Vols In The NFL Update (10/8)

There were 23 NFL Vols in action this past weekend in week five of the NFL regular season

Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver at Dallas W, 51-48 Started at RDE, 2 tackles 1 sack-6 yd loss 
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Tennessee W, 26-17 Started at SS, 5 tackles, 1 PD
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Tennessee W, 26-17 Not active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland vs. San Diego W, 27-17 Started at WLB, 14 tackles, 1 sack-11 yds, 1 FF
Britton Colquitt P Denver at Dallas W, 51-48 Did Not Punt, Held on GW FG 
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Tennessee W, 26-17 6 punts, 37.5 yd. avg
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore at Miami W, 26-23 Snapped on all punts and kicks
Arian Foster RB Houston at San Francisco L, 34-3 Started at RB, 21 att. 98 yds 
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Bye Week

Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  vs. Seattle W, 34-28 Started at NT, 1 tackle
Omar Gaither LB Atlanta vs. NY Jets L, 30-28 Started at MLB, 4 tackles
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans at Chicago W, 26-18 Started at LCB, 5 tackles
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans at Chicago W, 26-18 1 tackle
Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland

Justin Hunter WR Tennessee vs. Kansas City L, 26-17 Played, no stats
Malik Jackson DE Denver at Dallas W, 51-48 2 tackles, 1 sack -7 yd loss 2 QBH
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans at Chicago W, 26-18
Peyton Manning QB Denver at Dallas W, 51-48 Started at QB, 33-42-414-4 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England at Cincinnati L, 13-6 Started at LB, 11 tackles, 0.5 sacks-4 yds, 1 PD, 1 FR
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville at St. Louis L, 34-20 Did Not Play
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle at Indianapolis L, 34-28 Started at LDT, 1 tackle
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans at Chicago W, 26-18 Started at WR
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota Bye Week

Denarius Moore WR Oakland vs. San Diego W, 27-17 Started at WR, 5 rec. 84 yds 1 TD
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Bye Week

Tauren Poole RB Carolina at Arizona L, 22-6 Practice Squad
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland vs. San Diego W, 27-17 First career start at TE, 1 rec. 5 yds
Chris Scott OL Carolina at Arizona L, 22-6 Started at RG
Matt Simms QB NY Jets at Atlanta W, 30-28 Did Not Play
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bye Week

Dallas Thomas OL Miami vs. Baltimore L, 26-23 Not active
Scott Wells C St. Louis vs. Jacksonville W, 34-20 Started at C
Dan Williams DT Arizona vs. Carolina W, 22-6 1 tackle, 1 QBH
Jason Witten TE Dallas vs. Denver L, 51-48 Started at TE, 7 rec. 121 yds. 1 TD

In what CBS says was the highest-rated NFL game this season on any network, Peyton Manning and the Broncos got the best of the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon in an instant classic.
Manning was 32-of-44 on the day with 414 yards passing and four touchdowns and one interception.
Manning's streak of consecutive passes without an INT ended at 226 on Sunday after beginning the season throwing for 21 TDs and 0 INTs to begin the year. That mark ranked second in Broncos history behind Jake Plummer, 229 in 2005).
His 20 touchdown passes through five games are the most in NFL history.
Manning's marked his 25th career game with four touchdown passes, marking the most in NFL history
Manning also rushed for a touchdown on the day, his 21st career rushing touchdown, and first since 10/27/08 at Tennessee.
Manning leads the NFL in passing yards in the 2013 season with 1,884

For the Cowboys, tight end Jason Witten finished with seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown

Kevin Burnett's 14 tackles against San Diego were the third most in the NFL during week five behind Sean Lee of Dallas and Ryan Mundy of the New York Giants.
The game marked the 11th career double digit tackle game of Burnett's career and tied his career best 14 tackles set previously on January 1, 2012 against the New York Jets.
Burnett also added an 11 yard sack and a forced fumble on the day to help Oakland to its second win of the season.

Also with a double digit tackle effort on the weekend was Jerod Mayo of the New England Patriots.
Mayo notched 11 tackles to go along with a half a sack, a pass defended and a fumble recovery.
Mayo ranks in a tie for fourth in the NFL the season in total tackles with 49 behind Lance Briggs (Chicago, 51), Sean Lee (Dallas, 50) and Vontaze Burfict (Cincinnati, 50).

Out of the 21 Vols in action this past weekend, 16 of them made starts at their position for their teams.
Eight Vols started on offense (QB-1, RB-1, WR-2, TE-2, RG-1, C-1), eight started on defense (RDE-1, NT-1, LDT-1, LB-3, SS-1, LCB-1)

Peyton Manning now has more rushing touchdowns (one) than interceptions (zero) this season.

Titans/Chiefs Photo Gallery
Houston Chronicle: Foster has noteworthy effort
Audibles: Peyton Manning Scores First Rushing TD Since 2008
Philly.com: Peyton Manning Breaks TD Record
Seattle PI: Manning Fakes Cameraman and Entire Dallas D on Touchdown
Bleacher Report: Robert Ayers Injury
NESN.com: Mayo among Top-5 Positive Performances In Bengals Loss
Kansas City Star: Colquitt Toughs It Out
NFL.com: Manning Playing QB at highest level in history
ESPN: Foster Day-To-Day

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