Oct. 10, 2005
AUBURN, Ala. - Stephen Davis' seventh touchdown in five games and Karlos Dansby's nine tackles were just a few of the highlights by former Auburn Tigers in the NFL during Week 5.
Willie Anderson, OT - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati rushed for 132 yards on 26 carries with Anderson at right tackle in the Bengals' 23-20 loss to the Jaguars. Anderson extended his team record for consecutive starts to 85.
Fred Beasley, FB - San Francisco 49ers
Beasley started at fullback in the 49ers' 28-3 loss to Colts. Beasley caught one pass for six yards. Beasley has started four of five games for San Francisco. He is in his eighth year in the NFL and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2003.
Rob Bironas, K - Tennessee Titans
Bironas made 2-of-3 field-goal attempts in the Titans' 34-20 win over the Texans. Bironas hit from 51 and 49 yards, while having his 58-yard attempt fall short. Both of his field goals were career longs. He is 8-for-11 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 second start of the season at linebacker in the Jets' 14-12 win over the Bucs. He recorded seven tackles and assisted on a sack in the win. Brown started six games last season at SAM linebacker, including both playoff games.
Ronnie Brown, RB - Miami Dolphins
Brown had the second-best rushing performance of his career, picking up 97 yards on 17 carries in the Dolphins' 20-14 loss to the Bills. Brown also gained 19 yards on a career-high six receptions.
Jason Campbell, QB - Washington Redskins
Campbell was inactive for the Redskins' 21-19 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Tim Carter, WR - New York Giants
Carter and the Giants were off this week. The Giants host the Cowboys next week. Carter is in his fourth year in the NFL.
Karlos Dansby, LB - Arizona Cardinals
Dansby had a team-high nine tackles as the starting SAM linebacker in the Cardinals' 24-20 loss to the Panthers. Dansby also forced a fumble and deflected a pass in the loss.
Stephen Davis, RB - Carolina Panthers
Davis rushed for one touchdown and 46 yards on 18 carries in the Panthers' 24-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Davis is third in the league with seven touchdowns. He is in his 10th season in the NFL.
Lorenzo Diamond, TE - Miami Dolphins
Diamond started at tight end with Randy McMichael in the Dolphins' 20-14 loss to the Bills. Diamond caught one ball in the game. He is in his first season with the Dolphins after spending his first two NFL seasons in Arizona.
Heath Evans, FB - Miami Dolphins
Evans started a fullback and caught two passes for 10 yards in the Dolphins' 20-14 loss to 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
Gandy started at left tackle in the Saints' 52-3 setback at Green Bay. He has started the last 164 games he has played. The Saints are 2-3 this season.
Chris Gray, G - Seattle Seahawks
Gray started at right guard in Seattle's 37-31 win over the St. Louis Rams. The Seahawks gained 134 yards on the ground on 30 carries. Gray has started every game for the Seahawks the past five seasons.
Roderick Hood, CB - Philadelphia Eagles
Hood returned one kickoff for 18 yards and also recorded a pass deflection in the Eagles' 33-10 loss to the Cowboys. He is in his third year in the league.
Brandon Jacobs, RB - New York Giants
Jacobs and the Giants were off this week. The Giants host the Cowboys next week. Jacobs is in his first season in the league.
Jeno James, G - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins rushed for 113 yards on 20 carries with James starting at left guard in the Dolphins' 20-14 loss to 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 scampered for 76 yards on 18 carries in a 23-20 loss to the Jaguars. He also caught two passes for seven yards. Johnson and Bengals are 4-1 through five games. He is fourth in the NFL with 464 yards rushing through the first five 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 and the Vikings were off this week. The Vikings travel to Chicago next Sunday. 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 saw action in the Cardinals' 24-20 loss to the Panthers, but did not have any carries. He is in his first season with the Cardinals, after spending the last two years in Baltimore.
Mike Pucillo, G - Cleveland Browns
Pucillo was not active in the Browns' 20-10 win over the Bears.
Jay Ratliff, DE - Dallas Cowboys
Ratliff made his first-career start at left defensive end in the Cowboys' 33-10 win over the Eagles. Ratliff corralled two tackles and assisted on a sack in the win.
Tony Richardson, FB - Kansas City Chiefs
Richardson and the Chiefs were off this week. The Chiefs host the Redskins next Sunday. Richardson has made 84 starts at fullback in his career.
Victor Riley, OT - Houston Texans
The Texans gained a season-high 161 yards on the ground with Riley as the starting left tackle in the Houston's 34-20 loss to the Titans.
Carlos Rogers, CB - Washington Redskins
Rogers notched four tackles as the starting left cornerback in the Redskins' 21-19 loss to the Broncos. This was the second straight week Rogers had started at left cornerback.
Kendall Simmons, G - Pittsburgh Steelers
Simmons and the Steelers face the Chargers on Monday Night Football. The Steelers are fourth 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 and the Vikings were off this weekend. The Vikings travel to Chicago next Sunday. He is in his second season in the league.
Reggie Torbor, LB - New York Giants
Torbor and the Giants were off this week. The Giants host the Cowboys next Sunday. He is in his second season with the Giants.
Gary Walker, DE - Houston Texans
Walker was held out of action for the second straight game because of a shoulder injury. The Texans' lost to the Titans 34-20. Before the injury, Walker had started at left defensive end in the Titans' first three games.
Marcus Washington, LB - Washington Redskins
Washington had five tackles as the starting SAM linebacker in the Redskins' 21-19 loss to the Broncos. He is in his second season with the Redskins after spending his first four seasons with the Colts. Washington has started 66 career games.
Willie Whitehead, DT - New Orleans Saints
Whitehead recorded one tackle at defensive tackle in the Saints' 52-3 loss to the Packers. Whitehead has played in 82 career games with the Saints.
Carnell Williams, RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Williams was inactive for Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Jets because of foot and hamstring injuries. Williams is still seventh in the league in rushing with 447 yards.