The NFL completed the first quarter of its season this weekend. As we did last week and will continue to do for the remainder of the season, let's check in with how Auburn alums fared during Week 4.
Thanks, as ever, goes to Taylor Bryan, a student assistant in Auburn's athletics department who compiled this information.
Josh Bynes (LB, Baltimore Ravens): Bynes recorded a season-high nine tackles (four solo) against Buffalo, placing him with the third highest total on the Ravens with 27. Baltimore fell short Sunday, losing to the Bills 23-20.
Karlos Dansby (LB, Arizona Cardinals): Dansby recorded nine solo tackles against Tampa Bay, making him the top tackler on the Cardinals with 37 total tackles. He has more than 900 tackles in his pro career.
Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions): Fairley recorded his first touchdown since playing as a tight end in high school Sunday against the Bears. The score came off a Jay Cutler fumble that Fairley picked up and ran in for the four-yard touchdown. He did not record any tackles in Detroit’s 40-32 victory. He has 57 tackles and eight sacks in his three-year career.
Rob Bironas (PK, Tennessee Titans): Was perfect against the New York Jets, making a first quarter field goal from 26 yards. Bironas was also 5-for-5 on extra points to help the Titans defeat the Jets, 38-13. Bironas has hit 221 field goals in his NFL career at a rate of 85.3 percent.
BEST OF THE REST
Daren Bates (LB, St. Louis Rams): Bates recorded one solo tackle on a punt return against the 49ers in the third quarter. He has four total tackles and has played on special teams in all four games this season.
Ronnie Brown (RB, San Diego Chargers): Brown rushed for seven yards on one attempt in San Diego’s victory against the Cowboys. He has recorded more than 7,000 total yards in his nine-year career with 40 touchdowns.
Jason Campbell (QB, Cleveland Browns): Did not play in the Browns’ 17-6 victory over the Bengals. Campbell has 14,688 yards passing and 76 touchdowns in his career.
King Dunlap (OT, San Diego Chargers): Did not play against the Cowboys after suffering a concussion late in Week 3 against the Titans. Dunlap is expected to play next week at Oakland.
Tyronne Green (OG, New England Patriots): Placed on the injured reserve on August 15 with an undisclosed injury.
Quentin Groves (LB, Cleveland Browns): Did not play for the second straight week after sustaining an ankle injury at Baltimore in Week 2. Groves has recorded 155 tackles, 7.5 sacks and two interceptions in his six seasons in the NFL.
Ben Grubbs (OG, New Orleans Saints): Started his 29th-straight game for New Orleans Monday night against the Dolphins. Grubbs has started 90 of his 94 career games played for Baltimore and New Orleans.
Josh Harris (LS, Atlanta Falcons): Played in the Falcons 30-23 defeat by the Patriots. Snapped for three field goals and two extra points, as well as three punts. He has played in all 20 games since joining the league in 2012.
Will Herring (LB, New Orleans Saints): Herring recorded an interception in the final minutes of the Saints’ Monday Night Football game against the Dolphins, returning it for six yards to help secure the 38-17 victory for New Orleans. Herring, a native of Opelika, Ala., has 133 tackles and three interceptions in seven seasons.
Brandon Jacobs (RB, New York Giants): Jacobs recorded one carry for five yards Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also caught one pass for five yards in the Giants’ 31-7 loss. Jacobs has rushed for more than 4,800 yards and 57 touchdowns in his NFL career.
Corey Lemonier (LB, San Francisco 49ers): Recorded three solo tackles and one pass deflection in the 49ers’ 35-11 victory over St. Louis. Lemonier has four total tackles through the first four games of his rookie season.
Sen’Derrick Marks (DT, Jacksonville Jaguars): Had one tackle in the Jaguars’ 37-3 loss to Indianapolis. In his first season with Jacksonville, Marks has nine tackles through Week 4. Marks has recorded 108 tackles and three sacks in his five professional seasons.
Brandon Mosley (OG, New York Giants): Saw action against Kansas City for the first time since a Week 1 start against Pittsburgh. Mosley missed all of 2012 due to injury after being selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers): Newton and the Panthers had a bye week during Week 4 and will play at Arizona next Sunday. The top overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Newton has 8,497 yards passing with 46 touchdowns along with 1,545 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns in his career.
Ben Obomanu (WR, New York Jets): Recorded his first reception of the season on an eight yard pass Sunday against the Titans. Obomanu has 1,209 yards and seven touchdowns in his career.
Jerraud Powers (CB, Arizona Cardinals): Recorded five solo tackles and one pass deflection in Arizona’s 13-10 victory over Tampa Bay. He has 14 tackles and four pass deflections this season. Powers has 224 tackles and six interceptions in five seasons in the league.
Jay Ratliff (NT, Dallas Cowboys): Remains on the Cowboys’ physically unable to perform (PUP) list with a hamstring injury and is not expected to return until Week 7. Ratliff has 228 tackles with 27.0 sacks in nine years with the Cowboys.
Carlos Rogers (CB, San Francisco 49ers): Rogers did not record any statistics in the 49ers’ 35-11 victory against the Rams. He has two tackles and one pass deflection this season. A former Pro Bowl selection, Rogers has 400 tackles and 15 interceptions in nine seasons in the NFL.
Pat Sims (DT, Oakland Raiders): Recorded four tackles (three solo) in the Raiders’ 24-14 loss to the Redskins. Sims has 150 tackles and five sacks in his career.
Ben Tate (RB, Houston Texans): Recorded 44 yards rushing on seven attempts against the Seahawks as well as one reception for one yard. Tate has 1,449 yards and six touchdowns in his career. He has totaled 228 yards on 34 attempts so far in 2013.