Aztecs in the NFL: Week 9

Lance Louis helped the Bears improve to 7-1, tied for the second-best record in the NFL (Kyle Terada/US Presswire)

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions
The Jaguars’ struggles continued as they fell to the Lions, 31-14. Allen recorded six tackles in the loss, all solo stops, and he is currently tied for seventh in the league with 50 solo tackles this season. Allen also reached a career milestone on Sunday, as he recorded his 200th total tackle.

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers vs. Washington Redskins
Applewhite was inactive in Week 9 after suffering a leg injury in Week 7. In a battle of young, mobile quarterbacks, the Panthers beat the Redskins, 21-13, and Cam Newton got the upper hand on Robert Griffin III. Applewhite’s status for Week 10 is uncertain.

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Broncos continued their solid play as they defeated the Bengals, 31-23, and secured their third straight victory. Brewer snapped well on punts and field goals, and recorded his second tackle of the season while covering a punt. He has now recorded one tackle in each of the last two games.

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chargers dominated the Chiefs on Thursday, 31-13. Brown remains out with an ankle injury suffered in the preseason, and his recovery has taken longer than expected. According to an article by CBS Sports, Brown is likely out until December.

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Burris and the Raiders fell to the Buccaneers on Sunday, 42-32. Burris had six total tackles in the loss, giving him 38 so far this season.

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Dombrowski remains out with a foot injury, and his return this season is unlikely. It was recently reported by CBS Sports that he is recovering from a cyst on his foot, and his chances of playing this season are slim.

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings
Behind emerging rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks came away with the win over the Vikings, 30-20. Farwell recorded one tackle on special teams, bringing his season total to 10.

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Although Hillman was unable to repeat his breakout performance in Week 8, the Broncos still handled the Bengals. He saw limited touches in the game, as he had one carry for 4 yards and one reception for 5 yards.

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers
The Cardinals lost to the Packers on Sunday, 31-17. Lindley remains the backup quarterback behind John Skelton, and still has to take any snaps this season.

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans
The Bears are quickly making a name for themselves throughout the league after an overwhelming victory over the Titans, 51-20. Louis continued to block well for the Bears, and their record improved to 7-1, tied for second-best in the NFL.

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans
The Bills’ defense couldn’t stop Arian Foster and Andre Johnson on Sunday, and fell to the Texans, 21-9. Morrison was inactive for the game, and has yet to see any action this season for unknown reasons.

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Osgood was unable to record any tackles on special teams, but the Lions were able to win their second straight game and improve their record to 4-4.

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets, BYE

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Aztecs in the NFL: Week 8

Former Aztec and current Denver Bronco running back Ronnie Hillman carries the ball vs. the Saints on Sunday. Hillman had an impressive performance, rushing for 86 yards on 14 carries. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Green Bay Packers
In their first game since losing star running back Maurice Jones-Drew, the Jaguars fell to the Packers, 24-15. Allen had a strong outing with seven total tackles and a pass deflection, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Packers, who won their third straight game.

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers vs. Chicaco Bears
Applewhite was inactive in Week 8 after injuring his leg the week prior. The Panthers suffered a tough loss, 23-22, after a last-second field goal by the Bears. Applewhite’s status for next week is uncertain.

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints
In the Sunday night game, the Broncos dominated the Saints, 34-14. Brewer snapped the ball well on punts and field goals, and even recorded his first tackle of the season while covering a punt.

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns
In a low-scoring defensive battle, the Chargers lost to the Browns, 7-6. Brown remains out with an ankle injury suffered in the preseason, and his recovery has taken longer than expected. According to an article by CBS Sports, Brown is likely to sit out another month.

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
In an AFC West matchup, the Raiders defeated the Chiefs on Sunday, 26-16. Burris had another solid outing, as he recorded seven tackles, good for second-most on the team.

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns
Dombrowski remains out with a foot injury, and his return this season is unlikely. It was recently reported by CBS Sports that he is recovering from a cyst on his foot, and his chances of playing this season are slim.

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
The Seahawks were beat by the Lions on Sunday, 28-24. For just the second time this season, Farwell failed to record a tackle in the game.

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints
In front of a national audience in the Sunday night NFL game, Hillman had his best game yet as a Bronco. He had 14 carries for 86 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per rush. Hillman showcased his speed and ability to get to the edge even at the professional level, and proved that he can contribute as a rookie.

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Cardinals had their hands full on Monday, facing one of the most physical defenses in the league. They were held to just a field goal as quarterback John Skelton struggled to get in a rhythm against the division-rival 49ers, and lost 24-3. Lindley remains the backup, and with Skelton getting pressured and sacked often, it is very possible Lindley will see some action this season.

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers
The Bears improved to 6-1 after beating the Panthers on a game-winning field goal, and Louis continued to play well at right guard.

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills, BYE

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks
The Lions won in dramatic fashion on Sunday, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 20 seconds left to beat the Seahawks, 28-24. Osgood played well on special teams, recording two tackles in the game.

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins
The Jets struggled on Sunday, falling to the Dolphins, 30-9. Schilens had four catches for 29 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, the lone touchdown for the Jets. It was his first touchdown of the season, and the eighth of his career.

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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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