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Horns in the NFL: Week 3

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Vaccaro interceps Carson Palmer via media.nola.com

Once again, here is your Horns in the NFL update. These are the most important notes about our former Longhorns currently playing in the NFL for the Week 3. If you think the Longhorns had a rough weekend with the injuries against Kansas State, wait to hear the news about our pros.

But let's start with some good news. And there is no better news than the first Vaccaro NFL interception. The rookie continues to impress and it was about time that he got a pick. It came in the fourth quarter of the Saints game against the Cardinals. His turnover led the team to a score that put them ahead 23-7. Vaccaro also made 6.5 total tackles.

But Vaccaro's pick wasn't the only good news. Aaron Ross had also an INT and 3 passes broken up. Jamaal Charles scored his third TD of the season during the Chiefs' win over the Eagles on Thursday Night. He racked up 172 total yards, that definitely helped his team remain 3-0 on the season. Another Chief, LB Derrick Johnson also had a strong performance, leading his team in tackles (7.5), recording an assisted sack and tipping a ball that led to an Eric Berry's pick six during the first quarter. Justin Tucker redeemed himself after last week's awful performance, making all three of his FG attempts (28, 45 and 43). Two of them came in the last quarter, and helped the Ravens seal the win over the Texans.

On the "dark side", Sam Acho broke his leg after making his first sack of the season. The older Acho has been placed on the IR, and he will miss the rest of the season. He was not the only one who suffered a season-ending injury; since Bears Pro-Bowler Henry Melton tore the ACL of his left knee and will also miss the rest of the season. He was playing a heck of a game, making key stops for his team. Jermichael Finley left the Packers game early with a concussion after Bengals safety George Iloka delivered a huge hit to Finley's head. His status remains uncertain. The Packers have a bye week this week, and that will give him a better chance of not missing any games.

Two other players of note were Lamarr Houston, who had a sack and a forced fumble on the same play, and Chris Ogbonnaya, who completed 4 catches for 30 yards and had two runs for 23 yards, 22 of them on a clutch run in the fourth quarter.

  • QB (1):

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

Status: Backup (Colin Kaepernick).
Next game: vs Colts (Sunday, 3:25 PM CT).
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: at Philadelphia (Thursday at 7:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 20 rushes, 92 yards, 1 TD. 7 catches, 80 yards.
Stats season: 52 rushes, 224 yards, 2 TDs. 11 catches, 151 yards, 1 TD.

#34 Fozzy Whittaker (San Diego Chargers): 4th stringer & KR #3

Status: Special teams / Depth (Ryan Matthews, Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead).
Next game: vs Cowboys (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 1 KOs returns for 21 yards.
Stats season: 6 KOs returns for 154 yards.

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

Status: Rotation.
Next game: vs Bengals (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 2 carries for 23 yards, 4 catches for 30 yards.
Stats season: 2 carries for 23 yards, 7 catches, 64 yards.

  • WR (1):

#88 Marquise Goodwin (Buffalo Bills): RWR #2

Status: Out indefinitely (fractured hand).
Next game: vs Ravens (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: Was not active.
Stats season: 1 catch. 1 fumble lost.

  • TE (1):

#88 Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers): TE #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: Didn't record any stat.
Stats season: 11 catches, 121 yards, 2 TDs.

  • OLs (3):

#72 Jonathan Scott (Chicago Bears): LT #2

Status: Backup (Jermon Busrhod).
Next game: @ Detroit (Sunday at Noon CT).

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Patriots (Sunday at 7:30 PM CT).

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Tampa Bay (Sunday at Noon CT).

  • DLs (7):

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Jacksonville (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 1.5 tackles, 0.5 sacks.
Stats season: 6 tackles, 0.5 sacks.

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Colts (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 0.5 tackles.
Stats season: 5.5 tackles.

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Redskins (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 5.5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF.
Stats season: 11.5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 FF.

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

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

Status: Backup (Cullen Jenkins).
Next game: @ Kansas City (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 1 tackle.
Stats season: 4 tackles.

#69 Henry Melton (Chicago Bears): DT

Status: IR (torn ACL).
Stats last game: 2 tackles.
Stats season: 3.5 tackles.

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Steelers (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 3 tackles, 1 sack.
Stats season: 8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FR, 1 TD.

  • LBs (5):

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Giants (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 7.5 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 PBU.
Stats season: 20 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 PBU.

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

Status: Starter.
Stats season: 11.5 tackles, 1 sack.
Next game: @ Oakland (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats last game: 3.5 tackles.

#52 Keenan Robinson (Washington Redskins): IR

#53 Emmanuel Acho (New York Giants): Practice Squad

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

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

#57 Alex Okafor (Arizona Cardinals): SLB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: @ Tampa Bay (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 1 tackle.
Stats season: 1 tackle.

  • DBs (10):

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Ravens (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 3.5 tackles
Stats season: 19.5 tackles.

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

Status: Rotation (behind Corey Graham).
Next game: @ Buffalo (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 1 tackle.
Stats season: 1 tackle.

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

Status: Backup. Behind Matt Elam.
Next game: @ Buffalo (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: No stats.
Stats season: 2 tackles.

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

Status: Backup (Cortez Allen).
Next game: @ Vikings (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 1 tackle.
Stats season: 2 tackles.

#33 Michael Griffin (Tennessee Titans): FS #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: vs Jets (Sunday at 3:05 PM CT).
Stats last game: 8 tackles.
Stats season: 13 tackles.

#34 Quentin Jammer (Denver Broncos): FS #3

Status: Depth.
Next game: vs Eagles (Sunday at 3:25 PM CT).
Stats: Hasn't played yet.

#31 Aaron Ross (New York Giants): RCB #2

Status: Rotation (Prince Amukamara).
Next game: @ Kansas City (Sunday at Noon CT).
Stats last game: 3 PBU, 1 INT.
Stats season: 1 tackle, 4 PBU, 1 INT.

#32 Kenny Vaccaro (New Orleans Saints): SS #2

Status: Rotation (Roman Harper).
Next game: vs Cardinals (Monday, 7:40 PM CT).
Stats last game: 6.5 tackles, 1 INT.
Stats season: 16.5 tackles, 2 PBUs, 1 INT.

#25 Tarell Brown (San Francisco 49ers): RCB #1

Status: Starter.
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: 3 tackles
Stats season: 5.5 tackles, 1 FR.

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

Status: Starter.
Next game: @Houston (Sunday at Noon PM CT).
Stats last game: 6 tackles.
Stats season: 18 tackles, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 1 INT.

  • STs (3):

#9 Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens): K #1
Status: Special Teams.
Next game: @ Buffalo (Sunday at noon CT).
Stats last game: 3/3 FGs, 3/3 XPs.
Stats season: 5/7 FGs and 8/8 XPs.

#9 Phil Dawson (San Francisco 49ers): K #1

Status: Special Teams.
Next game: Bye.
Stats last game: 1/1 XPs.
Stats season: 3/4 FGs, 5/5 XPs.

#46 Cullen Loeffler (Minnesota Vikings): LS #1

Status: Special Teams.
Next game: vs Steelers (Sunday noon CT).

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).

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