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Vols In NFL Update (1/2)

Here's a look at former Vols who were in action on the final day of the NFL regular-season. 

Miami downed the New York Jets, 19-17 as two former Vols had huge games. Kevin Burnett had a game-best 14 tackles while Marvin Mitchell had the game-clinching interception with a 55-yard return for Miami. Mitchell also made five tackles. Tony McDaniel had two stops for the Dolphins.



Green Bay won a shootout with Detroit, 45-41 as Chad Clifton (hamstring/back) returned to action as the Packers starting left tackle. Scott Wells also continued to start at center for Green Bay as the Packers piled up 550 yards of offense. 

New Orleans thumped Carolina, 45-17 as three former Vols played for the Saints. Robert Meachem had two catches for 30 yards. Jabari Greer made three tackles in a start while Aubrayo Franklin started at nose tackle, but had no tackles. With the Panthers, Omar Gaither  was inactive. 


New England rallied to blow out Buffalo, 49-21 as Jerod Mayo made seven tackles and had a pass defended. Shaun Ellis started on the defensive line at left end, but had no tackles. 

Philadelphia handled Washington, 34-10 as Donte' Stallworth had a catch for eight yards with the Redskins. 

Tennessee edged Houston, 23-22 as Arian Foster was inactive for the Texans as he sit to gain rest before the playoffs. Jason Allen had two tackles for Houston. 

Chicago beat Minnesota, 17-13. Anthony Herrera continued to start for the Vikings at right guard. 

San Francisco topped St. Louis, 34-27 as Parys Haralson started at outside linebacker and made a tackle along with a quarterback hurry. 

San Diego got by Oakland, 38-26 despite a 101-yard game from Denarius Moore of the Raiders. It was Moore's third 100-yard game of the season, this time on three catches. John Henderson was inactive with the knee injury. 

Arizona beat Seattle, 23-20 as Dan Williams was sidelined with an elbow injury for the Cardinals. 

Atlanta crushed Tampa Bay, 45-24. Albert Haynesworth had three tackles and a pass defended for the Buccaneers. Luke Stocker played as a reserve for the Bucs.

Pittsburgh edged Cleveland, 13-9 as Ramon Foster started at right guard with the Steelers. With the Browns, Montario Hardesty had two rushes for minus-2 yards. 

- In punting showcase, Kansas City battled Denver to a 7-3 win. Britton Colquitt of the Chiefs had eight punts for a 47.1 average with four punts inside the 20-yard line. With the Broncos, Dustin Colquitt had nine punts for a 44.7 average with five inside the 20. Robert Ayers had three tackles including a 5-yard sack and a quarterback hurry. 


Baltimore won at Cincinnati, 24-16 as Morgan Cox snapped 11 times on kicks and punts for the Ravens. Gibril WIlson played on defense with the Bengals, but had no tackles. 

- In the Sunday night game, the Giants beat the Cowboys, 31-14 to win the NFC East.  Deon Grant made five tackles with the Giants. Jason Witten had seven catches for 69 yards for Dallas in the finale. 

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