Vols In The NFL - Week 5 Update

Jackson, Denver D Shine vs. Oakland

Malik Jackson and the Denver Broncos defense stood out on Sunday. Jackson made a season-high six tackles (his most since making six stops against Buffalo on Dec. 7, 2014) and recorded one sack as the Broncos limited the Oakland raiders to just 288 yards of offense.

Manning Sets Overall Career Passing Yards Record

Peyton Manning broke the league record for most overall career passing yards in the third quarter of Sunday's 16-10 win over the Raiders. He now has 77,725 passing yards over 18 seasons, including the playoffs. He needs another 914 yards to surpass the regular-season record of 71,838 passing yards, held by former Packers quarterback Brett Favre, for the most all-time.

Monday Night Vols

VFLs and Pittsburgh Steelers Ramon Foster and Daniel McCullers take on the San Diego Chargers tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Player Pos. Team Week 5 Opponent Result Week 5 Stats Week 6 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants San Francisco L, 30-27 Did Not Play at PHI, 8:30 pm (MON), ESPN
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chicago L, 18-17 3 tackles, 2 pass def at MIN, 1 pm, CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chicago L, 18-17 Non-football Injury List at MIN, 1 pm, CBS
Justin Coleman DB New England Dallas W, 30-6 2 tackles at IND, 8:30 pm, NBC
Britton Colquitt P Denver Oakland W, 16-10 5 punts, 42.2 avg, 1 in 20 at CLE, 1 pm, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chicago L, 18-17 7 punts, 47.3 avg, 4 in 20 at MIN, 1 pm, CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Cleveland L, 33-30 Played at SF, 4:25 pm, CBS
Matt Darr P Miami BYE at TEN, 1 pm, CBS
Arian Foster RB Houston Indianapolis L, 27-20 19 car, 41 yards, 9 rec, 77 yards at JAC, 1 pm, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh San Diego Tonight, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN vs. ARI, 1 pm, FOX
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chicago L, 18-17 Started at RG at MIN, 1 pm, CBS
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Buffalo L, 14-13 4 rec, 38 yards vs. MIA, 1 pm, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver Oakland W, 16-10 6 tackles, 1 sack at CLE, 1 pm, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami BYE at TEN, 1 pm, CBS
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Philadelphia L, 39-17 Did Not Play vs. ATL, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFLN
Peyton Manning QB Denver Oakland W, 16-10 22-for-35, 266 yards, 2 INT at CLE, 1 pm, CBS
Jerod Mayo LB New England Dallas W, 30-6 2 tackles at IND, 8:30 pm, NBC
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh San Diego Tonight, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN vs. ARI, 1 pm, FOX
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay Jacksonville W, 38-31 1 tackle BYE
Denarius Moore WR Buffalo Tennessee W, 14-13 3 punt returns, 13.0 avg vs. CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota BYE vs. KC, 1 pm, CBS
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Denver W, 16-10 3 rec, 33 yards BYE
Chris Scott G Carolina BYE at SEA, 4:05 pm, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta Washington W, 25-19 Practice Squad at NO, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFLN
James Stone C/G Atlanta Washington W, 25-19 Played at NO, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFLN
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Jacksonville W, 38-31 Did Not Play BYE
Dallas Thomas G Miami BYE at TEN, 1 pm, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland Denver L, 16-10 5 tackles BYE
Jason Witten TE Dallas New England L, 30-6 5 rec, 33 yards BYE

This Day In #Vols History (10/12/15)

Take a look back at some of the Vols' great games on Oct. 12, as Tennessee is 10-5 all-time on the date.

OCTOBER 12 (10-5)
1901 W, 8-0 KING
1907 W, 15-0 Georgia
1912 W, 38-0 MARYVILLE
1929 W, 52-7 MISSISSIPPI
1935 W, 13-6 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1940 W, 53-0 CHATTANOOGA
1946 W, 47-7 CHATTANOOGA
1957 W, 28-13 CHATTANOOGA
1963 L, 7-23 GEORGIA TECH
1968 W, 24-7 Georgia Tech
1974 L, 10-20 LSU
1985 L, 10-17 No. 7 Florida
1991 L, 18-35 No. 10 Florida
1996 W, 29-17 Georgia
2002 L, 13-18 No. 6 Georgia

On Oct. 12, 1996, Peyton Manning and the No. 7 Vols went between the hedges and took care of the Georgia Bulldogs, 29-17.

