one solo) as Tennessee defeated Houston, 23-22.

Karlos Dansby (LB, Miami Dolphins)
Registered two solo tackles before leaving in the first quarter of Miami’s 19-17 victory over the New York Jets with a groin injury.

King Dunlap (OT, Philadelphia Eagles)
Saw action at offensive tackle as Philadelphia closed out the season on a four-game winning streak with a 34-10 victory over Washington.

Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions)
Credited with four tackles, including one solo stop, as the Lions fell to the Packers, 45-41.

Tyronne Green (OG, San Diego Chargers)
Started at offensive guard as San Diego gained 463 yards of total offense to end the season with a 38-26 victory over Oakland.

Quentin Groves (LB, Oakland Raiders)
Finished the season by recording one solo tackle in the Raiders’ 38-26 loss to the Chargers.

Ben Grubbs (OG, Baltimore Ravens)
Started at offensive guard as Baltimore clinched the AFC North title with a 24-16 victory over Cincinnati.

Will Herring (LB, New Orleans Saints)
Credited with one assisted tackle as NFC South champion New Orleans ended the regular season with a defeat of Carolina, 45-17.

Rod Hood (CB, St. Louis Rams)
Finished the season with four solo tackles in the Rams’ 34-27 loss to San Francisco.

Brandon Jacobs (RB, New York Giants)
Rushed seven times for 16 yards as the New York Giants clinched the NFC East championship with a 31-14 victory over Dallas on Sunday night.

Spencer Johnson (DE, Buffalo Bills)
Assisted on two tackles as Buffalo closed the season with a 49-21 loss to the New England Patriots.

Pat Lee (CB, Green Bay Packers)
Credited with one solo tackle in Green Bay’s 45-41 regular season finale win over Detroit.

Sen’Derrick Marks (DT, Tennessee Titans)
Registered two solo tackles in Tennessee’s 23-22 victory over Houston.

Marcus McNeill (OT, San Diego Chargers)
Placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season after suffering a neck injury in week 10 that had forced him to miss the previous two games.

Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers)
Finished his rookie season by throwing for 158 yards and one touchdown on 15-of-25 passing and rushing for 32 yards on six attempts, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 500 yards in a season.

Ben Obomanu (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
Made three receptions for 37 yards in Seattle’s 23-20 overtime loss to Arizona.

Jerraud Powers (CB, Indianapolis Colts)
Placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season after suffering a dislocated elbow in week 13.

Jay Ratliff (DT, Dallas Cowboys)
Credited with three solo tackles and one pass defended in Dallas’ 31-14 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night after being selected to play in his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl.

Carlos Rogers (CB, San Francisco 49ers)
Finished the regular season with five solo tackles in San Francisco’s 34-27 victory over St. Louis after being selected to play in the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career.

Pat Sims (DT, Cincinnati Bengals)
Placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season after suffering an ankle injury.

Takeo Spikes (LB, San Diego Chargers)
Credited with eight tackles (six solo) in San Diego’s 38-26 victory over Oakland to record his second consecutive 100-tackle season and eighth of his career.

Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans)
Gained 97 yards on 16 carries as AFC South champion Houston fell, 23-22, to Tennessee.

Reggie Torbor (LB, Buffalo Bills)
On the injured reserve since late August with a shoulder injury … Will miss the 2011 season.

Jonathan Wilhite (DB, Denver Broncos)
Failed to record a tackle as the AFC West champion Denver lost to Kansas City, 7-3.

Carnell Williams (RB, St. Louis Rams)
Rushed for 17 yards on seven carries and scored his only touchdown of the season as the Rams’ fell to San Francisco, 34-27, in their season finale.

Lee Ziemba (OT, Carolina Panthers)
Saw action at offensive tackle for the fifth consecutive week as Carolina rushed for 164 yards in a 45-17 loss to New Orleans.



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