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October 31, 2012

Tigers in the NFL: Week 8 edition

Happy Halloween! You’ll be treated to Auburn’s NFL report from the past weekend, courtesy Taylor Bryan in the AU media relations office. Fittingly on Halloween, the primary focus is a Raider. -AB

Pat Lee, DB, Oakland Raiders: Recorded the first interception of his career, while adding five tackles and two breakups in a 26-16 win over Kansas City. Lee has played in all seven games this season. He has recorded 26 tackles with four break ups, one interception and one forced fumble.

(WATCH VIDEO: Lee’s Acrobatic Interception)

Jerraud Powers, DB, Indianapolis Colts: Season-high 10 tackles (seven solo) in the Colts’ 19-13 win over Tennessee. Powers has started all 41 games in his career and registered 207 tackles with six interceptions in four seasons.

Rob Bironas, PK, Tennessee Titans: Hit 2-of-3 field goal attempts while also connecting on an extra point as Tennessee fell to Indianapolis, 19-13. Bironas has hit 12-of-15 field goals this season. He has hit on 85.9 percent of his attempts in eight seasons.

Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers: Recorded his first 300-yard passing game since Week 1 by completing 20-of-39 passes for 314 yards in a 23-22 loss to Chicago. Newton has thrown for 1,701 yards with five touchdowns and rushed for 310 yards with three scores in his second season after being drafted with the top overall pick in 2011. Newton has 43 total touchdowns in 23 career games.

Karlos Dansby, LB, Miami Dolphins: Recorded eight tackles (five solo) and a deflection in a 30-9 win over the Jets. A nine-year veteran, Dansby has more than 700 stops in his career. He’s one of just four active NFL players with at least 30 sacks and 10 interceptions.

Ronnie Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers: Had a season-best seven receptions for 85 yards in a 7-6 water-soaked loss at Cleveland. Brown’s 13 rushing yards during week 6 put him over 5,000 for his career. He has played in 98 games in his career with 49 touchdowns.

Takeo Spikes, LB, San Diego Chargers: Tackled eight Browns. Spikes has recorded 1,393 tackles in his 15 seasons in the NFL, the last two with San Diego.

Jay Ratliff, DT, Dallas Cowboys: Had five tackles (three solo) in Dallas’ 29-24 loss to the Giants. Ratliff is in his eighth season, all with Dallas. He has started 81 games with 222 tackles and 27.0 sacks.

Carlos Rogers, DB, San Francisco 49ers: Had six tackles in San Francisco’s 24-3 win over the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. In his eighth season after being drafted No. 9 overall by Washington in 2005, Rogers has 26 tackles in 2012. He’s started all but three of the 90 games he played in since 2006 and was a 2011 Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection.

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