The week leading up to Monday night’s matchup saw Hanson—at 42, the oldest player in the NFL—earn his twelfth special teams player of the week honor for his four field goals, including a game winner in overtime, against Philadelphia.
The award gave Hanson sole possession of the franchise record, breaking a tie with Lions legend Barry Sanders for most player of the week honors. He now sits just one shy of tying the all-time record of 13 currently shared by John Carney and Adam Vinatieri.
Speaking of Carney, Hanson’s efforts in week six moved him past the former San Diego and New Orleans (among others) kicker for third place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list. With Monday’s lone extra-point, he now has put 2,075 points on the scoreboard.
Here’s how the NFL Cougs performed in week seven:
Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 9th season: The Spokane native posted four tackles (3 solo) in the Lions’ 13-7 fall to Chicago on Monday night.
Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 4th season: Caught one pass for one yard in the Saints’ 35-28 win against Tampa Bay.
Eric Frampton, S, Dallas, 6th season: Tallied three special teams tackles in the Cowboys’ 19-14 win against Carolina.
Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 4th season: The Puyallup native caught five passes for 60 yards in the Rams’ 30-20 loss to Green Bay.
Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 21st season: The Spokane native connected on his lone extra-point attempt in a 13-7 loss to the Bears.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 7th season: Did not play; officially listed on the Lions’ reserve/non-football injury list.
Jason Hill, WR, New York Jets, 6th season: No recorded stats from the Jets’ 29-26 overtime loss to New England.
Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 3rd season: Declared inactive for the Saints’ victory against the Buccaneers; has been the subject of several trade rumors recently.
Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 13th season: The Vancouver native was perfect on two field goal attempts (long of 42 yards) and four extra-point tries in the Bills’ 35-34 loss to Tennessee.
Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Kansas City, 4th season: Did not play; bye week.
Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 10th season: The Tacoma native posted one solo tackle in the Seahawks’ 13-6 fall to San Francisco, Thursday.
Zack Williams, G, Carolina, 2nd season: Did not play; assigned to Panthers’ practice squad.