Oct. 3, 2005
AUBURN, Ala. - Rudi Johnson's 88 yards on 19 carries behind Willie Anderson and the Bengals' offensive line was just one of the highlights by former Auburn Tigers in the NFL during Week 4.
Willie Anderson, OT - Cincinnati Bengals
Anderson started at right tackle in the Bengals' 16-10 win over the Houston Texans. The Bengals rushed for 98 yards on 25 carries. Cincinnati is 4-0 for the first time since 1988. Anderson extended his team record for consecutive starts to 84.
Fred Beasley, FB - San Francisco 49ers
Beasley was back in the 49ers starting lineup at fullback after playing as a reserve last week. Beasley has started three of four games for San Francisco. He caught one pass for six yards, while making a tackle and forcing a fumble in the 49ers' 31-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Beasley is in his eighth year in the NFL and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2003.
Rob Bironas, K - Tennessee Titans
Bironas connected on one field goal from 34 yards in the Titans 31-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Bironas also missed a 38-yard attempt wide left. He is 6-for-8 in field-goal attempts on the season and is in his first season with the Titans.
Mark Brown, OLB - New York Jets
Brown made his first start of the season at linebacker in the Jets' 13-3 loss to the Ravens. He collected a career-high 12 tackles. Brown started six games last season at SAM linebacker, including both playoff games.
Ronnie Brown, RB - Miami Dolphins
Brown and the Dolphins had the week off. The Dolphins (2-1) travel to Buffalo next Sunday to face the Bills. Brown was back at Auburn this weekend attending the South Carolina game.
Jason Campbell, QB - Washington Redskins
Campbell was inactive for the Redskins' 20-17 win against the Seattle Seahawks.
Tim Carter, WR - New York Giants
Carter played in a reserve role for the Giants in their 44-24 win over the St. Louis Rams. Carter had one carry for 22 yards. Carter is in his fourth year in the NFL.
Karlos Dansby, LB - Arizona Cardinals
Dansby was the starting SAM linebacker in the Cardinals' 31-14 win over the 49ers. He recorded two tackles, while the Cardinals limited San Francisco to 211 total yards and just 51 on the ground.
Stephen Davis, RB - Carolina Panthers
Davis had two touchdown runs in the Panthers' 32-29 win over the Green Bay Packers. Davis finished with 51 yards on 19 carries and caught one pass for 21 yards. He is in his 10th season in the league.
Lorenzo Diamond, TE - Miami Dolphins
Diamond and the Dolphins had the week off. The Dolphins (2-1) travel to Buffalo next Sunday to face the Bills. He is in his first season with the Dolphins after spending his first two NFL seasons in Arizona.
Heath Evans, FB - Miami Dolphins
Evans and the Dolphins had the week off. The Dolphins (2-1) travel to Buffalo next Sunday to face the Bills. Evans is in his fifth year in the league and first with Miami after signing as a free agent from Seattle in March.
Wayne Gandy, T - New Orleans Saints
Starting at left tackle, Gandy and the Saints rushed for a season-high 167 yards and one touchdown in their 19-7 win over the Buffalo Bills. Gandy has started the last 163 games he has played. The game was the held in San Antonio, Texas.
Chris Gray, G - Seattle Seahawks
Gray started at right guard in Seattle's 20-17 loss to the Redskins. The Seahawks gained 119 yards on the ground. Gray has started every game for the Seahawks the past five seasons.
Roderick Hood, CB - Philadelphia Eagles
Hood had one tackle as a reserve in the Eagles' 37-31 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also had four kickoff returns for 108 yards. Hood is in his third year in the league.
Brandon Jacobs, RB - New York Giants
Jacobs had two carries for 16 yards in the Giants' 44-24 victory over the Rams. Jacobs is in his first season in the league.
Jeno James, G - Miami Dolphins
James and the Dolphins had the week off. The Dolphins (2-1) travel to Buffalo next Sunday to face the Bills. This is James' sixth season in the league, and second in Miami.
