NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Nine


DETROIT SAFETY Erik Coleman contributed mightily to the Lions 31-14 victory against Jacksonville, Sunday, stopping a promising Jaguar drive with a timely interception.

Starting in place of the injured Amari Spievey, the Cougar great had another interception negated by a penalty and defensed two passes.

Here's how the NFL Cougs performed in week nine:

Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 9th season: The Spokane native posted three solo tackles, two pass defenses, and an interception in the Lions' 31-14 win against Jacksonville.

Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 4th season: Caught one pass for a 1-yard gain in the Saints'28-13 Monday night defeat of Philadelphia.

Eric Frampton, S, Dallas, 6th season: No recorded stats from the Cowboys' 19-13 loss to Atlanta.

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 4th season: Did not play; bye week.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 21st season: The Spokane native kicked four extra-points and a 42-yard field goal in the Lions defeat of the Jaguars. He also missed a three-pointer, just his second miscue this season.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 7th season: Did not play; officially listed on the Lions' reserve/non-football injury list.

Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 3rd season: Seeing his first action of the season, Ivory responded by gaining 48 yards on 10 carries, including a 22-yard touchdown run in the Saints' win against the Eagles; also caught one pass for two yards.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 13th season: Connected on three of 4 field goal attempts (long of 39) in the Bills' 21-9 loss to Houston. He had not missed a field goal this season.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Kansas City, 4th season: The Tacoma native recorded four tackles (2 solo) in the Chiefs' 31-13 loss to San Diego, Thursday.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 10th season: The Tacoma native posted four tackles (3 solo) in the Seahawks' 30-20 victory against Minnesota. He also forced—and recovered—a fumble in the first quarter.

Zack Williams, G, Carolina, 2nd season: Did not play; assigned to Panthers' practice squad. Recommended Stories

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