Vols In The NFL Update (9/17)

There were 26 NFL Vols in action this past weekend, and half of them made starts for their respective teams:

Let's take a look:

Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver NY Giants W, 41-23 3 tackles, 1 TFL
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Dallas W, 17-16 Started at SS, 2 tackles, 1 FR-22 yd return
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Dallas W, 17-16 Not active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland Jacksonville W, 19-9 Started at WLB, 3 tackles
Britton Colquitt P Denver NY Giants W, 41-23 5 punts, 42.0 avg. 2 I-20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Dallas W, 17-16 7 punts, 43.9 avg. 5 I-20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Cleveland W, 14-6 Snapped on all punts and kicks
Arian Foster RB Houston Tennessee W, 30-24 OT Started at RB, 19 rush 79 yds, TD, 2 PT Conv.
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Cincinnati L, 20-10 Started at LG
Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  Miami L, 20-24 Started at NT, 3 tackles 1 PD
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans Tampa Bay W, 16-14 Started at LCB, 5 tackles 2 PD
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Tampa Bay W, 16-14 1 tackle for loss
Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland Baltimore L, 14-6 Injured Reserve
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Houston L, 30-24 OT Saw game action
Malik Jackson DE Denver NY Giants W, 41-23 2 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 QBH
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Tampa Bay W, 16-14 Practice Squad
Peyton Manning QB Denver NY Giants W, 41-23 30-43-307 yds-2 TDs 0 INTs
Jerod Mayo LB New England NY Jets W, 13-10 Started at LB, 6 tackles
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Oakland L, 19-9 Not active
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle San Francisco W, 29-3 Started at LDT, 1 tackle
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Tampa Bay W, 16-14 First game action as Saint, targeted once
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota Chicago L, 31-30 Started at WLB, 2 tackles
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Jacksonville W, 19-9 Saw game action
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Chicago L, 31-30 105 yd KR for TD, 3 ret. 149 yds. 2 rec. 14 yds. 
Tauren Poole RB Carolina Buffalo L, 24-23 Practice Squad
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Jacksonville W, 19-9 3 rec. 32 yds
Chris Scott OL Carolina Buffalo L, 24-23 Started at RG
Matt Simms QB NY Jets New England L, 13-10 Did not play
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay New Orleans L, 16-14 Started at TE
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Indianapolis W, 24-20 Did not play
Scott Wells C St. Louis Atlanta L, 31-24 Started at Center
Dan Williams DT Arizona Detroit W, 25-21 Saw game action
Jason Witten TE Dallas Kansas City L, 17-16 Started at TE, 3 catches, 12 yds

WIth his three receptions on Sunday against Kansas City, Jason Witten became the No. 2 all-time receptions leader among NFL tight ends passing Shannon Sharpe. Witten now has 817 career catches for 9,030 yards, all as a Dallas Cowboy.

Peyton Manning continued to etch his name into the record books when he became the third ever NFL quarterback to throw for 60,000 yards (Dan Marino, Brett Favre)
Manning is the fastest quarterback to achieve the feat however doing on with 7,841 attempts, Marino did it in 8,130, Favre 8,551.

With Minnesota in Chicago for a meeting with the Bears, Cordarrelle Patterson was his typical self taking the opening kickoff back 105 yards for a touchdown.
The TD was the first of CP's NFL career, was the longest in Soldier Field history, and tied the Vikings record for longest kickoff return (105 by Percy Harvin in 2012).

Boston Herald: Jerod Mayo Hosts fourth annual Mayo Bowl
NFL.com: Matt Simms has 'real support' to play for Jets
FOXSports.com: Peyton still unbeaten vs. brother Eli
Music City Miracles: Breaking down Arian Foster's 2 point conversion
All For Tennessee: McClendon back with Jaguars
NBCSports.com" CP returns opening kickoff for score
NFL.com: Frazier: CP 'deserves' to play more
Houston Chronicle: Friendship between Foster, Tate grows as competition increases
Bleacher Report: Witten passes Sharpe for 2nd-most TE Receptions

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