Robert Johnson, TE - Washington Redskins
Johnson is on the Redskins' practice squad.
Rudi Johnson, RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Johnson galloped for 88 yards on 19 carries in a 16-10 win over the Texans. Johnson and Bengals are 4-0 for the first time since 1988. He is sixth in the NFL with 388 yards rushing through the first four games. Johnson is coming off a 2004 campaign where he set new team records in rushing yards (1,454) and carries (361).
Spencer Johnson, DT - Minnesota Vikings
Johnson had five tackles as the starting left defensive end in a 30-10 setback to the Falcons. It was Johnson's third start of the season, but the first at defensive end. In two seasons with the Vikings, Johnson has made nine starts. He came into the league with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2004.
Jeris McIntyre, WR - Kansas City Chiefs
McIntyre is on the Chiefs' practice squad.
Harold Morrow, FB - Arizona Cardinals
Morrow notched two tackles on special teams in Arizona's 31-14 win over the 49ers. He is in his first season with the Cardinals, after spending the last two years in Baltimore.
Mike Pucillo, G - Cleveland Browns
Pucillo and the Browns were off last week. The Browns host the Bears next Sunday.
Jay Ratliff, DE - Dallas Cowboys
Ratliff had one tackle and assisted on a sack in the Cowboys' 19-13 loss to the Raiders.
Tony Richardson, FB - Kansas City Chiefs
Richardson and the Chiefs lost 37-31 to the Eagles. Richardson started at fullback for the 84th time in his career.
Victor Riley, OT - Houston Texans
Riley started at left tackle in the Texans' 16-10 loss to Cincinnati. The Texans rushed for a season-high 126 yards on 23 carries. The Texans' previous high rushing total was 113 yards versus the Steelers.
Carlos Rogers, CB - Washington Redskins
Rogers made his first career start in the Redskins' 20-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Rogers had a career-high seven stops as the starting left cornerback. He also made one tackle on special teams.
Kendall Simmons, G - Pittsburgh Steelers
Simmons and the Steelers were off this week. The Steelers face the Chargers next Monday in San Diego. The Steelers are fifth in the NFL in rushing offense, gaining 140 yards per game. Simmons missed all of last season with a torn ACL.
Takeo Spikes, OLB - Buffalo Bills
Spikes tore his right Achilles' tendon in a second quarter loss to the Falcons on Week 3 and will miss the remainder of 2005 season. He had started all 114 games he had played in during his eight-year career.
Dontarrious Thomas, LB - Minnesota Vikings
Thomas had one tackle as a reserve in a 30-10 loss to the Falcons. Thomas also made one stop on special teams. He is in his second season in the league.
Reggie Torbor, LB - New York Giants
Torbor had his first-career interception as the starting SAM linebacker in the Giants' 44-24 win over the Rams. Torber picked off a Marc Bulger pass and returned it 37 yards. He also had two tackles and one pass deflection. He is in his second season with the Giants.
Gary Walker, DE - Houston Texans
Walker was not active because of a shoulder injury in the Texans' 16-10 loss to the Bengals. Entering this weekend, Walker had started all three games at left defensive end.
Marcus Washington, LB - Washington Redskins
Washington made four tackles as the starting SAM linebacker in the Redskins' 20-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks. He is in his second season with the Redskins after spending his first four seasons with the Colts. Washington has started 65 career games.
Willie Whitehead, DT - New Orleans Saints
Whitehead started at defensive tackle against the Bills, notching one tackle in a 19-7 victory. Whitehead has played in 81 career games with the Saints.
Carnell Williams, RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams was held below the century mark for the first time of his career in a 17-13 win over the Detroit Lions. Williams rushed for 13 yards on 11 carries and caught two passes for six yards. Despite having an off day, Williams is still third in the NFL with 434 rush yards.