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Vols In The NFL - Week 5 Schedule

Follow all of your favorite VFLs in the NFL in Week 5!

Player Pos. Team Week 5 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants vs. SF, 8 pm, NBC
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Justin Coleman DB New England at DAL, 4:25 pm, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. CLE, 1 pm, CBS
Matt Darr P Miami BYE
Arian Foster RB Houston vs. IND (TH): 19 car, 41 yards, 9 rec, 77 yards
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh at SD, 8:30 pm, ESPN
Zach Fulton G Kansas City vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee vs. BUF, 1 pm, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami BYE
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans at PHI, 1 pm, FOX
Peyton Manning QB Denver at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Jerod Mayo LB New England at DAL, 4:25 pm, CBS
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh at SD, 8:30 pm, ESPN
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. JAC, 1 pm, CBS
Denarius Moore WR Buffalo at TEN, 1 pm, CBS
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota BYE
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland vs. DEN, 4:25 pm, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina BYE
Matt Simms QB Atlanta vs. WAS, 1 pm, FOX
James Stone C/G Atlanta vs. WAS, 1 pm, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. JAC, 1 pm, CBS
Dallas Thomas G Miami BYE
Dan Williams DT Oakland vs. DEN, 4:25 pm, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas vs. NE, 4:25 pm, CBS
-- = played, no stats

This Day In #Vols History (10/10/15)

One of the trademarks of Tennessee football debuted on this date, Oct. 10 in 1964. Coach Doug Dickey debuted the checkerboard end zones on this date as the Volunteers beat Boston College, 16-14 at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee is 13-3 all-time on Oct. 10.

OCTOBER 10 (13-3)
1900 W, 22-0 KING
1903 W, 38-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1908 W, 39-5 MARYVILLE
1914 W, 27-0 CLEMSON
1925 W, 13-0 MARYVILLE
1931 W, 38-0 MISSISSIPPI
1936 L, 0-6 AUBURN
1942 W, 34-6 DAYTON
1953 W, 40-7 CHATTANOOGA
1959 L, 7-14 No. 3 GEORGIA TECH
1964 W, 16-14 BOSTON COLLEGE
1970 W, 17-6 No. 13 Georgia Tech
1981 W, 10-7 GEORGIA TECH
1992 L, 24-25 ARKANSAS
1998 W, 22-3 No. 7 Georgia
2009 W, 45-19 GEORGIA


Also on Oct. 10, 1998, the eventual National Champion Vols knocked off No. 7 Georgia, 22-3 in Athens. Travis Stephens ran for 107 yards while Tee Martin threw for two TDs to Cedrick Wilson and Peerless Price.

This Day In #Vols History (10/9/15)

Take a look back some of the great games on Oct. 9 as Tennessee is 9-4-2 all-time on the date.

OCTOBER 9 (9-4-2)
1909 L, 0-3 NORTH CAROLINA
1915 L, 0-3 CLEMSON
1920 L, 0-20 VANDERBILT
1926 W, 14-7 LSU
1937 T, 0-0 Duke
1948 W, 26-0 CHATTANOOGA
1954 W, 20-14 CHATTANOOGA
1965 W, 24-3 SOUTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 10-6 GEORGIA TECH
1976 W, 42-7 Georgia Tech
1982 T, 24-24 No. 18 LSU
1993 W, 28-14 Arkansas (N) @ Little Rock, Ark.
1999 W, 37-20 No. 10 GEORGIA
2004 W, 19-14 No. 3 Georgia
2010 L, 14-41 Georgia

On Oct. 9, 1982, the Vols tied the undefeated No. 18 Tiger at LSU, 24-24. Willie Gault had a 96-yard kickoff return for a TD and Alan Cockrell threw for 213 yards.

