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Horns in the NFL: Week 8

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Fozzy Whittaker celebrating his first TD in the NFLvia prod.images.browns.clubs.nflcdn.com

The only three former Longhorns RBs in the league played in the same game last week. Browns' Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya and Chiefs' Jamaal Charles faced each other on Sunday with the Chiefs winning the game 23-17, remaining the only undefeated team in the league. Strangely, Fozzy was the only one scoring a TD as JC25 failed to score for first time this season.

Fozzy's 15 yards TD catch came on the first drive of the 3rd quarter and helped the Browns to decrease the Chiefs lead to 3 points. Fozzy didn't run the ball, but added five additional yards with one more catch. Despite not being able to score a TD, Charles led his team once again in total yards with 120 (74 + 26), and has surpassed 100 yards of total offense in every game this season. As a consequence of a bruised knee, that kept him out of the game briefly, he is not practicing this week and is day-to-day for Sunday.

Defensively, I would like to highlight the great season of DJ Johnson. I have spoken a lot about guys like Earl Thomas, who is making his case to be the Defensive Player of the Year, Brian Orakpo, who forced a turnover for second week in a row, Lamarr Houston who had his 4th sack of the season this week and even Aaron Williams, who has also had some excellent play, but the Chiefs LB is really having a monstrous season and the numbers don't lie.

DJ is the Chiefs leading tackler with 58.5, 12 of which came in last week's game vs the Browns. That stat is good for the 4th spot in the league. He has also 3.5 sacks and 4.5 TFL. Turning 31 next month, he is playing the best football of his NFL career, and already being a two-time-Pro Bowler that remarkable.

  • QB (1):

#2 Colt McCoy (San Francisco 49ers): QB#2

Status: Backup (Colin Kaepernick).
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: Didn't play.
Stats season: Hasn't played yet.

  • RBs (3):

#25 Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs): RB#1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Buffalo (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 18 rushes, 74 yards. 5 catches, 46 yards.
Stats season: 153 rushes, 635 yards, 6 TDs. 41 catches, 383 yards, 2 TDs.

#35 Fozzy Whittaker (Cleveland Browns): 3th stringer & KR #3

Status: Special teams / Depth (Wills McGahee and Bobby Rainey).
Next game: vs Ravens (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 2 catches, 22 yards, 1 TD. 1 KR, 16 yards.
Stats season: 2 catches, 22 yards, 1 TD. 7 KOs returns for 170 yards.

#25 Chris Ogbonnaya (Cleveland Browns): FB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Ravens (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 3 carries for 12 yards. 3 catches, 15 yards.
Stats season: 19 carries for 101 yards. 23catches, 168 yards, 2 TDs.

  • WR (1):

#88 Marquise Goodwin (Buffalo Bills): RWR #2
Status: Backup (behind TJ Graham).
Next game: vs Chiefs (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 3 catches, 56 yards.
Stats season: 6 catches, 107 yards, 1 TD. 1 rush, -1 yards. 1 fumble lost.

  • TE (1):

#88 Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers): TE #1
Status: Out indefinitely (head injury).
Next game: vs Bears (Monday at 7:40 PM CT).
Stats last game: No stats.
Stats season: 25 catches, 300 yards, 3 TDs.

  • OLs (3):

#72 Jonathan Scott (Chicago Bears): LT #2
Status: Backup (Jermon Busrhod).
Next game: @ Green Bay (Monday at 7:40 PM CT).

#63 Justin Blalock (Atlanta Falcons): LG #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Carolina (Sunday at noon CT).

#63 Lyle Sendlein (Arizona Cardinals): C #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: Bye.


  • DLs (7):

#91 Cory Redding (Indianapolis Colts): LDE #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Houston (Sunday 7:30 PM CT).
Stats last game: Bye.
Stats season: 15.5 tackles, 1.5 sacks.

#97 Roy Miller (Jacksonville Jaguars): NT #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: 2 tackles.
Stats season: 11.5 tackles.

#99 Lamarr Houston (Oakland Raiders): RE #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Eagles (Sunday at 3:05 PM CT).
Stats last game: 5 tackles.
Stats season: 27.5 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 FF.

#73 Brandon Moore (San Diego Chargers): Practice Squad

#95 Shaun Rogers (New York Giants): RDT #2

Status: Backup.
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: No stats.
Stats season: 8 tackles.

