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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Aztecs in the NFL: Week 7

Miles Burris recorded his first-ever NFL sack on Sunday in the Raiders victory over the Jaguars

LB Russell Allen – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders
In a battle of former San Diego State linebackers, Allen’s Jaguars fell to the Raiders and Miles Burris in overtime, 26-23. Allen had four tackles and one fumble recovery in the game.

LB Antwan Applewhite – Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Panthers were defeated by the Cowboys, 19-14, and Applewhite did not record any tackles. He appeared to tweak his hamstring on the first play of the second half as he limped off the field following the kickoff. He did not return to the game, and his status for next week is uncertain.

LS Aaron Brewer – Denver Broncos, BYE

WR Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers, BYE

LB Miles Burris – Oakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
In a big overtime victory over the Jaguars, Burris played one of his best games yet. He had 7 total tackles, and recorded the first sack of his NFL career when he took down Jaguars’ quarterback Chad Henne for a loss of 10 yards. Burris is becoming one of the most important players on the Raiders’ defense, as he was on the field for all 63 defensive snaps according to NFL blogger Steve Corkran.

OT/OG Brandyn Dombrowski – San Diego Chargers, BYE

LB Heath Farwell – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
Although the Seahawks lost to the 49ers last Thursday, Farwell continues to solidify himself as one of the top special teams tacklers in the league. He had one tackle in the game, and is tied for first in the NFL for special teams tackles with nine. Farwell led the league in special teams tackles in 2011.

RB Ronnie Hillman – Denver Broncos, BYE

QB Ryan Lindley – Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings
With John Skelton starting at quarterback, the Cardinals were defeated by the Vikings, 21-14. Lindley is once again the backup, as Kevin Kolb is expected to miss several weeks after suffering an injury to his ribs and sternum.

OG Lance Louis – Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions
Louis and his fellow offensive lineman had their hands full Monday night with Ndamukong Suh and the rest of the Lions defensive line, but the Bears were able to come away with the win, 13-7. They improved their record to 5-1.

LB Kirk Morrison – Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans
In a back-and-forth game, the Bills fell to the Titans, 35-34. Morrison was inactive once again, and has yet to play in a game this season. There is still no clear reason as to why he is inactive.

WR Kassim Osgood – Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears
For the second consecutive game, Osgood recorded a tackle on special teams. The Lions struggled as a team, however, and could not find a way to get their offense going in the loss to the Bears.

WR Chaz Schilens – New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
Schilens failed to record a catch for just the second time this season and the Jets were defeated by the Patriots in overtime, 29-26.

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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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