Aztecs in the NFL: Week 12

Former Aztec offensive lineman Will Robinson made his season debut on Sunday for the New Orleans Saints

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans
Allen and the Jaguars defeated the Titans on Sunday, 24-19. Allen had eight total tackles in the game, seven of which were solo stops. He is currently ranked fifth in the NFL with 74 solo tackles this season.

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Behind an impressive performance by Cam Newton, the Panthers beat the Eagles Monday night, 30-22. Applewhite was inactive for the fifth straight week after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 7.

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Broncos won their sixth straight game and improved to 8-3 on the season after beating the Chiefs, 17-9. Brewer continued to play his role as he snapped well on field goals and punts. 

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Chargers lost to the Ravens in overtime, 16-13. Brown remains out with an ankle injury suffered in the preseason, and there is no clear timetable on his return.

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Although the Raiders were beaten handily by the Bengals on Sunday, Burris had a career day. In the 34-10 loss, Burris recorded a career-high 13 total tackles. It was also the most tackles by any Raider in a game this season. 

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers
Dombrowski returned to practice three weeks ago after sitting out with a foot injury, but it is still uncertain if he will see any game action this season. 

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins
The Seahawks fell to the Dolphins on a last-second field goal, 24-21. Farwell, who plays primarily on special teams, did not record any tackles in the game.

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Even with former starting running back Willis McGahee out with injury, Hillman did not get as much playing time as expected and had three carries for 9 yards. Former first round pick Knowshon Moreno took the bulk of the carries, rushing 20 times for 85 yards.

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams
Lindley’s came out strong in his first career start, but cooled off and the Cardinals lost to the Rams, 17-13. After starting 7-8 for 80 yards, he finished 31-52 for 312 yards and four interceptions. Still showing confidence in his young quarterback, Cardinals’ coach Ken Whisenhunt has said that Lindley will continue to start.

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Bears defeated the Vikings on Sunday, 28-10. Louis, however, left the game with a knee injury, and it has been reported that he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. It is a tough loss for the playoff-hopeful Bears, as Louis, who has been arguably their most consistent offensive lineman, will miss the remainder of the season.

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts
The Bills lost to the Colts on Sunday, 20-13. Morrison was inactive once again, and has yet to see any action this season.

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans
Osgood and the Lions lost a controversial game on Thursday, falling to the Texans 34-31 in overtime. Osgood continues to play primarily on special teams for the Lions, but he did not record any tackles or other stats in the game.

OT Will Robinson – New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Saints were defeated by the 49ers on Sunday, 31-21. After being signed just one week ago, Robinson made his season debut on Sunday, filling in for injured right tackle Bryce Harris. It is unsure if Robinson will start next week, as it depends on the status of Harris and Zach Strief, the original starter.

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
The Jets were not the most thankful team on Thursday, as they fell to the Patriots, 49-19. Schilens had two catches for 28 yards in the game.

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Aztecs in the NFL: Week 11

Former SDSU wide receiver Chaz Schilens brings in a 25-yard touchdown catch for the Jets on Sunday (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans
In an offensive showdown that saw nearly 1,100 yards of total offense, the Jaguars lost to the Texans in overtime, 43-37. Allen was all over the field on defense, recording 15 total tackles. He now ranks fifth in the league with 67 solo tackles and is tied for eighth with 85 total tackles.

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Panthers fell to the Buccaneers, 27-21. Applewhite was inactive for the fourth straight week after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 7. His status for Week 12 is uncertain.

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers
The Broncos continued their strong play and won their fifth straight game as they defeated the Chargers, 30-23. Brewer remained solid with his snapping duties, helping the special teams unit make three field goals and punt five times for an average of 50.4 yards per punt.

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
Brown remains out with an ankle injury suffered in the preseason. It was reported last week that he was running once again and is making progress, but there is no clear timetable on his return.

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints
Without star running back Darren McFadden for the second straight week, the injury-depleted Raiders could not handle the high-powered offense of the Saints, and lost 38-17. Burris, however, had an impressive outing on the defensive side of the ball with eight total tackles.

