Your Week Ten Spartans in the NFL Report

Spartan Kevin Vickerson had an amazing Sunday for the Broncos.  Photo courtesy of the Broncos Spartan Kevin Vickerson had an amazing Sunday for the Broncos. Photo courtesy of the Broncos

Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson had a superb performance in a 36-14 triumph over the Panthers. Vickerson wreaked havoc for quarterback Cam Newton and the Carolina offense, as the veteran defensive lineman racked up two tackles, an assist, two sacks, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.


Eric Smith returned to action for the Jets at safety in a 28-7 loss to the Seahawks. After sitting out three games with a knee injury, Smith started for New York and was a team captain on Sunday. Head coach Rex Ryan told Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger how much Smith was missed: “What he does for you on special teams is hard to measure…It was a big loss for us,” he said. “I’m happy that Eric’s back.” Check out the complete story here:


Neither Trenton Robinson nor Garrett Celek recorded any stats for the 49ers in San Francisco’s 24-24 tie with the Rams. Celek played but did not have any stats, while Robinson was inactive for the NFL’s first tie game in four years.


The Dolphins called upon Brandon Fields numerous times in the Titans’ 37-3 blowout win over Miami. Fields punted six times for an average of 48.5 yards, with a long of 67. The elite punter continues to receive recognition for his superior abilities. Greg Stoda of the Palm Beach Post wrote an article about the punter, quoting head coach Joe Philbin and Fields himself. Philbin had nothing but praise for the Michigan State alum. “The field position he gives us? Huge. The confidence we have in him? The guy is a heck of a punter,” the coach told Stoda. For the full story, follow this link:


Backup quarterback Drew Stanton was not active for the Colts in the team’s decisive 27-10 win over the Jaguars on Thursday night.


Tight end Kellen Davis of the Bears had a tough day in Chicago’s 13-6 loss to the Texans. Davis caught a pass for six yards on Chicago’s first possession, but fumbled the ball to give Houston possession. The tight end also had trouble catching passes in the rainy conditions. For the Texans, wideout Keshawn Martin returned three kickoffs for 66 yards in the game.


Domata Peko helped the Bengals easily handle the Giants by a score of 31-13. The defensive tackle notched two assists, 0.5 sacks, a quarterback hit and a pass defensed on the day.


Linebacker Greg Jones was signed by the Jaguars on Monday, Nov. 12, becoming the second Greg Jones on the Jacksonville roster, as another Greg Jones plays at fullback. The Jaguars released wide receiver Anthony Armstrong to make room for the second-year linebacker, who played in all 16 regular season games and all four postseason games for the Giants last season.


On Bye:


QB Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins


DT Jerel Worthy, Green Bay Packers

Joe Ginley is the newest writer for the Spartan Nation website and magazine. He writes Spartans in the NFL and State of the Spartans among other articles. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Joe brings a great passion for sports and a great flexibility in writing skills.

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