On Oct. 9, 1993, the Vols won at Arkansas, 28-14 as Heath Shuler threw for 307 yards including a TD pass to Craig Faulkner. Cory Fleming had six catches for 101 yards.

Tennessee ended Georgia's 17-game home win streak with a 19-14 win in Athens on Oct. 9, 2004. Check out a full look back in last week's Lowe's #DefiningMoments. Erik Ainge threw for 2 TDs while Gerald Riggs Jr., ran for 102 yards.

This Day In #Vols History (10/8/15)

The Vols are 10-4 all-time on Oct. 8

OCTOBER 8 (10-4)
1910 W, 7-0 MOONEY SCHOOL
1921 W, 21-0 CHATTANOOGA
1927 W, 7-0 MARYVILLE
1932 W, 20-7 NORTH CAROLINA
1938 W, 7-0 AUBURN
1949 W, 39-7 CHATTANOOGA
1955 W, 13-0 CHATTANOOGA
1960 W, 62-7 TAMPA
1966 L, 3-6 No. 9 Georgia Tech
1977 L, 8-24 GEORGIA TECH
1983 W, 20-6 LOUISIANA STATE
1994 W, 38-21 ARKANSAS
2005 L, 14-27 No. 5 GEORGIA
2011 L, 12-20 GEORGIA


Check out highlights from the 1983 win on Oct. 8 as the Vols beat LSU, 20-6. Reggie White had six tackles including three TFLs. Alan Cockrell ran for a 43-yard rushing TD.

Vols In The NFL - Week 4 Update

Foster Makes Season Debut

VFL Arian Foster made his season debut this past Sunday in the Houston Texans' 48-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Foster, who missed the first three game of the season due to a groin injury he suffered early in training camp, had eight carries for 10 yards and three catches for 25 yards.

Moore Signs With Bills

VFL wide receiver Denarius Moore signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday. The five-year veteran had a great start to his career in Oakland as a fifth-round pick in 2011. In fact in his second career game against the Bills that season he had five catches for 146 yards and a touchdown.

Over his first three seasons Moore had 130 receptions for 2,054 yards and 17 touchdowns. Coaching changes in Oakland led to the Raiders allowing him to become a free agent this past offseason. He signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was released during cuts at the end of the summer.

Moore has 4.45 speed and familiarity with Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal, who coached him his rookie year in Oakland. The 26-year old also has kick and punt return experience.

Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Week 4 Stats Week 5 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants at Buffalo W, 24-10 DNP vs. SF, 8 pm, NBC
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 5 tackles, 4 solo vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 Non-football injury list vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Justin Coleman DB New England BYE at DAL, 4:25 pm, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. Minnesota W, 23-20 3 punts, 47.0 avg., 1 in 20 at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 1 punt, 62.0 avg. vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore at Pittsburgh W, 23-20 -- vs. CLE, 1 pm, CBS
Matt Darr P Miami vs. NY Jets L, 27-14 7 punts, 46.0 avg., 2 in 20 BYE
Arian Foster RB Houston at Atlanta L, 48-21 8 car, 10 yds, 3 rec, 25 yds vs. IND (TH), 8:25, CBS/NFLN
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore L,, 23-20 Started at LG at SD, 8:30 pm, ESPN
Zach Fulton G Kansas City at Cincinnati L, 36-21 Started at RG vs. CHI, 1 pm, FOX
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee BYE vs. BUF, 1 pm, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs Minnesota W, 23-20 2 tackles, 1 solo at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. NY Jets L, 27-14 Started at RT BYE
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. Dallas W, 26-20 Started at FB at PHI, 1 pm, FOX
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. Minnesota W, 23-20 17-of-27, 213 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs at OAK, 4;25 pm, CBS
Jerod Mayo LB New England BYE at DAL, 4:25 pm, CBS
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore L, 23-20 DNP at SD, 8:30 pm, ESPN
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. Carolina L, 37-23 1 tackle, 1 solo vs. JAC, 1 pm, CBS
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at Denver L, 23-20 1 rec, 9 yards, 2 KR, 17.0 avg. BYE
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at Chicago L, 22-20 2 rec, 12 yards vs. DEN, 4:25 pm, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina at Tampa Bay W, 37-23 DNP BYE
Matt Simms QB Atlanta vs. Houston W, 48-21 Practice Squad vs. WAS, 1 pm, FOX
James Stone C/G Atlanta vs. Houston W, 48-21 -- vs. WAS, 1 pm, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. Carolina L, 37-23 -- vs. JAC, 1 pm, CBS
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. NY Jets L, 27-14 Started at LG BYE
Dan Williams DT Oakland at Chicago L, 22-20 1 tackle, 1 solo vs. DEN, 4:25 pm, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas at New Orleans L, 26-20 4 rec, 57 yards vs. NE, 4:25 pm, CBS
-- = played, no stats