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
Dombrowski returned to practice two weeks ago after sitting out with a foot injury, but it is still uncertain if he will see any game action this season.

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks, BYE

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers
After an injury to starting running back Willis McGahee, Hillman came in and helped the Broncos take down the struggling Chargers. He had 12 carries for 43 yards and two catches for 16 yards. He will likely start at running back next week, as McGahee is expected to be out 6-8 weeks.

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons
After a shaky start by John Skelton, Cardinals’ head coach Ken Whisenhunt gave Lindley a chance to take over under center. Lindley, who had to battle back from a questionable fumble call that resulted in a Falcons touchdown, was 9-20 for 64 yards in his first-ever NFL action. In a game that went down to the final minutes, the Cardinals lost to the Falcons, 23-19. It has not yet been decided who will start at quarterback next week, but it seems likely that Lindley is now the guy in Arizona.

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers
In the battle of backup quarterbacks, Jason Campbell and the Bears lost to Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers on Monday night, 32-7. Louis and his offensive lineman had their hands full with the 49ers’ pass rushers, and the Bears’ record dropped to 7-3.

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
The Bills defeated the Dolphins, 19-14, but Morrison was inactive once again. He has yet to see any game action this season.

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
In a heated division battle, the Lions fell to the Packers, 24-20. Osgood continues to play on special teams but did not record any tackles in the game.

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets vs. St. Louis Rams
The Jets beat the Rams on Sunday, 27-13, and Schilens had a solid game. He hauled in four catches for 48 yards and one touchdown. It was his second touchdown of the season and ninth of his career.

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Aztecs in the NFL: Week 10

Brandyn Dombroski (62), seen here blocking for LaDainian Tomlinson (21) in 2009, returned to practice last week for the Chargers, but his status is still uncertain (Denis Poroy/Associated Press)

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts
In the Thursday night game, the Jaguars fell to the Colts, 27-10. Allen had six tackles in the game, and is now tied for fourth in the NFL with 56 solo tackles this season.

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos
The Panthers struggled against the surging Broncos on Sunday, and lost 36-14. Applewhite was inactive for the third straight week after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 7. His status for Week 11 is uncertain.

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers
The Broncos handled the Panthers on Sunday, winning their fourth straight game. Brewer did not record any tackles, as he did in his previous two games, but he continued to snap well on punts and field goals.

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
To add another blunder to their roller coaster of a season, the Chargers fell to the Buccaneers, 34-24. Brown remains out with an ankle injury suffered in the preseason, and is expected to return some time in December.

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Raiders had a tough time stopping the Ravens, and lost 55-20. Burris, who continues to start at weakside linebacker for the Raiders, recorded five total tackles in the game.

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dombrowski returned to practice last week, but it is uncertain if he will see any game action this season. According to a post on ESPN, the Chargers have three weeks to either activate him or place him on injured reserve.

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets
Behind a strong rushing performance by Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks defeated the Jets, 28-7. Farwell recorded another tackle on special teams in the game, giving him a total of 11 this season.

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers
Although he had just seven yards from scrimmage in the game, Hillman scored his first NFL touchdown on Sunday in the Broncos’ big win over the Panthers. He scored on a 5-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals, BYE

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans
The Bears had their six-game winning snapped on Sunday after they lost to the Texans, 13-6. Louis and his fellow offensive lineman performed well in pass protection, not giving up any sacks in the game. It wasn’t enough for the Bears, however, and their record fell to 8-2.

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
The Bills played the Patriots close all game, but eventually lost, 37-31. Morrison remained inactive for the game, and has yet to see any action this season.

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Lions had no answer for Adrian Peterson and his 171 yards rushing on Sunday, as they lost to the Vikings, 34-24. Osgood saw action on special teams, but did not record any tackles in the game.

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets vs. Seattle Seahawks
Schilens did not have any catches in the Jets’ loss to the Seahawks. Although he was held without a catch in the game, he has 16 receptions for 150 yards and one touchdown this season.

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