#69 Henry Melton (Chicago Bears): DT

Status: IR (torn ACL).
Stats season: 4 tackles.

#90 Brian Robison (Minnesota Vikings): LDE #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Dallas (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 3 tackles.
Stats season: 15 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FR, 1 TD, 2 PBUs.

  • LBs (5):

# 56 Derrick Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs): RILB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Buffalo (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 12 tackles, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 58.5 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 PBUs, 1 FR.

#98 Brian Orakpo (Washington Redskins): ROLB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Chargers (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 1 PBU, 1 FR.
Stats season: 18 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 PBUs, 1 INT, 1 TD, 1 FR.
#52 Keenan Robinson (Washington Redskins): IR
#53 Emmanuel Acho (Philadelphia Eagles): #3 LILB
Status: Depth.
Next game: @ Oakland (Sunday at 3:05 PM CT).
Stats: No stats.

#94 Sam Acho (Arizona Cardinals): Injured Reserve.

Status: IR (broken leg).
Stats season: 4.5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF.

#57 Alex Okafor (Arizona Cardinals): Injured Reseve.

Status: IR (biceps).
Stats season: 1 tackle.

  • DBs (10):

#23 Aaron Williams (Buffalo Bills): SS #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Chiefs (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 5 tackles.
Stats season: 38.5 tackles, 7 PBUs, 3 INTs.

#23 Chykie Brown (Baltimore Ravens): RCB #2

Status: Rotation (behind Corey Graham).
Next game: @ Cleveland (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: Bye.
Stats season: 3 tackles.

#29 Michael Huff (Baltimore Ravens): FS #2

Status: Backup (ehind Matt Elam).
Next game: @ Cleveland (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: Bye.
Stats season: 5.5 tackles.

#31 Curtis Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers): LCB #2

Status: Backup (Cortez Allen).
Next game: @ New England (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: Didn't play.
Stats season: 2 tackles.
#33 Michael Griffin (Tennessee Titans): FS #1
Status: Starter.
Next game: @ St Louis (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: Bye.
Stats season: 33 tackles, 2 PBUs, 2 FFs.
#34 Quentin Jammer (Denver Broncos): FS #3
Status: Depth.
Next game: Bye.
Stats: No stats yet.

#31 Aaron Ross (New York Giants): Injured Reserve

Status: Out for the season.
Stats season: 4 tackles, 4 PBU, 1 INT.
#32 Kenny Vaccaro (New Orleans Saints): SS #2
Status: Rotation (Roman Harper).
Next game: @ New York Jets (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 4 tackles, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 34 tackles, 4 PBUs, 1 INT.

#25 Tarell Brown (San Francisco 49ers): RCB #1
Status: Starter.
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: 4.5 tackles, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 22.5 tackles, 1 FR, 7 PBUs.

#29 Earl Thomas (Seattle Seahawks): FS #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Bucs (Sunday at 3:05 PM CT).
Stats last game: 10 tackles, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 56 tackles, 6 PBUs, 4 INTs, 2 FFs.

  • STs (3):

#9 Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens): K #1
Status: Special Teams.
Next game: @ Cleveland (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: Bye.
Stats season: 18/20 FGs and 15/15 XPs.

#9 Phil Dawson (San Francisco 49ers): K #1
Status: Special Teams.
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: 6/6 XPs.
tats season: 9/12 FGs, 27/27 XPs.
#46 Cullen Loeffler (Minnesota Vikings): LS #1
Status: Special Teams.
Next game: @ Dallas (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats season: 2 tackles.

PS: Gracias a mi amigo horndude, who is helping me with my grammar, and proofreads this for me (I am not a native English speaker).

PS2: Don't forget to support the former Longhorns adding them in your Pro Bowl ballot:

RB Jamaal Charles, FB Chris Ogbonnaya, TE Jermichael Finley, OG Justin Blalock, OC Lyle Sendlein, DT Roy Miller, DEs Lamarr Houston and Brian Robison, LBs Derrick Johnson and Brian Orakpo, DBs Aaron Williams, Kenny Vaccaro, Earl Thomas, Michael Griffin and Tarell Brown and kickers Phil Dawson and Justin Tucker.

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