This Day In #Vols History (10/7/15)

Tennessee is nearly perfect all-time in games played on Oct. 7. The Vols stand at 14-1 starting with a 104-0 victory over American University in 1905.

OCTOBER 7 (14-1)
1905 W, 104-0 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
1911 W, 27-0 MOONEY SCHOOL
1916 W, 32-6 MARYVILLE
1922 W, 21-0 MARYVILLE
1933 W, 20-0 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1939 W, 40-0 UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
1944 W, 20-7 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1950 W, 28-7 at No. 14 Duke
1961 W, 17-3 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1972 W, 38-7 Memphis State
1978 W, 31-13 ARMY
1989 W, 17-14 GEORGIA
1995 W, 49-31 Arkansas
2000 L, 10-21 at No. 19 Georgia
2006 W, 51-33 at No. 10 Georgia

On Oct. 7, 2006, the Vols posted their last win over a Top 10 teams with a 51-33 victory at No. 10 Georgia. Check out that dramatic game that featured the Vols' blocked punt recovered for a touchdown by Antonio Wardlow vs. Georgia and ended up on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Vols In The NFL - Week 4

(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Be sure to follow the Vols in the NFL this week! The Miami Dolphins VFLs are in London taking on the New York Jets at 9:30 a.m. ET!

Player Pos. Team Week 4 Opponent
THURSDAY NIGHT
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, W, 23-20 -- Played
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, L, 23-20 -- Started at LG
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, L, 23-20 -- DNP
SUNDAY
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants at BUF, 1 pm, FOX
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore at PIT, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Matt Darr P Miami vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Arian Foster RB Houston at ATL, 1 pm, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. BAL, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Zach Fulton G Kansas City at CIN, 1 pm, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. DAL, 8:30 pm, NBC
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. MIN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. BAL, 8:25 pm (TH), CBS/NFL
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. CAR, 1 pm, FOX
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at DEN, 4:25 pm, FOX
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at CHI, 1 pm, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina at TB, 1 pm, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta vs. HOU, 1 pm, CBS
James Stone C/G Atlanta vs. HOU, 1 pm, CBS
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. CAR, 1 pm, FOX
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. NYJ, 9:30 am, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland at CHI, 1 pm, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas at NO, 8:30 pm, NBC
BYE
Justin Coleman DB New England
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
Jerod Mayo LB New England

This Day In #Vols History (10/2/15)

Tennessee is 9-3-2 all-time on Oct. 2 including five wins in a row from 1971 through 1999.

OCTOBER 2 (9-3-2)
1909 T, 0-0 CENTRE
1915 W, 21-0 TUSCULUM
1920 W, 47-0 MARYVILLE
1926 W, 34-0 NORTH CAROLINA
1937 W, 27-0 VIRGINIA TECH
1948 T, 7-7 at Duke
1954 L, 6-7 at No. 7 Duke
1971 W, 20-13 at Florida
1976 W, 21-19 CLEMSON
1982 W, 10-3 WASHINGTON STATE
1993 W, 52-19 DUKE
1999 W, 24-0 AUBURN
2004 L, 10-34 No. 8 AUBURN
2010 L, 14-16 at No. 12 LSU

In 1999, the Vols posted a 24-0 shutout of Auburn as Travis Henry ran for two touchdowns in front of 106,424 fans at Neyland Stadium. Deon Grant had three interceptions in the game and returned one for 19 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter.

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