Aztecs in the NFL: Week 6

Rookie long snapper Aaron Brewer has been solid for the Broncos all season, just like he was in his four seasons (2008-2011) at San Diego State.

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars, BYE

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers, BYE

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers
In the Monday night game, the Broncos scored 35 unanswered points and beat the Chargers, 35-24. Brewer snapped the ball well and was efficient in protection, and continues to prove that the Broncos made the right move by signing him over the pricey veteran snapper they had last season.

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
Brown remains out recovering from a broken ankle suffered in the preseason. In a recent update on Rotoworld, it was reported that Norv Turner said Brown was “right on schedule”. He is eligible to return to practice in Week 7.

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons
The Raiders missed their chance at being the first team to knock off the undefeated Falcons, losing on a last-second field goal, 23-20. Burris had 4 total tackles in the game, including a key stop on the goal line when he prevented running back Michael Turner from scoring. The drive eventually ended with the Falcons settling for a field goal from the 2-yard line. Burris has 18 total tackles this season.

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
Like Brown, Dombrowski remains on the injured-reserve list with a foot injury. According to an article published by The North County Times, he is expected to return in Week 8.

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots
In a match-up that could very well exemplify the current shift of power occurring in the NFL, the up-and-coming Seahawks defeated the perennial powerhouse Patriots, 24-23. Farwell contributed two tackles in the game, giving him a total of seven on the season.

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers
In a bitter homecoming to his former stomping grounds, Hillman saw limited action in the Chargers loss to the Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. He had just two carries for three yards, but remains the primary backup running back behind Willis McGahee.

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals vs. Buffalo Bills
After starting 4-0, the Cardinals dropped their second straight, falling to the Bills in overtime, 19-16. Quarterback John Skelton was active for the first time since he suffered an ankle injury in Week 1, and entered the game when starter Kevin Kolb was knocked out with a rib injury late in the fourth quarter. With two injury-prone quarterbacks ahead of him, and Skelton struggling in his return (2-10, 45 yards, 1 INT), don’t be surprised if the Cardinals turn to Lindley at some point this season.

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears, BYE

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals
The Morrison mystery continues, as he was inactive once again for the Bills in their win over the Cardinals. Unfortunately, there is still no clear reason as to why Morrison has yet to play this season.

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles
In another overtime thriller, the Lions defeated the Eagles, 26-23. Osgood, the special teams extraordinaire, had one tackle in the victory.

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
In a battle of two former Pac-10 (or Pac-12) quarterbacks, Mark Sanchez outdueled Andrew Luck, and the Jets handled the Colts, 35-9. Schilens continued his consistent production, grabbing two catches for 23 yards.

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Aztecs in the NFL: Week 5

Antwan Applewhite returned from injury and recorded his first sack of the season (Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images)

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears
The Jaguars suffered a tough loss and fell to the Bears, 41-3. Allen had four total tackles, three of which were solo. He is currently tied for seventh in the league with 47 total tackles this season.

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks
After missing two weeks due to a knee injury, Applewhite was solid in his return. He recorded four total tackles, including a sack for a loss of three yards. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Panthers lost to the Seahawks, 16-12.

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots
In the battle of elite quarterbacks, Tom Brady came out on top and the Patriots knocked off the Broncos, 31-21. Brewer continued to snap well for the Broncos, as they were 3-for-3 on PATs and punted the ball three times for an average of 45.7 yards per punt.

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints
The Chargers lost to the Saints, 31-24, and Brown remains out recovering from a broken ankle suffered in the preseason. In a recent update on Rotoworld, it was reported that Norv Turner said Brown was “right on schedule” in his rehabilitation. He is eligible to return to practice in Week 7.

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders, BYE

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints
Like Brown, Dombrowski remains on the injured-reserve list with a foot injury. According to an article published by The North County Times, he is expected to return in Week 8.

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers
Although Farwell didn’t match the production of his former teammate, Applewhite, it was Farwell whose team got the win. Farwell had one tackle in the game, giving him five total tackles this season.

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots
Hillman saw a limited number of touches in the loss to the Patriots. He had three carries for 9 yards and one catch for 4 yards. He has 84 yards from scrimmage this season.

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams
The Cardinals lost their first game of the season, as they fell to the Rams in the Thursday night game, 17-3. John Skelton was inactive, and Lindley remains as the backup quarterback behind Kevin Kolb.

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Louis and his fellow offensive lineman were dominant in the Bears’ blowout victory over the Jaguars. They allowed just one sack on quarterback Jay Cutler, and helped their team rush for 214 yards.

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers
Morrison was inactive once again, and the Bills were beaten by the 49ers, 45-3. Morrison has yet to record any stats this season, and it is uncertain when he will return to action.

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions, BYE

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets vs. Houston Texans
In the Monday night game, Schilens and the Jets came up short and were defeated by the Texans, 23-17. He had four catches for 29 yards, and nearly came up with a surprise onside kick.

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Who would you like to see in the next Throwback Thursday story?

Aztec fans,

I hope you have enjoyed the Throwback Thursday series thus far. It has been very special for me, as I have been able to connect with former Aztecs and hear their incredible stories.

For the next Throwback Thursday story, I want to hear from you, the fans, on who you would like to learn about.

I already have a special story planned for next week, which is homecoming week, and he is a true Aztec for life. This vote is for the story that will be released on Thursday, October 18.

At the bottom of this page there is a poll with four selections. Make sure you vote, and spread the word so others can vote as well!

The candidates are:

La’Roi Glover, defensive tackle (1992-1995)                                     J.R. Tolver, wide receiver (1999-2002)

                                                                               

Kirk Morrison, linebacker (2001-2004)                                              Kevin O’Connell, quarterback (2004-2007)

                                                                              

 

There is also a write-in choice, so if you have suggestions for other candidates, let me know.

 

Please vote!

 

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