AUBURN, Ala. — This post is straightforward: Each week, there are NFL games. Many of those games feature former Auburn players. We then see how said players performed in aforementioned contests.
As a common courtesy, we extend our thanks to Taylor Bryan, who works in Auburn's athletics department and compiled this information.
THE STAR (s)
Tre Mason (RB, St. Louis Rams): Made his third consecutive start and rushed for a career high 113 yards on 29 carries — his first career 100-yard rushing game — to go along with one reception for one yard in 22-7 upset win against Denver. He has rushed for 383 yards and a touchdown on 92 carries with eight receptions for 39 yards in six games played this season. Despite playing in only six games, his 383 yards rushing and 92 carries are best on the Rams. Mason’s 63.8 rushing yards per game is the best among rookie running backs.
Josh Bynes (LB, Detroit Lions): Recorded a season-high four tackles with a pass defended and his first career interception in a 14-6 loss at Arizona. Bynes has totaled 10 tackles with a pass defended and interception in seven games played this season.
Cody Parkey (K, Philadelphia Eagles): Kicked a pair of field goals and PATs in Philadelphia’s 53-20 loss at Green Bay and extended his consecutive FGM streak to 15. Parkey is now 18-of-19 (94.7 percent, fourth in the NFL) with three 50-plus yard field goals and is 35-of-35 on PATs this season. His three 50-plus yard field goals are tied for sixth in the NFL and he is the only kicker with three or more 50+ yard field goals who has yet miss.
BEST OF THE REST
Daren Bates (LB, St. Louis Rams): Did not play due to a groin injury for the second consecutive week as St. Louis upset Denver, 22-7. Bates has totaled two special teams tackles in eight games played this season.
Ronnie Brown (RB, San Diego Chargers): Was inactive with the return of running back Ryan Matthews in a 13-6 win against Oakland. Brown has totaled 21 yards on 11 carries and 35 yards on four receptions in seven games played this season.
Jason Campbell (QB, Cincinnati Bengals): Did not play in a 27-10 win at New Orleans. Has completed 7-of-13 passes for 49 yards in three games played this season.
Karlos Dansby (LB, Cleveland Browns): Recorded four tackles before leaving the game with a knee injury in the second quarter of a 23-7 loss to Houston. Dansby has recorded a team-leading 73 tackles, seven for loss, to go along with 3.0 sacks, two passes defended and an interception in 10 games played this season. He is the only active NFL player with at least 40 sacks and 12 interceptions in his career (41.0 sacks, 16 interceptions).
Chris Davis (CB, San Diego Chargers): Saw action but did not record any defensive stats in a 13-6 win against Oakland. He did, however, return one kickoff for 25 yards. Davis made his first career NFL start at defensive back and recorded seven tackles and a forced fumble in a 37-0 loss at Miami in Week 9. He has totaled 11 tackles with a pass defended and a forced fumble to go along with five kick returns for 141 yards in six games played this season.
King Dunlap (OT, San Diego Chargers): Made the start at offensive tackle for the Chargers, the 40th of his career, in a 13-6 win against Oakland.
Nick Fairley (DT, Detroit Lions): Did not play due to an injury for the second consecutive week as Detroit lost at Arizona, 14-6. Fairley exited the Lions’ Week 8 game versus Atlanta with a knee injury and did not return. He has totaled 14 tackles, two for loss, to go along with a forced fumble and a sack in eight games played this season.
Dee Ford (LB, Kansas City Chiefs): Saw action but did not record any stats in Kansas City’s 24-20 win against Seattle. Ford has totaled three tackles with a half sack and a pass defended in 10 games played this season.
Quentin Groves (LB, Tennessee Titans): Recorded one tackle, including a sack, in a 27-24 loss to Pittsburgh. Groves has totaled eight tackles with 1.0 sack in 10 games played this season.
Ben Grubbs (OG, New Orleans Saints): Made his 112th start on the offensive line in a 27-10 loss to Cincinnati. Grubbs has started every game in which he has appeared dating back to the 2007 season.
Josh Harris (LS, Atlanta Falcons): Snapped for the Falcons for the 42nd time in a 19-17 win at Carolina. Harris has recorded three tackles on special teams in 10 games played this season.
Will Herring (LB, St. Louis Rams): Saw action on special teams for the sixth consecutive week since being signed by St. Louis and recorded his second tackle of the season in a 22-7 upset win against Denver.
Corey Lemonier (LB, San Francisco 49ers): Saw action but did not record any stats in a 16-10 win at the New York Giants. Lemonier has totaled seven tackles in 10 games played this season.
Sen’Derrick Marks (DT, Jacksonville Jaguars): Jacksonville was on a bye for Week 11. Marks, who has now started 40 consecutive games, has recorded 29 tackles, seven for loss, with 5.0 sacks and two passes defended this season. His seven tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks are both best on the Jaguars.
Brandon Mosley (OG, New York Giants): Was inactive for a 16-10 loss to San Francisco. Mosley has played in five games this season and 18 games in his two-year NFL career.
Cam Newton (QB, Carolina Panthers): Completed 23-of-37 passes for 292 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions to go along with five rushes for 30 yards in a 19-17 loss to Atlanta. In 10 games this season, he has completed 195-of-333 (58.6 percent) passes for 2,392 yards with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has also rushed for 293 yards (third among NFL quarterbacks) and two touchdowns on 64 carries this season.
Jerraud Powers (CB, Arizona Cardinals): Recorded two tackles with a sack and a pass defended in a 14-6 win against Detroit. Powers has totaled 34 tackles, one for loss, with six passes defended, three interceptions, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble in 10 games played this season. His three interceptions are tied for eighth in the NFL.
Jay Prosch (FB, Houston Texans): Saw action but did not record any stats in a 23-7 win at Cleveland. Prosch has played in all 10 games and made three starts at fullback. He has recorded one reception for 24 yards this season.
Jay Ratliff (NT, Chicago Bears): Recorded one tackle in a 21-13 win against Minnesota. Ratliff set a new career high with 3.0 sacks in the first half of the Bears’ week seven game against the Dolphins (3.5 sacks in the game). He has totaled 23 tackles, two for loss, with 3.5 sacks in seven games played this season.
Greg Robinson (OL, St. Louis Rams): Made his sixth consecutive start and his third at offensive tackle in a 22-7 upset win against Denver. Robinson has appeared in all 10 of St. Louis’ games this season.
Carlos Rogers (CB, Oakland Raiders): Did not play due to injury for the third consecutive week in a 13-6 loss at San Diego. In seven games this season, Rogers has totaled 35 tackles, four for loss, with two passes defended and a forced fumble.
Pat Sims (DT, Oakland Raiders): Recorded four tackles in a 13-6 loss at San Diego. Sims has totaled 20 tackles in 10 games played this season.
Ben Tate (RB, Cleveland Browns): Saw limited action in a 23-7 loss to Houston and was released by Cleveland on Tuesday. Tate rushed for 333 yards and four touchdowns on 106 carries to go along with nine receptions for 60 yards in eight games played with the Browns this season.
Neiko Thorpe (DB, Oakland Raiders): Saw action but did not record any stats in a 13-6 loss at San Diego. Thorpe has totaled two tackles and one pass defended in 10 games played this season.