Vols In The NFL Update (12/3)

In Week 13 of the NFL regular season, there were 22 Vols in action, 11 of them in starting roles.

Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver at Kansas City W, 35-28 1 tackle
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. Denver L, 35-28 Started at SS, 5 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 QBH
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. Denver L, 35-28 Not Active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland at Dallas L, 31-24 Started at WLB, 5 tackles, 1 TFL
Britton Colquitt P Denver at Kansas City W, 35-28 3 punts, 44.0 avg. 2 I-20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. Denver L, 35-28 5 punts, 45.8 avg. 3 I-20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh W, 22-20 Snapped on all punts, kicks
Arian Foster RB Houston vs. New England L, 34-31 Injured Reserve
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh at Baltimore L, 22-20 Started at LG
Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  vs. Tennessee W, 22-14 Started at NT, 2 tackles
Omar Gaither LB Atlanta at Buffalo (Toronto) W, 34-31 OT Not Active
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans at Seattle Injured Reserve
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans at Seattle 5 tackles, 1 sack 8 yds
Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland Released 9/30
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee at Indianapolis L, 22-14 1 rec. 9 yds
Malik Jackson DE Denver at Kansas City W, 35-28 Started at LDE, 2 tackles, 1 FF
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans at Seattle Practice Squad
Peyton Manning QB Denver at Kansas City W, 35-28 Started at QB, 22-35-403 yds. 5 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England at Houston W, 34-31 Injured Reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville at Cleveland W, 32-28 Not Active
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle vs. New Orleans Started at LDT, 2 tackles
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans at Seattle 1 rec. 7 yds
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota vs. Chicago W, 23-20 OT Started at WLB, 1 tackle, 1 FR
Denarius Moore WR Oakland at Dallas L, 31-24 Not Active
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. Chicago W, 23-20 OT 2 rush, 27 yds 1 TD, 1 rec. 4 yds
Tauren Poole RB Carolina vs. Tampa Bay W, 27-6 Released 11/27
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at Dallas L, 31-24 Started at TE, 2 rec. 30 yds
Chris Scott OL Carolina vs. Tampa Bay W, 27-6 Not Active
Matt Simms QB NY Jets vs. Miami L, 23-3 9-18-79 yds. 
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay at Carolina L, 27-6 Injured Reserve
Dallas Thomas OL Miami at NY Jets W, 23-3 Saw action in reserve role
Scott Wells C St. Louis at San Francisco L, 23-13 Started at C, left game with fractured fibula
Dan Williams DT Arizona at Philadelphia L, 24-21 1 pass def. 
Jason Witten TE Dallas vs. Oakland W, 31-24 Started at TE, 3 rec. 53 yds

St. Louis Rams starting center Scott Wells was injured in Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. 

In an AFC West shootout, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos bested the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28 to remain perfect in divisional play. 
Manning, like he always does, stepped up and threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns on 22-of-35 passing. 

Peyton Manning posted his eighth career 5-TD pass game, tying Drew Brees for the most in NFL history. This is the second time Manning had 5+ touchdowns this year and NFL-best sixth 4+ touchdown game this season.

This season, Manning has thrown for 41 touchdowns, most in the NFL this season, 10 shy of the league record, and set a Denver Bronco single-season touchdown pass record

Peyton Manning's 5 TD passes tie his own record for most by an opponent at Arrowhead Stadium. He also had 5 at KC for the Colts 10/31/04.

His 403 yards put him over the 4,000 yard mark extending his NFL record with his 13th 4000 yard passing season.

The performance marked his 13th career 400-yard passing game.

The Morning Journal: Manning heaves another 5 TDs in Broncos' win over Chiefs

The Denver Post: Manning leads Broncos to big rally in crucial win


In the second Battle of the Colquitts this season, Britton's Broncos bested Dustin's Chiefs for the second time this season improving Britton's record to 7-3 all-time vs. Dustin.

Britton punted just three times for a 44.0 average dropping two inside the 20 yard line while Dustin booted five punts for a 45.8 yard average dropping three inside the 20.


Cordarrelle Patterson became the first Vikings rookie to ever score a touchdown three ways when he ran one in 33 yards for the score vs. Chicago on Sunday.

Patterson has recorded a kick return touchdown, receiving TD and now rushing TD on the year.

1500 ESPN: No Vikings rookie in history has matched Patterson


USA Today: Jets fans greet Simms like hero after Smith's benching

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